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  1. Got a question about Rocks this happened to a friend of mine and me the same night. My Buddy had 2 nice rocks that he had caught and had on ice for 2 days I had 2 nice rocks that I had caught and had on ice for less than 20 hours we both fillet them and he cooked his one way and me another (used a crab cake res. spread it out on top of the fish and broiled them). Took em out of the oven and they looked a tad bit over cooked but nothing tooo bad. Man o man took one bite of them and the fishy taste was sooo bad and over powering that I couldn't eat another bight. Felt bad about that and put them down for the dog to eat and she couldn't even finish them. Called my buddy up the next day and he said his fish had a real bad fishy taste to them as well. When I cleaned the fish they looked good and I even cut out the dark meat on the fillet. Not sure what went wrong but was wondering if anyone has had this happen to them and what I could do in the future to make sure this doesn't happen again...Tanks
  2. Went out to dinner at Masons in Easton with some friends. Sure enough, skate was on the menu. This is a fairly high end resteraunt (wouldn't think skate would be on the menu) and asked the waitress, just to be sure, "what is skate"? Yep, its the skate we catch. I didn't order it, but my buddies wife ordered it and the meat was fried and was shaped just like a skate wing (half moon). To my suprise, it was very good. Next large skate I catch, it's coming home.
  3. Has anyone else eaten this stuff? I just had a 3 week dry aged porterhouse. It was the most tender steak I have ever eaten. No knife was required. The meat was falling apart before I put it on the grill. If you really love good steak, and you can find this stuff give it a try:icon_pray::icon_pray:
  4. Well after a brief break due to weather and wind we finally made it off the dock for a Day of Bottomfishing!!! The Seabass Bite picked up right where it left off. Only had 3 Guys Today... My good Regular Customers who fished with me many times this year... We were Going fishing!!! Real shame had room for 3 more missed out on another great day of bottomfishing with limits... Forced Myself and Wayne to get involved Started off with quality seabass flying over the rail... Much better size and ratio from last week... First two drops were good with 60 nice keepers coming up... Headed to 2 More spots and Continued to have drop n reel action with double and nice size keepers Comin up!!! Boxed Up a 5 man limit by 1 oclock... Tried a Blackfish drop with crabs... But we couldnt keep the keeper seabass(which we were now releasing) of the hook... Only wound up with 2 keeper blackfish for the day Instead of going home at 2pm... In true monger fashion we headed into the beach looking for croakers and weakies... and we found them... The weakies were thick... but almost all were short... Out of over 100 we wound up with 18 keepers... caught bunches of double headers too... Bite was as quick as you could get down!!! So by days end we wound up with 125 keeper seabass, 2 Keeper Blackfish, Couple of porgies, 18 keepers weakies,. 6 Blues, and a few Nice keeper size fluke (Released ) Loads of fun and big sacks o meat!!! Good day with Great people!!! Back at it tomorrow!!! Thanks Guys Back at it today with a full crew... Ralphy, The angler formerly known as Nj Bob, Bobber, Pat, Tiny Tim and Will. ANOTHER GREAT DAY OF BOTTOM FISHING!!! First couple spots started out a little slow, but we picked at some keepers n shorts... Headed a few miles to another area and it was lock n load... with nice size keepers Flying over da rail, double headers etc... with a few big porgs mixed in. Sat on this drop, made a few shifts, and boxed alot of fish... Made a couple of short Moves... and had good action on all of them. Keeper Bass, snapper to cocktails Blues, A couple of keeper togs and big porgs!!! By 12:20 We had 125 keepers in da boat... Headed to one more Drop and we finished up the boats Limit... So By days end We Boxed up 175 Keeper Seabass, 24 Porgies, 2 Keeper Blackfish and a Bunch of blues... Over 200 tasty critters made for big fillet sacks and lots of cutting!!! Congrats to Pat, Ralphy, and Da Broken One... Back for there 2nd limit trip in a row!!! The Guys were great and as always chop Bustin was in FULL EFFECT!!! Bon as always thanks for da crumb cake!!! Bobber pumkin spice always Real Shame with the seabass closure... soon we wont be able to fish for anything Couple guys had to run but left with another Full cooler before the deckshot and group shot pic... Enjoy!!! Thanks Again Guys
