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scavengerj

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MD. portion of AI
« on: Oct 11, 2011, 05:10 AM »

Arrived Fri. late Friday afternoon/early evening. Ran down to Buck's and loaded up on bait. It was nice having a place again that has half-way decent bait. With HT closing there was a big void in the availability and freshness of bait in the area. Surely do miss Bev and Terry.

Sat. Had the rods in the water by 7 to fish the outgoing. We located a small break in the bar and had set up shop there. One rod was on the North side of the break, one in the pocket, and another on the South side. Was not really any sort of bite throughout most of the day. fishingirlpa and I just chilled in the fantastic October weather we were having. The hurricanes and mudslides were going down real easy. Surprisingly we only managed one small spot all day.

It wasn't until the incoming towards dusk that things picked up for us and the snappers started to bite. We managed half a dozen while watching the beautiful moon rising over the ocean. We called it a day around 8.

Sun. was pretty much the same as Sat. for us. This time we located another break in the bar a little further South and fished pretty much the same pattern as the day before. This time we managed to get on the outgoing bite and started to nail the snappers right away. After icing half a dozen or so we again chilled and enjoyed the great weather and beverages. As usual, the evening incoming bite picked up again, and again, we started to nail the snappers. The bigger rod, loaded for bear, was dutifully soaking when it got slammed. The clicker was screaming as line was peeling off. By the time the rod was removed from the holder there was nothing but slack in the line. Frantically reeling to try and get a set on whatever had picked up the chunk turned out to be fruitless. We have no idea what slammed the big rod, we'd been hoping for a big red drum, but alas, it wasn't to be. By the time all of the slack was taken up the monster from the deep had spit the hook. The way line was peeled off one would have thought that the 5/0 circle had done its job. Not this time. We called it a day around 8 again. One has to see how beautiful the "Harvest moon" looks rising over the ocean to really appreciate it.

No matter, we shared the perfect weekend at the beach and managed a few fish for the smoker. Maybe the bite will pick up this weekend!!

BTW, heard there were close to, if not over, 600 entrants in this years O.C. surf fishing competition. Congrats to the winners!
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