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Got the invite to fish with Greg (Bfaithful) and Paul (Reeltor) on Gregs 27 Judge Chesapeake today:clapping2: Launched around 7:30 and went looking for birds / bait south. Put over a 5 or 6 rod boat spread with no fish to show for the first few hrs. Went looking for more birds / bait and finally found some good marks to try and jig over. Crushed fish all day long on BKD's and BA's. There were whales everywhere and at times they were so close it was making us nervous:eek: Great day out of OC:yes: Thanks for the ride guys, and also to Mike Rose for some insider information:thumbup:

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You guys got a lot better pics than I did ! Great shots ! Glad you got on the fish . We caught a lot of those dang horndogs too , half the time they were snagged . Cold water and bait=plenty of doggies around !
 

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Wow..nice job thoses whales were close they must have liked that pretty new Judge:))

Are they right whales? that fish in the 3rd picture has got a wierd line in it's marks almost looks like two fish glued together:))

Nice work guys..
 

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i think they only eat plankton and judges. (guess they wernt hungry):poke1::confused::scratchchin3::scratchchin3:
Those whales were feasting on bunker . They were not plankton eaters . We saw at least 2 species of whales today , I think finback , humpies and maybe a minke or two . They all eat fish but will eat krill and plankton if available .
 

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The two paired in the picture at the bow of the boat are Humpbacks. I saw one turn and clearly saw the white underbelly and fin as it went by. I am so fascinated by those whales. What an experience.
 

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The two paired in the picture at the bow of the boat are Humpbacks. I saw one turn and clearly saw the white underbelly and fin as it went by. I am so fascinated by those whales. What an experience.
Most definitely:thumbup: We saw at least 1 finback and earlier in the day we saw what I think were minkes . Not close enough to be sure . Makes you feel kinda small doesn't it ? Beautiful creatures . Do you think we should call tham KITTENS ?:eek2::D Just kidding .:D
 

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I was mistaken about one species of whale . My friend Dean said that he was sure that a couple of them were right whales . After thinking about it , he is right . They are a very rare and endangered species of whale that was almost fished to extiction , hence the name "right whale" . They were called that because they are very rich with oil and blubber . He pointed out the wide , bulbous head:eek: and it is unmistakeable . We saw the barnacles attached to the things' face . Wish we had got a pic of that . Here is what they look like :
 

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Great Pics .............. Looked like a great day!

I was 60 miles straight out from OC about 5 years ago on a shark trip and the water was like glass.
We had some whales swim by the boat and also a giant sun fish.

That sunfish was the strangest looking fish i ever saw.
 

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Terrific, eventful day on the water with great company:thumbup: Those whales were just incredible, I've never seen anything like it before. One seemed very curious and slowly tracked us:eek:. Finally when it was no more than 50-60' from the stern it dove under us. It was shallow enough that we could see the black/white contrast around its belly or fins. We were speechless (or better yet nervous to the point where you could hear a pin drop). Not many folks will ever be so lucky to witness what we did today. To hear a whale inhale/exhale on TV is one thing but to hear it from 50'...WOW!
Like Dave mentioned we started on the troll and saw enough birds to get our attention but the bite never materialized. Mike was nice enough to give us some good intel and we quickly found nice marks of bait and rock stacked up. We happily jigged them up for the rest of the day. We were using 6"+10" plastics on BKD jigheads with a wide gap:thumbup: I'd highly recommend them. GOOD TIMES!
 
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