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#1 Dec-05-11 3:01PM

Rob Allen
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Registered: Jan-16-07
Posts: 58

CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

CBBT Report –

December 3rd & 4th –

I was invited to fish for the weekend by friends George Lenard and Dave Gedra

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– the plan was to book two consecutive days of fishing – and if things work out – you get two days – but with the inconsistent weather patterns of December at the CBBT – you often get blown out one day – at least –

Well, we were lucky – and both days were fishable –

We were fishing with Guide Richie Gaines – it was my first time fishing with Richie – but George and Dave had been out with him before – He is very good.

On Saturday – we met at 10:00 am – as we wanted to wait and see if the wind would lay down a bit – it did – and off we went.

The plan was the fish the pilings  – and I was able to score first with a 35” fish on a Ύ oz. Lil’Jimy bucktail that was dressed with a BKD trailer– very nice start – fish was released too.  George and Dave got into the action – and Dave had the hot hand on Saturday– consistently catching throughout the day.

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We fished exclusively a selection from Specialized Baits, the lure company that George owns – We fished Lil’Jimmies, The Bug, and Shaggy Shads – all colors were productive – presentation at the right depth and proximity to the piling was the key.

We caught quality fish through out the day -

Toward the end of the day, this angler was getting a bit tired, and momentarily lost concentration - I accidentally flipped my rig into the drink – St. Croix Tidemaster and Penn 360 slammer combo($280.00 retail) – the line caught the tip as I was underhand flippin toward the piling– the 1 oz. lure weight popped it from my hands and I watched it sink into 12 feet of water – I was upset and also embarrassed – the word “buffoon” immediately came to my mind – it was my first rod overboard ever… 

Richie asked if we had any lures w/trebles – nobody did – but alas – I found a trout bomb looking lure in my bag with a treble hook – I tied it on and Richie directed me where to cast – on the third drag through – I feel something and begin to reel slowly in– I did not say a word until I get it to the surface – out of the depths – a minor miracle  - my rig – I snagged one of the eyes -  unbelievable – zero to hero.

We were in 12 feet – with a sandy bottom – this is the only way we could have retrieved that rod – incredibly lucky….

So, the rod is now back on boat – looks clean as a whistle.

So – in order to get the water out of the reel – I begin to cast toward a piling – second cast – 33” striper – again – unbelievable – Richie was laughing – apparently,  while I was casting my soggy rod – he says to George and Dave – “watch him catch one” 

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Sunday turned out to be very calm – but we had current – we were picking off a few pretty steady – when George hooks up with a nice fish – we all could tell that this time was “different” – he was wrestling this fish with a 6’6” spinning rod –

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and it took all he had to keep this fish away from the pilings – after about ten minutes, the fish comes up to the surface and rolls – a whole other class of Striper we had here –

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Richie got it netted and we get it on the boat – it measures 47” – but it was the fattest striper we all had ever seen – Richie estimated well over 50lbs. – I do not doubt it one bit.

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This fish was a real specimen.  George hooked the fish on a Shaggy Shad  - bunker pattern with a silver glitter BKD trailer– it was his personal best -

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Never seen George so happy  - after some quick pics – she was revived and released.

We caught some more quality fish – but nothing even approached the size of that one -

Summary–

Saturday – fished from 10 -4:30 – 23-25 fish – 5  were kept below 27” – Dave was the hot hand.

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Cold weather – but not real bad.

Sunday - fished 7 to 2:45 – 12-15 fish – I was the hot hand –

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George caught the biggie – one keeper fish under at 24” –

Overall – we caught close to 40 fish – only 6 were under 28” (which were kept) all other fish released – about 8 were over 34” – the rest were in “The Slot” -28-34 –

Quality over Quantity – we did better than most who were out there –

If you ever want to book a guide for this CBBT fishing – Richie Gaines is a good one to fish with.

If you ever want to catch stripers – the Specialized Baits lure company produces quality lures.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/12.jpg

Last trip of the year -

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#2 Dec-05-11 3:20PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12578

Re: CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

Outstanding fishing....I felt like I was there (except my knees don't hurt)!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 Dec-05-11 6:08PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12578

Re: CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

Just got the numbers in.....girth was 30” on that fish, so the estimate was 53lbs, maybe more!    wink

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Girth x Girth x Length / 800 = estimated weight.

Some of those fish had huge tails!!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#4 Dec-05-11 7:19PM

ComeOnFish
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Sep-30-10
Posts: 199

Re: CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

Thanks for the report.
They were big fish.  I will try before the season is over.

Joe

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#5 Dec-06-11 5:17AM

Bryan
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 881

Re: CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

Whoa, that's some great fishing! That 47 incher is a serious cow.


tight lines

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#6 Dec-06-11 7:27AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12578

Re: CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

Rob Allen wrote:

If you ever want to book a guide for this CBBT fishing – Richie Gaines is a good one to fish with.

Totally agree....I have fished with him several times.  He is a pro!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#7 Dec-07-11 9:25AM

ComeOnFish
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Sep-30-10
Posts: 199

Re: CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

I thought I am done with driving 3+ hours to fish CBBT.
But each time I see the cow. I want to catch one.

Let's see if my wife let me....

joe

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#8 Dec-07-11 9:57AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12578

Re: CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

ComeOnFish wrote:

I thought I am done with driving 3+ hours to fish CBBT.
But each time I see the cow. I want to catch one.

Let's see if my wife let me....

Classic!!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#9 Dec-07-11 10:53AM

ComeOnFish
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Sep-30-10
Posts: 199

Re: CBBT Report - 12-3 & 12-4

Pacemaker wrote:

ComeOnFish wrote:

I thought I am done with driving 3+ hours to fish CBBT.
But each time I see the cow. I want to catch one.

Let's see if my wife let me....

Classic!!

Hmmm...
What do I cook for dinner?  I've been serving her seafood for 4 days...
I can pick up Intalian on the way home and put it on the real dinner plates with candle lights and wine in the dinning room...  This will do it.
I am just too wise after 30+ mariage. 

joe

Last edited by ComeOnFish (Dec-07-11 10:53AM)

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