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by Mike Ward
January 8th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from NC
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Hello from NC

I don't know how many people I hear asking if the BaitSpas are still around and available. I have a new one in the package that I'm hoarding still :)
by Mike Ward
January 8th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Springtime Double
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Springtime Double

Would love me some Springtime right now! Great videos as always.... I've GOT to do better this year with turning on my GoPros.... the times I charge them up and haul them to the boat I still don't seem to ever actually turn them on..... :?
by Mike Ward
January 6th, 2018, 11:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from NC
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Hello from NC

Good to see you here Brad!
by Mike Ward
January 4th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 63

December 2017

I guess the water finally cooled off and folks had some time to go fishing as the # of reports jumped in December almost back to the good ol' Soup days. We had the most Soupers reporting this month of any month this year! If we can keep that going every month it will be awesome. We saw reports from ...
by Mike Ward
January 3rd, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: 42 pounder landed on WB - rumor or not??
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: 42 pounder landed on WB - rumor or not??

Ezell Cox wrote:
January 3rd, 2018, 9:52 am
There are often exaggerated claims.
From fisherman? No..... :lol:
by Mike Ward
January 1st, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Rope handle for bucket
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Rope handle for bucket

I use one of the seal lids for my salt bucket - they are great. Might get some for my cast net buckets as getting the bucket lids open when it’s this cold can sometimes be impossible
by Mike Ward
December 29th, 2017, 8:21 pm
Forum: Kerr/Buggs Island
Topic: Christmas Eve Eve
Replies: 3
Views: 83

3 Cans

Great report Jim!
by Mike Ward
December 23rd, 2017, 9:14 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: 2017 Holiday Hours
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: 2017 Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas Chef! Enjoy the Holidays with the family!
by Mike Ward
December 23rd, 2017, 7:39 pm
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: November 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 87

November 2017

Late on this one but at least it's still December.... ;) Reporting picked up in November finally with the strongest month we've seen since March. Had some good reports and good fish. Our winner earned a Gold Can this month! November's Can-Do Winner: Jay Daniel November's totals: Total # of Can's ear...
by Mike Ward
December 23rd, 2017, 7:28 pm
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 49

October 2017

Somehow I missed doing this one.... will keep it short and sweet... Oct was almost as bad as Sept in terms of Cans.... a whopping total 9 cans from the group.. :-| Our winner wins with what I think is the lowest ever # of cans to win... :lol: 2 - but that's 2 more than pretty much everyone else. Oct...
by Mike Ward
December 23rd, 2017, 6:41 pm
Forum: Kerr/Buggs Island
Topic: early Boxing Day trip
Replies: 4
Views: 96

3 Cans

Good stuff - good to see a report from Kerr/Buggs again!
by Mike Ward
December 23rd, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Norfork (AR)
Topic: Winter stripes
Replies: 3
Views: 99

2 Cans

Nice - sometimes it pays to sleep in :)
by Mike Ward
December 23rd, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Newbie

Welcome Philip!
by Mike Ward
December 22nd, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Rope handle for bucket
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Rope handle for bucket

Hunter Ford wrote:
December 22nd, 2017, 1:49 pm
Mike - you should start sellling them for $39 like the Shiti buckets
:mrgreen:
by Mike Ward
December 21st, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Rope handle for bucket
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Rope handle for bucket

Worked like a charm today in filling the bait tank and doing a water change later - the handle is a bit longer than the metal handle which made it easier to fill and lift - and the thicker / soft rope was a treat on my delicate hands :D
by Mike Ward
December 21st, 2017, 12:34 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Rope handle for bucket
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Rope handle for bucket

I guess this is where this belongs.... "All other accessories"..... a couple of 5 gal buckets are standard equipment on my boat - they serve a number of purposes - but currently they primarily are my bait tank filler / emptier as my "Deep water" pump is messed up and I've been too lazy for year now ...
by Mike Ward
December 14th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: ATTENTION NEW SOUPERS!
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: ATTENTION NEW SOUPERS!

