Photo of the Day: Accidental Striper on a 6-Weight


Mark McKinney shows off a bass of the kind he wasn’t fishing for.
Photo courtesy Mark McKinney

Virginia fishing guide Mark McKinney, erstwhile associate at the Orvis warehouse in Roanoke, sent in this great picture of a surprise catch on Sunday. Here’s his description:

Caught this about 42-inch striper just minutes from the Orvis warehouse. Not bad for July 3rd. Landed it on a 6-weight while fishing for a different kind of bass. Might not have any stars, but has plenty of stripes.

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