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#1 May-04-13 3:24PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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5-4-13, NHBA out of Leesylvania

Mike Luparello and I were on the water by 0620. It was another gorgeous morning!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/001-47_zpsd2cf03fc.jpg

The river was a bit choppy but not a bad ride to where we were going...to hide from the wind. That....we did....plus catch a few fish!

Mike started us off with a fatso 4+lb keeper (15" this time of year) on a Baby 1minus.....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/002-52_zps071051b2.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/003-44_zps3d047db9.jpg

I was throwing one of Jeffie's favorite baits, a Kinky Beaver when I got hit and a fight ensued.

This is why!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/004-49_zps3e9ec308.jpg

He went 5.5 lbs and will be dinner a couple of nights this week.

Mike then continued to catch fish and put on a clinic!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/006-47_zps6ad9161a.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/008-36_zpsf553d473.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/009-30_zpse250440b.jpg

He even caught 2 channel cat by the tail!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/007-38_zpsaa12c9db.jpg

I was catching a few too but it was at least a 2-1 ratio, Mike to Ernie. But.....I caught 13 fish! Do the math...Mike had an incredible day of catching!

Mike had his limit fairly early and even started culling. I only had 3 by the time he was doing this but I kept at it and added a 4th and finally a fifth with this nice on out of the pads on a swimbait.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/011-25_zps7dc31725.jpg

Here are my two big ones for a total of 12+ pounds and a 2nd place finish!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/014-19_zps64090594.jpg


Mike catch being weighed in at 17+ pounds and a 1st place finish!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/015-16_zpsbbe35647.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/016-17_zps3060a5ba.jpg

For the record, Mike cleaned up an the Baby 1 minus. He caught a few on a spinner bait as well as with some soft plastic.

As usual, I threw a smorgasbord. I caught my keepers on the kinky Beaver, two on a sexy shad square bill crank, one on a soft plastic swimbait and one on a Sebille Flatt Shad(rattletrap). I rarely throw lures with trebles.....but Mike was putting on a show so I had to adapt.

On the way home we were like kids....we were yelling SWEEP!

Anyway, Mike is stating used to winning these things, I was just along for the ride and tried to duplicate what he was doing.

A great day indeed!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 May-04-13 3:45PM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
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Re: 5-4-13, NHBA out of Leesylvania

One-two finish in the same boat does not happen very often.  Nice fishin' fellas!


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

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#3 May-04-13 3:49PM

Ernie
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Re: 5-4-13, NHBA out of Leesylvania

Thanks....Mike takes the front seat and always gives me opportunities to get to the fish. Great teamwork!


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#4 May-05-13 11:35AM

Ernie
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Re: 5-4-13, NHBA out of Leesylvania

I had the snakie in my fridge downstairs and when I took him out to filet him this afternoon....he was still alive! That fin was moving and he was still breathing!yikes

That's after 3 good swats with my mini bat after he was netted.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/Snakie_zps96d6fc00.jpg

When I told Debbie she was startled. She said, "that thing was alive in our basement?". I told there there was nothing to worry about. It was next to my G2's and the door was closed!  roll


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#5 May-05-13 5:38PM

GregF
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Mar-21-11
Posts: 647

Re: 5-4-13, NHBA out of Leesylvania

First, huge congrats on the tournament. First and Second is a great job!

Second, that is amazing the Snakey was still alive!!! Kind of a Zombie fish.  At least you know the meat will be really fresh when you cook it.  If it twitches in you mouth when your eating it I will be really freaked out! big_smile

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#6 May-06-13 7:54AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Re: 5-4-13, NHBA out of Leesylvania

No more twitching....

I just got the official results and Mike also had the 2 top fish: 5.24 and 4.93 pounds....pretty nice!


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#7 May-09-13 6:51AM

purpleworm
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Registered: Mar-06-09
Posts: 411

Re: 5-4-13, NHBA out of Leesylvania

What an awesome day! Thanks for taking me out E.

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