Wow! Nicely done! And thank you for employing effective release techniques!!!!
Great Report! I’m very jealous! I know you don’t want to spot burn but about where were you ? Mid bay, Severn, Magothy, PTAP? Thank youRussell and I have been fishing the Flats together for a long time and we just love it up there. My friend Mark found some fish on the Flats last week so got us all excited to get up there. Took Russell's boat (23' Jones Bros) and fished all day on Saturday. Caught one fish at 24 inches on topwater. We had looked everywhere and thrown everything but finally we got a blow up in five feet of water and the blood started pumping. Another smash and Russell hooked this one fish. I had switched to topwater and quickly got a follow. Then - nothing. Not another thing all day. Tough. Not even any pictures. Sunday was blowing too hard for me until about 3:00 when Russell, his wife Leigh and our friend Matt launched on my boat. We picked away at fish in a number of spots but nothing over 26 inches. Probably caught about 25 fish all together when we had about an hour of sunlight left and went to another shoreline. Started catching at a spot where we were casting toward shoreline (casting to within ten feet) when another boat decides he is going to pull right in between us and the shoreline. WTF. We gave him the quiet treatment when he tells us he is sorry - that he did not mean to pull between us and the shoreline. WTF. We left that spot. And we sure were happy we did. Pure mayhem for the last hour. Multiple times with all four of us hooked up. The fun sort of mayhem. Ring around the rosy all around my boat. Someone fighting a fish. Someone releasing a fish. Someone changing a lure. Someone just has to cast over this direction - or that. It was just plain fun and I am always delighted by the dance around the boat. (All caught barbless and, unless photo, fish never leaves the water.) We fished until well after sunset. That was the strongest bite I have experienced for a while. Pat View attachment 284625 View attachment 284626 View attachment 284627 View attachment 284628