Captains Table "Shirt Sleeve" Tog

Area: North Fork

captmike28

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Took advantage of today’s balmy weather to hit the Tog grounds with Lep for a recreational trip and help him break in his new Grappler/Penn Clash set up.

Started in a favorite shallow drop in 30’ near Fishers and had a reasonably steady bite on the end of the flood but just one keeper Sea Bass and a few Tog to 15” with a bunch more shorts to show for 2 hours effort.

So, we moved a bit further south to a 20’ drop and as the ebb tide slowly started to run the Tog bite really took off. Enjoyed nearly 3 hours of non-stop action boating at least 40-50 fish. Only problem was 90% were shorts. We did manage to cull 5 keepers to only 4# and dropped a few other certain keepers. However, the big boys just did not want to come out and play today, perhaps as a result of the strong full moon tides. Regardless, it was still a great day on the water with a good friend and we both went home with some tasty filets for dinner. Life is good!!
 

Chevy1

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Great report, good weather, tight lines and good company. I think you had a great day 👍🏻
 

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Good job Capt Mike, I was set up north side of Plum & saw you go by about 7:15ish. Had a similar day, never saw so many shorts & micro sea bass. Moved around a few times & got my limit of three, but don't think I ever went through as crabs in a tide.
John
 

captmike28

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Good job Capt Mike, I was set up north side of Plum & saw you go by about 7:15ish. Had a similar day, never saw so many shorts & micro sea bass. Moved around a few times & got my limit of three, but don't think I ever went through as crabs in a tide.
John
You are correct, John. We must have blown through a half bushel or more of crabs for just two guys fishing. And that's using single hook jigs the entire day! Glad to hear you boxed a limit.
 
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