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The wind was breezy and the inlet was a little choppy which meant good trout fishing today....We caught speckles up to 16 inches,bluefish up to 7 lbs/,greys were up to 14 inches,spot almost a lb.,sea mullet up to 1.5 lbs....We were discussing how we hadn'tcaught any puppy drum when my buddies rod doubles over.....To much fish for 12 lb. test but the anchor breaks free so we are now mobile (pure luck) he says maybe a really large skate but i notice he is swimming up past the boat and skates dont do that.We are straining our eyes to get a glimpse of this massive fish hoping to just see what it is....I move the boat as to help regain some line when I see a huge golden tail surface bigger then my wrist with another huge golden fish right behind it...Its a drum and it ain't no puppy.Another ten minutes of battling this fish and we finally get a comformation.It is a drum and not your usual puppy eiher its huge.A few failed attempts later I wrangle this monster into the boat.Look at this pic my buddy is over 300 lbs. that is nice drum fellas he was 50 inches long and had a 28 inch girth.


Wow on a Saturday at OI one other boat who left before it layed down this afternoon.A cooler full of very edible fish and a monarch of a drum on 12 lb. test.LIFE IS GOOD..We caught most of our fish on shrimp and cut spot.With a couple on bloodworms and other assorted cut baits....My son a good friend and myself celebrating our good fortunes...
 

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NICE FISH MAN. I caught one on 12# test, but nothing that big. So I know it must have been a blast. I looks like, from the picture, you were in the green island slough. Sounds like it was a great day, and to top it off you got that monster of a fish. Congrats again.

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I went out the inlet Thursday morning and got in the merry go round with the other boats caught a few blues a pelican and had something big on that my dad fought too hard and broke the 30 .lb line. My first time out fishing so didn't really know all the tricks got soak and wet on the way back to the house. Rough water in a 20' Hydra sport.
 

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Richard you are the MAN, WTG. If anyone visits the Outer Banks you need to hook up with Richard, I have had him on my boat and the guy knows how and where the fish are. Still trying to work it out so that I can get down there this year, I’ll keep you posted.
 

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Hey Steve,
Good to hear fronm ya...Let me know if and when you are coming...We need to hook up things at the daycare have really settled in nicely so now I have plenty of time on my hands...I plan on wearing them out this year if gas don't get too high...Minimum $100.00 trip for gas know hauling my 18 footer down there...I might have to get me a camper to put down there to make it it a two day event every time I go... lol... Noy sure what the wife would think about ti though... [tongue]
 

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Richard, are you available for "guide services"? We'll furnish boat, gas, bait, food and beverages? No need to drag your boat down. Be down week of June 4-10?

You seem to know you're way around, so I had to ask.

Take care,
Tom
 

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I am not a guide but I will go fishing with ya...The real guides do it every day I just do it for some pullage..If you have room and you ask me to go I will if I am not committed and It doesnt involve leaving my little (13 year old 200 lb.) fishing buddy behind....After we caught that drum on Sat. he woke up on his own ar 5:30 a.m. for a 9:00 fishing trip...[wink][wink][wink][wink][grin][grin][grin][grin][grin][grin][grin][grin][grin][grin][grin][grin]
Its worse then drugs its an addiction to fishin.....
 
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