Santa had his trip precisely planned; hit up the nice kids in the International Date line of the Pacific Ocean first and slowly make his way West. This year was a little bit easier on Santa because the naughty list was bigger than ever. A lot of kids were disrespectful to their parents and teachers, lying, shoplifting, and blowing up their parent's phone bills with 9,000+ text messages a month! Once Santa realized that he had some unexpected down time, he strapped his Ocean Kayak Trident 13, Werner Camano paddle, and his cow striper gear to the back of his sleigh for a little "pit stop" at the striper waters of the Chesapeake Bay region in Virginia.
Christmas came and went and it was time for Santa to get out striper fishing. Santa is no stranger to doing his "homework" on fishing either. He pulled up reports from Kayak Kevin, Rob Choi's angling-addict.com, and his own backlogged reports to formulate his game plan. Santa only had a couple of hours to fish so he needed to make the most of it.
With the reindeer all fat and happy at the launch, Santa set off in search of the cow stripers. Santa used two rods; one weighted eel and one free-lined eel. Not long before the top end of the incoming tide, Santa's free-lined eel got smacked. Ho Ho Ho, FISH ON!! After an intense drag ripping battle, Santa was rewarded with this feisty 40" striper.
~See ya on the water!