  5. Capt Wayne was at the helm sat and sun.... Just got the full run down reports and pics... Sat: 7/18 Don had all the Iff boys along with coolhand Al aboard...Ran to the fluking grounds and had a lot more shorts then we been seeing. They bounced around picking a few keepers But it was on the slow side but they put a few Good Fish in the box... When the action slowed Up they anchored up and drifted overa rock pile... Had a 2 dozen keeper Bottomfish including a nice blackfish, seabass, and Ling ... Guys worked hard to put some keepers in the box!!! They wound Up with 7 keeper fluke, seabass,a blackfish , Ling and a purple hake. Slow Day For Our Monger standards But a good time and some meat nonelthe less Since Don arranged the charter of course He wore the wig ... Thanks Guys Sun: 7/19 Wayne sailed with a 4 man crew.... Alex aka Mvp, Ryan scubanut, Michelle and Kevin... The day started out with a good bite, but again heavy on the shorts... but they were Putting a few good fish in the box... picked and pluked keepers n shorts... In the afternoon the bite sloed up but still enough bites to keep it interesting with a few more keepers. They Boxed up 18 keeper Fluke, 5 seabass and a stray ling by days end Congrats to Alex Mvp who had the Hothand landing 8 keepers keeping his LIMIT!!! And again the women do it a s good as the men with Michelle showing up Ryan in the keeper category Great weather with Great People Thank Guys!!!
  6. A very simple recipe: Steam until the meat is white and breaks apart easily, (normally 15 minutes for a serving of four). Remove from steamer, place on plate, eat as you would lobster Unbelievable!!! I am not a big fan of eating fish, but Sam better get back down to VA soon. (I'm sure he is dreading that idea )
  7. Al was planning to to his 21ft grady out for the shake down cruise... he was nice to ask us to come along He met up with us at our marina in his boat around 10:30 am with john... Was just going to go out for a couple of hours... Intel was that there was a good Bunker bite early... Got outside and found a fleet of Boats and bunker... seen a few get caught but it was down to a Pick At lunch time... Capt Al put me on da meat . Was able to box my limit in a few drifts then our action went dead... Had a Big bass Follow my bunker up but no more takers... Seen 2 more whales today... cool site!!! Will be at it tomorrow with da monger Thanks for the fun Al!!!
  8. I've given up a couple of hours of sleep 4 of the last 7 days to fish the infamous spot at the N/W corner of the bridge and managed to catch a whole lot of SQUAT ..... oh yeah some grass too. Fished it last Thurs. on the incoming and hooked up a nice Blue on a 1 1/4 oz. Crippled Herring spoon that spit the hook after leaping a couple feet out of the water and that was it for hook-ups. I've fished the last three mornings before work from 0500-0630 on what I'll call the R.A.T. bar and hooked up to absolutely nothing. Had a few nibbles but nothing on the hook. Great conditions all three mornings and the bar is good all the way out to the #6 red buoy where it drops off. Fished light with just lures the first morning across the bar, heavy the next day throwing into the channel with 1 1/2 oz. cannon balls with grubs tails and 4" Gulps! and today I broke out the meat (squid strips) and fished the bar with a egg sinker/Flounder rig. Not much bait in the water yet and I didn't even see any until this morning and it was right next to the bridge piles. My fishing bud Rick C did get a Blue and a short Flattie on Tues. and a 14-15" Flattie today throwing nothing but chartruese Gulps on a 1/4 oz. head all the time but that was it. I know it's been a slow spring due to the fact that we actually had a cold/cool winter for a change but I really expected more action than this. Anyone else fished the Lynnhaven yet and experienced the same results ?? I know it can't be lack of angling skills
