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Still some of the usual variety of summertime fish.

Feel free to post your fishing reports here, fish or no fish.

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Fished south of the bull pen, on incoming tide. I caught a whip tail ray, and 2 blue fish.... one pan sized. At the pumps on the way out, I talked to another fisherman and he said he caught the largest croaker he has caught. In fact he thought it was a puppy drum.

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Fished tuesday day and night around the south beach lot. Caught 7 blues all between 9-12 inches. Was getting hits almost as soon as the rigs hit the water.

Kayaked out a bait attached to the Penn 116 I got so cheaply. Found out it is not exactly in excellent condition. Either the drag works really oddly or it is pretty worn out, I was reeling in the line on a drag setting I thought would do it and the handle would just kind of turn with out taking any line in. It didn't feel like it was the drag working it just felt broken. I had to really crank down the drag to get it in. So I'm going to test it out around here and try and fix it.

During the night I managed to land a good sized ray on a casted half bluefish . I thought it was a shark cause it kept running and running and running. It didn't act like a ray at all. But of course it was one. Had about a 4 foot wing span. Not sure what kind it was though.

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Its time albeit early. Gonna try some drummin this weekend. You know if they were coming from the north NE winds would be ideal but I think they are coming in from the SE ocean. Seems NE over the years has not been a good wind for them oddly enough but anyway Labor Day weekend I have caught a few and starts the season as far as I 'm concerned. But with such a nice beach weekend catching is secondary. With these onshores all week should be blues out of the wahzoo. Also NE should push the sharks south at least I hope so. I know its early but what the heck.

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Its time albeit early. Gonna try some drummin this weekend. You know if they were coming from the north NE winds would be ideal but I think they are coming in from the SE ocean. Seems NE over the years has not been a good wind for them oddly enough but anyway Labor Day weekend I have caught a few and starts the season as far as I 'm concerned. But with such a nice beach weekend catching is secondary. With these onshores all week should be blues out of the wahzoo. Also NE should push the sharks south at least I hope so. I know its early but what the heck.

Very nice Dave, I hope you get at least one. If you get all the lurkers out early they'll lose their gusto and you'll have a clear beach when they get runnin good!

I can't tell you how jealous I am, I have a serious illness with this drum fishin'. I HAVE to fish, not just fish, I need to fish the suds, and not just fish the suds but drum fish the suds. I don't know how I'm going to pull it off but I will drum fish this fall...mark dem words. I feel bad too because I have a very cool little guy at home and a great wife, all I think about is those damn reds...can't shake em.

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Ben,

You need help. I'll bring beer and sandwiches, would that help? lol.

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I'm thinking I can leave for "work", head straight to the shore, fish 10-3 and be home normal time...6 hours of driving for 5 hours of fishing...I've got it bad.

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it would be nice to read about red being caught this weekend`, I just can't bring myself to go on the holiday. my truck is gettin a face lift anyway, i'll see you-all in a couple of weeks .

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hit the beach tue and got the skunk, went again last night and landed two medium charky, one 5 footer and one 4 footer. Honestly this has been a bad summer for the most part. I landed 4 shark this week alone and that is way more than i have caught all summer. Prior to this week I believe I only caught two. Also the blues were in abundance just prior to sunset. Managed 6 blues between the sizes of 12"- 16". Really lookin forward to my first red! Oh and before i forget, all shark were caught on bunker chunks and on drum rigs on my smallest rod and reel. a Tica 11 footer with a garcia abassador 5600, go figure!

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The bucks place report on P&S , under maryland said there was a red caught this week on AI but no details, I'm going to be in VA so Im trying the VA side of AI.

We'll see whats bitten!

Chris

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Also heard a red on Assateague Island.

Fished today in drum country for reds and it was nothing but shark after shark with small blues in the mix. Never sat down for 5 hours, always one on the line, shark or blue, largest shark around 6'. Never caught so many dam sharks and some of the larger ones took me a while to get in on the lighter tackle. Had to switch to wire leaders. Then the mosquitos, SUPER THICK. I'll fish in almost anything but when you start breathing them in, I am out of there.

I am beat.

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Thanks for the warnings and report. They maybe schooling up for migration south. They get real gregarious before they leave. You know rape and pillage the land before leaving. Slash and burn. Same way past few years. Soon as they leave Bingo Reds are here.

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Well it was the same as last week small blues and one keeper flounder. Wish I had more to say but for now that's it.

