Well, here is the REAL story of what happened last week, as most of you have already heard we caught a couple of fish, but heres some pics to go along......
tater marshal and i decided back in the cold of striper season that we were gonna fish for another week this cobia season. we went ahead and booked a room and I invited jeff to come along and fish the week with us. luckily enough jeff managed to scrape the cash and time off of work to go with us.
i went down early with the ladyfriend on thursday night. i got to the point late around 7am and by that time the point proper was laid up with campers and people and I was afraid i'd have to look for another spot. by chance the General, Rob of the Hatteras Island Fish Militia saw me and told me to park him in and made room for me to fish, what a nice guy. Actually I was kinda rude and set up infront of someone elses camper, but Fish Hunter let me fish there anyway, nice guy... I ended up fishing next to VA APPRAISER and Fish Hunter and decided to yak a bait out. I yakked one out and about 815 or so I hook up into a fish. A couple of minutes later, Rob sticks the fish
I went over to RDT to get a real weight and it ended up being a 76lber
The general and I decided we'd put the first Asian Mafia Militiamen POW on the beach...
So after that I'm feeling pretty good and lazy so I hang out for a minute then around 1030ish I decide to yak another bait.... except by now the boats are everywhere, lines are everywhere and the current and wind are not as polite as they were. I went ahead and yak out from right next to the shoals with two lines and i went out about 200yrds and cut to my right (south). except after I cut i didnt go anywhere. For at least 20min I paddled my arse off and managed only to not be swept north. I was told it was hillarious as I was on an elliptical paddling machine........ I could hear the laughing from the beach ... Not long after that I started being swept in the shoals and northward where I dumped the yak....... lost my sightcasting combo(brand new diawa reel) and hopped back on the yak only to be flipped again... i eventually make it back and of course the General is giving me the chit i deserve. At this point, around noon, i call it quits for the day, afterall the rest of the crew isnt even down yet and I already got a nice fish. so by 1 oclock I was sleeping.
Friday night all the boys begin pouring in, Tater comes in and we all decide for some sharkin... nothing goin on so we all go back in before the cookout, except Ted from the RDT board needs a ride, and he has to squeeze in teh back with my dog... interesting fit....
Saturday rolls around and marshall comes into town along with the rest of the AC and shooter. We fish the morning and low and behold the horrible sight on the couch when we get back...
Well, youda thought he'da learned after al's eel incident last striper tourney, but obviously not. as a side note, if you are bunking with the AC, DO NOT PASS OUT in public at 3 in the afternoon...... AL decides shooter needs a bluefish head in kissing him.. SO... he takes a huge nasty bleeding bluefish head and makes it kiss shooter, somehow.... that picture got deleted from my camera but i tell you what the whole porch was rumbling in laughter! afterward the AC took a minute for a mugshot
Sunday we ended up fishing again.... Best weather day of the trip... the rest of the trip was wet and windy.. not a good combo... we ended up hookin up with some HUGE rays
I also managed to hook up with an unstoppable on my tld which stripped power pro like i have never felt. tater actually grabbed my shoulders as I was being skirted away... Kenny got a good pic of the drag marks i left in the sand..... We later on decided to take a yak ride to go see if we coudlnt catch us a cobia. We ended up launching and staying out for a couple of hours and saw a bunch of cobia.. and couple LARGE fish right behind marshalls boat. i manged to hook one up for a couple of seconds... it honestly THAT was the highlight of the trip. the rush from that fish was amazing....
oh somewhere along all this teo catches a 45FL drum... i forget which day. the week was pretty slow, scattered fish here and there, Jeff lands a citation cobia 44lber i believe. NICE FISH JEFF!!!!! Again, scattered fish, and a bonita run that I wasn't fast enough to get into. Fished with Kenny and Rodwatcher and Kenny hooked up a pup cobe. The weekend rolled back around and the AC was reunited. That night we celebrated and made fun of al as we took this picture.
he got mad because we told him you had to have a pinkslip to be in that picture.... he went in the corner and had a couple of BLS and cried... and something else too...
Well, Saturday was pretty slow. I got christened by the General along with a few other vehicles,
and I saw Tommy Wheeler catch a nice fish on a cast bait... It truly was the highlight of the day. Nice fish on a true surfcast bait. Saturday morning, it was on. It was my last day there, said the lady friend so despite the not so great water conditions I decided to yak baits out. Nobody else seemed interested in doing so but hey, GO BIG or GO HOME. So I decided to go for it anyway. It wasnt a very pleasant yak ride. I stuck a bait inside and one outside. around 820(I asked AL what time it was) i noticed the 1569 bend and start screaming... FISH ON. When I go the fish in visual distance I notice the 1509 starting to dip... TEO is already on it and I'm screaming SET THE ******* HOOK *******. Teo's already on it and does the AC hookset and lands his fish as well.
