Ed and his nephew John stopped and picked me up at 5 AM and off to the boat we went. Loaded the gear and headed to just south of the Bay Bridge.
Dropped in a 9 rod spread, 3 on the board, 1 on the downrigger, 2 roof rods way back and 3 deeper boat rods. We trolled from the bridge to Matepeake to Annapolis and after spending most of the morning down there we then headed up to the north of Love Point on our 12 hour adventure.
We caught 4 or 5 throwbacks, and 3 keepers from 19 to 24" I beleive all of them were caught on some type of spoon, or spoonbrella in the upper part of the water column. The Spoonbrella's the captain that 5th Tuitions mates for sold at Tristate was the hot lure accounting for most of the fish. It was back 100 feet on a mono filled rod and it may have had 6 ounces or less inline but Ed will have to confirm that.
After finally pulling the rods a little before 5 and stowing everything away, we headed for the barn. As we get into Back River, across from Rocky Pt Golf course I notice something that looked like a boat upside down in the water off in the distance. Then I saw 1 head bobbing then 2 more about the same time Ed yelled to look that way and off we go to the rescue.
When we got on scene it was a boy and 2 adults in the water with a overturned jet ski. Got the people out of the water first, righted the jetski and then towed it back to their pier and dropped them all off safely
Seems like at least once a year we are towing some one back and this is my second jet ski rescue. Hopefully it changes my karma a little and we can catch some more fish.
Phil Krausz Aboard the "Krazy Phisch"
Back River, Essex, Maryland
Fishing from Pooles Island to the Bay Bridge and sometimes beyond.
I have to ask, what is a "spoonbrella"? I have been fishing different tandems, one spoon, one umbrella (the spoons are top secret and I could never tell anyone what kind they are or where or in what decade I got them) and have been catching fish. Is this a "spoonbrella"?
Sorry, may seem like a dumb question but I just have to know...
A spoonbrella is an umbrella using spoons as both teasers and lures...usually the only difference is that the teasers don't have any hooks and act as attractors.
The ones we used today were Capt John's spoon lures that we got at TriState earlier this year. They are longer and thinner than Tony or Drone spoons, looking somewhat like a sand eel. Marty (5th Tuition) works as mate on Captain John's charterboat and can tell you where to get them.