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Crew: Mike, Wes, Jordan, and Fletcher.

Departed Hampton at 7 pm Saturday night and headed over to the High Rise. Lots of boats out already so can't really do much looking for bait/fish, pretty much find an open spot to call your own. Get the eel spread out. Wes is one short of expert angler so we try hard to let Wes get a release. But just didn't happen. Wes boated 3 fish, pair of 42s and a 41.





Fletcher gets a 38.



That's it for all night of fishing. 2 fish on the incoming and 2 fish on the outgoing. All fish released because at 5 am (slack) we pull anchor and run offshore to some warm water on the back side of the cigar.

We find 64-65 degree water around the 050-000 line and work it. Not sure what to expect, I put 3 horse hoos way, way back on wind-on leaders. Then a planer, then 4 more rods up closer in case there are YFT around. But before we reach 50 fathom, back in cold water. Water must have moved inshore. Frustrating because we are the only boat out there, nobody answering calls to work together to find water/fish. We find the most tuna like conditions around the 150 line, hard edge, calm water on one side, choppy water on the other, birds and bait right at the rip line, scattered weeds. No predators. no tuna, no fish marks, just bait marks.

Time to put away the tuna gear for the season...gave it the old college try this season.

While we are out there, drop and put some nice tiles and BSB in the box for dinner.

Here is a nice 13 lb tile for me.



Nice class of BSB there too. Jordan brings up a nice pair.



Running out of time so we stop short of our limit so we can run inshore to try to a late afternoon striper bite. Run to False Cape and run up the coast looking for signs. Find some bait off Dam Neck and troll around until sunset without a bump.

At least we got some something for the table for 24 hours of fishing.



Been telling Jordan that sleep is overrated and we should fish now and sleep later. So he made this T-shirt for me. :D

 

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glad ya'll got out on a nice weather window. Good try as you said. Hope Wes get's his expert
 

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Good job Mike and crew. Nice report. I did see a decent BFT being weighed in at Long Bay Point today when coming in from rock fishing. Congrads on the mixed bag. Ben

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We did about the same thing you did. We stayed closer to the cigar in the 68 degree water. Marked a lot of bait balls but we found no fish, no birds, no weeds nada. Never heard any calls on the radio, either the music was to loud or the radio was to low I guess. Anyway, it was a nice day for a boat ride at least.

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Mike, I thought my radio was broken, never heard anybody say anything other than the occasional CG broadcast and nobody answered any hails. Only fishy area we saw at at 40 fathoms around the 150 line with birds working over bait along a rip line. But never saw any fish marks under the bait. Oh well, only way to catch them is to be out there dragging baits. Seas got a little bumpy around the current but once outside the current, the seas were nice all day.
 

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nice

nice report Mike !! can't catch-em if you stay tied to the dock .:eek2:

I'll get back to fishing in two weeks , hunting season ends for me on jan 3rd and the albe is not put away yet for the winter .
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Nice Mike.
Sure miss it up here; only home for the Holidays before back to the Big Canoe Club.
Keep charging!
Best,
Evan.

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Pretty Work!!

Mike,

Nice job on the blue water trip! Thanks for the report and pics!

Happy Holidays & Tight Lines,
Kevin
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