  9. After a few days off Felt good to be Back Out On The Fish Monger Big Don took this sat told us to round up some of Of regs... Had Pat, Lab, cool hand Al, Orlando and The Broken One . Headed Up to Romers in Da Pea soup fog... Got set Up and had a pic on the incoming... Bobber Got a beauty @ 22.5 lbs, followed by Dons 20.7lber.... We picked some more shorts and got a total of 7 keepers on romers ... When the incoming tide dropped out so did our bites... Waited for the outgoing but it didnt pick back up for us... Off to Bottomfishing Made a few stops on wrecks but only had a little life move 3 miles south and started picking some ling with very good flurries and Some Biguns as well as some small blackfish... Shifted around and kept picking at em. We wound up with 58 Ling for the box!!! On the way home we seen Such good Bird Life we had to stop.... And very glad we did... Had Blues Right away but added 2 more Nice Stripers... Including Bobber 40in 27 lber!!! Blues were thick splashing on top spiting up herring. Wound Up with 9 keeper bass to 27lbs + a bunch of shorts... 58 Ling and Kept a few of the Blues For Friends... Big Bags Of Meat!!! Nice Day On the water!!! Will be adding a few weekday combo Jiggin/clammin - Bottomfishing Give a buzz to get out!!!
  10. We met our only two brave customers Dave from Richmond and RW from Lynchburg at 2:45 AM and loaded up the boat with their gear for the weekend!! We left around 3:15 AM out of our winter home in Hampton, VA to head to our summer home of Hatteras, NC. We pulled out of the inlet and headed south and were greeted by a strong North East wind……We cleared the Bay Bridge Tunnel and set our next waypoint just a little South East of the Tuna Hole. We cleared the Charlie Tower and watched the sun come up over the horizon we new then this was our day! I got a report from a fellow friend Capt Kevin Bremmer that there was a good bite between the 500 and the 600 line down south and based on that report and the sat shots we locked in on the 400 fathom area. We watched our water temps rise up from a chilly 49 to around 68 and started seeing good bird sign so we set out our spread of Everol Reels and Custom BayRunner Rods rigged up with a mix of colorful custom made sea witch style lures and custom chrome bullet head Ilander like lures in blue/white/chartreuse, pink/white, purple/blue and purple/black colors. Shortly after the spread was out Dave and Capt Rob see what we are looking for BIG TUNA MARKS!!! Before they could turn around and say something we had three rods go SCREAMING!!! With only four people on the boat our two lucky anglers one of which had never caught a tuna were strapped into harnesses and on two of the three rods…….I made sure all was good and went to grab the third and before I could touch it, it went slack….. oh well, we had our hands full already with the two other fish screaming off drag in opposite directions OF COURSE!!! Both anglers fought their fish while I cleared the other four rods and then we had RW’s fish come loose and Dave fought his fish for the next 20 minutes and we saw it twice then it made one final run before the line went slack. What a disappointment as we got the line in and found the 130lb leader frayed…..I got the spread back out and before I could get the final rod rigged up we had a single and then a double!!! Both anglers jumped back into battle mode Dave’s fish made a hot run and then decided to run back at us!!! While Dave was reeling his butt off RW’s fish had NEVER STOPPED!!!! I looked down at the reel RW was holding and over ¾ of the spool was gone!! Dave’s fish worked him over pretty good for the next hour as we had RW just keep tension on his and left his fish further off while we concentrated on getting Dave’s to the boat…….about 10 minutes later I was able to get the leader and a good gaff shot so I took it…….BIG TUNA !!!! I opened the tuna door and pulled this awesome fish into the boat!! I bled the fish and went to help RW get his to the boat quickly so we could get a good healthy release on it………about 30 minutes later and some great boat maneuvering by Capt Rob I was able to get a great lip gaff shot on his equally awesome tuna!! We get it in the boat for a few pics of RW’s first tuna EVER……and then put it back in and swam it back till she was kicking good then I slid the gaff out and watched her kick powerfully away! It was around 2:30 and these guys were WHOOPED!!! We had about a 60 mile plus ride back into the inlet and wanted to be able to weigh our fish in and get the boat ready to fish again! We pulled into Hatteras Landing Marina where Billy who runs the marina and Devon the MASTER fish cleaner were eagerly awaiting our arrival! Here are a few pics of the guys and the battle of those awesome fish that demand respect! We fished Saturday with a great crew adding Billy of Team Jack Ass fame, Dennis aka Hook in Finger, along with a regular group of guys from Lynchburg. Our day was not as action packed as Friday, but we managed some meat in the box as well as some fine Fat Albert strip baits for bailing dolphin this year!!! Come on down and visit us, the facilities and crew at Hatteras Landing are very welcoming and family friendly!!
