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Fished the M&M bridge tunnel Wen. afternoon, It was my first time out this spring so I was just glad to be fishing again! I don't think to many people fish that area so I thought I would post a report for everyone. Managed to catch and release one 18 in striper and lost a nice size flounder right at the side of the yak. Should of had a net with me. The croakers kept me busy I caught over 10 all in the 16 in range with the two biggest close to 18. They were a lot of fun on my light weight rod. Kept a couple but let most go. I was looking for the flounder, might try a little deeper water next time. A VA. Marine Resource Officer met me at my truck and checked my liscense and looked in my cooler he was very friendly and seemed interested in my yak. He ask a lot of questions about it. All in all a good day it beat the hell out of being at work. Good luck.
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Those are some nice croakers! Don't mess with a net on a kayak. I carry a little hand gaff. Just make sure it is legal size before you gaff it. Alot of guys use those lip grippers too. The way I see it, if I am going to release it anyway, I will live if it gets off before I get it in the boat. If I plan to keep it, I don't want to loose a good meal. That's where the gaff comes in handy.
 

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Yes luckily I'm still here to tell the story...he,he [grin]. the marine res. officer said they were the biggest he had seen this year. caught everything on a redhead jig with a green curly tail tipped with a piece of shrimp. You can launch from Tidewater Com. College, its about a 15 min. paddle to the bridge.
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