Nathan - WOW! 8 hours time difference EAST of VA Beach! Not sure what you would catch way out there! Maybe ask the Capt. to speed up to 6 knots and try it. Keep us posted if you catch something. Maybe a cedar plug or high speed spoon?
From an actual radio communication onboard USS Thorn, circa 1999.
"Bridge, Aft Lookout......Bridge, Make pitch and turns for 5 knots, maintain current heading. Aye, wait one.... Bridge, Combat,....Bridge..., WTF? (paraphrasing)Stand by Combat, Aft Lookout, Bridge..., Aft Lookout..., Pitch and turns for 5 knots, maintaining heading, no turns scheduled, but I feel a GQ coming up. Yeah I got that word, Thank you sir.."
30 minutes 1 kingfish, and 2 1/2 bonitos latter: "GENERAL QUARTERS, GENERAL QUARTERS.. ALL HANDS MAN........."
A couple of Hours latter PNC B: "Where you fishing during GQ? Ah... yeah Chief, WTF! (not paraphrasing) Skipper saw you, you know,....I did not know that Chief.
So to this day I believe 2 things:
1. Spruance Destroyer fantails are the best.
2. I can talk my way out of most anything.