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    Default Mid-Chesapeake specks 12/2

    I've been scouting a spot on a Chesapeake tributary for a few years now and I finally got to try it out on Saturday. I launched my boat about 8:30am and made the 5.5 mile run up the river to my targeted area. It was chilly but flat calm, I couldn't ask for a nicer morning in December.


    Didn't take long to hook up! First fish of the day was a 20" speck and I followed that up with another in the 18" range a few minutes later.





    The bite was like that all day. I just worked my way up and down the river and picked off a fish here and a fish there, some schoolie stripers but mostly specks. There were slow periods but also a few flurries of activity, at one point I caught 4 stripers in 4 casts.





    I fished until 4pm, and naturally the best trout action was right before I had to leave. I think I caught 5 or 6 in the last 20 minutes.





    I caught most fish on Zoom Swimmin flukes and Castaic Jerky Js, but also got 4 or 5 on a Mirrolure. They ate both baits enthusiastically!





    My total catch for the day was 6 stripers and 26 speckled trout from 16-21". I kept one striper but did all C&R on the specks except for one that I hooked in the gill. I had been anxiously awaiting this trip for a long time and couldn't be happier with the results. This is a much shorter drive than going all the way to VB, so I hope to go back regularly!

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    what a great trip. even better pix. love the speck bite - went on many wade fishing trips while in LA.

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    Sounds like a great day! Good job!
    Eric

    2004 Fishers of Men VA-East Division Champions


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    Nice. Looks like an awesome day.
    Wishin' I was fishin'...
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    Nice

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    Man thats some beautiful work there! Love to catch specs.

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