Striper Report 10/8/20: the beat goes on

The hunt for big bass continues…slowly. I’ll make this brief. I fished last night with Toby Lapinski for about two hours at mark in southeast CT. Toby was on spin gear, I had the big two-hander. Not a touch for me, and Toby managed a single hello tap from a smaller fish. And that’s about all I have to say about that, other than this: the more you put in your time, and the more you learn the particulars of a potential big bass spot, the more big bass you’re going to catch. Looking forward to round three.

The water was a little milky due to surf/sand/wind, but plenty of visibility; certainly enough to see a fly like this. Mmmmmm. Squidcicle.

4 comments on “Striper Report 10/8/20: the beat goes on

  1. rich rubin says:

    Consider Rhody. What kind of 2 hand rod do you use?

    Good health is true wealth

    • Steve Culton says:

      Hi Rich, I’m not that interested in numbers; rather, I’m specifically trying to learn a new potential big bass mark, and the only way to do that is to keep showing up.

      My two-hander is a custom build, made by my friend Mike Oliver in England. Mike calls it the “Out Front,” and it’s designed for a 550 grain head. The rod is 12′ 9″ and I’ve been very happy with it so far.

  2. Frank Zima says:

    The Squidcicle has to be tied on an ice cream stick!

    You tried…next time you’ll get ’em!


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