Thread: Sat / Sun Running Around The Bay
05-22-2011, 09:14 PM #1
Sat / Sun Running Around The Bay
Saturday around 0600hrs I dropped my red rigged jet ski at Messick Boat Ramp in Poquoson Virginia and headed out across the Chesapeake Bay to look for some Drum. Joining me was fellow jet ski angler Tom of Williamsburg Va. He purchased a big Yamaha SUV like mine last year and he is going to rig it up for fishing. We fished for Red Drum along the Shoals off of fisherman island using live crabs for a couple of hours with no luck. On the way back we stopped around the Islands of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel and made some drifts for flounder, Tom managed to snag a tog off of the bottom. Had to throw it back because the season is closed. It was a little sloppy in the bay but tolerable considering it was about 80 degrees out.
Later in the day I took my grandson out for a ride and a little swimming, he loves the jet ski and the water. On the way back my yamaha started running terrible, unfortunately I later found out that I lost compression in one of the cylinders. Back to the shop for the red ski, luckily for me I have a two year warranty on the engine that was replaced last year.
Sunday I took my wife and grandson for a long jet ski cruise from Tidemill Boat Ramp along Yorktown, Poquoson and down to Buckroe Beach in Hampton. We took out my newest used Yamaha SUV that I purchased from a guy in Richmond, it ran great. I am going to rig it for fishing, I have a lot of Ideas in my head and I am looking forward creating another fishing machine.
Covered over a hundred miles on two jet skis in two days, not many fish but a great time. Next week I will be fishing offshore of Hatteras NC. Here are a couple of pictures I took while out, my wife just got a new kitten so I am including a picture of her, now we have two fish scrap eaters.
05-22-2011, 09:22 PM #2
Looked like a great weekend (sans compression issue), Brian. That grandson of yours - he looks near ready; and don't be skimping him w/ the learner key. LOL
05-24-2011, 04:58 AM #3
Thanks, he would take off with the ski if I let him.
05-24-2011, 10:40 AM #4
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
- Sparrows Point, MD (near the Key Bridge)
Awesome, we were just down there Drum fishing, only got one, plus like a million little sharks, hardly any skate or ray this year. Tore up the flounder tho.
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