  11. By Mark N. Schieldrop/Independent Staff Writer <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width=""> <tbody><tr> <td class="photo-right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo-right" width=""> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo-right" align="center"> <!-- AdSys ad not found for narragansett:middle --> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> NARRAGANSETT — Maybe it’s beginner’s luck, but on Saturday, Meagan Griffin, who recently moved to Bonnet Shores, landed a huge, 48-inch long striped bass during her first attempt at surfcasting. “I recently moved to Bonnet, right by the beach, and I wanted to go surfcasting,” Griffin said. “My boyfriend brought over a couple of poles and we caught about a dozen bluefish. Just at about sunset, we decided to give it one more go and then head in and that’s when I landed the big one.” The fish didn’t put up much of a struggle. Compared to the bluefish she had been landing all day, the striper gave no indication of its size as she reeled it in. But once it was pulled into the waves, Griffin’s boyfriend, Tommy Thompson, yelped with glee, dove into the waves and dragged the fish out. “He was like, ‘oh my God, oh my God’ and when he pulled it out he was shaking, he was so excited,” Griffin said. “He said it was the biggest fish he’s seen.” They didn’t have a scale nearby, but fishermen and biologists pegged the fish’s weight at about 50 pounds. A recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Griffin, 23, is now employed with the state Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife. She normally works with deer and waterfowl, so working with fish “is a little new to me,” Griffin said. Her colleagues with Fish and Wildlife were amazed to see the photos of Griffin lugging the big striper, and, Griffin suspects, fairly jealous. Many surfcasters fish for years before landing such a large striper. “Maybe I should retire now,” Griffin joked. “I might not see a fish like this again.” Somehow, even with just a 20-pound test line and a lure that ended up being snapped, Griffin managed to catch the fish. “She should have snapped the line, but she didn’t,” Griffin said. She used a nine-foot Penn surfcaster pole and a knucklehead topper to make the catch from the shore. The fish was remarkably close to the shore and when Griffin and Thompson arrived, they saw schools of baitfish nearby and some baitfish dead on the beach - an indication that the bluefish were chasing them in and that the fishing might be good. For now, the striper will remain in Griffin’s freezer, providing some cheap eats during the winter. Already, they’ve cooked up two meals and Griffin said the meat is “delicious.” “I was just saying that I wanted to catch food for the winter and then I go out and caught this massive fish. It’s amazing,” Griffin said.
  12. We had a group of long shore-men (Local 970) charter the Rudee Angler Wednesday for their annual trip. (This is the same trip that last year we had 12 grouper including our world record yellowedge) They opted for more meat this year, so we set out in search of the blueline tiles and sea bass!! After filling nearly everything on the boat with fish, we headed to the deep for more punishment!! We preceded to catch some blackbellied rose fish and 4 very nice Golden Tiles. At the end of the day we registered 24 citation blueline tiles up to 18 lbs. Could not have been a prettier day or better conditions!
