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#1 Nov-14-17 2:14PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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11-14-17, UP

Bob and I met up at 7:15a....at Joe's Cafe in Sterling. Breakfast was really good, I highly recommend the place. I had a chorizo burrito....

We splashed the boat round 8:30a....

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

....it was chilly but not bad.

https://i.imgur.com/UV2HgCf.jpg

We went upriver for a bit and tried shoreline, middle, other shoreline and got only 1 suspected bite!

So, we decided to have a quick lunch.

Apparently, lunch time is a good time to fish because I caught 3 fish (14.5, 14 and 13) in a 15 minute span!

https://i.imgur.com/OL5n7uR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tqL160L.jpg

Those 2 were FAT chunks and I would have bet (before seeing them) that they were much bigger fish!

We caught 2 more in the same hour and then no more sniffs.

It seemed to stay cold all day. The sun hardly ever peeked out and the wind kicked up a bit to keep us cold.

Theses fish were not in deep holes....

Still, a nice day out trying to figure out cold weather smallies. Water temps were 44-47 all day and the current was running hard. Very few leaves on the surface but tons of them on the bottom.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Nov-14-17 3:32PM

drxfish
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From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

Really great to see you got out and caught a few!  That's how you do it!  Congrats!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#3 Nov-14-17 3:51PM

Osprey
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From: Forestville, MD
Registered: Nov-16-07
Posts: 1019
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

This report was posted before I got home. Another fun day fishing with Ernie. I just fished, Ernie did all of the catching.


20' Key West..16' C-Hawk...Hobie Pro Angler...Hobie Outback

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#4 Nov-14-17 5:05PM

Ernie
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

All came on the same bait (as shown), fished at a 45* angle and back off the boat, slowly moved. Lots of suspension time. When it felt like a snag, it was a fish!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#5 Nov-15-17 3:13AM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

Bob looks REALLY COLD in that 2nd pic!


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#6 Nov-15-17 5:04AM

Bryan
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From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

I would have guessed that first fish was much bigger than 14.5. Looks like a football.


tight lines

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#7 Nov-15-17 5:22AM

Ernie
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

Bryan wrote:

I would have guessed that first fish was much bigger than 14.5. Looks like a football.

This is what we have been seeing this year....FAT smallies. They all seem bigger as they are fighting.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#8 Nov-15-17 4:31PM

Osprey
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From: Forestville, MD
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

Curly wrote:

Bob looks REALLY COLD in that 2nd pic!

Wasn't too bad at the start, was trying out a new hat/mask. As the hours passed and the breeze picked up I got damn cold. By 2:00 my fingers were so cold it took 5 minutes to tie on a new lure. The heat was on most of the way home.


20' Key West..16' C-Hawk...Hobie Pro Angler...Hobie Outback

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#9 Nov-16-17 12:19PM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

I'm proud to say you're finally embracing VA temps and leaving behind your Cuban heritage to brave the cold

Well done

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#10 Nov-16-17 12:37PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

hookup wrote:

I'm proud to say you're finally embracing VA temps and leaving behind your Cuban heritage to brave the cold

smile I always complain about the cold but have fished in it for many years! But...once that temp is in the 20's & 30's in the AM, I won't go unless I know it will get to the 40's.   cool


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#11 Nov-16-17 1:18PM

Paul Naj
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Registered: May-20-08
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Re: 11-14-17, UP

hookup wrote:

I'm proud to say you're finally embracing VA temps and leaving behind your Cuban heritage to brave the cold

Well done

That literally made me lol. Well done.

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