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Aw mannnn

that is just cruel.......what a sight.:cool:
 

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Mike....sporty is right. The water was draining out of the bay like someone had pulled the plug. Usually OC will give you some protection in a NW blow if you stay tight but today the wind was to strong.....water blowing up...all waves cresting. I thought of trying my 20ft boat but it was too out of control and I would have gotten soaked.

One Fish....you talk about cruel...I had decided to throw the towel in on the season and had just finished draining the block and removing the wood around the engine in prep for my mechanic to do the winterization this week when I decided to ride down to O.C.

This year, with a few exceptions, the fish,conditions, timing always zagged when I zigged.

Maybe 2009 will include more fish in my reports.
 

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Hmmmm down for a few days over NY, might have to gear up and visit the inlet and bridge tonight.
 

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A surfcaster's version of hell :D - breaking fish just out of casting distance :eek:.
 

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The flock was about twice as big as the pic shows. I had to crop the pic to enlarge it. Was surprised to see them and was fortunate to catch a glance of white as I was scanning the ocean. If the sun had not been in the west, I doubt the whites of their wings would have shown up and I probably would have missed them. It figures I saw this about an hour after I finished pulling the plugs from the block and disconnecting the hoses. Going to mechanic for winterizing on Monday.
 

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I hit Inidan River Inlet this morning after leaving from mid Ocean City. When I was passing Fenwick I noticed a massive flock of birds, on the bay side. Looked just like gannets to me but then I saw they were all snow geese. I'm not saying that's what you guys saw but wow did they look similar from a far. There were tens of thousands of snow geese blanketing the sky and coming in wave after wave. I have some pictures I'll post later.

Then I decided to cross route 1 for a peak at the ocean. Sure enough, another massive flock of birds, but this time they were NOT snow geese. They were mostly large gulls, with a few pelican, gannets and smaller turns working maybe a half mile out from Fenwick Island.

Fished IRI and some people were picking up shorts. It started snowing, there was a strong southwest wind, probably pushing 25mph. Later worked the end of the jetty floating eels, casting plugs, bouncing jigs, nada. NO love what so ever.

The last few days the winds have been insane out of the west and now southwest. But this evening and now, the winds in Ocean City are dead calm and it's rather mild. I wish I could find a boat for tomorrow but they only thing I've found is a tog trip. I'm tempted to do it and try for stripers anyway. But for some reason tog have never appealed to me.
 

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I spent some time in the OC inlet last night. Got nothing but cold! Might try the bridge tonight if it stays calm.
 

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I spent some time in the OC inlet last night. Got nothing but cold! Might try the bridge tonight if it stays calm.
This is the time of year to break out the frozen tuna blood line and use it on the bridge at night .:yes: Big old gob of it on a fishfinder rig dropped straight down next to a piling .:thumbup: Some nights it's the only thing that will produce unless you still have some live spot that you've saved or use live eels .
 

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The way the wind has been blowing you could have cast into them!:D
 

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A surfcaster's version of hell :D - breaking fish just out of casting distance :eek:.
In reality the surf casters worst nightmare is to have birds working right outside casting range and your buddy just popped the last beer in the cooler. :D:D
 

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Started at the OC inlet when the tide just started moving then moved to the bridge and bounced a tandem jig off bottom with no luck. Clear skies and the stars alone were worth the trip. Had dinner last night with a friend who has a 26 WA but couldn't get him to launch. Man it would have been sweet to get into some of those fish just outside the inlet. There had to be 200 birds siitting on the water within 1/2 mile of the inlet this morning.
 
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