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GSB ~ 3 day Summer WEAK end ~ 8-27/28/29-10

GSB ~ Summer WEAK end ~ 8-27/28/29-10

quick report - 3 days weak fishing --

Seeing the line of hurricanes building in the Atlantic - Danielle, Earl ( which could be very bad ) ( last year this time ..TS Danny killed a few of my trips) plus with the WICC this weekend decided to hit the GSB now while the weather is stable and some what known..

saw many trailers headed North - while I went south.....

You know the rules: ONE Weak makes the trip a success.. ( have been 100% this year - which is just great..usually 50/50 by now...there's still time..if I get away with 75/25 it would be fantastic.)

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Day 1 - 8-27-10 longest day
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break of day @ the ramp and ready to roll as the sun just peaked over the east sky - bright , beautiful and clear - 6:15 am

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wind Nw @ 5-10 light 1' chop -- Great wind - perfect drift ( .5 - .7 mph)
Low @ 7:30ish..
air - 60 am 79 pm
water 69 - 74
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had the 1st fish on @ 6:45 - WEAK !!! nice little 13" ...success!
then a short fluke - (15")

so nice and quiet --- well worth a day off
.. kept hitting fish consistently for a few drifts...had 13 shorts early...then a Keeper ZZZZZZ around 7:45 ~ (22.25")
Sweet.

had another 15 min later (22") ..yeah!

9 am----> bite died..like a switch..then the wind started to blow @ 10am stiff NW..

drifted around...and around..and around...searching -moving - little fluke (8") ... ..snapper.... .shells...... kept telling myself they are still here...just got to wait it out..moving around..around.. 4 hrs ! of nada..

finally @ Noon -- bite picked up for few -- had 5 more shorts and another Keeper (21") - glad I waited it out..

so happy and satisfied ... done @ 2pm..
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Total:
3 Keeper Weak ( 21", 22" ,22.25") kept the biggest = 3.5lbs
18 Short Weaks ( 12"-15")
2 Fluke ( 8" , 15")
1 Snapper ( 10")
3 shells

not one Blue claw.....hmmm
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- light traffic all day - I think it's why the bite was good @ noon..-that's also why I waited it out..



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Day 2 - 8-28-10 short day - best day
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same thing x2 - it's almost the same day as yesterday---->.break of day @ the ramp and ready to roll as the sun just peaked over the east sky - bright , beautiful and clear - 5:50am

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wind N - NW @ 5-10 light >1' chop -- Great wind - another perfect drift ( .6 - .9 mph)
Low @ 8:30ish..
air - 61 am 80 pm
water 69 - 74
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1st fish on @ 6:50 - small fluke.. and small weak( 13") NICE !!!! back on the fish.. a few shorts on the same drift..4.. much better bite today..

Very Next drift ... Hooked into a nice fish -- zzzzz light drag going off... thought alright nice weak... -- but it was a Keeper fluke -- nice surprise - considering the only fluke I see over here are @ the most 15"... same drift 15 min later..Had a Northern Kingfish ( 14.5").. 1st one this year -- I was hoping to see a few mixed in.

--- very productive next few drifts -- double header ...but all shorts... now creeping towards then past 8am... feeling it was now or never..decided to make a move away from short fish to find the keepers...

Great move ! Bam !!!!!!!!! 1st fish on ..with in a minute of setting up - nice Keeper Weak ( 22.125" ) - hit like a freight train..

moved back to redrift --- same thing Bam-- fish on ! another nice keeper ( 21.25").....and as I was releasing him -- the rod I just put in the holder goes off...zzzzzzzz...
nice fish.....well actually it's 2 fish .. another double header -- 1 keeper and 1 short! yeah..

it was a good thing I moved -- because right after that it was a pick...one here and there...

decided to leave em be for the rest of the day Plus the traffic turned on as did the wind..by 10...un hooked a short @ 10:45am and headed back in to clean the fish..( kept the Fluke - King and large weak)

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Total:
3 Keeper Weak ( 21.25", 21.875" ,22.125") kept the biggest = 3.25lbs
16 Short Weaks ( 11"-15")
1 Northern Kingfish ( 14.5")
1 Keeper Fluke ( 21.125")
2 Fluke ( 12" , 14")
2 Snapper ( 10")
4-5 shells

funny - but not one Blue claw again........
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Day 3- 8-29-10 slow - worst day
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same thing x3 ----> break of day @ the ramp and ready to roll as the sun just peaked over the east sky - bright , beautiful and clear - 5:50am

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wind ZERO for the AM - terrible drift...then too much wind by 10 am....NW @ 15+ too fast ( 1.5mph)
Low @ 9:30ish..
air - 65 am 86+++ pm
water 69 - 74
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it was very calm....TOO calm... No drift ...Zero.. shoot,,,
- well there's fish here....so it took a little longer to get a fish -- probably too long -- I just knew it would shut off again by 10...

Just needed one Weak...finally got one @ 7:45...success... Now the Crabs showed up...I even saw quite a few on top swimming by..

2 more short weeks here and there plus 3 snappers....
wind didn't pick up until 8:20--- a little late but still enough to hook a Keeper Weak almost right away ( 17.25") - released

really struggled .. after that... only 4 more shorts ..some fluke too..but that was it.. wind really turned on hard - as did the Boats!..crazy S- shore boaters..
surprised that picked up 2 shorts right before noon,,,
but it was over.. done @ Noon as well

it was fun while it lasted... hopefully Earl will miss us....way EAST.
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Total:
1 Keeper Weak ( 17.25") 16 Short Weaks ( 11"-15")
7 Short Weaks ( 13"-15")
3 Fluke ( 13", 13", 14")
4 Snappers ( 10-14")
4-5 shells
12-13 Blue claws some big males n Females.. the females didn't mind being picked up as much as the males..
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it was fun while it lasted... hopefully Earl will miss us....way EAST.
Considering the how sparse they have been this year I have been very Lucky to find some Weaks.

Pd





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