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Jersey Hooker Striper Tournament Win 5/30/2015

Late Report from Saturday 5/30/2015... Capt Rich , Capt Chuck , Uncle Pete Harko " Master Baiter", Mark O'Boyle, Jonathan Caola and Mike Cipoletti "CIP" Participated in the Jersey Coast Shark Anglers Spring Striped Bass Tournament. The Crew left Manasquan inlet to clams seas and a bunch of fog... Capt. Rich and Chuck had their eyes pealed looking for some bunker because the guys were ready to snag and drop.... No such luck !!! Capt. Gave the order to deploy the Tony Maja #4 bunker spoons @ 300' ... The Jersey Hooker made her way north through the pea soup fog .. Capt. Chuck Yells out to the crew " I know Where They Live " Capt Rich and Capt. Chuck Took turns at the wheel keeping the positive faith ... Working the area hard... The plotter had looked as if they were trolling for Big Eyes at the canyon... Capt. Rich Calls Capt. Allen Lee of the Mushin In to see if he would have any luck ... Capt. Rich said " We keep reading them!!! Reading them like a book" ... They Trolled North South East West and every where in between 2 knots - 4 knots waited for the tide change still nothing .......... It was getting late in the day Uncle Pete was inside rigging up for Sundays Charter Mark, Jonathan and Mike were in side sleeping, Capt. Chuck was at the hell Capt Rich along side him... Capt. Rich Turns to Climb down the Ladder ...... " Chuck We got a bite port rod were hooked up !!!!, Capt Rich Jumps off the bridge missing all the steps on the ladder .... , Grabs the rod and starts reeling ...... looks over his shoulder to see Capt. Chuck Reeling in the other rod and no one else on deck ... Capt. Chuck yells in side "were hooked up and its a big one !!!!! " After a long and very gentle battle with a big angry fish that fought every inch of the way the crew stood around the fish just staring in amazement the beauty and size of this magnificent fish .... Uncle Pete put the tape on him and got a measurement of 53" inches ..... The Crew knew they had a contender ...... they snapped a few pictures and put the fish in the box headed for Manasquan Inlet. Got to Hoffmans Marina the official weight was 51 lbs and 52 1/2" long ......

The Crew Took 1st place in the Tournament...

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