:clap:

Now get the "like" feature activated so I don't have to make posts like this one :mrgreen:
by Mike Ward
December 13th, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Moon Phases
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Moon Phases

There’s a moon phase widget?


Not on mobile.....
by Mike Ward
December 13th, 2017, 12:03 am
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Snowmageddon 2017 (VERY long post)
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Snowmageddon 2017 (VERY long post)

Glad you guys survived it without it being worse - and VERY glad it didn't turn into that up at SML.... I was watching things close and it sounded like a non-issue - then each hour it got more questionable - was afraid I was going to wake up Saturday AM and realize I'd made the wrong call to go forw...
by Mike Ward
December 11th, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: CPR Tournament Locations/Timeframes
Replies: 2
Views: 83

CPR Tournament Locations/Timeframes

We have our Striper Mafia Series going on pretty good now at SML - numbers are down a little this year than last, but weather has played a part as well as the specific dates this year I think - but I'm still happy with high 30's / low 40's # of teams an event - would love more sure, but it's also a ...
by Mike Ward
December 11th, 2017, 12:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Striper Mafia gear
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Striper Mafia gear

We have a limited number of the Striper Mafia tournament shirts remaining if anyone is interested.... As of 11pm on 12/10, this is the available inventory/; Hoodie - $31, $33 for 3XL Long-Sleeve Shirt - $24, $26 for 2XL/3XL Grey Long-Sleeve Shirt: Small - 1 Extra Large - 1 2XL - 2 3XL - 1 White Long...
by Mike Ward
December 10th, 2017, 8:13 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Striper Mafia Winter Open - 12/9
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Striper Mafia Winter Open - 12/9

Thanks Mike - that really means a lot.... when we started these we wanted to "do it different". I know some have issues with catching our favorite species (or any species) just for the pursuit of $$$$. Also, too often when $$$ comes into the mix so will make bad decisions and try to cheat, etc. Howe...
by Mike Ward
December 10th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Striper Mafia Winter Open - 12/9
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Striper Mafia Winter Open - 12/9

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/ward0625/Striper%20Mafia/2017%20Winter%20Open/unnamed-8.jpg Well, we sure got the name of this one right..... snowing from mid-day Fri and did not stop till right at 4pm. Wish it had STARTED about 6am on Saturday as I heard of a good bite on Friday and they ...
by Mike Ward
November 24th, 2017, 10:16 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Video from 11-22 trip
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Video from 11-22 trip

Nice!
by Mike Ward
November 23rd, 2017, 3:06 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Same to you and all the Soupers out there!
by Mike Ward
November 20th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: My Bait is BIGGER than your Bass
Topic: Gizz
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Gizz

:shock:
Uhh, Jay, let's talk - I have a place where those can be stored..... :D
by Mike Ward
November 20th, 2017, 4:46 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: 11-20-17 SOUND OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 688

Re: 11-20-17 SOUND OFF

more than daily
by Mike Ward
November 13th, 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Trolling with gas engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Trolling with gas engine?

Dang - sucks on the TM. Thought about that with the cold temps. Feel like I’m on borrowed time with mine - no issues last winter but never fished when it was as cold as it was Saturday....
by Mike Ward
November 13th, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another FNG from Knoxville TN.
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Another FNG from Knoxville TN.

Ahh.... you've been sucked in.... the real fun begins..... the easy pickings the dam are mostly done for the season, but that's why its challenging - you're in a wonderful spot with so many excellent options. Just go ahead and leave your credit card with Dave and the boys at the shop until you get f...
by Mike Ward
November 12th, 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Striper Mafia Fall Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Striper Mafia Fall Classic

Kicked off the Smith Mountain Lake, VA series with 44 teams competing in the unseasonably cold temperatures (the morning started last 23, and peaked I'm the low 40's), looking for the longest two striped bass in the Striper Mafia Fall Classic - a catch-photo-release style tournament. Of the 44 teams...
by Mike Ward
November 7th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: Thanks for the Memories!
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Thanks for the Memories!

