Boat - Fishin Fool
Crew: Lucian (Fishin Fool), Louis (Hooked Up), Bob, Dave
We left the dock a little late today 10 am in hopes of the sun warming things up a little. As we ran to Cape Henry the spray was freezing to the sides and rails of the boat as well as to the rods and fishing line. It was COOLLDDD TODAY!
Upon arrival Louis took the helm so I could get a well deserved chance to run the pit and hopefully crank on a few fish for a change. I let the 1st rod out and as it was goind down a nice little striper hit the bait. Fish On, since I already had the rod in hand I cranked it to the boat and #1 40" est. was in the box.
We put the rest of the spread out and a little while later Fish #2 comes along side and is placed in the box. Then fish #3, repeat in the box. Things are looking up.
We hit the mid day doldrems, slow & cold. We had a pig hit the starboard rod, but the drag was too tight and it broke the power pro. I take the blame on that one, I should have checked the drag after Dave boated his last fish. I re-rigged, line back in and another fish on, same rod and Bob cranked the fish to the boat, I grabbed the leader and it BROKE at the knot, I don't know why, I had little pressure on the line and it was 80 lb leader. I tied another bait on and a little while later we boated fish #4.
I get another fish on, get it to the boat, Bob leaders and Someone other than me MISSED it with the net, she swam away. Hmmm, I'm getting tired of missed opportunities. I think I need a little more pit time, I must be getting SOFT.
Line back in and fish #5, fish #6 and then at the end two on at once and fish #7 & #8 come to the boat, we managed a limit.
It wasn't a perfect day, we missed way too many fish, we still managed our limit and I GOT TO CRANK for a CHANGE!!!
A Special Thanks to Louis for taking the helm today and allowing me the opportunity to run a spread, crank some fish and have some FUN!
Also, CREW it wasn't a perfect day, sliding on ice, losing a few fish, but we still had a GREAT TIME, SCRATCHED out a LIMIT and I had a Ball in the pit.
Final Talley: 8 fish Limit - No PIGS, but decent fish.
All fish were caught in 40' - 50' of water off the Cape, 1 -1 1/2 miles off the beach.
Here are a couple of pics. Sorry, my good camera was loaned out and unavailable.
Dave with a little Striper
Catch of the day