I truly think they are the prettiest fish that resides in the Chesapeake Bay, I even have a Trout print hanging on my bedroom wall.. and may soon employ a local talent to make an original piece for me after this weekend.
We arrive to the launch loaded with Overboard Rods and all the soft plastics necessary to rip some lips of the mysterious Maryland trout. We launched at sunrise around 0630 after unloaded the yaks and meeting our buddy Dave at Wawa. There was a full moon this week and the lunar tables were very favorable for fishing yesterday and today so we hoped to have an EPIC day.
Sad, Fat Trout...
The day got off to a good start with the three of us consistently hooking up throughout the morning. Dave was the first to add to his stack of Trout papers (AKA Citations). I was next....then.. Shane... then me.... and then me again. To say the least Friday was the bomb!!!! I caught 16 fish that scored for Kayak Wars with the average size fish close to or over 22".
#1 - 24" 'Paper' Trout - Photo by Shane Clift
#2 - 27.5" 'Paper' Trout - Photo by Shane Clift
#3 - 24.75" 'Paper' Trout
Double hookup with a 27.5" and a 23" trout!! Photo by Dave Adlington
Shane's #1 - 24+" 'Paper' Trout - Photo by Dave Adlington
Dave's #1 - 25" 'Paper' Trout - Photo by Dave Adlingtion
Between the 3 of us we caught close to 40 fish on Friday, it was one of those days you live for and always hope to have the next time you head out on the water!
Lunch Break on Friday... Photo by Shane Clift
Saturday morning came just as quickly as Friday ended. Shane and I hit the water today only to be met with a slow bite from 0630 til 1130. But it wasn't all bad.... I was able to stack some more paper!!! I only caught four trout today but 2 were citations 25.5" and another 27.5" Gator!!!!
Don't let the picture deceive you... same fish as the next picture... Photo by Shane Clift
Now that's more like it!!
#4 - 27.5" 'Paper' Trout - Photo by Shane Clift
Big Daddy Trout - Photo by Shane Clift
#5 - 25.5" 'Paper' Trout - Photo by Shane Clift
Shane with a few trout that unfortunately were gut hooked while fishing today, so they came home for dinner.
What an awesome two days, look out for a video post from Shane in the coming days and a Speckled Trout Fishing 101 in the near future as well that will include necessary tackle, lures, rigs, and fishing styles.