Red X Angler
Put in @ Belhaven at 5:45 am in a light drizzle. Boat started so I knew I was off to a good start!! LOL!!... Drizzle died off quickly and ended up with a pretty nice mostly cloudy day until afternoon when the sun came out big time! I have the face burn to prove it..LOL.. Hit the areas near the ramp first with fresh shrimp, cut mullet, Fin-s and Gulp shrimp. Caught a decent little Striper 19", 1st thing on Fin-s and some of the biggest pinfish I've ever seen on shrimp! Filleted a couple of Pins for bait. Much to my surprise I caught 10-12 10"-14"Blues today on cut bait and Gulp. I didn't realize they came all the way up into the backside of the Pungo so it was a fun surprise. I love they way they fight on light tackle. Baitfish were scattered, mostly menhaden today but a few finger mullet. Everytime I saw some it was when I was anchored on a fishing spot with lines in the water so I didn't want to throw the net. I caught a few Croakers some decent sized hit n miss. 2 Specs but they were babies. Big crabs were around.. ( I need to start keeping them too!!) Never really had a "run" on anything... I did catch a nice fat Red you can see in the pic. I'd say he'd go 23" measured properly.. He nailed a pinfish fillet under a popping cork drifting the grassline in about 2-2.5ft of water @ 6:55pm.. I noticed at 6:30pm the bait was getting very active so I knew it was time to catch something!! Watched the moon come up while drinking my last Dr Pepper from the cooler and called it a night! Almost hit a heard of deer coming home and had to run off in a field because the *%^&$ coming the other way slammed his brakes and slid right at me!! Truck, boat and driver made it home ok but I lost my cooler somewhere after the "wreck".. That's what I get for cleaning the cooler out before I came home..no weight to hold it down...LOL! All fish were C&R to fight another day!!! ok, all but the pinfish, they are too low on the food chain so they are BAIT!!..LOL!!
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