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Every year since 2001, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we go on a Chesapeake Bay striper fishing trip. This year, we went out with Capt. Wayne Schuhart aboard the 46' Tricia Ann. Our mate was Capt. Jeff Hammett and I served as 3rd mate.
We left Capt. Eddie Davis' dock at 0630 and made a 20 mile run to Virginia bay waters. Before we had all the lines out, we got a hit and Chris Campo got to reel the fish in. it was Chris' 1st big fish and it was a nice 36" striper.
Next up was Jon Rojas and he got a hit on the short line. In less than a minute, Jon had landed a 35" striper.
We then noticed that one of the lines was looking funny and after further inspection, Jeff Hammett landed a 23" striper that hit a lure that was 12" in length! Go figure!
Then another rod goes down and Dan Lord fights and nets a beautiful (and fat) 38 incher, this was his biggest striper to date.
Next up is John Campo and he horsed a nice 35" fish which was netted by Dan Lord.
All of this happened before 10:30 AM! We then had a 30 minute lull when one of the rods (way back) went down. I got to bring this one in and for a while, I thought I had two on. It turned out to be one very fat 40" striper which gave me a very good fight.
The fishing shut down and we headed back to Smith Creek with seven fish. The totals were
It was a spectacular day on the water and our thanks to Capt. Wayne for a great day!