FCF&GPA Awarded the Legion of Hot Dog Merit

Many thanks to the Fairfield County Fish & Game Protective Association for hosting me last night. One of the larger crowds I’ve presented to, and their clubhouse is a great venue. FCF&GPA understands that a fed presenter is a happy presenter, and since I thoroughly enjoyed my monster dog and chili, I hereby award them the currentseams Legion of Hot Dog Merit.

Much later, I went striper fishing. It’s a new spot I reconnoitered last year, and it looked fishy as hell in the daylight. It was a little creepy in the rain and the dark, and there wasn’t much sign of any activity, bait or predator. But I was standing in water throwing a Rock Island flatwing and fishing it on the greased line swing, and life was good. It got even better when I landed my first striper of the year, all 34 inches of her. Nothing like starting the season off with a bang — or in this case, a massive thud.

Gadzooks! The contest! I’m going to try to announce the winners in the next 24 hours.

The Rock Island flatwing continues to produce big bass. It’s become one of my confidence  patterns for stripers.



10 comments on “FCF&GPA Awarded the Legion of Hot Dog Merit

  1. Alton Blodgett says:

    Kudos on the first striper of the year Steve!

  2. Gin Clear says:

    I’m guessing the striper it was a holdover, Steve, or in fresh from the south?

  3. joseph ganun says:

    Congrats on the first of 2017 being a nice one. I’ve been out twice for short sessions in familiar water. The results look like this……00.

  4. Jim Wilson says:

    I better get some more flatwings tied – l like your Rock Island pattern.

  5. Steve M. says:

    A beautiful tie Steve!

  6. Robert Sutay says:

    Thanks for coming Steve. The reaction from the membership was real positive. They were entertained and educated!

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