Great time at SSTG2017! I had to be at SML for a Club meeting on Friday evening so I rolled out of VA about 9:15pm and hit my hotel in Knoxville somewhere around 2am - then up and at 'em to meet the crew at Big Fish Outfitters a little after 7. Jumped on with Shawn & Jay - thanks for having me on - ...
by Mike Ward
November 7th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: Food Guy
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Food Guy

Awesome BBQ from Patrick & McKenna BBQ - you missed out if you were not there to get some!
by Mike Ward
November 7th, 2017, 10:22 am
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: PICS
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: PICS

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/ward0625/Striper%20Fishing/2017/Soup%20Troop%202027/C7572239-D7C3-4BC8-9372-CDBA1CDFB64B.jpg http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/ward0625/Striper%20Fishing/2017/Soup%20Troop%202027/A37F2284-18A5-4994-849E-F0A9FD98156B.jpg http://i227.photobucket.com/alb...
by Mike Ward
October 30th, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: ***OFFICIAL*** 2017 SSTG FOOD
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: ***OFFICIAL*** 2017 SSTG FOOD

Just to clarify,, I won’t be there on Fri evening - will be rolling in hot and early on Sat am and cannset up the tables (and if needed tents) on Sat afternoon
by Mike Ward
October 27th, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: ***OFFICIAL*** 2017 SSTG FOOD
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: ***OFFICIAL*** 2017 SSTG FOOD

confirmed to bring the trailer with the tables, tents, etc..... just going to need to roll out with it late Sat evening as I have to hit the road early Sunday....
by Mike Ward
October 25th, 2017, 12:32 pm
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: September 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 134

September 2017

I'm going to get back on the ball with these tallies - promise..... Oct has slipped by something fast..... but not much to tally in Sept September's Can-Do Winner: Ken Sato Sept's totals: Total # of Can's earned this month: 7 (down 5 from last month) # of Soupers submitting Can-Do reports: 3 (down 2...
by Mike Ward
October 25th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: Rhodhiss
Topic: 10/6/17
Replies: 6
Views: 189

2 Cans

Nice going Will - looking forward to seeing you crank up here soon
by Mike Ward
October 24th, 2017, 9:37 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Tricked Dannvo LV-8
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Tricked Dannvo LV-8

Nice “hack”
by Mike Ward
October 24th, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: 2017 SSTG shirts???
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: 2017 SSTG shirts???

Just looked at calendar - was thinking there was another week between now and then and don’t think it’s gonna be possible to pull it all together..... maybe next year we can pull it off.....
by Mike Ward
October 23rd, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: ***OFFICIAL*** 2017 SSTG FOOD
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: ***OFFICIAL*** 2017 SSTG FOOD

And forgot that we can break out the PA system and run David’s neighbor’s off :hellyea:
by Mike Ward
October 23rd, 2017, 6:12 pm
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: 2017 SSTG shirts???
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: 2017 SSTG shirts

Would have to order the shirts to get pocket T’s which I know is a pre-requisite. Thinking pre-ordering only. I’d do the shirts - plotter-cut heat transfer vinyl but it holds up as good as silkscreen. I’ll check pricing on the pocket T’s tonight and come up with something t to see if there is enough...
by Mike Ward
October 23rd, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: 2017 SSTG shirts???
Replies: 6
Views: 136

2017 SSTG shirts???

Anyone interested in a 2017 SSTG shirt? Might be able to pull something off in time if there is enough interest to make it work doing and we get on it ASAP.

