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#1 Dec-04-17 5:38AM

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

Mid-Chesapeake specks 12/2

I've been scouting a spot on a Chesapeake tributary for a few years now and I finally got to try it out on Saturday. I launched my boat about 8:30am and made the 5.5 mile run up the river to my targeted area. It was chilly but flat calm, I couldn't ask for a nicer morning in December.


Didn't take long to hook up! First fish of the day was a 20" speck and I followed that up with another in the 18" range a few minutes later.


https://s20.postimg.org/k0t0q4klp/20171202_154733.jpg


The bite was like that all day. I just worked my way up and down the river and picked off a fish here and a fish there, some schoolie stripers but mostly specks. There were slow periods but also a few flurries of activity, at one point I caught 4 stripers in 4 casts.


https://s20.postimg.org/c82cy5mcd/20171202_105054.jpg


I fished until 4pm, and naturally the best trout action was right before I had to leave. I think I caught 5 or 6 in the last 20 minutes.


https://s20.postimg.org/dacjgtn71/speck12-2.jpg


I caught most fish on Zoom Swimmin flukes and Castaic Jerky Js, but also got 4 or 5 on a Mirrolure. They ate both baits enthusiastically!


https://s20.postimg.org/unmtvjl19/20171202_153531.jpg


My total catch for the day was 6 stripers and 26 speckled trout from 16-21". I kept one striper but did all C&R on the specks except for one that I hooked in the gill. I had been anxiously awaiting this trip for a long time and couldn't be happier with the results. This area is "only" a couple hours from home so I plan to go back regularly. Much nicer drive than going all the way down to VB.


tight lines

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#2 Dec-04-17 5:47AM

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

Re: Mid-Chesapeake specks 12/2

Vet nice!!!Gotta love Dec. specks so close by.....


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 Dec-04-17 6:12AM

captmikestarrett
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
Posts: 1766
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Re: Mid-Chesapeake specks 12/2

Yellow mouthed fanged goodness there. Nice work..

Thanks
Capt Mike


Light Tackle Fishing Guide on the Potomac

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#4 Dec-04-17 7:36AM

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

Re: Mid-Chesapeake specks 12/2

Awesome report!


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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