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    Default Northern Neck 10/14

    Got to the launch around 6am and started rigging up my rods when I realized I had left my topwater lure box at home. Man that was so disappointing, the whole reason I made the 2.5hr trip down there was to get on a topwater bite.

    Just as I was launching, the owner of the marina came by and asked if I needed anything before I went out. He opened up the shop and I bought the only topwater lure he had, a Mirrolure Top Dog. I was feeling lucky until about my 5th cast of the day, when a bluefish bit it off. Wasn't meant to be I guess :-/

    Anyway, I still had a lot of action throughout the day while fishing the grass, jetties, and creeks in the area. I caught most of my fish on Catch 2000s, and also had some on paddletail plastics, jerkbaits, and a spinnerbait. Most of my catch was schoolie stripers, they were everywhere and were very aggressive. They were all in the 15-23" range, probably caught 30+ throughout the day.




    I also caught two reds, (one in the slot and one rat), two small trout and lost a nicer trout. My jigs got chewed up by little bluefish all day but I never landed one. The water was 70 degrees and there were rays and blowfish swimming around, so it was still like a summer pattern, but with the colder nights coming in this week, I think there will be a lot of changes soon.




    Pulled out at 6:30pm and stopped at NN burger for a good dinner on the way home. I'll be fishing further South for the rest of the season, but I can't wait to hit this area again next year.

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    Cool deal! We will be fishing for Stripers later out of Smith Point.
    Eric

    2004 Fishers of Men VA-East Division Champions


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    great pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big E View Post
    Cool deal! We will be fishing for Stripers later out of Smith Point.
    Nice. I was about 8-9 miles South of there. Stripers are everywhere right now. On the shoreline, on structure, in the grass, under birds, etc etc. I assume they're out in the open water too.

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    Am I okay to laugh a bit about the topwater strike-out? LOL.

    Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great day regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnfsnva View Post
    Am I okay to laugh a bit about the topwater strike-out? LOL.
    After that blue bit off my only hope for a topwater bite, I had to laugh too

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