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met this guy wednesday night at willoughby marina who brings ppl out on his boat for $35...so i set up a trip with him for tonight...just got back from the HRBT..had a blast!....caught lots of blues and trout...came midnight...striper season!......we caught about 10 stripers total..only 3 keepers on bucktails/grubs...biggest one was like 20+"....caught a bunch of grey trout and snapper blues on speck rigs...only got 2 keepers on trout.....my friend dave was chunkin his bucktail for striper and caught a HUGE croaker on it...this thing has to be a citation..i didnt measure him but he is almost as big as our biggest striper,must be damn near 20"...he fought harder than anything we caught all night lol...dave thought he had a monster striper the way it bent his tica rod.....had a great trip..looking forward to a great striper season...this was only the beginning!

if anyone wants to go out on a striper trip with this guy for $35..PM me and i will give you his info...he can only take 1 or 2 ppl..the boat is a 16ft v-hull..35 johnson,closed bow..its an older boat that he totally restored..retro-striper fishin!

here's our "take home" catch






here's dave with his monster croaker!this picture does it NO justice!



EDIT: just came back from getting it weighed......CITATION CROAKER!....it was a hair over 3lb's... and 19 inches!..this is after being on ice all night..sweet!congrats to dave!..now he just needs to go claim it lol
 

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I keep hearing the same , lots of fish are being takn out in a boat , going tuesday with mine , wish some gud luck :cool:
 

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Nice report Kajun! You are right that is one BIG croaker. This late in the season there won't be much croaker left but most of them should be big though.
 

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well i'll tell you all what unless he is a lic capt you have to watch how you all word the expence of 35.00 but her we go I will take people out for 35.00 on a 23 ft formula to the cbbt and wherever i feel the fish are and we'll look for some bigger critters.

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Kajun, I probably saw you out there on opening night- I was out with my wife in my 16.5' closed bow boat(her first striper trip). We got out just at midnight, picked up a few blues and small stripers, then the tide died. About an hour later when it started coming in good things picked up pretty good. My wife outfished me using a yo-zuri plug- she got the biggest striper at 24". I was using plastics and got some trout up to 14", flounder up to 17", and strpiers up to 21". The blues were annoying- I lost a bunch of jigs/plastics and 2 yo-zuris to them, probably $16.00 worth of stuff total. But a good night overall.
 

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yea the i lost alot of grubs to blues... had to switch to bucktails ...the blues were fun for awhile but then they got annoying lol
 

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HEY

I believe I met this guy dave Monday up at rudee, He was thowing bucktails off of the resturant dock. I myself was hoping to catch a few spots and then use the bellie for stripers/pups but I didn't get a thing. We talked for a minute he he mentioned a citation croaker caught off a bucktail
 

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yup that was him..just finished talking to him..he said he was at rudees monday
 

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Where is the HRBT?

I have been reading about the HRBT where can I find it? What is the full name of it? I want to take my 16.5 bayliner fishing this weekend and I hear thats the place to go.
 

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the hampton roads bridge tunnel...on 64...i'll be out there sat night.
 
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