Primetime, Matthew, and I headed for the cost late on Christmas night and made it to the eastern shore just after daybreak on Monday. We grabbed some eels and headed for the Cape Charles boat launch. We fished hard all day and covered a bunch of water but never could connect. Tuesday morning found us under a small craft warning and unable to fish until 1pm. As the clock struck 1 we launched again and headed north for a few miles. We set out our spread and soon one of our middle planer board rods bowed up and the fight was on between Matthew and the biggest striper he had ever tangled with. He did a great job with the fight and after what seemed like forever we were able to land a beauty at 52" long and 46.3lb.
Wednesday we were at it again. Fished all day with no fish to show for our efforts.
Thursday was going to be our last day. Bad weather was coming and a small craft warning was scheduled for 4pm. We put in as soon as we could see and ran to our chosen fishing spot along with everyone else. Just into our first pull and an inside board got nailed I was on the rod and wrestled another nice fish to the boat. 46" 46.5lb Fatty.
We fished super hard the rest of the day trying to get Harley on a fish but the wind picked up just after 4 and ran us off of the water. We had a great time and enjoyed the fishing and fellowship We hope to get to go again next year!
Sure glad you and Harley were able to get Matthew hooked up on a nice one. I am sure that fish made the whole trip worth it. With the fish spread out like they were it was hit or miss. That trip was a great way to close out 2016 and Matthew has set the bar high for next year to try and top that big girl ! Good to see you guys there