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Fished for red drum at Assateague Island today from about 9:30 - 2:30. It felt like it was blowing a gale- probably about 20kts out of the NE. Used nothing but cut bunker on #8 circles. Slow again today but I did see one 16" blue caught and heard some others were lost in the surf. I had a few bites that acted like blues but gone by time I got to the rod. I did manage this flounder right before we left. The way my summer fishing has been going, I have no pride left and am not ashamed to post a 15 1/2 in flounder. :)

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Is the technique to lob one out just past the beach break? I am going to try to get one this Fall. I have some#5 hooks; usually rig them on a fish-finder. As far as baits go... Squid? Bunker? Minnows? Day or night? Any help is appreciated. School started back up last week so I am now a weekend or early evenings guy on the island.

Oh, Charkbait I have a solution for you. You need to move to the beach. As much salt water as you have running through those veins you should just live down here.

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Is the technique to lob one out just past the beach break? I am going to try to get one this Fall. I have some#5 hooks; usually rig them on a fish-finder. As far as baits go... Squid? Bunker? Minnows? Day or night?

You can catch some nice reds right near the wash at times if ya find the right hole!

Last year at Sandbridge (Back Bay), we had a nice hole. We could catch them about 50 yards out all the way to 150 yards out. I think a bunch of it is dependent on the structure and depth of the beach your fishing.

As far as bait, fresh and I stress fresh bait is key! Mullet, bunker, spot (they love heads), and blue all work great. You will find a bunch of us stocking up on spot here in the next few weeks and freeze it for the drum run down here. Last year fresh cut blue worked great, even better than the fresh mullet. FF Rig will work just fine!

Headed out here in a few minutes for some pup and maybe some slots. Hope we get lucky with the past few days of N and NE wind!

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Caught so many blues Sat and Sun it was ridiculous. Enough to lose count. One was 16 inches, and as one of the new guys here, thats getting bigger for me. I also had my first toothy experience. Felt a hit, set the hook, and my reel screamed for 5 minutes. I worked him for 10-15 minutes and finally got him to the close breakers. We could all see him as he was kinda surfin in a large wave sideways down the beach. (if that makes sense). I got him within 15 yards and then,.. nothing...:BangHead: It really sucked cause this happend around 1 in the afternoon, (being Labor day weekend) so there were 20 people around.. I wasn't using a wire leader and the line was broke about 1 inch above the snelled hook area, it was a clean cut. So I don't know if I pulled to hard with the surf at the end, or if he bit through the line, but it was so very cool. I now understand whats wrong with some of you. I thought you were freaks, but just pulling that thing with 15 yards was a huge rush. Anyway, normal fishing story here, somewhere between 25-35 blues this weekend 8-16'' and one big one that got away. Maybe I need to use wire leaders? Or maybe be more patient around the beach surf? or maybe both?

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l8vceagle getting those biggins on is fun are you sure it was a shark or a ray, rays have a tendency to go up and down the beach. All in all sounds like you had a great weekend on the beach..

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I found the only and best way to land a largish toothie with mono is to NOT turn the shark. Because we mostly fish with circle hooks we'll find one corner and that is generally the side to which the shark will turn first. You're leader will be clear as long as it doesn't turn back the other way at which point it will have to cross a mouthful of teeth. Keep in mind this can take you hundreds of yards away from your gear following the beast down the beach...not a great idea during a good run of sharks and drum...good way to lose some rods.

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Yeah, I'm sure it was a shark, you could see it perfectly for about 10 seconds. It was atop a large wave that was over a slough. I would have to guess 4 maybe 5'. Greyish and silver, although i think the tips of the dorsal and tail might have been black. I think you spot on - about the Turn. When it ran out and south for 10 minutes pulling line out, no problem. When he came back in, he wasn't pulling line, I just held it taunt. When he was 15 yards out he turned north and ran out, he gave a thrash on top of another wave and the line went dead. Either way, my heart was thumping. Amazing feeling. 15 minutes of my heart pounding out of my rib cage, 1 second for it to sink into my stomach. What I wouldn't give to tie one on right now. I'm new this year. Been out about 8 times, and now I don't think I am going to miss another weekend. Even my fiance is talking about getting a small camper.

and the only bug i thought was going to bite me out on Assateague Island was the skeeters.

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Yeah, it's a fun "bug" bite. isn't it?

You could put on a little bit of wire at the hook, maybe 6" or so. That will help keep the mono away from the teeth.

Congrats on the gf wanting a camper. Take all winter to look around and decide. You can start a new thread on the board asking advice and recommendations.

May the bug continue to bite! We still have a bit longer for some toothie action around here, enjoy!

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Fished today. Pretty much the same scenario, blues and sharks but not as abundant as the other day. Water temps, very warm.

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Fished again today for about 5 hours. Sharks...still. Please leave!

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Fished again today for about 5 hours. Sharks...still. Please leave!

what a difference a month makes! From target species to PITA.

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