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Old 05-02-2012, 08:10 PM
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A Slam of Sorts - Part One

This is a two part story. It started early this morning when my friend decided to go fishing earlier than the original set meet time and neglected to call me. When I arrived he had already landed a dozen and a half fish. I caught five. After the tide slacked things went dead and we decide to go to a second location

At the second location the fish gods were rough on my old friend and he could not buy a fish for a long time, I had eleven and he had one, His punishment for not calling me this morning. He felt like the Bug and I was the windshield.

In the end Mr. Bug did manage to turn things around with his Mashpee Slam. The first part of the slam was the Striper, the second part a Fluke ( not shown ) and the third a Sea Robin. Never saw a Sea Robin this early in the season.

Rod finished strong with seven fish and two keepers at 33" and 34 " respectively.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:19 AM
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keeping no keepers

Dick neglected to mention that he and I kept none of the fish pictured in the two posts he's put on here of our outing yesterday. We fish together quite often and catch our share of keepers but keep none.
We're by no means opposed to anyone catching and keeping a legal sized fish but we feel with the apparent decline in the striped bass population there's no reason for us to further their demise. Just for the record.

Dick,
My other keeper was 33 in. not 31 as you've reported here. In the future I'd appreciate it if you would upsize my fish rather than downsize. Thanks.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:29 AM
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Humble Apology

My most humble apology, the error has been corrected. You have to remember I am old and I forget things. But your being older means you probably forgot I am Old also.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:35 AM
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Oh ya? Well you look older
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:46 AM
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Those sound like big, keeper sea robins. Surprised you didn't keep one " for the grill".

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:33 AM
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You guys are having fun! Looks like the fish are getting bigger too!
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:01 AM
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What is the deal with eating Sea Robins anyway? I know that folks do it but I have yet to try it myself. Given their shape, I would think that whole is the best way to cook.

Kudos on the slam
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:52 AM
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Sam,

You gut 'em and the bast them with bacon fat till they flake then you add the eggs and fish chips together and baste them with bacon fat again.

Kinda brings back memories of tenting at the MV Family Camp Grounds and listening to Ray snore a mid-morning.

Do you think that enough time has passed to offer franchises for woodchuck snatching bidnesses?

Joe the Deer Killer is still talking about the 35 pounder that almost pulled him out of the back of the station wagon.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:02 AM
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Sam,
Thanks for the kudos on the slam. Unfortunately what Dick neglected to mention was that Sea Robin was a 16# tippet IGFA world record on a fly rod.
He and I fish together quite often and he holds alot of animosity towards me as I catch a much greater variety of fish than he does and this recent world record just put him over the edge.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:09 AM
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We should fish some time. I target Scup, Tog, and Fluke on the fly

Thanks for the laugh Bob (RJ to the rest of you)
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:19 AM
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For some reason sea robins seem to love pink hogys, so I suggest trying a pink fly for some real trophy 'robins.

When I lived in CA we used to love to catch sculpin which looked similar to sea robins but had a moderate venom on their spines that could cause your hand to go numb. They were one of the best eating fish around even though they weren't very big.
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Pan roast on the bone.. like mini monkfish !
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