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#1 May-14-11 4:26PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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NHBA Tourney, May 14

I met up with Mike Luparello around 0500 this morning (this after losing my brand new motor cover on the Toll Rd.) and by 0600 we were on the water at Leeylvania.

Some of the guys commented about the new boat and now they call it"the barge".

Anyway, Mike was in the front seat and would be in charge of the day's fish finding exercises.

We immediately went over to the MD side just south of the Chicamuxen Creek. No love there so we moved into the Creek itself....along with the rain. Based on the conditions, we were in for a long wet day but we both had our rain suits on so we pressed on.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/006-4.jpg

Mike took the skunk off the boat as he caught the 1st two non keepers and this nice channel cat!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/005-3.jpg

We then changed venues and started fishing some different grass beds. I was able to put 2 keepers in the boat! Mike was still catching channels.....and....the rain stopped.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/007-5.jpg

Thinks slowed down so we moved again.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/008-2.jpg

We each caught fish but nothing to keep. At one point, Mike caught 4 bass that were each about a 1/2" short.....

But towards the end of the tourney, the boy got hot.

First, he boats his 1st keeper....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/009-5.jpg

And then he get his lunker!

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We went to the weigh in on time and checked in.

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I ended up catching 5 bass with two keepers that put me in 16th place....right in the middle as there were 32 anglers.

Mike ended up catching 11 bass with two keepers that put him in 11th place (a top 3rd finish). He took the Lunker Award with a 4 pounder. He also caught 3 very nice channel cats.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/015-1.jpg

I would say that's a pretty good day!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/012-2.jpg

After the weigh in, the club had a nice picnic...burgers, dogs, potato salad, Vidalia onions and home grown lettuce!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/016-2.jpg


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 May-14-11 6:14PM

redskinsfan360
Patagonian Toothfish
From: VA
Registered: Mar-10-08
Posts: 1389

Re: NHBA Tourney, May 14

Nice job!  Did you guys happen to see any carp busting the surface on Chicamuxen creek?

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#3 May-15-11 5:49AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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Re: NHBA Tourney, May 14

Did not see that carp activity....

StCroixgreg16 was at the tourney as well and caught a nice 3 pounder.


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#4 May-15-11 6:39AM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 5005

Re: NHBA Tourney, May 14

What's the deal with the nicknames they are giving your boats? lol Last boat was the "Queen Mary" and now............."the Barge"? tongue


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#5 May-15-11 9:10AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Re: NHBA Tourney, May 14

Curly wrote:

What's the deal with the nicknames they are giving your boats?  Last boat was the "Queen Mary" and now............."the Barge"?

They all have regular bass boats so they get a kick when I enter these tourneys in a different style boat. In one of the tourneys last year, Thai got the Lunker on my Hydra Sport (we had 4 guys on board). This time Mike got the Lunker.

Pacemaker wrote:

this after losing my brand new motor cover on the Toll Rd

I forgot to mention in the original post that on the way home yesterday, I decided to loop back and I found my new cover on the side of the road...unharmed!

A good day indeed.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#6 May-16-11 7:59AM

Charlie NHBA
Northern Snakehead
From: Herndon, Va.
Registered: Apr-06-08
Posts: 193
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Re: NHBA Tourney, May 14

redskinsfan360 wrote:

Nice job!  Did you guys happen to see any carp busting the surface on Chicamuxen creek?

Wasn't in Chickamuxen Creek, but saw them rolling in the grass beds off Smallwood State Park in Mattawoman Creek.
There weren't a lot of them, but they were definitely carp.  Plenty of goldfish as well.


Charlie NHBA.........

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#7 May-16-11 9:18AM

purpleworm
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Registered: Mar-06-09
Posts: 411

Re: NHBA Tourney, May 14

Many thanks for taking me out Ernie, I had alot of fun on Saturday. That was the first time I've ever gotten to fish from the front of a boat all day, and it was a blast. Thanks again mister!

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#8 May-16-11 12:45PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13266

Re: NHBA Tourney, May 14

purpleworm wrote:

That was the first time I've ever gotten to fish from the front of a boat all day, and it was a blast.

Glad you got to take the lead.......I enjoyed the back seat as well! Let's talk about some of those mid-day tourneys coming up.


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