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This was my sixth surf trip on the surf this fall and I finally shook off the skunk. My buddy and I fished the surf in three locations from CHSP to DSSP from 7:00 a.m until 4:30 p.m. Skates and doggies were providing all of the action until 2:00 when I saw my big rod twitching. It looked like another doggie the way it hit but I jumped right up anyway and began to reel. I knew real quickly that it was a fish. I suspected a blue at first but it making a more steady determined run. I caught a glimpse of it passing through a large wave and knew it was a decent striper. I fought the fish for a few minutes then grabbed the shock leader and beached him. My first ever keeper striper from the surf. :icon_rr:I was pumped. 32", clean and healthy looking .

My buddy (Mr. "who needs a shock leader") lost two fish in the wash, one about 24" and one that probably went 39". The bigger fish broke his line.

Everything was caught on fresh bunker chunks.

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Congrats! He'll look good on the table with gravy, stuffing and mashed taters.

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Congrats!! Quite a day for you, I'm sure - you'll never forget it. :icon_thumright:

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Nice job. Gonna shake mine off here pretty soon. Thanks for the pic!

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hope to shake mine also, nice catch, way to go.

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See? Keep working and you will be rewarded!

Nice job!!

Now go get another one!

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Oh that's what they look like ain't seen one in a while Skunked all week here in Oc and on the island

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It was really a rush to catch that fish. I tried to get my wife to let me fish Thanks. morning but she was not buying it.:dontknow:

I got back to the same spot today and got into a dogfish blitz:BangHead: with a few skates thrown in. The bunker I had was suspect but held up to the cast. The guy set up to the north of me had one 18" striper. The guy south of me got a real nice 12lb blue. The water was murky.

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