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    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 fish the edges. We each picked a couple of dinks off at the bridge and then headed off to our favorite drum spot. On the way I picked up an 11" perch and Ron got a 20" striper. We chopped our way through heavy grass to get close to shore. I magnanimously let Ron cast first and he hooked this 23" beauty.


    After appropriate drool I started working my favorite bank with my bigger setup without much luck. Put on my mini crank bait and second cast had a drum on. Got him to the boat when the micro hooks gave way. I estimated around 20". At least I had the fight. Stayed for awhile with no other bites so headed to deeper water. I picked up this 12" perch that had a 25+" rockfish mouthing it at the boat.



    Went to a different bank without success so headed back deeper. I started reeling in what I thought was a routine 13-15" striper when the biggest perch I've ever seen broke the surface and laughed at me as it threw the hook. Much cursing ensued as this was my citation that just got away. I think my home A/C breaking last night was an omen of how the fishing gods were going to treat me. After that the action evaporated like water on cement on a hot day (so hot out there my phone wouldn't turn on and gave me an overtemp warning). So I leave you with one more drum shot.




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    Great catching guys. Enjoy those uncommon Maryland redfish.
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    Nicely done! I'm headed down there tomorrow morning if anyone would like to join.
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    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 11-12 inch speckled trout and hooked into a school striper that turned into a 13 inch perch at the boat...Mike had horrible luck today losing keeper fish at the boat...lots of heavy grass beds makes navigation tricky...
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    Excellent report, Mike.

    Outstanding catch, Ron.

    I wish those reds would venture north.
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    Mark- The Redfish are not very abundant and are very picky...pretty uncommon fish even in the Slower Lower...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaultmtd View Post
    Mark- The Redfish are not very abundant and are very picky...pretty uncommon fish even in the Slower Lower...
    To be honest, they've been pretty picky with me in FL too.

    It's especially frustrating when I've seen them tailing and cannot hook one.
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    fingers crossed the bite is HOT in the AM, looking forward to putting some faces with some usernames.
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    excellent report, thank you!
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    Unfortunately we couldn't duplicate Ron's success from yesterday, the water was muddy from the rain, and another yakker beat us to the sweet spot. We all caught fish, 2 nice perch in the cooler, and 17" striper snapped my jig/paddletail off the braid (it was long overdue for a re-tie, and it was an inexpensive glow/bps ball head thank goodness)

    On the plus side, Big Mike it was a pleasure to meet you and see the Grand wazoo in person, Joe it was good to meet your +1 and catch up with you again.

    On the down side, unloading the kayaks, stacey put a brand new 1/2 oz 3/0 hook through her leg full barb, so i cut it clean off and retired that brand new jig / skirt / paddle. she was a trooper and fished all day, we did clean it thoroughly and she got a tetanus just to err on the safe side. Xray showed no metal inside, so the doc joked e did a "great job" on the removal.

    I never realized how nice PP is, we will definitely be back down there VERY soon.

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