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Bass Caught by Shawn with Mepps Aglia Flashabou in Maryland

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Fish Information

Fish: Bass, Striped

Size: 6", 0.2 lbs

Lure Information

Lure: Aglia Flashabou

Size: 1

Color: silver

Angler Information

Angler: Shawn Shotzberger

From: Townsend

Country: United States

My Story

I am a fisheries biologist with over 30 years of experience in fish handling - trawl surveys, seine surveys, gill netting - mostly in the Delaware Bay but also in the Chesapeake and Hudson estuaries. In that time, including my father-in-law's striped bass hatchery in Delaware (Delmarva Aquatics), I've handled hundreds of striped bass, including big mamas up to 50 - 60 lbs for spawning (all legally caught in a gillnet, spawned, and released live). On July 4th, while fishing with my son from shore in the upper Chesapeake, I caught my first hook and line striped bass of my life! I caught it on an Aglia that my son found tangled up in a tree, Two of the treble hooks were straightened out and we had to break them off, so I only had a single hook (and there was no dressing, just brass and spinner). This little guy hit on the first cast! After we wrapped up fishing for the day, I promptly went to the tackle shop and bought a bunch of new Aglias...these will be the first lures I reach for! Hopefully, I'll get a bigger striped bass the next time out!

Catch Information

Caught at: Still Pond

State: Maryland

Country: United States

Caught On: Thursday July 4, 2019

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