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#1 Oct-23-17 2:23PM

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

10-23-17, UP

Today is my brother's birthday, so I went fishing with Randy.

Randy lives in Damascus MD so I met him at 8:15a at Edward's Ferry. That meant self launch and self takeout at Algonkian...both of which went smooth.

Like it has been, it was foggy....

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

...but not that bad until I got to EF. My original plan was to fish upriver but I was not going up with the dense fog so we drifted down river.

1st fish came up quickly, on a tube.

https://i.imgur.com/P5AG3m7.jpg

It took about an hour until Randy got his skunk off...

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

...but once he got his pattern going, there was no stopping him!

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

https://i.imgur.com/Pj6VaRT.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8sNFZHv.jpg

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

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

Most of his fish came off a spinner bait with a paddle tail trailer and a buzzbait rigged the same. He was catching on the buzzbait at high noon!

I was allowed to catch some too....

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

And then...the wind came up. We had 1+' rollers coming from the south. So much, that we drifted up river to finish out.  We motored up a bit and I was doing 18mph. I had no wind in my face!

A couple of Randy's fish came as we drifted up.

For the day, he was over a dozen easy, including 3 FAT 16 inchers (one was closer to 17"). We called them Susky fish! He had his magic going with the 2 lures mentioned above. I think he caught 1 or 2 on a swim bait.

The wind made us quit....

The ride back was slow and bumpy but the boat handled everything well.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Oct-23-17 3:50PM

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

Re: 10-23-17, UP

Great job and good to see then biting on top!  More experience with the boat...


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#3 Oct-24-17 5:19AM

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

Re: 10-23-17, UP

Another great trip, thanks for the report.


tight lines

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