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September Slammin'

Postby ChrisNewsome » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:51 am

Been a busy summer & long while since I've made a post. Here's a vid of some Chesapeake Slam action we had in September. Just getting into the videography game, so it's not quite up to KO's masterpieces. Be sure to check it out in full screen to get the full effect!

After a bad summer for quality specks, I stumbled across a huge school that we've been playing with for the last week. Thursday, we caught one with a yellow tag that I had never seen before. Turns out it was a NC State tag and the fish had been caught in February way up the New River near Jackson. Yesterday at the same spot, we caught a 23.5" speck with the same tag and this fish came from the Neuse. Looks like the school I've been fishing has just arrived from NC. It's amazing how they get around!


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Re: September Slammin'

Postby SOBX » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:58 am

Tagging study is being done in NC by Tim Ellis, great young man working on his PhD. If memory serves me correctly, the yellow tags might be worth a reward, or maybe it is the red ones????

Either way please send them or the info in to Tim as the study is coming to an end soon and both NC and VA can definitely use the data.

The first one you mentioned was caught in the New River near Jacksonville, NC, home of Camp Lejeune and some of the toughest Marines ever. ;)

Congrats on the nice specks and the video.

Good Fishing!!!

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Re: September Slammin'

Postby ChrisNewsome » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:29 am

Yes, I reported the tags to Tim Ellis. I used to do tagging up here. One speck that I tagged in Oct was caught a month later near Hatteras. I have also done some work with ODU where they are looking at the chemical signatures of the otiliths (ear bones) to determine where specks are spawned and if they return each year to spawn. Cool stuff!

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Re: September Slammin'

Postby TLT » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:31 pm

Great video Chris!!!!

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Re: September Slammin'

Postby Kiko » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:46 pm

Nice work Chris....I sent the link to Mo, he will come unglued! :lol:


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Re: September Slammin'

Postby bhorsley » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:04 am

yellow tags are a hat---red tags a 100.00 bucks--there ain't that many red tags :o
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Re: September Slammin'

Postby toddkfly » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:01 pm

Great video Chris.

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Re: September Slammin'

Postby kendalloz » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:37 pm

Very Nice!

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Re: September Slammin'

Postby Emerson » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:13 pm

Super job the surface slams
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Re: September Slammin'

Postby XXXi2 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:50 pm

Looks like a blast!
Great video.
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