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#1 Oct-13-17 2:02PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12690

Friday the 13th, UP

We took it easy in the morning and once at the ramp, we were greeted with this!

https://i.imgur.com/ZlNOUI1.jpg

Took a bit to get the boat into open water but we managed!

Four weeks after shoulder surgery and John is out fishing for smallies! One happy dude!

https://i.imgur.com/07TvAFH.jpg

It took a bit but the 1st fish was an 18" chunk!

https://i.imgur.com/yldzLhV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WKJ8DWR.jpg

What is it about these smallies this year...hope it stays like that for a long time! This one peeled line like crazy, jumped a few times, went under the boat...you name it!

Then we hit another dry spell and were beginning to wonder what was going on. Only positive was that we were getting bites, albeit soft ones.

The swim bait worked!

https://i.imgur.com/R5dlH3F.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/j4FEuvH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cWN4BIX.jpg

Then the jerk bait!

https://i.imgur.com/cvlpp5i.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/U7gy2YN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/00joCaz.jpg

John was lagging but he is still on the DL and has limited movement. Still, he did great and started catching!

https://i.imgur.com/fvDnlHd.jpg

Then I hear, "crap, a clump of grass...no, it's a fish! A BIG fish"!

Heck yea it was big. The beast jumped and dogged until finally subdued.

https://i.imgur.com/L40FEw9.jpg

19.25"

https://i.imgur.com/LYStboe.jpg

We went on to catch a bunch more although smaller. But beefy and healthy!

Great way to spend Friday the 13th!!

Oh....the ramp was still yucky and this was the result.....

https://i.imgur.com/S4Nvlrj.jpg


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Oct-13-17 2:23PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1286

Re: Friday the 13th, UP

Thanks again, birthday boy!  It has been only 4 weeks since my surgery and you put me on a pig!  I thought I was done until at least December!  I hope the boat cleaned up ok.

Last edited by drxfish (Oct-13-17 2:24PM)


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#3 Oct-13-17 2:31PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12690

Re: Friday the 13th, UP

drxfish wrote:

Thanks again, birthday boy!  It has been only 4 weeks since my surgery and you put me on a pig!  I thought I was done until at least December!  I hope the boat cleaned up ok.

My pleasure...now go reat up!

It took a while to get all (most) of that grass off the trailer. What a mess!

But what a day!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#4 Oct-13-17 2:53PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1286

Re: Friday the 13th, UP

BTW, that crankbait I caught the big one on I bought from YOU!  Ha, second time I got big fish on your boat fishing lures you sold me!


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#5 Oct-13-17 4:15PM

captmikestarrett
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
Posts: 1766
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Re: Friday the 13th, UP

As an observation on Tuesday in the heat of the evening traffic drive at a rapid 7.25 mph average, the entire area above the WW was covered in green algae. It was as far as you could see from Oxen Cove to Alexandria.

Next day gone. With 80 % of the grass beds gone too.

Capt Mike


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#6 Oct-16-17 5:46AM

Bryan
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 901

Re: Friday the 13th, UP

Great report, looks like the Fall bite is on!


tight lines

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#7 Oct-16-17 9:24AM

hookup
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 995

Re: Friday the 13th, UP

Nice job guys


Cant Mike - I was a few miles up river.  Some grass on the bottom, but most was floating down stream to Ernie & DrX.  It's going to take a bit for the grass to die & clear from our local waters.  The grass beds held the dinks.  The clear deep area's held the bigger fish

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