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plecain

First Striper

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Well, I took one of my grandsons this AM. He's 9 years old.

Last week I scouted about a dozen places to see if I could find some likely spots that a 9 yo could fish.

I really, really just wanted him to catch at least one fish. Anything after that would be gravy.

Hit the first spot just at high tide, 6:45 AM today.

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I know some people will recognize this, but it's not exactly a secret place.

Much to my relief, his first fish happened quickly, just 20 minutes into fishing.

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Decent schoolie, about 18". His first striper ever.

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He was pretty wary of holding it by the lip. He's from FL. Just about everything there has serious teeth.

That was the only fish he caught at the spot. We tried two other spots and he caught one more fish.

By the time we got to our last spot, the sun was getting more intense so I made him wear this. Might as well start young.

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Two fish in three hours spread across three locations. Not heavy action, but he was happy. So was I.

 

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Congratulations.   Any reader can pick up your sense of pride from this one and rightly so: a beautiful moment with a great recap.  Thanks for sharing a great memory for the two of you.   

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That’s great you had success! Congratulations to all.

If your grandson remembers his experience with you like I remember mine with my grandfather he will remember them fondly for the rest of his fishing days!B)

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Nice work. My 5 year old got his first this year... this weekend he had to settle for snagging pogies. Slow weekend otherwise. 

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Well done!

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