liberty reservoir striper


justin rousey

sykesville maryland

I'd been hiking for weeks, day in and day out trying to find some winter stripers this year. The boating season closes jan 1st until march 1st so you have to do a lot of hiking and searching but, they are accessible from the bank by the patient and willing enthusiast. Feb 27th, I went out to a spot we had been fishing a lot that week trying to catch walleyes or stripers. I had one rod out for walleyes and hadnt put my striper rod out yet. I had a 7' gary loomis signature and a daiwa ss 1300 with 10 lb line. I had a small shiner rigged with a shy bite float set at 15 ft on a owner mutu light circle hook. My friend had casted into the tree next to me and I was helping him untangle his line. Suddenly we heard my line going though the guides and i looked to see it coming off my reel extremely fast. I picked up the rod , felt the fish, and started cranking on him. Due to the lighter tackle I was working with I let him take some drag for a while , and eventually got him in. Good times in the winter!


Species: Striped Bass

Date Caught: 02/27/2012

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 40.5

Weight: 26 lbs

Lure / Bait used: Bait | shiner

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