Here’s his story:
“On 26 July during a morning striper fishing trip with Capt Kenny Short we – my daughter Melanie (of Atlanta) and son Richie (of Richmond) – caught 21 stripers including this 38- inch, 22-pound citation striper (me pictured).
Capt Kenny was so good, several times it seemed liked fishing for tuna – we were just catching them on all lines; but alas his fishermen (us) were not good enough to bring them all into the boat. It is fun to occasionally watch a boat captain get so frustrated at his crew – then we learned to hook the stripers better.
We were staying at The Virginia Cottage at Smith Mountain Lake and read in their guest book of the great time other guests had had fishing with Captain Kenny’s Striper Guide Service. So we gave him a call.
Funny thing – to us not Kenny – because on Sunday he hit a submerged log in his boat which put it out of action. He had borrowed a boat so he could take us fishing. He was not totally accustomed to the smaller boat and different layout. He did a great job despite the rookie fishermen and the unfamiliar boat. I can’t image how many fish we would have caught had we been in his primary boat. We were fishing on the upper Blackwater with live bait (shad) in 30 – 40 feet.”
Who else is out there fishing? Let’s hear some reports.