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Hit the road at 3AM Saturday with a crew of 4. After dodging deer :eek2::eek2: for 4 hours we launched at the Kiptopeake ramp and headed out to 18 to drift some eels. We find a spot away from the crowd and set up our first drift. Three rods out and I'm working on the fourth one and BAM fish on. I'm up first and after a good fight we land a really nice 42".:clap:; it's going to be a great day. Reset the rods and about 30 minutes later second fish hits, Mike pulls the circle hook out of her month when he sets the hook like a wild man. Well we beat him up about it:nono::nono:. No bites for the next two hours so we head over to the tunnel and jig up 6 nice 25" + fish and let 4 slot fish go:thumbup:. Leave one slot open for some evening eeling. Head back to 18 and setup for eeling again, but do not get a nipple all night. Head over the StingRays for an outstanding meal, and hit the hay around 10. Up at 5 and fishing by 6:30; its raining and breeze out of the east. North this time to Plantation Light; first drift is a bust, move over the east side of channel and 15 minutes later :bigfish::bigfish:; line is screaming off the reel. Mike grabs the rod and thumbs the reel; :censored::censored::censored::censored::censored:; what the $#@$#@#[email protected] are you doing, fish is gone. $#@$#@$#@$#@$, $#@$#@$#@[email protected]#@, . Another 4 drifts and two hours in the rain; we head to the tunnel and jig up some more (4) nice 25" first. The fog moves in and it takes us an hour to get back to the ramp. all loaded up we hit the road around 3:30 for the 4 hour trip home. Had a good time and would do it all over again. The water temp was between 47 and 51 all weekend, marked a lot of bait, and we really didn't see much bird activity. Do you think the fish have moved South already.
 

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Nice job yea there are some fish moving south, there have been reports of stripers being caught as far south as Oregon Inlet. There are still plenty of fish still in the bay to be caught though so keep at it.
 
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