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    07-20-2017, 05:24 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Point lookout 7/17 in Maryland
    There is a marina and camp store...we launched from both- Big Mike has a PA on a trailer...I have a Outback in my pickup...I launched from the camp...
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    07-19-2017, 08:42 AM
    A few give the many a bad name...all rules and laws are written for the few; not the many...
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    07-19-2017, 08:38 AM
    I had a big bull shark swim by my kayak at the hot ditch discharge (Morgantown PEPCO generating plant) at the Harry Nice 301 Bridge four years...
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    07-18-2017, 07:37 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Point lookout 7/17 in Maryland
    Kinda like Joe...learning to Cobia fish down in Buckroe Beach...we want to treat our Snaggedline Buddies to the fishing we have, but learning what...
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    07-17-2017, 06:30 PM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Perch Fishing Intro in Main Forum
    Good deal Zach- pictures work better than words...those jig spinners are what I use for a number of fishing situations...tiny crankbaits and in-line...
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    07-17-2017, 12:57 PM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Point lookout 7/17 in Maryland
    OK- took a nap so I can write a better after action report- The SMOG crew was missing one, but looking forward to getting Gary back aboard..we were...
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    07-17-2017, 12:13 PM
    Big Mike started a thread Point lookout 7/17 in Maryland
    I hooked up with Ron this morning to fish Lake Conley at Point Lookout specifically looking for red drum. Ron hooked an undersized one but lost it. ...
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    07-16-2017, 01:43 PM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Piney Point Heating up in Maryland
    It did...Bill got a 20 inch Redfish this morning...
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    07-16-2017, 10:22 AM
    Big Mike replied to a thread Piney Point Heating up in Maryland
    Michael, it was a pleasure meeting you, Stacy, Joe and Katie. I kind of laughed when you said glad to see my kayak since I'm much more an Oscar...
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    07-16-2017, 08:54 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Piney Point Heating up in Maryland
    St. Mary's County has some of the very best of the best launches...clean, well maintained, porto potties...and free...St. Inigoes, Elm's...
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    07-14-2017, 03:43 PM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Piney Point Heating up in Maryland
    Mark- The Redfish are not very abundant and are very picky...pretty uncommon fish even in the Slower Lower...
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    07-14-2017, 02:10 PM
    Very nice. I would have paid money to see the paddle board fish dance.
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    07-14-2017, 01:27 PM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Piney Point Heating up in Maryland
    After the tide started dropping the water off the flats we headed out to deeper water...schools of bait were clouding up the fishfinder...Mike had an...
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    07-14-2017, 12:21 PM
    Joined Ron this morning at 6:30 to catch the peak of high tide and falling throughout the morning. We were drum hunting and you need the water up to...
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    07-13-2017, 04:58 PM
    Great report and that cat was a nice surprise. Amazing the difference a few miles makes on wind. I launched at St Inigoes and had to fish close to...
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    07-13-2017, 07:51 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Conversion in Dry Dock
    Mostly shellfish, mussels, clams, etc...and they migrate into the middle and lower bay to reproduce in the millions...and you snag into them as they...
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    07-13-2017, 06:37 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Icast 2017 in Main Forum
    I always say that there are two kinds of people who fish out of a kayak...kayakers who fish and fishermen who use a kayak...however, in this...
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    07-12-2017, 09:18 PM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Conversion in Dry Dock
    I brought the CNR up to the side of my kayak...palming the spool, but with ten pound braid you can only put so much pressure on the ray...and you are...
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    07-12-2017, 01:41 PM
    Great fish...very tasty...big tail, lots of fight...congratulations...
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    07-12-2017, 11:19 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Conversion in Dry Dock
    The difference between Diawa and Shimano numbering is significant...they are no where near the same...a 2500 BG is like a Stradic 4000
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    07-12-2017, 07:02 AM
    ronaultmtd started a thread Conversion in Dry Dock
    After a bruising battle with an extra large CNR on my Stradic 2500 FI reel this past fishing trip, I decided maybe a 3000 reel would be...
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  • Big Mike's Avatar
    07-11-2017, 09:01 PM
    Can't remember the days but can count to 61. A fishing savant for sure.
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    07-11-2017, 09:19 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread July 9th Double Report in Maryland
    That is all that matters, Stan...as long as what you are doing gives you the results you want...no need to change...
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    07-11-2017, 07:28 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread July 9th Double Report in Maryland
    I know the tides don't always cooperate with when folks want to fish, but at Mattawoman, incoming tide allows the fish to go way, way back into the...
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    07-10-2017, 03:31 PM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Weather issues in General
    What is frustrating this time of year is when we have clear weather, the fish are biting but the winds are gusting over 20...
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    07-10-2017, 11:39 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Speckled trout in Maryland
    We wade fished flats near Orange Beach, Al...used a bright pink Bon-A-Donk type walk-the-dog lure called a Paul Brown...and absolutely slayed them...
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    07-09-2017, 06:11 PM
    Would not miss it..see you there...
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    07-09-2017, 12:27 PM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Speckled trout in Maryland
    Thanks Mark...Abel was catching Specks using a different lure/ technique...both worked...this is the way I have always fished for Specks with...
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    07-09-2017, 06:29 AM
    ronaultmtd replied to a thread Speckled trout in Maryland
    Me too...but I can report that a Shimano Stradic FI 2500 has been throughly "torture" tested and passed with flying colors...superb drag, excellent...
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