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For the Chesapeake Board Guys...
BTW guys, My 2009 Calendars are now available!


The Striped bass and Speck reports are great, but here is something a little different....:D

Thanksgiving Fishing Report
The best weather day I have seen in months landed on Thanksgiving Day. We normally eat pretty late so we can fish during the day. For most Thanksgiving Days in the past, we have fished for striped bass. But since the winds were forecast at 5 from the SW, I couldn't resist running further than the Bay.

Although I called most everyone, they were all eating mid-day…except Skip Feller. So, we had our only other Turkey Day defiant onboard and pulling out of Rudee at 6am.

The run was easy, with slick calm seas. We had our BFT gear with us just in case, but the only bluefins we spotted were in the 40-pound class. So we continued on to a wreck in 100-plus feet of water, the water temperature was 57 degrees. We didn't see or hear anyone all day. We dropped squid and crab down to see who was home. Some nice seabass took the calling card. Unfortunately, so did the chopper bluefish. I have never seen so many seabass heads! We sacrificed at least twice our seabass catch to the bluefish cause. :wacko:

Seabass heads...


I was hoping for a big trigger fish. But I couldn't buy a trigger with my triggerfish rig, although some nice ones were jumping on the seabass rigs. As I was just about to switch rigs, I hooked into a nice fish….ahh, my triggerfish! Nope, it was a 5-pound seabass…ok, I'll take that. Maybe I'll try one more time before I switch rigs. Again, another big tug-of-war, and I thought I had a nice triggerfish. Nope….this time I hauled up a 6 lb, 12 oz seabass stud! Darn! I finally switched to my seabass rig, and began bailing triggerfish…go figure. Most of the triggers were nice sized. Except Skip's monster trigger!

Skip's Monster Triggerfish


Just kidding! We all ended up with big triggers.

The final tally was two limits of seabass (minus the sacrificial bluefish limits) up to almost 7 lbs, four bluefish for CAPT Steve's famous "fish balls," and 33 huge triggerfish averaging to about 4 lbs. We left late afternoon, and made it back in plenty of time for dinner.

A great Thanksgiving Day of fishing! :yes:

5 lb and 6lb 12oz seabass


Skip's Big Triggerfish


Robin's Big Triggerfish


My Big Triggerfish
 

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I like seeing something other than a rock fish once in a while! Nice report.
Francis, boats down here are hooking 4 to 6 sails a day plus plenty of big Dolphin and Wahoo, all out between 2 and 3 miles from shore.
 

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Great report thanks.

You said that you fished a wreck in about 100 or so feet of water, about how many miles offshore? I wouldn't mind doing some winter wreck fishing myself.

-JB
 

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Dr Julie's reports makes catching Sea Bass 1/2's look like fun
 

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Nice. Thanks for that fishing story/report. Pics add a lot too!
 

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Thanks guys!
Hakuna...this wreck is over 40 miles offshore....a little run, but it was a gorgeous day.

I agree...I like summer time better too..:yes:
 

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--Julie , we also have Black seabass , here 20 miles so. of Annapolis , but requires heavy weights & FRESH scarce bait supply in the winter -making them a largly un exploited fishery--geo.
 

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I like this December photo of you better :D.



Keep the great reports coming :thumbup: - looks like an awesome day :yes:.
 
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