Fun Factor

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  1. Does the fishing normally drop off like this or is it just because of the last two hurricanes? We only have 4 weeks left until we have to close up our camper for the season. Then we won't be back until April. We're looking for a year-round place. Maybe next year.
  2. Great pictures! What's the deal with the boat?!
  3. Well, all your tips paid off! We took the grandkids, son and daughter-in-law out fishing and they had a blast! I wanted to post some pictures, but don't seem to remember to bring them with me to upload. We started out using GULP and never changed our bait. The flounder were hitting hard that day and I never got a rod in the water. Both the girls were bringing them in so fast I could barely keep up. The 7 year old propped her feet up against the railing and tucked her rod end in her life vest and held on for dear life! Because we were using the top/bottom rigs for flounder, she actually caught a flounder and a croaker at the same time! No sooner did they put their lines in the water they were screaming they had fish on. I thought they were just feeling bottom and then realized they DID have fish on. The daughter-in-law, who never caught a fish (but goes deer hunting every year!) caught a 22" keeper flounder! What a great day of memories and the girls can't wait to go out again. Thanks to everyone for your tips!
  4. We went out this weekend to the areas that were suggested and will be taking the grandkids there next week. We caught several small croaker and small flounder and I even tested one of the smaller kids rods we got for them. It was a lot of action and I can hardly wait for them to try it. I've never used blood worms, but will get some to have on hand too. We have minnows, cut bait, squid and GULP on board all the time, so hopefully something should work and they should have a great time. Thanks for all the suggestions and I'll let you know how we made out.
  5. My two grandkids will be down in a couple of weeks and are looking forward to going out on the boat with us. My love of fishing came from my Dad. He took us out on his boat as often as he could and rarely put a line in the water, but made sure he put us over some fish so we had some great times and now, great memories. I'd like to do the same for my grandkids, but since I'm more familiar with the Outer Banks than the Rehoboth Beach Bay area, I'm asking for some help. Although we've been coming to Rehoboth for several years, we've only been on the (ever so crowded) headboats. This year we bought a 24 foot pontoon boat and have a small campsite so we can come down on the weekends to fish. I'd love to take all three of our sons, our daughter-in-law and our granddaughters out to have a great time fishing and continue the family tradition. Can you give me some ideas on what type of rigs to use on the grandkids rods, ages 6 and 8, and perhaps some areas in the bay where we can take them so they can catch some fish and have a great time. I'm not worried about catching "keepers", just some fishing activity so they have a blast and will talk about it until next year's vacation. Appreciate any ideas.
  6. Great story!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Did you get to see any of the dolphins (porpoise) in the bay and the huge sea turtle? A big school of dolphin swam past several boats that were drifting near <ACRONYM title="Indian River Inlet"><ACRONYM title="Indian River Inlet">IRI</ACRONYM></ACRONYM>. We managed to get a short video on our camera, but I haven't figured out how to upload a video yet.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Fishing wasn't that good for us, but we're newbies. Saw a guy reeling in flounder after flounder while we were sitting there wiping the sweat from our foreheads. <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Think I'm gonna give pink a try. <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></v:path><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape id=_x0000_i1025 style="WIDTH: 18.75pt; HEIGHT: 15pt" alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75"><v:imagedata o:href="" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\BSWEIK~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape><o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Caught a clam shell with a surprise inside ~ <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p>
  7. Saturday, July 18th was a beeeeutiful day for fishing! The croaker were hitting hard. Every time we put our line in the water we got a hit. We were using minnows at first, but then switched to the gulp bait and we were catching two at a time. Looking at the fishing calendar, they're not due to hit until August. Did they come in early or is this just a tease for what's coming in August? My entire family is going to be down for a week in August and I would love my granddaughters to catch some croakers. They would have a blast!
  8. Sunday, June 28, 2009 We were fishing the Indian River Inlet bay area and caught one keeper flounder, several throw-back flounder and a shark. The shark was larger than what is listed for a dogfish shark and we couldn't get it in the boat. It was approximately 6 to 7 feet long. We drove the boat around for nearly 1/2 hour following the line so he didn't empty my spool. I had a light tackle rod with 15lb test ~ thinking I was fishing for flounder or blues. This monster hooked up in 5 feet of water and took of running. After quite the battle we finally got it along side the boat, but didn't have the right tools to get it into the boat. Unfortunately there were only two of us and I was busy holding the rod to keep the tension on it while he was driving the boat following it around the bay. Neither one of grabbed the camera to take a picutre before it took off. We got it to the boat, it showed us his white belly, and then decided it had had enought and took off. Unfortunately the light tackle broke this time and there was no time to take a picture. Lots of fun though!! Any ideas on what kind of shark it could've been?