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Hello Fishing Friends-Yes it's true-chunking let us down today for the first time this season, but it was one of those trips where Murphy ruled the day. But we stuck with the basics and still got em. Here's what happened:

While looking at the weather for fishing this weekend, I saw a break in the windy weather for today. So once again at the last minute put together a crew. There were a number of miscommunications with the crew, but after straightening things out, we left Sunset Creek with Menhaden and my trolling gear at around 9:30 am. We took a left thinking it would be fairly calm seas and there would be birds & bait along the CBBT. We got there a little too early and found almost no signs of life and very choppy seas. After finding the tide coming in south of the 1st Island and the tide going out north of the 2nd Island we headed back across the bay and up the James to the MMBT. There we found the tide going slack around 10:30 am or so it seemed. Almost immediately we put one 21" fish in the box by chunking, but by about 2 pm we had no other fish or serious bites, it looked like the outgoing tide would not slow down for another 2 hours and it was time to troll.

We put out two wire line set ups with 3/4 chartruse buck tails with red thread with 4-6" curly tail chartruse grubs and started trolling the bridge piles. Almost immediately we started putting nice healthy fish in the box. By about 3pm we had our limit of 21-26" fish that were very thick and full of peanut bunker. We left them biting, it was back to the barn, cleaned up the boat and on the road to Richmond by 4:30pm.

The weather was great, the seas were calm (most of the day), good friends on board and we left the fish biting. Just doesn't get any better than that. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Tight Lines to All,
Kevin Smith
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Coastal Conservation Association-Virginia
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thanks

Good report Kevin. That's the way to hang in there. Happy Thanksgiving.

Scott G.
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Way to workem Kevin.

Sometimes you never know what it's gonna take but you gotta keep at it till you figure out the deal.

Keith
 

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sounds like a great trip congrats.
 

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Good job you bug chunker,got a new bag of tricks today - nice back up plan.......eeling failed us yesterday in the same sense chunbks did you ........we picked off 5 at the 3rd Island rocks and a 24 somewhere else along the line but thats it. No limit but 5 nice fish to go around......everybody got fresh meat~ Nice report Mister
 

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Hello Reel Escape

Robert,

Good networking with you last Sunday. We fished 59A hard and at 1pm headed to Smith Point Light, which was about the time the bite turned on near Fleets Bay.

We ended up with 5 schoolers, but still a great day on the water.

Happy Thanksgiving to You & Your Family,
Kevin
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Nood job, nice report Kevin. Sometimes it seems like the fish get tired of the bunker chuncks at the M&M. Glad to see that you were still able to track them down and get your limit.

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NIce!... We fished Wed. Also out of sunset. Left at 7am went to the 3rd and jigged up 23 fish that were all 27-35 inches. Back at the dock at 12 noon. BAy had settled nicely with the outgoing tide. Just find the marks and get jiggy with it. Mucho fun on 10lb test spinning outfits.:yes:
 
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