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» 31 August 2011 blogs.noreast.com/pdspeh69

Hurricane IRENE - 8-27/28-11

On Sat am - I went to the GSB to get in some weaks for 2hrs max...-- super calm -- flat --@ the ramp @ 5:45... in the water...and 2 guys show with trailers...one guy said" you actually going out???"...then I asked the Dock master -- how many boats were @ the ramp yesterday ( fri) trying to get out "200+" ...yikes...getting there would have been easy and I might have been solo fishin the area...but hours to get back on th trailer wasn't an option..made a command decision..put her back on the trailer...and went home and batten down the hatches around the house instead..as well as waterproofing the basement ASAP..

HUGE cat 1 storm made land fall just east of NYC..

Since 1969 only 8 storms other storms of 74 mph + have made land fall or even come close to LI - and only one was worse than Irene in my area Gloria we lost power for 2 weeks..

1972 - Angnes - TS
1976 - Belle - TS
1985 - Gloria - Cat 1-2
1991 - Bob - TS (Missed just off east end)
1996 - Bertha - TS
1999 - Floyd - TS
2004 - Charley- TS (Missed just off east end)
2008 - Hanna - TS
2011 - Irene - Cat 1

Earliest was June 13-
- latest was Sept 15

So maybe that's it for this year....

pd


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» 30 August 2011

GSB ~ Repeat Weaks with Dave - ~ 8-21-11


GSB ~ Repeat Weaks with Dave - ~ 8-21-11



After yesterdays Banner Weak day - we decoded to repeat the trip the next day..

Reloaded the lure boxes with everything I had....

met @ the ramp @ 5:30 sharp again....wind a little hard from the sw for the am..

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9:52 low
sunrise 6:09am
Wind ~ SW 10-12 right away... SW @ 20 by 11
Air 80
Water 72 -77
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1+" chop on the way BOUNCED all the way there @ near 30 mph...on the spot 1st again..... Went anyway -- figured we would have the am or half the day atleast-- ended up staying until 1:45pm

Not as Dialed in today..- many more boats around today...but still a great bite
Southies Mugged us again and each other...... same 33' CC w/ Trip 300s was there... Just terrible etiquette X2. He just owns the GSB I guess..

I kept moving...tryed different / new areas as well which is always good..some worked better than others..

Had 4 nice weaks @ the very end without the anoying snappers around..and put a 19" & 21" in the box @ the very end - called it @ 1:45pm - Wind was nasty on the way back 20+ but @ our backs..

Really Really Rough ride back again.. drove slower 18mph on the way back .. much better....

Another AWESOME day.

Total: Combined ______________________________________________
50-60 Weaks. ~Still great.
20 keeper sized Weaks( most 16-17") many 19" mixed in.
5-6 were 20" + Keeper Weaks..2 Larger fish @ 22"
10 Lizard fish
5-6 Short Fluke ( 16"-18")
5-6 blues ( 17-20")
50+ Snappers. --- lure killers......
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pd

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» 24 August 2011

GSB ~ 1st Annual " I miss Adventure " - WEAK trip ~ 8-20-11

GSB ~ 1st Annual "I miss Adventure" - WEAK trip ~ 8-20-11

Called Dave up to get in on the hot weak bite..he was in before he picked up the phone...

a few days past but I just knew they'd still be there...
pre~rigged everything...loaded up the boxes with new lures( plus the trial lures - cheapo ..).. long leader the spinning w/ new 20lb.

met @ the ramp @ 5:30 sharp....ready to go with a big smile on his face..

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8:52 low
sunrise 6:09am
Wind ~ SW10-12 by 10:am
Air 80
Water 72 -77
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Our friend moved away=== so I dedicate this Weak trip to him.. last year he and I had a banner Weak trip... and Dave missed it..
So this year - Dave got in on it.. and the even better/ BEST bite I have ever seen....Like a 70's flashback..

slight chop on the way but cruised there @ 25 mph...on the spot 1st .. ..said ok-- get ready to drop.....but he already ..did and before I knew it he Had a weak on in seconds..The smile that lit up the morning and rest of the day..@ the end he said " best fishn day of my life."....last time I saw him this excited was 2 seasons ago ? when we hit a stellar spring bass bite that was equal to this but .. THIS was WEAKS....10x better.
one of those days when you are perplexed when you don't have a bite every second...he was supposed to be in by 11am....yeah ~ that didn't happen..

oh boy--- was it ON again....Rock star day ...Hit ever drift right.. made correct guesses as to where fish were each drop and was on FIRE>..Dialed in today.
So much so - many boats following us around... a Fly charter was on top of us @ one point..so Close I asked him to pass me a drink while they were here..
Southies Mugged us ....more Like black fishing ~ We would move to get away from them and 10 min later the fleet we be on us again....Alot of them just short drift right up to you and in-between another boat already drifting....one guy in a 33' CC w/ Trip 300s was the worst... Just terrible etiquette. Another guy who I fished with earlier in the week - also commented on how particularly obnoxious these guys were...and he's from the south..

I kept moving... it got to be pretty funny.... Played Draw em in and split...we would move catch few fish.... then move far away.. catch a few fish...then move back to the original spot....just keep em @ a distance. Even though some of the guys were just bad....still had many very good - very nice anglers around us..Helpful and imformative to other having trouble hookin up.

