*You Never Know*
July 8, 2004
Below you will find a story posted by Captain
Walleye Pete and some pics taken off the
TidalFish.com : Message Boards
about a trip he and some good friends took.
Folks you had to see it to believe it......
The alignment of the stars must have been right on because today I was able to
get Thill and the Superfish (WWA legend) on the boat for a pleasure trip out of
Point Lookout. We got out to the fishing grounds about 0630 and immediately
hooked up with Stripers up to 31" jigging bass assassins. We were out looking
for trout and whatever else may be lurking on the middle grounds. Lately I've
had some trout and even some large Red Drum along with the typical bluefish,
Striper, and Croaker....so....today just relaxing and hoping for some decent
pullage and being with friends....
We got it......I hooked up with a screamer and it turned out to be a nice trout
of 31". Shortly after that Thill leaned back into something real
big......screaming reel seemed endless and I was getting itchy to start the
boat. We were sure it wasn't a ray! What do you think.....big striper, trout,
red drum.....what is it? After a lengthy battle Thill yells Tarpon......I
said...."no way". It wasn't a tarpon it turned out to be a 40" 37 1/2 pound Jack
Crevalle. Unbelievable.....I had never seen one up here and neither has
Superfish who has 50 or so years on the bay. The thing was huge.......we handled
it quickly.....weighed and measured, pics and back in the water. It swam
quickly.....hopefully will be alright. The fish was long, deep, and
thick.....what a fish! I've seen Tony handle very large Stripers on light tackle
and this was the fight of no Striper I'd ever seen.....what a thrill!
We ended up with 2 big trout, Stripers, Blues and Croakers......all
jigging.....nice way to spend a day.......
The Superfish lives and still has it!!!
We stopped at the tackle Box in Lexington Park to inquire about the Jack
Crevalle bay record...there was no listing for Jack Crevalle....hmm, anybody
help here? take care all and good luck fishing!!!!!!
Captain Walleye Pete
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