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Yesterday as a pupil I was schooled on the fine art of reading working birds yesterday......birds are birds......I have said it a 1000 times.....BIRDS ARE OVER RATED !! I wont ever say that again !!Gannets,Gulls,Pelicans all mean a different size and quanity of fish under them.
So for today I was "tested" by my "teachers" of yesterday......I think I passed my test today with flying colors.....Once again NO mojo's,umbrellas or stretches alloed....no trolling, just drufting with the birds and light tackle.....J keeler and Capt Tom hughes had fish on for the better part of the day.....10 or 12 boats worked a flock of birds very well....no one ran threw the middle,no one got in any one elses way, no body ran over any body....for almost 2 hours it was fish after fish....from 24 to 30 inches over & over .....50 plus fish easy.....off we went to find other spots to work on the IMG- 9 foot shoals- 4a.....you name it I lucked out and found fish ......Capt Tom had a nice day off catching fish for once and as always J Keeler finds the lunkers when least expected.....no 40+ fish today but he got fish at 32,36,34,31,38 Tom did the same with 36,a pair of 38's and every other time I looked back they had double hook ups...I even had time for 1 cast today and got a fat lil 33 incher myself,kissed and set free !! .......Birds Birds Birds in the sky will mean fish fish fish on the scope !! Good Googly Moogly what a day indeed !! We left them still hitting on every other cast as the sun went down and was dark by the time we got back to Little Creek......















 

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those 2 nuts wanted emn to go out w/ em again tomorro !! they will be with some TFers from the MD "original" Brandonites tomorro and saturday ....I would go but I got CATFISH to wrestle this weekend in Hopewell !! Gotta beat a 42 pounder.....Citations in fresh and salwater for 07 oh yea !

Fish Dad you have released more striper then I ever caught in my life !! Top 5 in my book
 

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Fish Dad you have released more striper then I ever caught in my life !! Top 5 in my book
I don't know about that. With my job, I'm normally stuck fishing the weekend crowds. I'm sure the weekend crowd would have busted up those fish/birds in about 10 minutes. Maybe I'll hit the megamillions tomorrow night...over $100M...that should just about do it. :D
 

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Fish Dad said: "Maybe I'll hit the megamillions tomorrow night...over $100M...that should just about do it.

Hope you do just that. I am a Certified Financial Planner and would love to help you reach that goal.

Looks like I may have a forced day of rest tomorrow. They are calling for 15 to 17 mph winds out of the SSW with gusts up to 30.

It was real good while it lasted.

Jamie: Thank you for taking us out and sharing the last 2 days with us.

My a$$ is dragging and I will probably welcome a day of rest. Never thought that I would
be saying that.;)

Tight lines,
 

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were u off Cape Henry? We were out there trolling for hours with only 4 fish. I much prefer casting for fish anyway.
 

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Great report and hopefully you didn't have too much of those droppings to wash off.
Catch 'em up & good luck w/ the whiskered bottom dwellers.
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Looks like they were C&R in the Bay. As far as ocean fishing went, I'm with you. we went a total of 80 miles and caught 1 fish. Most of the talk on the radio was the same.....Birds, bait but NO fish. And small ones at CH. The reason? A full moon the past 3 nights with clear skys. The fish feed all night and aren't interested in filling their already full bellies.
 

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Nice Work Guys!!

Sounds like you learned a valuable lesson today that different types of birds and different concentrations of birds can mean different fish and it may be indicative of how those fish are feeding and what they are feeding on.

Some happy looking fisherpersons, so the end results looks like everyone had a blast and there will be some sore muscles!!:D :D :D

Nice Going To Everyone!
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I agree with Johns Addiction, but the fish we cleaned yesterday (caught after 4:00pm near 4A) had empty bellies. Do you suppose they were just beginning to feed on the NIGHT shift? I had not thought of the full moon's consequences on daytime fishing, but I'm glad I caught it - makes perfect sense to me...
 

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We caught most of our larger fish south of the "High Rise" on or adjacent to 9 Ft. Shoal. We were able to pick up fish around the bridge pilings all day. However, they were not as nice as those we picked up south of the "High Rise".

I have always been a strong believer in the "Full Moon Effect". It just means that you may have to work a little harder to catch fish.:)

Thanks for all the great comments.

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DANG NICE FISH...and JAMIE believes in birds(should have listened to HOWIE...LMAO)...glad you got into them...those birds look like last year...what a blast that was...
 

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Hey guys this post has got my blood boiling and has me not feeling that bad about leaving Florida as long as I can fish in VB when I get home. Nice going and great pics.:D
 

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Hank: I understand that John Deering and crew had their best day ever today.
Get your butt up here before the fish think it is too warm and start to migrate north.:D :D
Temps were in the low 70's today. People were jogging in tank tops and short shorts.;)
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yea i guess jigging aint so bad after all.........
 

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I hope you were strictly C&R, because that bridge in the background doesn't cross the Atlantic. Looks like a fun day if that was the case.
 
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