Fat Girl

I went cobia fishing with @Stan Simmerman this morning. We tagged and released 3 cobia. We missed a handful of runs and I pulled off a couple of medium-sized cobia right before the net. Today, the big one did not get away. Stan got himself a fat girl.

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Angry Trout

It is good to be back home. I spent the week on Long Island at the MAFMC meeting. While I was gone, the trout seem to have become angry. They were trying to absolutely destroy the topwater plug this morning. I managed to hang on to 9 trout up to 23 inches long. Managed to lose the largest.
I was fighting one trout and had it close to the boat when this brown thing with wings just came in an ate it. That was a first for me. I wasn’t going to chase that ray all around the shallows so I clamped down on the spool hoping the hooks would pull. They didn’t. It got my trout and my lure.
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Tagging Cobia

Ran out this morning with @Stan Simmerman and his nephew, Scotty. Scotty had never caught a cobia before. Now he has caught several. We got tags in 9 cobia and were home for lunch.
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Sunrise on Top

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Tagging Cobia

Got tags in 4 cobia, pulled off a couple of nice fish, missed a couple. Got in before the thunderstorms.

 

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No Sheep

I ran out this afternoon to try for a sheepshead. I caught some tautog and plenty of oyster toads.

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Explosions

I threw the topwater around early this morning. There were explosions. Some did not come tight. I pulled a few off including a nice trout. I caught a few, including a nice speckled trout.

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Sunrise on Top

I ran out this morning for a very short trip to catch the sunrise. I had some blow ups that did not come tight. Those that did were puppy drum. The last cast of the morning had a bigger fish pushing a bow wake charging from behind the lure. It turned out to be 32-inch red that already had a tag in it.

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Got one

and only one. Breezier than forecast. Tagged and released a 21-inch speck. Missed a few and caught a bluefish.

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5 Bites

I ran out this morning to try for some topwater action before the sunrise. I got 5 bites. The first two were small bluefish. The next was different. I “walked-the-dog” all the way back to the boat and was about to lift the lure out of the water when there was an explosion at boatside. That woke me the rest of the way up. I managed to land a very angry trout. One hook had been torn from the lure. The other hook was barely holding on to the fish. A quick measurement showed 30 inches. A more careful measurement came in at 29.75 inches. The next bite turned out to be a 25-inch trout. Shortly after, I was hooked up to another big trout. That one pulled the hook.  No more bites after that. It was a very good start to the day.

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