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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    09-03-2015, 05:41 PM
    For many years I have spent a few days in late summer in Wachapreague, VA, a small fishing village on Virginia's eastern shore. In the early days, I...
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 07:59 PM
    Dennis - Congratulations on your retirement and next adventure. You represented Hobie kayaks well and contributed to the kayak fishing community....
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  • CB kayak 02's Avatar
    08-31-2015, 08:54 PM
    3 more Events for the 2015 series. Everyone is welcome to come fish any or all events. There is no membership and you do not have to qualify for the...
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-31-2015, 05:14 PM
    I don't bother with it. The transducers on some of my vessels are single frequency -- I can't remember which is which.
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-31-2015, 06:11 AM
    Bruce - First off, congratulations on the pickerel. They are not commonly caught during the summer in Weems, but will become much more readily...
    4 replies | 236 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-30-2015, 07:12 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread My first in Main Forum
    Regarding handling pickerel, I do not see the need for fish grips. The pickerel's mouth does not open in a way that makes a fish grip easy to use. ...
    14 replies | 378 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-30-2015, 07:03 PM
    A 3000 series reel sounds large for a perch rod. I use 6' ultralights with 1000 series reels for perch and pickerel.
    12 replies | 317 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-29-2015, 10:10 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Wye River; Friday 8/29 in Maryland
    Queen Annes County has several good launch ramps (suitable for heavy kayaks or trailered kayaks). There are also other water access points called...
    14 replies | 471 view(s)
  • hale3333's Avatar
    08-29-2015, 09:26 PM
    hale3333 replied to a thread Fun day Verrazano bridge in Maryland
    Good job..... How many Specks did you end up catching?
    8 replies | 298 view(s)
  • Capt C-Hawk's Avatar
    08-29-2015, 01:44 PM
    As mentioned the tail needs to run straight on the hook to look like a baitfish. One thing I didn't see mentioned is that the tail is mounted upside...
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-29-2015, 12:56 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Wye River; Friday 8/29 in Maryland
    Last Sept I launched my 11 ft SOT paddle-powered kayak there. The tide was low. I had to slide the kayak over the bulkhead from the parking lot to...
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    08-29-2015, 11:39 AM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Wye River; Friday 8/29 in Maryland
    Great report Steve. That Bennett Pt launch puts you in good water. It is a shame that it is not an easy launch for larger or heavier kayaks. The...
    14 replies | 471 view(s)
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    08-29-2015, 08:22 AM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Good day at Goodhands in Maryland
    Thanks for the report. Goodhands was productive last year too from Aug - Oct too. I hope some larger fish move in.
    7 replies | 377 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-29-2015, 08:20 AM
    JohnE describes the fantastic run of large bluefish near the mouth of Delaware Bay last May. I only got to fish the big bluefish run for one...
    13 replies | 538 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-28-2015, 07:53 PM
    I am heading to that area in a few days, but will fish from my center console. As long as you are fishing in Virginia tidal waters (ocean, bay,...
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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-28-2015, 03:03 PM
    My ICOM handheld VHF stopped charging after about 5-7 years. It turned out the rechargeable battery had just worn out. I bought a new battery --...
    8 replies | 151 view(s)
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    08-28-2015, 01:01 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Severn 8/28 in Maryland
    Great catch. That 23.5" striper is the largest I have heard of from the Severn in a while.
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    08-27-2015, 04:18 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Severn 8/28 in Maryland
    Good luck. I trolled along the edges in the Severn this morning and caught no stripers. A few days ago, I caught six stripers trolling the same...
    4 replies | 277 view(s)
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    08-27-2015, 04:16 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Good day at Goodhands in Maryland
    Typically I troll 4 rods. When fishing in relatively shallow water, I use jigheads from 3/8-oz to 1/2-oz. I use various paddletails in 3" to 4"...
    7 replies | 377 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-27-2015, 04:03 PM
    I noticed the same thing in your photo. It appears that the hook leaves the plastic too far back. It caused the tail to curl. It takes a bit of...
    18 replies | 670 view(s)
  • hale3333's Avatar
    08-27-2015, 11:57 AM
    hale3333 replied to a thread tangier sound in Maryland
    Top water around the Island shallows have been productive for small rock, some larger mixed in certain areas. My dad has been doing ok bottom jigging...
    3 replies | 300 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-27-2015, 07:00 AM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread FF problem / question in Main Forum
    As Ken notes, it could be a battery that is not properly charged. Also check for corrosion on the wire ends where they enter the spade clips. Or...
    15 replies | 381 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 12:29 PM
    I put my orange 2014 Slayer Propel 13 up for sale a few weeks ago. I had not used it in a while and was looking to get a newer model. I have had a...
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    08-26-2015, 12:13 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Where's the leak? in Dry Dock
    I would encourage you to fill it 1/4 to 1/2 way up with water. Hairline cracks are not easily distinguishable from scratch marks. But if you have a...
    30 replies | 842 view(s)
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    08-25-2015, 02:47 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Goodhands weds 8/26 in Main Forum
    Harry - I plan to be there tomorrow, but may be later than 6:30.
    7 replies | 320 view(s)
  • RavensDfense's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 02:24 PM
    RavensDfense replied to a thread Fall Bulls in Virginia
    I am always up for fishing! I tend to trend more towards bow hunting after September, but I could easily be convinced to go.
    15 replies | 549 view(s)
  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 01:45 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Fall Bulls in Virginia
    Great work guys! Those are beautiful fish. I plan to fish in the lower eastern shore region next week from a small center console. I hope to run...
    15 replies | 549 view(s)
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