Left the Dock @ 8:30 with co-worker George and fellow Tfer Paul. Headed south from Podickory and dropped lines when we reached BPL. Was a rough ride in the so called 5-10Kn winds. More like 15-20. Within the first 1/2 hour had a nice 23" in the box. :clapping2:Catching a rock so fast set high expectations :eek2:but the tide went slack and didn't pick our next one until 12:30. A fat 28" that looked like a football. The 23 was caught on a small white umbrella with 12 oz of weight and the 28 was caught on a single 4oz chartruse parachute with a 6in white shad with 6oz in line both on planner boards. Had several knock downs on the large white umbrella but it had a 9in shad must have been smaller rock. the weather could not have been better in the afternoon 5kn winds and flat. Headed back in at 2:30. There were alot of boats trolling that area and all were right next to each other I have been told to avoid this and did seems they pushed them my way there was alot of radio chatter with reports of no fish. something to be said about not following packs of boats.