Here and there John.I think they are getting scarce due to inter breeding with other species,They still are pretty common on a lake i visit every spring 170 miles south.They are usually very deep and dont get very big but are stunning to look at.
Hey John...I am not involved in this huge, mega-outdoor show, but I did attend it on Monday with some friends. Likely the biggest on the East Coast, with 20,000 attending each day for about 10-days. I hung out at the fishing arena and bought a few things. Ate at Cracker Barrel on the way home.
That striper was caught near the CBBT (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel), fishing live eel off of a boat and near the pylon structures. We also caught another that was 54 1/2 lbs. That is the one my brother in law is holding in the pic. The one that I am holding was 34 lbs. I have yet to catch any freshwater stripers. I hope to do so soon though.
John, looks like you had a great day o' fishin. I'm still struggling with the freshwater catch. I can relate to you saying that you caught a 'dink' bass. but the lil bass I caught a couple of weeks ago, could be considered bait. lol This day you had, alone beets the very best day I've ever had on freshwater. Thanks for all of the pics and info.