Well, quite the crescendo. . .
Got underway just before 8 this morning – almost banker’s hours. Running lots of 11/12 hour trips. Need to allow time for fueling – body and boat! I’m used to seeing a dozen or so vehicles on my way to work in the morning (& half of those police).. Saw hundreds today. OC is far more alive in winter than in my youth.
For hours this morning only one fellow, John Ronay from N VA, had any tog in the bleed bucket. We’d caught lots and lots of shorts, some good tagged females to 22 inches (a cooperative effort between mate on busman’s holiday, Kevin Twilly, and his youthful partner, pictured, Brooks Ronay) we also had a jag of stolen baits. They were chewing..
Then, just as afternoon southerlies started pushing toward 25 & well into overtime, the pool changed hands 3 times. Eamonn “Irish” Carey took everyone’s money with his 22.5 inch last minute tog.
Darica Ward of Lewes DE shows off her keeper, as does Ben Cavaliere from Milton DE.
Also in the group snap is Susan Blazey also of Milton DE…
Capt Monty Hawkins