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#1 Jul-11-18 5:22PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1009

7/11/18 Upper Potomac

I did a little pre-fishing for my trip with Ernie tomorrow.  I got on the water about 5:30am and was the first one out.
https://i.imgur.com/fz6IbWF.jpg
I decided to float on the opposite side of the island I usually do to avoid spooking our fish.  I got this 14.25"er just past the tip of the island with the whopper plopper.
https://i.imgur.com/Tc0oexW.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/53bwDqU.jpg
I proceeded to cast the plopper and then a flock of swallows flew out of a tree in front of me and one got tangled in my line.  I had to cut the line to unwrap it from it's wing and neck.  It then flew away just fine.

I caught my next fish on the plopper at the end of the island.  I then motored back up and floated the other shore and hooked a long skinny fish on a swimbait that fought hard and broke me off.  I tied an underspin with a swim bait on and after a couple casts and one miss, one hit as soon as it hit the water.  The lure was all the way in it's mouth.  It was about 15".
https://i.imgur.com/R2i6N7X.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/S7qFOUj.jpg

I hooked one and it pulled off, stealing my swim bait.  I then caught one on a Rebel Humpback.
Then one on a Storm Sub wart that was 16".
https://i.imgur.com/rPGKvve.jpg
Then I was fishing below a shoal and when I reeled my swim bait in fast to re-cast, a fish made a huge swipe at it.  I was not expecting that and missed it.  The sun came out and I was trolling to a spot below the island.  Nothing hit a jointed Rapala J-11, but I switched to a swim bait and was just moving slowly and this fish about pulled the rod out of my hands.  It was only 14", but really fought hard for it's size. 
https://i.imgur.com/9afhekp.jpg
My verdict is that we better be ready with good rods, line and strong knots tomorrow!  I caught 7 and missed or lost 4.

Last edited by drxfish (Jul-11-18 5:29PM)


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#2 Jul-11-18 5:38PM

Junger
Northern Snakehead
From: Potomac, MD
Registered: Aug-14-17
Posts: 186

Re: 7/11/18 Upper Potomac

Nice! GL tomorrow.

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#3 Jul-11-18 10:36PM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1315

Re: 7/11/18 Upper Potomac

Nice report!


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#4 Jul-12-18 2:06PM

hookup
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 872

Re: 7/11/18 Upper Potomac

Good luck today

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