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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

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The swell looked small at pleasure point so me and my brothers went out to go look in some holes where we have shot eels and rock cod. The holes are in about 6-7 feet of water so we were pretty close to the surf because of this I dont keep my gun loaded until I see a fish that I want to shoot. At pleasure point when I have been surfing there has been a lot of bait in the water and you could also see it while we were diving. It was getting kind of dark and we decided to head in, on my way in I decided to check the bottom in about 6 feet of water. When I dropped there it was probably a 24 inch striper staring back at me I tried to line up a shot but of course my gun wasnt loaded  :smt010. I came up and screamed to my brothers we got all excited and then I loaded my gun and started snorkeling in and there it was again... lined up a shot and missed!!! :smt013. Oh well hopefully I can get out there soon to get that fish or maybe go with my surf rod!


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It happens. 

At least you made it out.  Always next time. 
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The swell looked small at pleasure point so me and my brothers went out to go look in some holes where we have shot eels and rock cod. The holes are in about 6-7 feet of water so we were pretty close to the surf because of this I dont keep my gun loaded until I see a fish that I want to shoot. At pleasure point when I have been surfing there has been a lot of bait in the water and you could also see it while we were diving. It was getting kind of dark and we decided to head in, on my way in I decided to check the bottom in about 6 feet of water. When I dropped there it was probably a 24 inch striper staring back at me I tried to line up a shot but of course my gun wasnt loaded  :smt010. I came up and screamed to my brothers we got all excited and then I loaded my gun and started snorkeling in and there it was again... lined up a shot and missed!!! :smt013. Oh well hopefully I can get out there soon to get that fish or maybe go with my surf rod!

Don't feel bad.  It's not that easy to shoot a fast moving target.  Thanks for the report GTN.
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Thanks for the report. And it's pretty cool that you saw a striper there...
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DUDE!!  :smt007

Awesome you saw one, especially so early on!!

Don't fell bad, I've missed a LOT of shots on Stripers.  :smt005

Keep hitting that area and hopefully you'll see some more!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

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