Thinking some image/logo on the back, maybe a pocket emblem... and if you're keen a name/nickname over the image on the back....
by Mike Ward
October 23rd, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: ***OFFICIAL*** 2017 SSTG FOOD
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: ***OFFICIAL*** 2017 SSTG FOOD

If it would help I can drag the Striper Mafia trailer out to TN.... It's loaded with three pop-up canopy's in case it rains, 4 folding tables and lights around the trailer so we could set up tables next to it for the feed.... http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/ward0625/Striper%20Mafia/82202BEF...
by Mike Ward
October 23rd, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: 2017 SSTG
Topic: ***OFFICIAL**** RSVP 2017 SSTG
Replies: 21
Views: 644

Re: ***OFFICIAL**** RSVP 2017 SSTG

) # In party: 1 2) Dates you plan to attend: Nov 4th 3) Boat Y or N: N 4) Camping, CampERing or Lodging (hotel/motel etc..): WIll stay in a local hotel 5) Any other specials like food, beverage, camp chairs, etc..: Bringing the Striper Mafia trailer so we will have 4 folding tables for food, 2-3 pop...
by Mike Ward
October 23rd, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey from NW GA
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Hey from NW GA

Welcome!
by Mike Ward
October 18th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

Is the next event at SML on 11/11 or will there be another event at Watts? The next four scheduled events are on SML (11/11, 12/9. 3/24 & 4/21). We're talking about potential options to go on the road for another event - either to Watts or maybe somewhere in GA (or both) in the early Spring - or at...
by Mike Ward
October 11th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Howdy

Nice avatar! Good to see you here.
by Mike Ward
October 11th, 2017, 9:19 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taxidermist...RD retiring
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Taxidermist...RD retiring

excellent attention to detail on the scale painting....


I'd love to find a good replica maker wiling to sponsor the tournament series and give the winner of big-fish of the series a replica mount of their fish..... still looking for the right one to approach about it....
by Mike Ward
October 10th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taxidermist...RD retiring
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Taxidermist...RD retiring

Hey John, glad to see you here! I had my replica made at a place in Canada. It is beautiful and much more durable than a skin mount. http://www.advancedtaxidermy.com/index.php Pic? If I recall there was one replica you made that....well...... momma always said if you didn't have anything nice to sa...
by Mike Ward
October 10th, 2017, 6:55 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taxidermist...RD retiring
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Taxidermist...RD retiring

Good to see you here John..... I'll be taking note as well cause one day I'll land the one that has to have it's replica doppelgänger go on the wall......
by Mike Ward
October 9th, 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

Mike, hats off to you for putting on the tournament in the format you do. There are several tournaments around these parts that I wish would move in that direction. Do we need to bring the Striper Mafia events that way? If so, where - and what type of entry / payout structure would get the best par...
by Mike Ward
October 8th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

Here's a quick recap on top of Shawn's recap. Congrats to David, Todd & Shawn on their 1st & Big Fish win. I wish I had been on the boat with them to catch a few of the 30 fish in those few hours :shock: We had some great teams from all over the Southeast - TN, SC, GA, VA, AR and I may be missing so...
by Mike Ward
October 8th, 2017, 4:39 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

Yep - good representation overall by the Soup - I’ll get pics uploaded and posted here sometime on Sunday when I get back home. Thanks to all that participated.
by Mike Ward
September 28th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

We're almost ready to roll..... got a busy weekend ahead to get the inside of the trailer finished and then get all the rest of my punch-list taken care of before we head to TN next week! http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/ward0625/Striper%20Mafia/8B27AF06-0992-4322-AE6D-9C0E06C73386.jpg http:...
by Mike Ward
September 28th, 2017, 10:16 am
Forum: Off Species
Topic: some pics from Venice
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: some pics from Venice

that looks like a good time.... have a buddy down in Charleston at the moment on Bull Reds - went with him last year but they are tearing it up this year again....
by Mike Ward
September 26th, 2017, 9:17 am
Forum: FisherKIDS
Topic: First striper
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: First striper

Good stuff - hopefully hooked for life!
by Mike Ward
September 18th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

Alright - what Soupers are going to represent at the Watts Bar tourney?