  13. Found a great Maryland recipe for rockfish, takes some time to make but its worth it! ingredients: 1 lb. shredded cooked rockfish 1 large egg 1/4 -1/2 cup mayo 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice To prepare rockfish (foil steamed) remove skin and all dark meat, place fillets into foil packet. drizzel with fresh lemon juice,lightly salt n pepper. sprinkle fish with 1 tablespoon of basil. seal foil packet , cook at 425 for about 20 min.or until fish flakes easily. mix all ingredients together,excluding rockfish,with a wisk. shred fish and add to dressing mix,cover and place in refrigorator for 1 hour. after 1 hour form cakes return to frig.for1/2 hour. lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray,place cakes on sheet and broil at low temp.until browned,flip and repeat. to make sandwich top with bacon lettuce tomato and creamy ranch dressing
  14. Boxed 5 fat rockfish, 21 to 24 range w/ Doug and Kevin on Wednesday @ the 3rd wirelining.....went again with Tony yesterday and boated a 27 7/8 on the first drop of the jigg.....had 3 more on ice and back home by noon for the festivities......Guess I will take ANDY this afternoon. Lots of good meat on the table and in the freezer this week !
  15. The trouble is ......we just dont know where they live !! Headed out of LC around 0900 this am and started off at the 1st Island.....we caught nice fat fish but no keepers, toads,croaker and sea bass too.....tagged the flatties & the lone Willy. Kept at it until we had meat in the box.......lots of nice fat fish. Then there were no less than 10 fish in a row that were right at 16......a skate and more shorties......1st & 3rd Islands held fish. Harvey went home with all the keepers ( Doug is a real nice guy ) Every thing else was tagged and let go to be fat N happy for another day !!
  16. JC, Tommy, Danny and I planned to head offshore out of Rudee on Saturday. We met at the ramp at four but because of the fog/smoke and based upon NOAAs recommendation we pushed our trip off till Sunday. Well after looking at the satellite shots and analyzing the reports that came in we made the decision to go to OI vice the Cigar. Got a bit of a late start due to a malfunctioning alarm clock, then the smoke was so thick and this being my first time out of OI this year my GPS track was off so after a small encounter with a shoal we FINALLY cleared the inlet well after seven. ran 28 nm to the 630 line in 30 fathoms. I was watching my bottom machine and saw the temp go from 71.6 to 73.8 then back to 72.4 started to mark bait and we put the lines out right there. Didn’t even get the spread out and a Wahoo airs out on the starboard long and cuts our hoo clean in half never even popping the release clip. Nice show but no meat. We get the spread completely out and it was on immediately... five on... get three, then a single, box that one then Tommy hooks up a nice 30 lb gaffer get him in and then four on in a pod of at least 2500 feeding two tones get two spread back out another nice gaffer comes screaming in on our starboard short lit up like a neon sign and hammers the daisy chain get that one in look at the clock, it’s 1055 and we got six nice YFTs and three quality gaffers. Head in, stop at the tower and mess with the the AJs for an hour or so. Catching AJs on topwater is a blast and a perfect ending to a great day. Down a Sam Adams on the ride in to celebrate!!!! Thanks to Tommy, Danny and JC!!!! Thanks to Kevin Bremmer (Succession Sportfishing) for the info on the bite!!!! 630 line, 430 fathoms, feeding two tones, lots of bait, 72 degree water (not particularly clear), all large medium and select Baitmasters hoos behind blue.
