Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Exercise In Futility? Stripers In The Riva'?

Well I'm going to go for it Thursday AM..early.. The tide is right (HT @ 9:45)..
partlycloudy Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds.               
 Weather looks great....
I've got my arsenal picked out, accompanied of course with the obligatory plugs, flashers and imitation worms. 
I have my area of op's chosen..from the Bucksport bridge, down the shoreline of Verona Island to Sandy Point...
Now all I need is the presence of stripers..of course there have been no stripers caught in the Penobscot River for a couple of years..but that doesn't deter me..perhaps this is the year..whatever...I have heard of no striper action north of the Kennebec. So odds are..
Well here's to the morning! 
(This is the part where I lift my glass.) 



  1. Good luck to you. I haven't fished in years but did so every day growing up and remember the feeling of anticipation.

  2. Thanks..will report in tomorrow sometime

  3. I also will be interested in your results.

    Have fun

  4. I was talking to one of the guys at work tonight (he has caught 75 "keepers" this year so far) who fishes the North Shore (e.g. Rockport, MA) and he mentioned that the stripers are there but are finicky ( a check of websites will have you believe the fish aren't there). He said that he chums with great success. He also told me he fishes off the rocks. The bigger ones are out deeper due to the heat but the schoolies are hitting. Good luck.