Today the Lanier Striper Club tournament was held with lines in at 6:30am and weigh in at 2pm. My baby sister now ranks up there with most men having the many years of experience with trailering a 22′ boat, the ability to maneuver up to a courtesy dock and the keenness to be able to locate stripers on her own. She deserves the respect that most boat captains get. Lynn put us in a cove at Lake Lanier Islands at 7am and it was Fish On. We came up on this screen.

We had triples and doubles bringing in seven stripers with the two biggest at 28” and 27 ½” thus removing the pressure of not zeroing in the tournament.

We left that area and went to another cove nearby. We did get in a nice catfish. We ran low on bait so I called Dillon at Oakwood Bait and Tackle to ask if he could meet us at the Old Federal boat ramp with three dozen Blueback Herring. With only an hour and a half left to the weigh in we needed the best chance to get a bigger kicker or a Spotted Bass to add to our creel. We headed up to the Port Royal area in front of the houseboat wall. It was an unbelievable washing machine as jet skis, cabin cruisers and other boats were in the channel coming from all directions. We tried Downlining in the turbulence and were successful getting one more striper in the boat but he was aquarium size. The day’s total was 8 stripers and 1 catfish. We headed to the weigh in at Pelican Pete’s. Lynn came in 5th in the tournament with a total of 55 ½ ” with the 2 biggest stripers. Kudos to the Diva!!

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