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  1. I heard the pier has caught a few in the past week but slooooooow for them too. I'll be paying a visit again next week. If I remember correctly it's closed tomorow and the end of next week also for the hunters. There is a few keeper Specs in Lynnhaven now. After weeding through a couple hundred in the last few days I finally found a 20"er this morning, he's been invited home for dinner.
  2. Once again thanks to all of you VCAN guys for making this happen and the Refuge guys for working with you to allow it to happen !! Even though I didn't catch anything but those pesky bait-stealing Bluefish on Monday night it was great to have the privilidge to be there. It was great see you all out there even though it was when I was leaving but after being set up on what I thought was "the spot" I didn't want to move just to come down and crowd you guys out in order to fish with you. No more reports so it sounds like I made the right decision to keep my other plans last night ??
  3. I hit the beach with the wife yesterday from 1000 - 1530 and it was non-stop Drum action catching two at a time sometimes !! Unfortunately they were all 9-12" baby Black Drum. I'm going to try to use my pass for the first time tonight before the next 2-3 days of crappy weather arrives.
  4. Thanks for your comment....May go out again this weekend,weather permitting....

  5. I was there the day before with the wife and had prety much the same results with the addition of one little 10" Flounder. The Menhaden never got close enough for me though. It was fun watching the hoards of Pelicans wearing them out though.
  6. Congrats on the keeper Flatties !! Looks like dinner !! Didn't know you had joined the Yak crew, looks like you've bought the same boat as my new one that I picked up at the paddlefest this May. I haven't fished Lynnhaven on the weekend for years for the obvious reason. You're a brave guy. I fished the Little Creek jettys the same day for the same thing with two other yakers and between 3 of us there was only 1 Flounder caught so I may be looking to the Lynnhaven soon, just on a weekday.
  7. Looks like a great day in the blue water !! Nothing like Wahoo steak on the grill !! I heard there's a lot of throw-back YF out there right now, still good fish'n !! Congrats on the produtive day !!
  8. If the boat is big enough the 4th island to the high rise is catching pretty well right now. Live Spot, Croaker or Mullet about 3-5" with a strip of squid or cut bait on a 3' leader to a 3-way or just cut bait on a double hook bottom rig with 1 - 1 1/2' leaders. Don't waste your time or $$ on colors because neked rigs work just as well, tie your own with 40 - 50lb. test mono. Water's deep and the current runs strong there so you'll need lead from 6-14 oz. to stay on the bottom and make sure the sinker has a leader of 10-12" so it's the only thing hitting bottom. Tie the sinker to your rig with 20 lb. test so if you get hung on bottom it's the only thing you lose, not the entire rig. Fish right next to the piles and inbetween them in the rubble under the bridge and be carefull there's plenty of snags so it's kinda like wire-linning whenever the sinker hits pull up slightly but make sure you're close to the bottom because that's where the Flounder are !! Good luck when you go !!
  9. Don't know if you've ever read about what I use but it's a little of both and works well especially when jigging. I call it a Gulp/Gudgeon sammich and I'll use a Gulp on a lead head just like usual with the tail pointed away from the hook but I also add a gudgeon hooked through the gills and out the top of it's head on top of the Gulp for more movement that = more visability and scent.
  10. Oregon Inlet has a decent fleet as well if you can't find anything down south. I fished the TUNA FEVER with Capt. Billy Maxwell last Sat. (5/21) and we limited out on Dolphin before 1000. He has two cancellations that week 5/29 and 5/31 give him a call.
  11. Just wait until this weekend, after that it's week days only until Sept. at least you were fishing
  12. "Rock Snot" what a laughable term ........ What's next a dress code ??
  13. I've hit the inlet at Lynnhaven the last few mornings and was able to enjoy a very nice sunrise both days but that was it. No hits, no bumps no anything just a lot of pretty moving water and not even any bait. Watched the Osprey who seem to be multipling as there were a good dozen both inside hovering over the flats and outside where we were fishing and it's so slow out there I never saw them get anything either and they're a lot better at the game than I am. Spoke with one of the retired locals both mornings that is there pretty much every day and he said the same thing that it has been extremely slow there this spring. He did say that a 37" Striper was caught on the bottom with shrimp from the inside beach yesterday around 0900 but that had been the only confirmed keeper this season so far. Usually the Blues, Flounder and Striper are there by now but it has taken a while for the water to warm after a fairly cool winter so amybe that has something to do with it. Anyway nice couple of sunrises plus the fact that I was fishing made it worth the effort.
  14. Not sure if there's any other yakers on this board but the report I've got envolves yak fishing in areas that are also accessible by motor boat so here it is. Being that the Flounder season on the ES is supposedly about 3-4 wks. old and the Red Drum season is just getting started my fishing bud Rick and I decided to hit the top of Mogothy bay looking for a Flattie or 4. After reading reports from Kevin (AKA Kayak Kevin) Whitley I guess we should of picked the latter but who knows. We launched at wise Pt. @ 0800 on Sat. (4/30) and tried to fish some spots outside where we had done well in the last few years but between the hard ebb current and the building 10-20 kt. north winds we decided to fish the more protected creeks and channels inside. We drifted with the outgoing and again with the incoming currents picking up a steady bite of Flounder but as usual the "keeper" size was difficult to find. We were bottom jigging with what we call a GULP/Gudgeon sammich that is made up of a lead head just heavy enough to straight-jig the bottom that is dressed up with a white/pearl GULP and a fat Gudgeon on top of it. We both caught 7-8 fish of which none were under 16" and I had 4 over 17" inches but none were keepers. Rick was a little more fortunate with one that went 18" and was invited home for dinner. All fish caught on the moving current with none during the slack. Great start to the spring yak season on the ES but I think big Drum and Striper may be included in the next trips targets.
  15. Nice fish !! What is that a size 2 childrens shoe Sorry couldn't help myself. I live less than two miles from Coopers Ditch and have heard stories of how good it was but never have seen proof or tried to fish it. I know some of the lakes in Etheridge lakes hold fish because I transplanted them there and caught a bunch with the boys when they were young. I've had the itch all winter too and have only been able to scratch it twice with offshore trips out of OI on a private boat owned by a friend of a friend. Fortunately both trips were some of the best I've ever had, one in January when we caught non-stop Rockfish in the 20-40 lb. class right off the beach and one two weeks ago in the Bluefin bite out in the Gulf stream that has been unreal all winter, when the weather let you get on it. We were in a huge school of 300 lb. 6 ft. long Bluefin all day and never waited more than 10 min. to hook up after getting the last one to the boat. Stand up gear both trolling and jigging with a 30-45 min. battle after the hook up. It had to be some of the most intense fishing I've done to date !! Looking at the ES and the Lesner for the Flounder bite next and might take the yaks over to the shore this weekend if the water warms up enough in the next few days. Last year I was lucky enough to "blind Squirrel" a citation Flattie from the Lesner in May and will try that soon too. Thank God for warmer weather !!!!! Reports to follow ........