Slick calm this AM. A photogenic sunrise; our block drop at Two-Tanks pushed the reef’s tally into four digits (1,013 blocks w/7 reef pyramids) — even had a start on today’s catch right out of the gate with young Mr. Patrick Enoch of Baltimore showing some very skilled hands how to do it. Patrick caught our first keeper (19.25 inch F) of 2020 and another, a male.
Soon after Bill Dacosta from Long Island put a tag in a 23.5 inch male & Joe Mole’, also from LI, sent a 19 in female home with a yellow ribbon. Bill’s first release would win the pool.
Nice pace. Kept at it for some while until the weatherman’s prognostications came to be. Ended the day coming home a bit early. Went from glass-smooth seas to pretty saucy with S winds a steady 23 knots.
Looks like we’ll lose Saturday’s tog trip. Buckets of rain in July might be doable – January? Not so much..
Will announce more tog trips soon along with yet another attempt to harpoon MRIP’s recreational catch estimate data in the heart – a task than needs done.
Dae Yoon & Yan Yoon put on a clinic. They limited and tagged a few keepers but weren’t much on pictures.
George Steiger of Belcamp MD, often high hook, managed dinner.
Anthony Lasky of Forked River NJ (black bibs) shows off a nice keeper female.
Walt Gan, also of Forked River, shows off a double keeper.