04-28-2015, 03:17 PM #1
Dang I caught a lot of fish yesterday! Dang I broke down on the way back in!
Yesterday I dropped my jet ski at Messick boat ramp in Poquoson, Va. and headed across to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to fish for Tautog again. Season ends May 1st so I wanted to get a couple more trips in before then.
The 15 mile trip was not bad but the wind steadily picked up once I got there. 20 kt winds out of NW with four footers make difficult bottom fishing around bridge plies and rocky bottom. I only caught two fish the first two hours.
finally the wind and tide both slowed down and I settled into a good spot. Over the next hour and a half I pulled up 22 more Tautog all in the same spot using live fiddler crabs for bait.
I counted my blessing and headed back across the Chesapeake Bay for home.
Unfortunately about four miles short of getting back my ski made a sickly whirring sound and cut off. I could not get it to turn over over much less start. With no other boats in sight I called Sea Tow and and gave them my Lat/ Long. Luckily it was a slow day for them cause the were there in only about forty five minutes and I was back at the ramp shortly after that. Sometimes towing insurance pays off!
Dropped my ski off at the shop today, I am not optimistic by the sounds of it but I should know if it is the engine by tomorrow. Luckily for me I have Back Up Skis. Ha!
Here are some pictures I too while out and couple at home.
My neighbor recently pointed out some "Marsh Asparagus" he saw on his property. So last night my wife and I looked around the edges of our wetlands and found several small patches of them.
Of course I had to take some pictures of the wildlife here also.
I am always looking up to try and catch these shots.
Dang! Even with the breakdown it was still a Dandy Day!
04-28-2015, 07:15 PM #2
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Amazing captures, Brian! Hope everything turns out ok with your main rig, absolutely jealous with all the great photos and trips you get in!
04-28-2015, 07:25 PM #3
Amazing pictures as always!
Is that the ski you put a SBT motor in? How many hours are on it?
04-29-2015, 01:28 PM #4
Gotta love SeaTow....they saved my arse before.
04-29-2015, 06:32 PM #5
After putting it off for over a year, just joined. Hopefully wont have to use 'em..
04-30-2015, 04:40 AM #6
Thanks! Need to rebuild, this one was not an SBT it made it 1100 hours.
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