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#1 Nov-28-15 3:33PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13087

11-28-15, the Bay

Sixty-five degrees at the end of November? And catching football stripers to boot? Whodathunkit!

Bob Morgan, Greg & Tyler Folts and I met up with Capt. Dennis Fleming at 0645 at Buzz's Marina. The forecast was great and the fish catching was highly anticipated.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2008.12.58_zps9gsufja6.jpg

What a sunrise!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2008.26.00_zpsb0e0aauk.jpg

When I talked to Dennis a few days back I asked if there was a top water bite and he said we could try it. He was not sure. However, the day before, his crew did get some top water action so we all rigged up for it.

I was throwing my infamous one hook Surface tension plug. I have mastered throwing that goofy lure tongue and it paid off!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2008.39.43_zpsr3ibgxwe.jpg

Not only did it take the skunk off but I caught the 1st 3 fish! Yep....as you can imagine, a whole lot of trash talking ensued!

Then one of the guys tangled with a gull....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2008.59.21_zpsllwepxd3.jpg

....but Dennis safely released her.

Then Greg got the hot hand and I was struggling to keep up. Tyler was waaaaay behind us and Bob was catching a few. Most were on top water.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2009.33.16_zpshgqirs4v.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2009.32.04_zpsjyexnlxa.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2009.32.20_zps72rsp63d.jpg

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Then I brought out my magic lure. The crew laughed at it until I caught a fish!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2011.08.06_zpsccu3uncq.jpg

A tube bait!

We made a move after all of that action (40+) fish and then it broke loose!

Tyler started getting hot as did Bob. Greg and I had to fight to stay in the game.

Some fat fish were caught!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2013.00.59_zpsn3bhq6hk.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2013.43.53_zpsmmh4ifez.jpg

We were supposed to end the trip at 2:30p but by 1:30p we were whipped. We caught fish to 30" (Greg caught a 30 and 28.5 while Bob and Tyler each put 27 inch fish in the boat). Fat fish for sure!

We really don't know how many fish were caught....maybe 125....but it was not as easy as I make it to be. The bite was hard and you really had to work the lures to get a bite. As Dennis said, we lost count of the fish we did not catch!

However, in one of the spots, I managed to catch 6 fish in 7 casts. Yes, there was more trash talking....but I was trying to catch up to the rest of the crew!

The bounty.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2015.42.37_zpstokbgduw.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-11-28%2015.43.25_zpsrcylfx4k.jpg

Great day out with a great crew!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Nov-28-15 4:50PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1501

Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

Way to go!  Good eatin' there!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#3 Nov-29-15 7:44AM

GregF
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Mar-21-11
Posts: 649

Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

I am sore!
That was a perfect day fishing!  Dennis is the best Captain around.  Bob, Ernie, and Tyler are always great to fish with.  And 70 degrees with virtually no wind and no waves at the end of November is unheard of!  PLUS we were on fish all day.  There were times it looked like every inch of the Bay had birds feeding on it with Striper boiling all over the place.  Ernie is right that the fish were actually pretty finicky at times.  With all that food around, it was tough to get them to notice our baits sometimes.  Top water worked the best for me (I am not good at jigging).  Always great to watch the fish swipe at the lure 3-4 times before committing and getting hooked.  Tyler started the day slow, but definitely kicked into high gear and probably caught more fish than any of us.  Looking forward to the next outing!

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#4 Nov-29-15 8:22AM

Redfish12
Northern Snakehead
From: Arlington, VA
Registered: Jun-25-10
Posts: 480
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Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

Awesome report! I was in the area with a CCA friend and we found some similar results! Birds everywhere an stripers all through the water column to 29". I heard Dennis was out and I wondered if I knew the crew, I should have checked in with you Ernie! Congrats guys!

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#5 Nov-29-15 10:52AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13087

Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

Michael....glad you guys got on them too. We should have touched base! It's a small world out there. When we motored up to Pete Dahlberg, I recognized the guy fishing on the bow, Mike Long. He had no clue who I was as I had hat, shades and buff on. Once I told him he then knew.

What a perfect day out there.....


Time to go fishin' again!

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#6 Nov-30-15 5:38AM

Bryan
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 959

Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

Awesome stuff, well done guys.


tight lines

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#7 Nov-30-15 6:35AM

AndrewDo124
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

epic!

sounds like a blast!!!

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#8 Nov-30-15 7:54AM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1522

Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

Thanks how to spend Thanksgiving weekend!


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#9 Nov-30-15 10:25AM

hookup
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1075

Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

schahhhweeeeeeet

Nice job guys

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#10 Nov-30-15 10:53AM

Osprey
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Forestville, MD
Registered: Nov-16-07
Posts: 1061
Website

Re: 11-28-15, the Bay

Around noon yesterday I thought I might recover. Now it's Monday afternoon and I'm pretty sure I'm going to make it. Sure was a fun day with great people and lot's of strong fishies.


20' Key West..16' C-Hawk...Hobie Pro Angler...Hobie Outback

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