  17. Dirty water lots of weeds and grass, wind mostly west and a little Sw. got out on the sand about 1pm stopped pretty close to the dune crossing (you know fuel and all that!). Soaked two lines one doodle bug with a bunker strip and a 5/0 circle on a standard surf rig on the meat rod with a combo bunker strip/gulp. Lots of grass and man the flies were thick. That's the worst I remember them this early! One bite off on the meat rod. If this SW keeps bringing grass along as it may well, night fishing could be a lot of work. On another line, I noticed a lot of new constuction in the Federal park around the ranger station, a lot! Now i'm not the "greenest" angler out there but it seems a little counter intuittive, new construction on a barrier island! Then New bike paths, more asphalt (oil) on the surface of a barrier island? Then raise the orv rates and allow an attack(beach closings) on the orv guys in Carolina?! What's up with that!? I realize that parks and park facilities need to be maitained and upgraded but it looks like they are preparing for alot more facilities for "walk on" vistors will the orv side pays the freight! Even my wife is suspect of this and she is way more level headed then me. FYI, i've been running this beach since 1968 way before I lived down here and i miss the gravel road! Sorry for the rant but I don't get to post much here. I will be (hope to be) drifting in the Mako Sunday. Try to give you a report from that. All the best! Capt.CL
  18. I packed lite for this trip headed for the Northwest River around 3:30pm picked up some small minnoes (sp) for bait took my lite spinner reel combo & my baitcasting combo and headed for the railroad tracks near by and casted out of awhile and nothing , So I headed back to the fishing piers on the other side of the tracks and casted from there and sure enough landed my first 9 inch crappie WAHOOOO:blob1:!!!! Released him of course giving him a kiss first that's the rules you know... Then casted out some more and boy did I get tired fast. BAMB a fish on every cast all yellow perch 15 in all plus+ the crappie make 16 fish total. Not a bad day at all a little windy and cloudy and catching fish all released to grow big and fight another day besides my freezer is packed full of yellow perch , spadefish, and deer meat right now so I've got alot of cooking to do LOL!!!!! :tongue::eusa_drool: Had to leave around 6pm to pick up my daughter and spend some time with her maybe next time I'll take her down there I know she'll have tons of fun catching fish. Sorry I missed out on your fishing trip to HOPEWELL... Jamie maybe next time I hear you caught some nice 30lbs+ catfish there maybe it will be my turn to landed a 40+lbs catfish we will see. Caught you later dude CYA!!! Great White Shark :glasses2:,OUT!!!! VCAN MEMBER
  19. I was invited to go on a fishing trip this past Saturday and the good Lord blessed us with calm seas and loads of fish, we even saw lots of whales. We left Greenbackville, Virginia at 6:30 am and headed out of Chincoteague inlet what appeared to be E/SE, we only went a short way and started looking for birds. We found whales first (by the way if anybody knows what species of whales would be out there now, please let me know) then we found strings of birds but they were not working. We spotted a small group diving, so we trolled there and caught a few, one guy had never caught a rock before so he was up first and he had two on at the same time (1st photo) then the Virginia Marine Resources Police came on board and checked us out. All was well. The Capt. got a radio call and we took off for another spot, huge flock of birds working and we limited out quickly. We caught over thirty fish ranging from 27 to 43 inches. Their were some excited anglers and we didn't have enough room in the coolers. When we got back home we made an assembly line to the cleaning and fileting, some beautiful meat. What a glorious day on the water!!!!!!
