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For once the weather guys got it right. Fishweather said 18k winds up until around 11am and then it was supposed to lay down all afternoon. We left Cecil Co. at around 7am and the winds were howling. I was getting worried that we made a 4 hour trip to watch the waves pounding from Kiptopeke. Went down with fellow TFer dcfisher (Dennis) and my 10 year old son Derek. We launched out of Kipto at around 11:15 am and the winds were still around 15kn. We made it to 9' shoal by around 11:40 and it was pretty bouncy and we were not seeing any fish. I gave Walleye Pete a shout and he was having a little maintenance done on his boat but he pointed us in the right direction (Thanks Pete!). We pulled into some pilings around the 4th and the winds had totally laid down to about 0 and it was flat calm. The drift was still pretty fast but doable. We marked lots of fish and dropped 6" BKD's on 1oz. heads. It was on from then until dark. We were on quality fish, almost all slot fish with my biggest one being 33 1/2". I had one break me off on a piling that had to be an over and hard to tell how big but it screamed drag and I could not come close to slowing it down. It ran to the other side of the piling and by the time Dennis could stat to try and maneuver the boat it wrapped me broke off (I was thinking about that all night last night, the fish got bigger every time I thought about it). I heard some people on the radio talking about lots of 20 - 25" fish on the pilings but we were on a great grade of fish just about a quarter mile from them. My son Derek (his 2nd pilgrimage) had another great time and caught some great fish. Dennis also had a great day catching. Thanks for driving Dennis and for offering your Grady with the enclosure (made for a very comfortable ride out). Dennis got some good pics, maybe he will post them or I will when he sends them to me. I also got loads of video and as soon as I figure out how I will post some of that. The best catching method for me was to cast up current and touch jig back towards me just detecting bottom, almost every cast as soon as I touched bottom, Bang, fish on. Also, when the current was right I would cast directly between the pilings and let the current sweep the jig through (caught most of my bigger fish this way). 2008 was certainly a blessed year for more and I'm already looking forward to the spring flats season.
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Wow, 127 views and 0 replies...I'm feeling the love:D Anyone know how link a video here...do I have to put it on youtube and link from there or can I just attack the file from my computer?
 

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Wow, 127 views and 0 replies...I'm feeling the love:D Anyone know how link a video here...do I have to put it on youtube and link from there or can I just attack the file from my computer?
You can dump it on photobucket and post the link here . Nice job by the way .
 

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Scott,

Thanks for the post. I should be down there this Saturday, hope we can get into those nice fish.

Cant say enough about Pete. He is a great guy that only wants to see people catch fish and enjoy themselves!

Graham
 

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Thanks for the nice post.Sounds like you guys got into some decent fish..WTG.

Hope you can get the vids up would love to see um!
 

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Enjoyed your post. It includes some very good info about how to get things down in general down there. I personally LOVE when the current is right that you can thread the pilings and have it drift back through.

My last trip down I also got OWNED by a big fish which ran me straight into the pilings and given the conditions we were unable to try to reposition the boat before it was too late. That fish has grown in my mind each time I thought about it too.

Did you try switching to bigger baits (10 inch BKDs?) when you were in the quality fish?
 

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Josh,
I did switch up to 10" BKD for a little while. Had a few misses on them and just could not get the good feel I had with the 6". I should have stayed with it longer but I was re-tying lines for my 10 year old every couple of minutes so I was limited on my time to fish. It is a sickly feeling getting owned by a big fish on the pilings. The fish is still getting bigger in my mind. Now 2 days later I swear it would have been a Va. state record :D:D.
I'm still working on the video. I uploaded it to youtube but it was 11 minutes and it got rejected so I'm going to try and edit it down.
 

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Finally got the video edited down enough to get a little piece of it up on Youtube....Not the best video....most of it was shot by my 10 year old son but you get the idea.

YouTube - CBBT LTJ'ing Dec 30, 2008
 
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