This fishing report was filed this morning by Striper Dave (http://www.striperdave.com) fishing aboard "Lacey Summer" with her captain, Mike Schenck.
I got a spontantious invite from Capt. Mike who is my manager at work. Of course I was ready at a moments notice. I met Mike at his slip in Edgewater and we got under way at approximately 4:30pm. We made our way out of Glebe Bay onto the South River and out to the mouth.
As soon as we got to the mouth we saw birds workin in about 15' of water to the south. We immediately circled the birds and positioned the boat to drift into the action. Wow, fish swirling, breaking, coming out of the water, exciting action.
Mike likes casting a 3/4" rattle trap, and I was casting my swim shad. BOOM - I hooked up quick and a few seconds later Capt. Mike was hooked up. First 2 fish were 17 and 19 inches. Awesome fight. We spent a little more time with this school and they broke up. There were lots of boats on the water but we stayed away from the mayhem. We then started scouting for another school and spotted one a couple hundred yards away. We decided we would slow troll over to them with 2 rattle traps trailing. On the way over both rods went down, these fish were a little bigger, 21 and 23 inchers. This was a blast and we were grinning from ear to ear.
We got over to the next school and started casting. We were now in about 19' of water still a little to the south. Six or so casts and boom both hooked up again. We repeated this process for two hours and caught a total of 9 fish. We released all but 2 fish for dinner. Awesome sunset on the way in and two happy fisherman.
Thanks to Capt. Mike on the "Lacey Summer" for this trip!
We did see 2 angry trollers yelling at each other out there, one guy cut right behind the others boat. Remember fellow fisherman this is supposed to be "fun" and courtesy please. Keep a good distance from other boats and never cut someone's stern with lines out. Big No No.