Make sure to get your entry fee submitted in the mail by Saturday (must be postmarked by 9/23) or dropped off at Striper Soup Bait & Tackle or Big Fish Outfitters!
by Mike Ward
September 18th, 2017, 3:29 pm
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: August 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 141

August 2017

Hopefully the summer lull is almost over... not many reports to work with in Aug, but there was a bit of entertaining reading.... August's Can-Do Winner: Scott Cress August's totals: Total # of Can's earned this month: 12 (down 12 from last month) # of Soupers submitting Can-Do reports: 5 (down 2 fr...
by Mike Ward
September 14th, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Irma
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Irma

On Monday, we got 55MPH winds and 4.5" of rain. They closed the Air Force Base so I was at home replaying the recordings on the Onix to get better pictures of the Striper action from the other day. The power went out just as it was getting into the fish (after 45 minutes of just riding) and didn't ...
by Mike Ward
September 8th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Looking for an awesome release shot
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Looking for an awesome release shot

I'm trying to find the "perfect" high-res photo of a striper release - ideally with a big fish, with most/all fish and little to no arm/hand, no ugly faces, etc (though maybe they could be cropped out). Trying to find the "right" image to use for something related to the Striper Mafia tournament ser...
by Mike Ward
September 8th, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Irma
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Irma

Looks like this one is going mostly west of NC - you GA boys take care - hopefully it will have weakened a lot by the time it gets to you.....
by Mike Ward
September 4th, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

You can also drop off the entry form an entry fees (in cash) at Striper Soup Bait & Tackle in Acworth, GA when you're stopping by there to get some quality shad! Thanks Shawn!
by Mike Ward
August 30th, 2017, 8:56 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

Starting to get the ducks in a row..... Rules & Entry Fee / Release form posted to the website: http://www.smlstripermafia.com/rules.html Event details - including payouts, where to mail the entry fees (check) or you can drop the entry & form off at either Striper Soup Bait & Tackle or at Big Fish O...
by Mike Ward
August 29th, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: SSTG (Striper Soup Troup Group)
Topic: 2017 SSTG
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: 2017 SSTG

Cool - hope I can make it up again.....
by Mike Ward
August 22nd, 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Fred McClintock
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Fred McClintock

Saw this over on Facebook and thought I'd share it here as I expect some of you knew him personally, and if not in person, by reputation. Fred McClintock, a well known trophy striper fishing guide, passed away last weekend. I recall reading of Fred's exploits in Inside Fisherman and seeing him on so...
by Mike Ward
August 14th, 2017, 10:48 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD - Abu 6500LC
Replies: 0
Views: 138

SOLD - Abu 6500LC

SOLD Some very minor boat rash. In perfect working order mechanically. No issues with line counter. Drag is still good. This reel is made in Sweden unlike some of the newer Abu's which are made in China. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/ward0625/Fishing%20Gear/028C44E0-B37E-4630-BBD1-8019D12...
by Mike Ward
August 8th, 2017, 10:53 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

Ok guys - summer is slipping away - we're inside of 2 months from taking the Striper Mafia Tournament Series on the road.... still have a lot of details I need to get going - namely getting our great sponsors lined back up for a great third season - but we've nailed down a few details on the TN tour...
by Mike Ward
August 4th, 2017, 9:39 am
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 136

July 2017

Summer fishing reports typically die off of the Soup - I've not had a line in the water for stripes since May myself, so I've got some catching up to do come Fall... however we have a few Summer die-hards that are finding cold water or making some meat-trips to keep the itch scratched..... This mont...
by Mike Ward
August 4th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: June 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 149

June 2017

OK - I swear I had posted the June results, but apparently not - so here they go..... we had a tie-breaker for the Can-Do winner this month - Dusti turned in some great reports but was not eligible as he won previously - for the tie-breaker I had to go to total cans for the year to date.... June's C...
by Mike Ward
August 4th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: 7/31/17 - Old Hickory Dam
Replies: 16
Views: 448

2 Cans

Save that Hickory water for the Fall / Winter / Spring - you'll be rewarded...
by Mike Ward
August 4th, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: Rhodhiss
Topic: 7/14
Replies: 5
Views: 246

2 Cans

Good write-up - wish I'd seen the pics before Photobucket booted you.... :evil:
by Mike Ward
August 1st, 2017, 10:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the soup!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: New to the soup!!!

