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Grilled
10-10-2011, 08:18 PM
Friday - HRBT
Fished HRBT with YakFisher. Awesome night! Weather was perfect, little rough out there but the fishing was great. We limited out on stripers. Caught between 15-20 each, ranging from 22" -30". I caught some nice croaker, between 15-16", a keeper 18" flounder and tons of blues. Oh,and I caught a seagull also. That was pretty interesting. Ended up cutting the line and it flew off with with a BKD, a 6/0 hook and about 10 feet of braided line trailing behind. lol Left the water around 6am, I was pretty beat. Headed over to oceans east tackle where Redfish and Comeonfish were just arriving.

Saturday - Kipto
Saturday we ended up fishing Kiptopeake. Rockfisher and Keith were already out on the water when we got there. Pretty productive day also. YakFisher and I caught 24" flounders each back to back. Couple 18-19 inchers were also caught. Bite died once the tide changed. Tried fishing for taug inside the ships but all we caught were toads, toads and more toads!

Sunday - Fisherman's Island
Fished FI Sunday morning in search for specs and redfish. No luck there but Yakfisher ended up catching a 20inch flounder. Pretty cool area to fish. The dolphins were everywhere, coming a couple feet from your kayak. I got some cool footage on the gopro. I'll post it up once I upload the video.

some pics

CB kayak 02
10-10-2011, 08:40 PM
NICE!! when's the next trip? I will be making regardless of other factors...

Are sheepshead and spades still around CBBT?

keithr627
10-11-2011, 08:05 AM
It was nice talking and fishing with you on Sat. Thanks for the flounder belly. That was the ticket. I went back out to ships on Sun and caught a 22" and 18" flounder.

I wanted to try fishermans island but just ran out of time. Next time.

Shady
10-11-2011, 09:38 AM
Sounds like an excellent trip! Were you fishing the North end of the HRBT or south end? Hopefully, I will be making the trip down this weekend...

mytmouse
10-11-2011, 09:43 AM
Nice Flounder!!! Man the ships are the best!!! I can't wait to get down there again! I see you guys actually got to go inside of them... the water was ripping a little to hard for me to feel comfortable in there... did you catch anything while inside the ships?

ictalurus
10-11-2011, 09:56 AM
That's a killer couple of days. Nice work on the flatties.

Grilled
10-11-2011, 10:43 AM
NICE!! when's the next trip? I will be making regardless of other factors...

Are sheepshead and spades still around CBBT?

probably in a couple weeks for some reds! talking to kayakevin, he says that they still are catching sheepsheads at cbbt first island.

Grilled
10-11-2011, 10:44 AM
Nice Flounder!!! Man the ships are the best!!! I can't wait to get down there again! I see you guys actually got to go inside of them... the water was ripping a little to hard for me to feel comfortable in there... did you catch anything while inside the ships?

just seabass and pesty toads

HokieDJ
10-11-2011, 11:01 AM
Heading down to the beach this weekend. Planning on hitting Kipto on Saturday to try for togs. Any tips on how to find them instead of fishing every inch of the ships? :)

Pinch
10-11-2011, 11:08 AM
There are only a few ships you can get into. Id start there.

Redfish12
10-11-2011, 11:34 AM
Sounds like you guys had a great trip. I think we missed the good night on the HRBT and probably should have gone to kipto instead!

As for fishing the ships, look for sticky bottom with your sinker. If you thud on rock when you hit that's good, but what you really want is to thud, lift up, then thud down lower into a hole or crack in the bottom. That's where the tog were for us. Also, look for obvious signs of debris on the bottom where parts of the ship has fallen in. We saw some boats anchored up on spots that they probably marked on the depth finder, so look for those too on the edges. Bring a lot of lead, you're gonna loose it. I like to use 40lb braid and 30lb leader. I tie a swivel on the braid and then just clip the rigs in. I use a perfection loop for the sinker or a single surgeon's loop, then a dropper loop for the hook, and a tripple surgeon's for the attachment loop. I tie about 20 of these before each trip. Last trip I ran out of the ones that I had already put hooks on so I used some of the snelled blackfish hooks. Look for the ones that have a metalic finish, they are much sharper than the dull black mustads. The leader was too long for my liking so I cut it in half and then just looped them into my dropper loop. I caught both tog on that set up, so I am going to try that more now instead of just a hook in the dropper loop. Anyway, good luck! Tog fishing is very intense/frustrating/addictive bait fishing!

HokieDJ
10-11-2011, 12:39 PM
Thanks for the tips. Hopefully they will show up this weekend.

Yakfisher
10-11-2011, 03:19 PM
Heading down to the beach this weekend. Planning on hitting Kipto on Saturday to try for togs. Any tips on how to find them instead of fishing every inch of the ships? :)

If you want to get on some Togs you should head to the first island at CBBT. Redfish had some luck this past weekend and I hooked into a keeper flounder as well.

HokieDJ
10-11-2011, 03:21 PM
I would love to try out the CBBT one of these days but I don't think I can convince my friend to make the 45 minute peddle out there.

tufnik
10-11-2011, 05:47 PM
Hokie,
When do you plan to be on the water at Kipto on Sat? If I can get off work, I hope to be there Friday noon, and maybe do some night fishing.

HokieDJ
10-11-2011, 05:51 PM
The plan is do the HRBT at night around 9 or 10pm depending when we get down there. I may be able to get down earlier but it depends if I can finish up work.

Hit Kipto Saturday morning. High tide is around 11:30pm there. Hopefully the winds work out but it's forecasted to produce 1-2 ft waves.

Rockchaser
10-11-2011, 11:45 PM
It was good to see you guys at Kipto. I must say working a bait pod for over an hour with no real hits, only to have Grilled and Josh to come in and get back to back 24" flounder was a kick I could have done with out.

Josh loaned me a 2 once jighead with flounder belly on it and I started getting hits. Didn't land any flounder but at least I was going in the right direction.

Here are a few pictures of the guys working the ships.

keithr627
10-11-2011, 11:57 PM
I was surprised when this old guy floated by the ships on Sunday. I am not sure the picture does it justice. It was every bit of 4 -5 ft from head to tail.

Rockchaser
10-12-2011, 07:45 AM
I was surprised when this old guy floated by the ships on Sunday. I am not sure the picture does it justice. It was every bit of 4 -5 ft from head to tail.

Very cool, I haven't seen one up close like that.

It was good talking and fshing with you on Saturday. I think I was only one without a flonder caught. A few hits but no love from the fish gods.

robchoi
10-12-2011, 08:57 AM
Awesome! Nice job on the flounder!

The spades are gone, but I've seen people pull sheepshead in late October. Kevin said he even saw a guy bring in a citation sheepie in November.

Shield
10-12-2011, 10:19 AM
Sounds like you guys had a blast. Nice pictures.