June 11, 2009

Fishing is looking up

Striper fishing is in full swing in RI. I landed this 34 in bass last evening on the Warren River trolling a tube. I found success on the rising tide at about 7:30 pm. As soon as I hooked up, I realized it was a nice fish and I had left the landing net down below. I was alone on the boat and didn't want to take a chance putting the rod in a rod holder to grab the net from the cabin, so when the fish came up to the boat, I stepped down onto the swim platform and lifted my catch out of the water without a net.