  20. Well, the forecast has changed as I thought....and we're looking at 2' seas. I'm going to run offshore, where depends on what kinda of a crew I can put together. I'll probably be hunting for flounder, but trolling for wahoo is a possibility if I can get some good intel. We split all expenses and meat, you help clean the boat. BYOB and lunch. Gimme a shout: 610.517.0854 or 410.213.0020 Bob
  21. Here is my secret ribs recipe... Barbecued Baby Back Ribs The following is for 2 Baby Rack Ribs (I tripled this to make 6 racks) " Make Dry Spice Rub: o 1 ½ Tablespoons Paprika o 1 ½ teaspoons Chili Powder o 1 ¾ Teaspoons Cumin o 1 ½ teaspoons Dark Brown Sugar o 1 ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt o ¾ teaspoon Dried oregano o ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper o 1 teaspoon ground white pepper o ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper " Rub the ribs with oil (back and front), I used olive oil but any oil will do " Cover ribs with the spice rub (back and front) and I mean cover every square inch with as much spice rub as you can. The oil will help it adhere to the ribs. Pat the rub into the ribs. " Need roasting pan or very large aluminum foil roasting pan to hold 2 to 3 racks of ribs on a rack 1 to 2 inches above the bottom of the pan. Pour 2 to 3 cans of beer in the bottom of the roasting pan. You want 1 to 2 inches of beer in the bottom of the roasting pan. Cover roasting pan as tight as possible with heavy duty aluminum foil. " Cook on 275 for 3 hours. This basically steams the ribs to make sure they are very tender. " 30 minutes prior to taking ribs out of oven, start charcoal grill and soak Hickory wood chunks in water to add to the hot coals to smoke ribs. " Take Roasting Pan out, uncover and CAREFULLY remove ribs to a large sheet of aluminum foil. When I say carefully it is because the ribs will already be very tender and may break apart. " Slather the ribs in more spice rub and bring out to grill. " Pile charcoal onto one side of the grill and place hickory wood chunks directly on top of coals…the more chunks, the more smoke. " Place the ribs on the grill on the opposite side of where the coals are…..(Remember at this point the ribs are basically cooked, you don't want direct heat under the ribs at this point, you want to smoke them. " Cover grill and smoke for 1 hour. The ribs will absorb the hickory wood smoke flavor……and will get a nice smoky caramelized exterior. " After 1 hour, CARFULLY remove ribs off the grill and pile onto a platter. Serve with your favorite BBQ Sauce…I like the Hot Bone Sucking Sauce…..
  22. Friday the 13th: Got out lil late(0615) and started w/ real bloodworms. Kept getting bites on the short rods...but worms stolen...finally brought in a VERY small spot...even w/ small hooks, they were stealing my bait:angry9:. Switched over to squid strips tipped w/ bloodworm-Fishbites. That was the ticket! Wish I could have stayed a lil later, but had to go get the family and bring them back to the beach. Guys next to me using the same bait had the same success for the kings. At one point three of us brought in a king each at the same time! Ended up fishing most of Friday & Saturday and 3.5 hours Sunday. Caught everything using the squid strips tipped w/ fish-bites combo on store bought kingfish rigs(small hooks). As many kings as you want, VERY small spot, 1 snapper blue, 1 small weakfish, and the usual sandsharks and skates during the very low and slack tides. Yea, trying to fish amoungst the mostly inexperienced anglers, swimmers and kayakers can be a challenge during the day...but early mornings and evenings were fine Even enjoyed a couple beverages in the afternoons w/ no issues as usual(always a good idea to use a koozie and keep cool). High tides were mornings/evenings and kings were more prevalent then. Caught them sporadically during the meat of the day. If you are looking for Summertime table-fare from the suds, try going to Assateague Island/Virginia:happy2::happy2:
  23. Left Owls Creek at 0745 on the DOS MUCHO boat headed for the CLT.... Crew was JWconnolly,Tommy,Dave (cohomojo) and me of course. Out between the bouys and a 90* heading on the comp and we were away....bit of a chop in 2 to 3 footers all the way in a muggy haze. Didnt see the tower until we were 4 miles out.....plenty of boats there already. Of course, 0830 on a friday ? PULLEEZE NELLY.....they were not doing much at all.....the old timers we anchored next to were content setting just watching their bobbers drift back and reel them in to plop em out and start over .....we saw no fish being boated at all. JW & I got naked and rubbed our fat bellys together and danced for the fish Gods and it must have worked because all of a sudden King Neptune arose and there were fish every where-....still no takers for the guys next to us. Our two new friends we brought along,one of wich had never saltwater fished at all. EVER ! If he hooks a spade is he is for a suprise....we got our fins on guns out:::locked and loaded:::......once in the water I could see that the fish were deep. told our HO's to 86 the bobbers and drift em deep, advised the old kodgers next to us to do the same,RELUCTANTLY they removed their the boats on our side at least had a chance....before I could swim to the middle legs of the tower both boats had FISH ON. Perfect ! The new guy has his first ever saltwater fish and a spadefish at that !! Hook and line was still slow and hit N miss for every one but they got 1/2 our limit with the smaller eater size fish we kept...JW and I shot the rest (mostly JW) With 15 fish in the meat box we shot a few more the boat next to us and then 1 last one for our limit and headed in around 1:30 where it was flat calm and you could now see the hotel line from the tower....blasted in without a drop of water spashing over the bow....I have not been this tired in several years,no chit. I was in the water a good 5 hours today,kicking,swimming and diving and feel like I just ran a marathon.......what a great day on the ocean with new friends, left the boat ramp,stopped and put the fish on ice and headed to the Happy Buffett where we stuffed ourselves to the brim. Fat Dumb and HAPPY I headed home to clean my fish......JW wouldnt let us photograph him with no shirt on because he will get prank calls, Tommys photos are on Tommy's camera and Dave had these on his camera as well as some for himself......
