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    Rudee Speckled Sea Trout (Nov 19, 2017)

    Small craft warning was in effect at CBBT (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA). So I fished Rudee for speckled sea trout. It was getting colder every day, and it was hard to find the good size speck as the water temp continuously dropped.

    There were less anglers as less speck had been caught. I was the only one fishing in the early morning.

    I tried to locate the fish by trolling/casting multiple different lures. I started from the aquarium. Between the aquarium and the bridge, I caught few small specks on a hard lure (mirrOlure 52MR21) and a soft lure (4” pink and chartreuse mirrOlure). It seemed the pink and chartreuse soft lure worked better that day. So I used the soft lure only later. By using the soft lure on a Ό OZ and Ύ OZ jig heads, I could target speck in the shallow water (6’-12’) and the deep water (30’-35’).

    I hooked a nice puppy drum (at/around 24”) surprisingly. But it got away.

    Eventually, I caught 3 specks at 19-22” in 10’ and 35’ of water.

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    Wow.

    I though specks would be long gone.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Wow.

    I though specks would be long gone.
    They will be there one more week at least. But finding is a challenge. The best spot will be the aquarium area.

    Joe
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    Joe, a bunch of folks are catching citation size specks at Linkhorn bay this past week.


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    Jman,
    Some of my friends sent pic of their catches. Biting has been good in some areas. Linkhorn bay has been good for several weeks I heard. I once paid both parking and ramp for kayak launch because I wasn't sure. Does kayak launch require ramp fee paid?

    Joe
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    You don’t have to pay the ramp fee if you are using the kayak launch there. There’s more loose sand compared to the CBBT launch.


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    Thanks Jake. The same rule applies as all other state parks.

    Joe
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