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NNK Speck bite

Postby Siessmack » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:01 am

TLT and I spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday chasing speckled trout in a few tributaries of the Northern Neck. Fishing reports had been that it was either on or off recently in a few select areas. Friday it was on, and we caught 10 of 14 hooked. All fish were over 18" with the biggest being 25". A few other boats were fishing the same area and all had consistent action. Between trading old war stories (he was one of my middle school teachers) we also saw 8 bald eagles throughout the course of the day, which is definitely a good sign for fishing, if not for just being an American. :D

Saturday the same spot was swamped with boats and hardly any fish being hooked up. Could have been the number of boats, but we didn't see any bald eagles either. After several hours of no action and me finally able to put down the phone from a work crisis, we switched gears and headed to another tributary. We started exploring an area neither of us had fished prior and as soon as we saw the baldies, started fishing. A few minutes later we kicked the skunk out of the boat and replaced it with a larger, 31" black and white animal. 100 yards further down the shoreline TLT landed another big trout. We missed two more fish before heading in for the evening, but not before seeing two more baldies for a total of four spotted on the afternoon.

Saturday we tried the original spot again. Forecast called for cloudy weather, blowing 15 with a slight chance of rain and wind kicking up the afternoon for a small craft advisory. I had an extra cloudy head from the night before and TLT commented that we were "stupid" to go, but we both agreed that you don't know if you don't go. The original spot was seemingly devoid of fish. Another boat reported two drum caught. We were playing with the skunk again and headed to the second spot. The sky was getting pretty dark with the "slight" chance of rain and before we knew it, the rain was coming down in buckets. Even the baldies were taking cover. We hauled ass back to the ramp and outran the white wall of rain by a few hundred yards as it consumed other boats in its path. The adrenaline definitely erased my hangover and we'll be sure to play closer attention to the radar next time!

Overall it was a very productive three days and we'll hopefully be exploring more of it this winter, so long as TLT is ok with me trading sandwiches, fly ideas, and post trip boat washdowns for gas and a spot on his rig. ;)

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Re: NNK Speck bite

Postby Emerson » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:55 am

Nice fish ........great job....glad ya made it back!
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Re: NNK Speck bite

Postby kendalloz » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:45 am

Excellent!!!!!!!

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Re: NNK Speck bite

Postby TLT » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:20 pm

Saturday looks like really good wind conditions. I will be going Saturday and Sunday. You are welcome to join me Chris.

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Re: NNK Speck bite

Postby jsaunders » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:27 am

Fished around there last Friday and caught 15 trout up to 23" again on Tuesday and only one trout and two drum....

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