Welcome from a SML guy here.... not been doing much fishing in a few months with the summer temps but will be back at it come Fall. Get in the game and come join us for the Striper Mafia tourneys on SML this Fall....
by Mike Ward
August 1st, 2017, 10:48 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: simrad xse5
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: simrad xse5

I'd suggest posting these over on the Electronics sub-board....
by Mike Ward
July 2nd, 2017, 12:14 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Striper shirt designs....
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Striper shirt designs....

Put together some new Striper Mafia related shirt designs inspired by the 4th of July.... and some tailored for our police & fire-fighters as well.... Can order over at www.StriperMafia.com/store http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/ward0625/Shirt%20Designs/StriperFlag-shirt.png http://i227.phot...
by Mike Ward
June 22nd, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: May 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 184

May 2017

Dang guys - sorry - I've been slacking on the Can-Do tallys - had a hectic time recently at home in the evenings and weekend..... anyway - caught up with May almost in time for the June tally :) A wet May many places and that held back on some fishing, but still some good stuff turned in..... May's ...
by Mike Ward
June 22nd, 2017, 10:43 am
Forum: Rhodhiss
Topic: 6/9/17
Replies: 4
Views: 192

2 Cans

Glad you got a chance to get back out there!
by Mike Ward
June 19th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....

Mike - I've got another shirt blank order going in today so will have more 3XL's hopefully by Wed and can ship Thur am or early next week (headed to the salt for the weekend)
by Mike Ward
June 17th, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: craigslist find, bait tank parts
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: craigslist find, bait tank parts

https://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_dMv7qftU3Sm_600x450.jpg Roanoke CL add post id 6176419216 not sure how to copy the full ad and post here but thought someone may need some of this stuff Bait Tank Parts - $350 (Roanoke) I know the guy who has these - he's around the Smith Mountain Lake area. He p...
by Mike Ward
June 16th, 2017, 10:32 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....

Mike,, do u still have 3 XL short sleeve crossed hooks grey They are "print to order" - so as long as I have the shirt blank you can get it - and if I'm out of that size I'll get more on the way very soon. I'll try and remember to check in the morning - I have a bunch to do this weekend to mail out...
by Mike Ward
June 13th, 2017, 8:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from oklahoma
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Hi from oklahoma

Welcome!
by Mike Ward
June 3rd, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....

Thanks guys - appreciate you supporting the cause!
by Mike Ward
June 2nd, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....

The first shirts are headed to the post-office for the initial orders, with the rest of the pending orders going out early next week if all goes well.... thanks to those that have ordered gear to support this cause - and hope others will consider it - we'll be offering these through the November tou...
by Mike Ward
May 28th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Memorial Weekend/Day
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Memorial Weekend/Day

I've posted his here before I know, but will do so again.... Not All... This weekend, Memorial Day weekend, marks the unofficial start of Summer. The lake will be buzzing with Jet skis & pleasure boats, fishermen cursing them while trying to land that "big one", children & teens laughing and screami...
by Mike Ward
May 23rd, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD - 20 Gal Super Bait Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: SOLD - 20 Gal Super Bait Tank

Stewart Anderson wrote:Is this tank still for sale
Check the subject line ;)
by Mike Ward
May 18th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Cool shirt for a cool cause.....
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Cool shirt for a cool cause.....

