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Well, it has been a busy week. Took Wednesday through Friday off work. Unfortunately, Wednesday was spent taking two exams, doing homework and chores around the house. It was on for Thursday-Saturday. I fished Lynnhaven inlet. I spent my time Thursday looking for the reds, which I was unable to find. I managed some small Specks and a 15″ Flounder.
Friday was a better day. I caught a small speck right off the bat. I spent quite a bit of time looking for reds, and I finally found them. I had a knot fail and lost a fish. Saw the dreaded pigtail on the end of my line. After working the area, I had my cork go down and this time I had a 20″ red. I had another fish about the same size hit a Redfish Magic spinnerbait with a Salt Water Assassin plastic. Not what I wanted, but I was awaiting a shipment from Marsh Works. Thankfully it came just in time for the tournament. I can say that the quality, action and price cant be beat. Sorry Strike King, but as the great Kenny Powers would say, “Your F@#%ing out!”. I finished up the morning wit this small flounder. It was my first slam of the year! I did have the satisfaction of helping set up for the tournament, that is why my day ended so early. I sold tickets at the Capitan’s meeting and met quite a few members doing that. Good times!
The 2010 tournament started at 3 am. I made it to Lynnhaven at 3:45 and got set up. Last year, I made it there at the same time and the parking lot was almost full. This year was not the case. Fishin time was 6:05 am and the first car showed up after 5:00 am. I went out for specks, but in retrospect, I should have fished the light line of the Lesner Bridge for trout and stripers. I scratched a few 16″ Flounder (I thought one was bigger but i measured it wrong), and a bunch of small trout. Marsh Works were the go to baits for the day. I could not find a red to save my life. I dont think that a red was caught there all day.