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Father's Day ~ Silver and Gold ~ 6-17-12

Father's Day ~ Silver and Gold ~ 6-17-12

Each year I give him a choice of types of fishing. Scup, Fluke , or Bass /Blue…he always chooses Scup. He likes to anchor up ( once) and just sit and relax. I really like it too..Fish or not..
Stopped by swains 2 hrs early to make sure I had everything ready for my Dad .
3 dozen worms and some great stories…one story he told us was about a huge SAND tiger shark that was in the back bays of SB Harbour and caught in 1964. Even brought out the newspaper article. Bought a Ken Swaine Original Fish Art for my Dad as well while I was there. Just an awesome local shop.

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Wind ~ ESE 10-20 - stiff
water ~ 65-67
air ~ 70
high @ 10:47
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Got the Dock 1 hr early – Minimal boats @ the ramp – easy load/unload / parking…I guess the stiff winds were keeping most @ port..
prepped everything and still had nearly an hour to wait… so I just shoved off to check out the conditions in the sound – pretty stiff East wind. Which was ok..as long as it didn’t shift.. My dad ( 69) won’t go out in a chop.. I have to find the calmest place I can..if fish are there great – if fish are not there Great as well.

Sound looked good -- headed back in and fished the swift incoming tide…Nailed a robin..boo.. and then a nice Schoolie ( 20”) 5 min before My Dad showed up..

Loaded him in on… and off we went under very nice Blue skies. The wind made it very cool as well..pants and long sleeves all day. Besides the wind, I believe this is 5th or sixth year in row that Father’s day has been just perfect.

Passed piles of blues and birds diving on the way out – smooth ride all the way to a nice spot under the wind..
Couldn’t get to our regular spot since it was directly in the wind and it looked Snotty..so much so that many many boats had the same idea and were right in a row up and down the shore hiding..even all of the P-boats were there for a short time.
Found a rock pile I never fished before – in a depth I never fished before either…wasn’t ideal – but the scenery and setting were..set the hook and marked fish – but it took a while to get a scup. Even with the Chum pot down..even so – He had 6 fish boated before I even had one.. Same as last season.. We didn’t slay them today but the bite was just enough to keep it interesting. He really liked the Oyster Cracker he hooked – thought it was a neat fish…his 1st ..and when I think about it , I’ve only hooked about 10 or less of those things in 30yrs..pretty rare I suppose.

Slow pick for a few hours – slow pulled the hook and tried to drift back just a bit… and it was even worse.. but that was as much I could move the boat. So we fished it anyway. Still had some nice size Scup mixed in with some really small ones..Drive by hits.

For the last hour – I convinced my Dad to drift a Flat area I knew it he wouldn’t snag anything..or have to worry to much about line management due to the Slow .5 mph drift.. he agreed..
Had a better bite Drifted and it was perfect..on the second to last Drift I nailed an Ultra RARE North Shore WEAKFISH just shy of a keeper…but so Great to see..Many reports of them all around the Island this season. Last drift we hit a solo fluke to round out our mixed bag day.

It’s really Great Fishing with my Dad.

total:
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1 Short North shore WEAKfish ( 15.5")
5 Keeper Scup ( 12.5"-14")
15? short Scup
1 short Fluke (14")
1 Short Striped Bass ( 20”)
1 Oyster Cracker
3 Robins ( 1 micro croaking 5")
1 Micro Mussel shell.
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pd


This post edited by pdspeh69 12:19 PM 05/01/2013




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