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#1 Oct-23-17 5:29AM

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

Mobjack Bay 10/21

Headed South early Saturday morning and hit the launch at about 6:15 to wait for safe light. Water was smooth as glass. At 6:30 I made the 5 mile run to my target location and started slinging topwaters.

I caught one trout about 14", one slightly larger bluefish, and had a couple really nice swirls that just didn't connect. I think it was just too calm for a hot topwater bite, I always have much better luck when there's some chop on the water.

As the sun came up I switched to throwing a popping cork and Gulp mullet deep in the grass, and working a Mirrolure out on the edge. I caught small trout, blues, striper, and a red on the cork rig, and got into some slightly larger trout on the mirrolure. Didn't catch anything big, but I got 6 or 7 "keeper size" specks up to 17" and several more smaller ones.

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There were still plenty of puffers in the grass, they followed my lures often and I even hooked a couple.


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It was a tough bite overall though. I caught more small trout and other various fish as the day went on, but the action was never fast. I stayed on the water until dark, working my way back to the ramp as the sun went down, but by then the bite had died.


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I'm looking forward to night fishing in Virginia Beach next weekend...


tight lines

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#2 Oct-23-17 5:58AM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1448

Re: Mobjack Bay 10/21

Very cool. Nice variety of species.


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#3 Oct-23-17 10:43AM

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

Re: Mobjack Bay 10/21

Looks like a nice Looong day!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#4 Oct-23-17 12:06PM

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

Re: Mobjack Bay 10/21

drxfish wrote:

Looks like a nice Looong day!

Yeah you know it's been a long day when you have to turn your running lights on twice in one trip.


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#5 Oct-23-17 2:26PM

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

Re: Mobjack Bay 10/21

I love that area down there....but it's a loooong way. Kudos to you!


Time to go fishin' again!

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