Well you know after that everyone yaks out baits too! Teo's buddy Ian lands a nice fish as well. 61lber
Well... As I was taking that pic, I saw this and had to snap a pic for the rest of PS to see... classic
After that I stick my foot on an anchor sinker about 5 inches or so into my foot and leave the beach for my tetanus shot and anti-biotics... so i get back home.... black eye from kayak flips, tetanus shot and anti-biotics and limping after one of my favorite trips with the boys....
Last edited by NTKG; 06-13-2006 at 02:00 AM.
damn.. that's dirty man.. why you gotta post that picture like that..
Congrats and nice fish guys. It's a great Yak report! J/K LMAO.....Hat
I said "I WISH I HAD TAKEN A PIC" of you skidding across the sand.. Actually wish I'da had a video of it,that was a sight ta see you skiding with the rod bowed up.. Would have been a great add for whatever blank you were using,cause ya had it maxed out~!!
Great feeshin with ya'll,and watching you go for it with the gaff,as well as watching Jeff catch his first one.. Ya did good fellers...
Here's some shots of the fun. Although I didn't get my cobe I got some fantastic photos. You guys are amazing anglers - I'm stoked just to get the opportunity to fish with you. Thanks for all your help and saint-like patience. I'll get prints of the good shots to you when I see you.
Neil and Teo with POWs
Jeff with a boat-caught brown-suit. How'd you guys do on Sunday?
Robby and Taylor on our sight casting expedition. I saw a horse but couldn't get a cast off quick enough. Still got some figuring to do on getting one from the yak. Down but not out.
Tommy with Friday's Fatty.
Congrats and big thanks to all.
why did you edit the last picture out? didn't get to see what it was. must of been a good one
great trip for you guys. a cobia and a red drum from the surf is on my "to do" list....don't know when it's goin to happen, but one day...
Nice pics Ric! Let me know when you get a chance to head back down. If I'm around, I'm on it! I gotta remember to bring a small rod for bait/blues/spanish next time
Great report Neil!!
Had a great time fishing fish you all. Thanks Neil for getting the place and keeping us all fed. Neil after you left I beached a ray that was seriously as big as my truck hood if not bigger. Teo will tell you. He already had two hooks in him from break offs. Jeff, I will let you practice yak'n anytime as long as it is in a pond, He He. Good to see old faces and meet new. Thanks to Dave and Judy too, great people. It was awesome to be out in the yak and see cobia popping up and big rays checking us out. Good times, and cant wait to do it again next year.
That's just AWESOME!!!!!!!
Teo congrats on the first cobe bro. Looks like you all had a great time.
Were there this many cobia caught last year? Looks like everyone is getting in on the action lately. Good to see what seems to be a healthy fishery.
it was hard understanding your English but,that was the best report I've heard or seen in a long,long time. Congratulations on a great trip.Hope to see y'all again around the Rusty Ritz Reunion.
Great job Guys! I'll be coming down for next years fun ... think it might be more productive and warmer than KDH.
Congratulations Neil, Teo, Jeff, Shooter .. hell .. any of you that got the time to go!
I'm green with envy, making a plan to visit next June....
Where is the picture of the drum that I caught? Neil you have it?
Pretty work guys; I'm Jealous as heck!
Wish I could have got down, but the new job here wasn't gonna allow it!
well done gentleman. hopefully someday I will be able to throw more than my Diawa Black and Gold 11fter and will come down and join the mob at the point. Sadly till then, it is to the planks for me!
This weekend Bogue Inlet Pier
July 1-8 at Avalon
Seagull when I feel froggy after that. I need to break my skunk streak!
i spend two days out on the point and didnt catch the first fish, however, I was fishing the northern side of the point, away from the crowds......i just have enough respect for those guys to stay out of their way because I can throw the chit outta my heaver, but I am not as accurate as I should be yet.
Last edited by Drumdum; 06-15-2006 at 06:10 AM.
Nice report(s). You AC guys really do it up.
Nice feesh der man.
Between the A/C "Cobia Gaffing Rodeo," and the very audible PING PING PINGING of the equlaizer ...it just made my day, nice fish guys, good meeting ya!
NTKG: "Wait, wait I been wantin to do this all week ...PING!"
If I get a TLD and bring a case of BL's next year Neil, would ya yak a bait out for me?
That one that my buddy Ian caught, I hit him with a gaff, and 3 "PINGS" and was still moving. Finally Al had to put a hammer on the head that made a dent to finished it. Those were fun moments indeed.
Nice meeting you too Adam..
I saw the pic of your drum on that spot tail board, nice.
We caught five,and had a blast both days..Fisherman: Jeff with a boat-caught brown-suit. How'd you guys do on Sunday?
nice fish Wormy....
Neil, great freakin' report. You and Teo and everyone really caught 'em up. Wish I could have been there on the beach and you yakking 'em out! What an experience, the AC, good weather and big fish!! Too much fun.
Hey Teo, you told me to come and I blew it. Family obligations are tough!!!