As we approach Armed Forces Day this coming Saturday, 5/20, the Striper Mafia is teaming up with the Freedom Alliance to raise funds between now and our November tournament for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund through sales of shirts & hoodies with this Limited-Edition design. All profits from ...
by Mike Ward
May 12th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Taking it on the road.....

John - from what I've seen on Facebook I know what you mean about that son of yours chasing Victoria - sheese..... 8-) Hopefully he can break away from Nashville for a weekend to join you. It should be a fun event for all and hopefully we'll be able to do as we have on SML and have a good number of ...
by Mike Ward
May 11th, 2017, 9:18 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Taking it on the road.....
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Taking it on the road.....

Tyler and I have been talking about this for a while - wanted to try and pull it out last year but it didn't work out - but told ourselves we just had to make it happen, so.... We've decided that we will be kicking off the 2017/2018 Striper Mafia Tournament Series with a "road trip". We will be hold...
by Mike Ward
May 9th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 157

April 2017

April brought brought a lot of water to many places which affected some fishing - but still we had some good reports turned in, though #s were down considerably from March. Had some other great reports from Dustin again. Our Can-Do winner this month is one of our newer contributors...... April's Can...
by Mike Ward
May 9th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: March 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 199

March 2017

Ok - I'm confused - I came here to do April and found that March is not here - must've forgotten to do it or somehow it got deleted or not posted..... really not sure... Late March starts the is the spring river run for some of our southern locals - and has become known as the Month of Dustin..... H...
by Mike Ward
April 25th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Norris Dam to spill
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Norris Dam to spill

Just saw on FB that Norris Dam is going to spill starting at 3pm today (4/25) and will do so die some number of days.
by Mike Ward
April 19th, 2017, 11:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the forum from North Carolina
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: New to the forum from North Carolina

Welcome from a fellow NC guy....
by Mike Ward
March 31st, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD - 20 Gal Super Bait Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 366

SOLD - 20 Gal Super Bait Tank

Posting for a friend who is upgrading now that he has a larger boat.... This is a 20 gal SBT, that has been retro-fitted with a Dannco Venturi for aeration Located at Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Asking $400 E-mail Brock at Abrock.newton@gmail.com http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/ward0625/ForSal...
by Mike Ward
March 28th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: 2017 Striper Mafia March Madness presented by Striper Soup
Replies: 3
Views: 377

2017 Striper Mafia March Madness presented by Striper Soup

We had a great tournament a couple of weekends back on 3/18. 49 teams registered, with almost 130 anglers - We had 6 youth anglers and 6 lady anglers participate as well..... I was hoping we'd break 50 teams but a few guys had sickness in the family and one or two struggled with bait and bailed at t...
by Mike Ward
March 20th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: CAN DO Attitude
Topic: February 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 205

February 2017

Uhhh... whoops - we're 2/3s into March and I'm just now doing the Feb Can-Do MVP... sorry about that - been a crazy few weeks with starting a new job and prepping for the Striper Mafia tourney. February was a very mild one most places and afforded some good fishing - not as many reports as I'd have ...
by Mike Ward
March 12th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: My Bait is BIGGER than your Bass
Topic: Fatty Gizz
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Fatty Gizz

Nice!
by Mike Ward
March 4th, 2017, 11:08 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Nashville Stripers?
Replies: 19
Views: 963

Re: Nashville Stripers?

None :liar:
by Mike Ward
March 2nd, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from North GA
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Hello from North GA

Welcome to the Soup!
by Mike Ward
March 2nd, 2017, 12:03 am
Forum: Kerr/Buggs Island
Topic: 2/27/17
Replies: 4
Views: 226

3 Cans

Nice report! Should have come on up to SML - we could have fished together!
by Mike Ward
February 22nd, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Quick and Awsome Net Repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Re: Quick and Awsome Net Repair

Mickey Nightrain wrote:how do you repair a tear at the horn?

With a credit card :lol:

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