Had 2 nice weaks in the box 22" & 21" called it @ 2pm - Dave had to P/U a relative @ LaGuardia...Fish in the backseat cooler and stinkin..nice

Rough ride back again.. drove to fast..

Another AWESOME - AWESOME day. Big Smiles & High Fives all the way back..

Miss You Bill.


Total: Combined ______________________________________________
150+ Weaks!!!!!!! ~Still unreal. couldn't count --
50% were keeper sized ( most 16-17") many 19" mixed in.
--- 20-25 were 20" + Keeper Weaks..1 Larger fish @ 23"
2-3 Lizard fish
1 Short Fluke ( 16")
40+ Snappers. --- they would chase the hooked weaks to the surface....
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-went trough 100+ lures today -- cheapo worked well.. so well I went through all of them..( bought more when I got home) really everything worked-- just had to get it by the snappers..if you came off the bottom even a little --- bit off...
- Funny part of the day was when one of the Charters fares fell Half over board...Capt got em by the pants as he did a dip...lots of comments of " throw him back".


heading back in the AM for a repeat...looks like we'll get 1/2 the day before the weather gets bad.
pd

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» 23 August 2011

UNREAL ===== 8-- 2011

UNREAL ===== 8 -- 2011

After a Very Heavy Heavy Rain Sunday , Monday, 1/2day on Tuesday.. ( 10.5" in Long beach = 2 months of rain in ONE day - yikes)

waited for the right day to head out....took a guess the fish would still be there like they were...(boy was I in for a serious Surprise.)
on the water under way by 5:45?...Blasted right to the spot I found em on Sat....there by sun up.
one other guy already on scene...

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1 pm H
sunrise 6am
Wind S @ 5-8 ...then S-10-12 by 10:am
Air 83
Water 72 -78
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Motored up slow and Grabbed an already lured rod for a test drop....barely hit the bottom .. fish ON -- weak =- nice fish. 17" keeper right away..
and it was on! WAY ON!......I felt like I was dreaming...drop it down count to 3 -- fish on.. CRAZY.. I was hand grabbing 20"+ fish.. couldn't keep count but I had 10? fish a drift and one of the 10 was a 20" of close each time.. NUTs...

8 hrs of a hot bite....Burnt a hole on my reel hand from friction....@ one point - mid day - my hook set arm tweaked and I had to switch to conventional / bait....didn't bring the light bucktailer combo...didn't matter ~was even crazier...I was using a 2 skirted hooks ... w/o BAIT and getting slammed.. had the bigger 24.5"- 25 " fish on it...and double headers..

arms shot.. and a another rough ride back.. done @ 3pm.. left em still biting .. not as hot .. but still there..

Best Day Weaking ever......One of my Top 5 Fishing trips of all time....equal to the 70 bass in 2hr day ----

Total:______________________________________________
100+ Weaks!!!!!!! ~unreal. couldn't count --
--- 40? short weaks ( most 15")
--- 40?+ Keeper sized Weaks (16-19) Many 18-19" fish
--- 20? 20" + Keeper Weaks..2 Larger fish @ 24.5 "- 25"
1 Short Fluke ( 17")
10+ blues ( 15-17")
30+ Snappers.
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- Shattered my 52 weaks in one day record..
- Still can't believe it..
- 15 different lures uses...almost everything on the boat used...so glad I carry much armament..

A Day like this is why we fish... whatt we dream of -- wait for.. study Knots for, prepare and read multiple books , articles for attend seminars for..and spend endless hours/years in search of....

Cant wait to get back..

Pd


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» 22 August 2011

~Found my August Weaks ~ 8-13-2011

Holy Weaks...found.

8-13-2011

Out before sun rise..5:45
sweet - flat water...4krpm and 26mph...cruisin..past the imfamous spot from last seasons breakdown...no problem..

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10:30 H
sunrise 6am
Wind NW @ 5-10 ...then S-10-15 by 11am
Air 83
Water 72 -79
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1st spot NADA
5 micro kings
6 micro Robins
1 small fluke
3 blues 15"
snappers

2nd Spot Nada

4 more micro Kings
2 Snappers

made a major shift....
3rd Spot - JACK _O POT O weaks...

took a little manuevering @ 1st...but had my 1st weak of the season @ 8:00am
3-4 fish later - Had a keeper @ 17"...little did I know...this would start a banner run..

kept on them ...5-6 per drift @ the most..good amount of smaller sized keepers mixed into mostly 15" fish.

@ 9:30? - hit a monster fish -80lb? Sting ray? --- dragged me and the boat...300+ yards of line out..line was Horizontal..yikes.. line broke to my relief.. back to weaks..

11:30 hit the larger fish back 2 back --20" - 21"

done @ 3pm... Rough Ride back -- broke the Transducer loose - had to use a harvey teaser/ bucktail on the console to rig up for the rest of the ride back...lasted 10yrs of pounding..glad I have an extra mount still in the box..

Total:___________________________
36 short weaks ( most 15")
12 Keeper Weaks (16-21) 2 @ 20" 1 @21"
1 Nice Kingfish (13")
10 micro Kingfish ( 8")
5 Short Fluke ( 15-17")
10+ blues
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- Almost broke my 52 weakfish record....
-2 boats there ...maxed @ 5 boats...by 10am
- crazy boat traffic...and still had fish..not as many but still had fish ...

pd


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» 04 August 2011

Weaks time is coming.....

WEAKS...







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