Chalk up another gorgeous sunrise for this December calm. Put today’s light swell on the quarter and headed for the deep. Pod after pod after pod of saddleback dolphin (two-tones) intercepted our path to ride the bow and stern wakes. (See separate post for saddleback pics)
Sea conditions were glassy with a light swell.
After a loooong ride, at lines-in everyone bowed up with doubles of sea bass & some tailor blues in the mix. Later, a few scup chewed as well.
We were all done—completely boxed out on jumbo sea bass, in about 2 hours.
Deleon Ware Of Washington DC was first across the line with a cbass limit today. He boxed out in 37 minutes. (Orange sweat in group snap)
“Flounder George” Henning of OCMD won today’s pool with a 21.5 inch, 4.5 lb sea bass. (blue sweatshirt)
Young Carson Askey of Lancaster Pa put on a “How to catch double jumbos” clinic up forward.
Terry Jung (go-pro camera on forehead) shows off a nice double of cbass.
Mike Dickens of Bear DE shows off the largest double scup I’ve ever seen. (Not a typical MD species – not since the 1960s anyway..)
Walt Samuels of Middletown DE shows off a nice pair of sea bass.
Bruce Mears of Bethany DE holds up a dandy caught on a jig.
Also pictured in the group snap are Larry Watson from Elton MD – Jimmy Ryan from Leipsic DE – Mark Kibler of Newark DE – Mike Wagner from Delmar MD – Kevin Hogan of Calvert County MD – Walt Morgis of Staford VA – & Tom Lane Of Germantown MD who boxed out on the jig..