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#1 Apr-28-12 7:30PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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NHBA, Leesylvania, 4-28-12

Tourney had an 0630 start so I was to meet Mike at 0535 so we can make our trek down to the ramp. I was on 495, just going under 66 when it all stopped...the traffic. Construction. We are now going to be late! After almost 30 minutes, I sat. They released us and I met up with Mike. Luckily, we were only 5-10 minutes late.....it was chilly as the sun started coming up!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0204.jpg

The river was a bit choppy in the AM which prevented us going to our 1st stop but we went to a familiar place and in a few minutes, Mike was on the board!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0206.jpg

He caught this on a chatter bait. The minimum is 15 inches.......

This picture is a good indication for one of the reasons I fish!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0207.jpg

We had some company......

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0208.jpg

....but it did not bother Mike who quickly put #2 in the live well! This one caught on a black Senko.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0209.jpg

That area slowed down so we hit some docks where we caught undersized fish.

I have been boating and fishing a long time, I have never seen this!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0210.jpg

Nor this!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0211.jpg

That was a nice, illegally kept striper that someone dumped overboard probably as the law was close by. That is a 20 lb ice bag it is in. What a shame!

We moved accorss the river in hopes of catching our limits. Mike got hot really hard and that always means......

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0214.jpg

...channel cat. Feisty!

Finally, I got on board with this 2+ lb LMB, caught on a drop shot at the edge of some pads.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0217.jpg

Our last move really did not pan out as expected but that is what happens on a big river. Still, Mike caught species #3.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMAG0218.jpg

So here's the deal. We did not place very high today.  I was towards the bottom and Mike around the middle. But I always enjoy fishing these tourneys with Mike as he gets to run the trolling motor while I chill in the back.  Mike caught 10-12 fish and I had 5.

Today for lunch....sushi.

The weatherman had threatened us with rain. It did...about 43 sprinkles. The wind was up in the AM but it laid down nicely. A nice day indeed!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Apr-28-12 7:55PM

purpleworm
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Registered: Mar-06-09
Posts: 411

Re: NHBA, Leesylvania, 4-28-12

Good day on the water Ernie, thanks again for having me.

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#3 Apr-29-12 6:24AM

mudkart
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Registered: Mar-13-09
Posts: 201

Re: NHBA, Leesylvania, 4-28-12

I saw three dead striper last week at the mouth of Gunston, right next to the river channel.  One was in a bag like the one in your pic, all around the same size as yours.  I couldn't figure it out until your post.

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#4 Apr-29-12 9:58AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13265

Re: NHBA, Leesylvania, 4-28-12

mudkart wrote:

I saw three dead striper last week at the mouth of Gunston, right next to the river channel.  One was in a bag like the one in your pic, all around the same size as yours.  I couldn't figure it out until your post.

I sent the picture to MD DNR. I will tell them about what you saw if they contact me. Someone out there is playing games....


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#5 Apr-29-12 2:11PM

mudkart
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Registered: Mar-13-09
Posts: 201

Re: NHBA, Leesylvania, 4-28-12

Thought about taking pics of the dead fish, as I had already slowed the boat down to take a look.  Now I wish I had the pics.

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