Twenty three degrees at the dock. No perceptible wind. Found a breeze clearing the inlet, but not yesterday’s gale. Wind shifted from N to NE on our way out. A frozen slurry making on deck; rigged rods to windward were icing up – it’s chilly.
Dropped 30 blocks as a single unit plus a reef pyramid at Sue’s Block Drop.
Two anchors down and tight; a mix of keepers & throwback tog graces the rail. The guy who’s never caught a tog is high hook first hour. He’s fishing amid some of the best tog anglers on the coast. They’re not worried. Luck plays that game sometimes.
Some hunting, looking; another spot anchored. It’s a slow start. Nick a few pretty keepers. Wind falls below 10 knots. Sun’s out. Coming nice.
By 1 the current had gone slack; wind east @ 6 knots. Picked up a turtle choker to suit the season. The bite, naturally, is tough but with some good flurries of action over 6 different pieces.
By 2:30 it was 41 degrees with calm winds & seas.
Mo Talliercio from Brooklyn NY took everyone’s pool money with his 22.5 inch tog.
Mike Miller of Elton MD holds up a keeper.
Also in today’s group snap are Patrick Sciea from Annapolis & Kae Koh of NY NY..
Capt Monty Hawkins