Tidal Fish Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
26,104 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Fellow TFer Get the Gaff (Bill) invited me along to fish PLO.Met at 5am in Millersville along with Bill's friend Bob.Picked up my friend Alberto near Deale and continued the long jounery south.Saw a few other boats on trailers headed the same way.weather was unreal for late December and going over the Rt. 4 bridge- we glimpsed a calm bay.Once at PLO - we saw about 25 empty trailers so we knew it would be others out there.Ran across flat seas to near marker #65.



Radar showed alot of boats south so we set out the boards and headed east.Had about 7 rods out when a planer board rod got hit.The guys let me reel it in and soon a 21 incher was in the boat.It hit one of Bill's 6'' Storm lures - he rigs a 9 inch and 6 inch lure - giving a chance for the under 28 inch fish.We elected to keep it but knew it forced us to stay in Md water or count it as my Va. limit.We worked across the channel and then another planer rod got hit.The fish hit a white bucktail on Bill's rod but as Bob just got to the rod-the fish spit the hook.Radio chatter was slow fishing so we decided to stay put and work the scattered bait we saw.Current was starting in and then Bob got a fat 36 on a deep chart. umbrella rig.Bill got the next one - a nice fat 35 incher.These fish are very heavy for their length.Alberto got the next one- a real nice 38 incher that went 26 lbs :thumbup: - like I said-fat fish :yes:. His fish and Bill's both ate a BBR (battered beyong recognition) 8 oz Alien white parachute.It used to be silver/pink with blue eyes but that was about 45 fish ago :D.



I reeled in the next fish - a monster that went almost 24 inches :pp but sure will make a good dinner.It hit a 9'' Storm lure.We worked slightly north to # 66 but then came back to #65.Got another 35 incher on the BBR - that lure catches more then it's share- 60 feet off the boards.We got two more unders and then I had a good one on the 180 back umbrella that came off.It pull some drag - hurt losing it even though it had to go back.Bob got another nice one then Bill reeled in another 24 incher.Alberto got another one about the same size.This made our under limit :yes:.Alberto took my turn and got a nice 37 ish one that was let go.We reeled in lines at 4:00 and just as I started to reel in a WWB daisy chain- it got hit.A fat little 28 ish Rock was let go after a long reel in.We ran back just as the sun was sinking low.



Heard alot of VHF chatter- sounded slow for most.We felt good about our 10 fish but even better about getting out on such an awesome day.Not often you see 55* in late December with almost flat seas.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,411 Posts
December 27..........55 degrees.....................gotta love it. We did the xmas thing yesterday with family. Went over the bay bridge around 11:00 am.........man it hurt real bad looking down at the flat bay.....................Mark
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
824 Posts
Looks like you guys did alright staying in MD. We trudged down to the SP bouy from Solomans and managed 4 good fish from 35-41" between 10:30 & 11. Not another hit from around 9am when we got there through 2:30 pm when we left. We saw one rockfish mark and one bait mark the entire time we were there with all the other boats, but did see a few other fish caught.

Mike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
158 Posts
We had same kind of day as you guys...We ended up with 8...All our fish were 34-43"...We were just a little south with east side around #64 producing best..6 fish off boards..2 off deep umbrellas..Bait was slim but fish marks were high early..We quit about 1 after the little shower....Gl Donnie B.............
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,574 Posts
I saw you guys docking the boat just as I was tieing my boat down to leave. Sounds like you guys had a great day, congrats.

-JB
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,708 Posts
Skip- Great report considering the tough bite. Ya'll did better than us but we did get a Va limit. After talking with you we did manage to venture up to #64 w/no luck in Md.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
502 Posts
Glad you guys had a sweet day, but whats with the glassy water. I thought it was going to be 3 footers unless I forgot how to read or made a mistake:confused: Wish i went out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,283 Posts
Nice photo good report even the lure couldn't believe his former eyes
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
189 Posts
From those of us who have pulled our boats..Thank you...

In these cold and slow times it is great to know some of us are out there and still landing nice fish !

Congrats !
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top