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I took my 15 yo nephews and my brother down to the CBBT on monday/tuesday. On Monday we picked away at the pilings and caught mostly schoolies in the shallower sections. As the sun faded, the 30-33 inch fish showed up which caught my nephews by surprise. My brother on the other hand struggled as his son let him know about it. We also hit the IMG rip on a hunch that there might be a big one out there with the sun low in the sky. My nephew got another 33' and I was lucky to get a 39 incher in only 7' of water on a 10" BKD. These guys were wondering why we didn't start here............told em we need moving water and low light conditions. Matthew was high hook and was using 6" opening night BKD on 1 oz. Kevin got quality with his 10 Chart BKD 1oz set up.

On tuesday, the NW winds were pushing 15Kts or more so we ran to the elbow area where we had some fish the day before and didn't get anything. On out to the 4th we found more piles of fish but the quality wasn't there with only one fish in the slot. But, my brother was on his game after he started using my lighter stradic and let his son know about it. So at about 9 ish we head over between the 3rd and 2nd in the 40-50' depths and found em stacked up in moving tide. Had 2- 3 schoolies on pretty much non stop and my nephews were pumped. I didn't fish as much because I had to keep the boat away from the pilings. finally the lightbulb went off and I put the fourth rod over while kicking the boat in and out of gear. The butterfly jig of 6 oz would stay away from the lighter jigs the rest of the guys were fishing. This set up (trevala /avet/butterfly) was the bomb as I was able to hook fish and a better grade at that plus stay away from the 3 LTJ rods off the transom. We eventually found birds east of the bridge and this was just the icing on the cake as I didn't have to run the boat and we were all hooking up non stop. These were all schoolies but it was fun. The flood tide gave out around 1 ish so we decided to get a start on our trip back to annapolis.

The boys are hooked on the CBBT and want to go back. Now I need to go to marty's to replace all my leadheads and plastic and get some sleep. No pics as I forgot the camera again. I a superstitious as I think I'll get a real big one if I don't have my camera with me. You guys know what stripers look like anyway.

Spoke to a few eelers at the ramp and it sounded like the guys that went east did much better than the plantation light fleet. One guy I spoke to had 12 fish and I saw two 40 pound pigs on the table as evidence. He used planer boards to spread out his eels which was an interesting adaptation to the float concept. We never did eel but would have tried if we had more time.
 

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Yes , I guess it would be NE out along the buoy line from the highrise toward the bay/ocean line. Mike we need to fish again some time soon. I really enjoyed the day you joined me fluking out of delaware.
 

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Yes , I guess it would be NE out along the buoy line from the highrise toward the bay/ocean line. Mike we need to fish again some time soon. I really enjoyed the day you joined me fluking out of delaware.
That was a lot of fun buddy . Tog is open as of today ! I think I'm going Sunday . There should be some rockfish in the area as well . Still got the Parker ?
 

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WTG Steve,
:clapping2::D

sounds like you all had a fun time. :D
 

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I may be stupid here, but what is the IMG rip? Been down there dozens of times and never heard of it.

Also - just want to be clear you were deadsticking a 6oz jig and having success?

Thanks for the informative post - definitely peaked my interest.
 

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I may be stupid here, but what is the IMG rip? Been down there dozens of times and never heard of it.

Also - just want to be clear you were deadsticking a 6oz jig and having success?

Thanks for the informative post - definitely peaked my interest.
Josh, IMG = Inner middle ground. If you look at your charts you will see this area extends from the bridge bayside near the 9' shoal area of the bridge. Many sheep overlook this area and only venture away from the pilings when they see the notorious guides go out there....not me! Last two times I hit it for 30-40 mins each and pulled multiple fish in the 38/39 inch class. sometimes it is hard to leave the structure where the footballs keep coming regularly but my biggest bass have always come here.

Mike, I just got an invite to do a suicide CBBT run tomorrow (sat) and the boat is at the stingrays lot. I also have a tenative plan to go to PLO to find a birdshow and do the butterfly thing........but can't do both. HMMM what should I do?

Josh, I may see you there if I go with option one. I presume you won't be yak'n it and will be on your boat. what kind?
 
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