  24. 1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during holdup , would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked 2. The chef at a hotel<ST1:p lost a finger in a meat-cutting machine and submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself.He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved. <O:p</O:p 3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard, returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.<O:p</O:p <O:p</O:p4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Gimli bus driver<O:p</O:p found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Norway House had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the Selkirk mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.<O:p</O:p 5. A Canadian teenager was in the hospital recovering from serioushead wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.<O:p</O:p <O:p</O:p6. A man walked into a Winnipeg A&W, put a $20 bill on the<O:p</O:p counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer: $15.<O:p</O:p <O:p</O:pIf someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime<O:p</O:p committed?)<O:p</O:p <O:p</O:p7. Seems a guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinderblock through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinderblock and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinderblock bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.<O:p</O:p <O:p</O:p8. As a female shopper exited a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:place w:st="on"Y orkton</ST1:place</st1:City> convenience store, a man <O:p</O:pgrabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."<O:p</O:p <O:p</O:p9. The Winnipeg Free Press crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King on Notre Dame at 5 a.m., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.<O:p ******A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER*****<O:p <O:p</O:p10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a <st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:place w:st="on">Toronto</ST1:place></st1:City> street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home nearspilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.<O:p></O:p>
  25. Left Rudee around 0800 cause Andy had to work the rescue squad last nite....I figure the tower is packed already so lets troll for a Spanish Mac a couple hours to let the tower thin out.....we drop lines in just past the VB pier and head to Cape henry.....out around the Ramada the first nipper hit and it belongs to a 10 year old....she releses the fish after a quick measure of 13 1/2.....roll on another mile or so and Andy's turn....a 17 inch keeper......this boring the chics say so we head to santore-no fish, zNCDz-no fish, one last stop to try to stay away from the CLT here we come......arrived after NOON, 12 o clock I say !! anchored on the outside looking in, all boats all sides close in were catching fish....2 hours of being nice and staying out of the way, doing back flips of the transome, hanging in the water, flippers- just goofing off more back seat for us....we are going in for meat and thats that....none of these 3 riders have caught spades like this on light tackle.....i go around this boat, between these too and proceeded to tie up, drift back and fish on....45 minutes later we have a dozen fish caught, tagged 2 and its 3 pm....Andy has class at 6 for some fire truck training so we pack it in and haed back.....1/2 mile outside Rudee the lower unit craps out....a awesome young kid that works for one of the jet ski rental places tows us to the his number so I can thank him properly tomorro .....those in the know I have talked to this evening concure a gimbal bearing has to be the culprit.....motor seems fine,oil fine.starts ok.....bump in FWD nothing but a rattle sound, hit reverse and it kills the motor its so bound up....if this problem sounds familair....pleast feel free post comments or trouble shooting ideas and I of course will be looking for a Alpha merc cruiser lower unit mechanic...I think the best one I know of is at the firestaion on base.... Mr Gigolot~ call me when you get off duty tomorro - heres a few of the 3 dozen pics we took today......