03-27-2005, 01:04 PM
Terpheels, Stan and myself left MD around 1700 on thursday. Destination, Teach's Lair. We arrived at 0200 thanks to some wonderful easter weekend traffic. After a couple hours of sleep in the truck we splashed the boat and headed out at sun up. 120* and 28 miles later we found the warm water. 44.6* was the average temp before the warm breeze hit our faces. Some where around the 100fa line we found the 68- 70* water. We worked our way north and found the fish around the 200 line 130 fa in 69.9-70.1* water. First pull went down hard on a rainbow spreader. Went slack almost immediately. Something with teeth ate the spreader. Terps still crying about his loss. Next pull came on the "crazy chain", J-plug daisy chain with a cedar plug hook bait. Terp was on the rod and reported a nice sized bull mahi... We never got the gaff in it. Threw the hook not too far from the boat. That was it. The rust was knocked off and the next 7 bites made it in the boat. We went 7 for 7 on the yellow fin. A rainbow spreader, green spreader and pink/chart/white witches where the hot baits. Two yellow bellys where released... On a double header we landed two little guys that couldn't have measured more than 15"... Marlin candy... We let those two go. The 5 we cept where all around 30-35 lbs. All the yellows where caught off the same numbers. Found them early and kept going back. Picked them off two at a time for the most part. We also released a sea stricker gaff (I won't say who). The bite slowed down around 1200. Made our way back to the dock for the evenings festivitys. Not a bad first of the year trip. Had a blast guys. Lets do it again soon.
03-30-2005, 08:19 AM
I hate it when that happens Terp... Is that called inflation? LOL
You guys will have to let me know the next time ya'll fish... If I'm in the area and you guys are heading up to Jolly's I'll meet ya up there to say Hi!
Pat N Mike
03-30-2005, 08:49 AM
Becky- My advice to you is stay away... Terp and Chilli are walking horomones on their fishing trips... and Stan, he's a walking pharmacy with all his heart meds.. Just stay away !
last time I was with them in OBX, they were singing karioki with Ma Clampet !!!! And she had hair like a sea witch !!!!
BTW- They talk a mean game but sip their beer through a straw with lime !!!
Pat N Mike
03-30-2005, 08:57 AM
Whew, you were pretty convincing there... And to think I almost fished with them a while back??? [grin]
Walking hormones??? No way! LOL That's okay, once I start talking fishing they'll come around... As for the heart meds... Hummm, no talk of fishing with him... [wink] That could be a bad thing... And who knows after a few drinks I may get up and sing with them!
edit- Do they really sip their beer through a straw?
Pat N Mike
03-30-2005, 11:11 AM
I out drank them two-to-one, so they were really nursing those brews. And they really do like lime in their Coors Light !!!! ( at least Terp, can't speak for Travis, he usually disappears and then shows up around 5-6am in drag.
03-30-2005, 11:23 AM
Whew, tell me you guys hit Jolly's after the fishing trip and not before??? I'm not sure I could hang if I drank like that before the trip...
And who puts lime in Coors light anyway???
No sissies allowed!!! When I arrive everyone has to do a lemon drop!!! [grin][grin]
Pat N Mike
03-30-2005, 11:29 AM
Dag gone... Too bad I'm married but I wanna meet you, sounds like you CAN hang !!! And you like fishing !!!! Gonna make someone happy !
I think Stan is single !!!! Do you know CPR ? [wink]
Pat N Mike
03-30-2005, 11:34 AM
Well I let my EMT and CPR certification expire but I still have the know how... [wink]
I'm sure we will catch up and fish together at some point... Sounds like you guys are a blast!
03-30-2005, 11:36 AM
Becky, No offense but you drink sorority girl shots and you are calling them sissys? Come on now! [grin][wink][grin]
Note: Due to the sensitivity of some of the TFers, I would like to clarify my comments. I am only kidding. No offense was intended. I'm sure Becky is not a sissy at all. As for myself, my drink of choice has been the "Purple Toddler" or Vodka and Juicy Juice (thanks to my two year old) so I clearly have no room to talk![tongue]
03-30-2005, 11:39 AM
Well dang it! I guess lemon drops are not all that but they sure taste good! Now if you want to talk about drinks I prefer to make at home, and ones that I am sure will have you on your arse... Well then we'd be drinking Jamaican 10 speeds and green god dammits...
And what's wrong w/ cool aid drinks??? LOL
edit: Love the disclaimer! [tongue]