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Out again with my Defense Intelligence Agency ( #dia ) Rod & Gun Club buddies on another Striper Charter. This time aboard Captain Wayne Schuhart's Tricia Anne II out of Lookout Pointe Marina. We rocked and rolled around in the 10 - 20 knot winds, 2-4 foot waves and near freezing temperatures. His nice warm cabin kept us cozy while we took turns landing fish. Twelve in all with eight keepers. Another great day on the water.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 12/10/2016 4:34:00 PM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 12/10/2016 16:34 PM

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Fishin DudeNice catch.
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williamGood catch what did you catch them on Live bait or running lures.
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CanuckTrolling lures
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Our haul for the day. Beautiful weather and over 40 fish (All but these two were shorts) in the boat, even a few double headers. It was still a very nice day of fishing. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 12/2/2016 3:26:00 PM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 12/02/2016 15:26 PM

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JimmyGlad to see the striper bite is holding up on the Chesapeake and it's tribs!
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Out on a Defense Intelligence Agency #dia Striper charter. The first sign of trouble was I drew the ace meaning I got to reel in the first fish. This little guy washed the skunk off the boat and was joined over the next hour and a half by about 40 of his siblings. One keeper. The Captain then decided to move north where we proceeded to land a few more shorts and another keeper. He put in a great effort, we were often surrounded by birds but as @william says we here in VA are still waiting for the cows to come home!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 12/2/2016 8:49:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 12/02/2016 8:49 AM

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JimmyWho's your host today?
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CanuckCaptain Dave Fisher of the Heritage out of Buzzards Point Marina near Reedville, VA
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This photo is courtesy of the Hatteras Harbour Marina Fishing Report. Hatterasharbour.com

The upside down sailfish flag represents the one sailfish we caught and released. I walked around the marina that evening and counted only three amongst the four dozen or so charter boats.

We were aboard the Tuna-Duck #dia
fishing report photo of Wahoo photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Canuck
After a while of watching water pass by the boat, I decided to try the sit-in-the chair trick again. All I got for it was this photo. There goes that superstition. #dia
fishing report photo of Moments photo taken on 7/11/2016 9:09:00 AM contributed by Canuck
The next fish arrived after a very long wait. We tried everything in the list of jinx breakers to get a fish on the line. We even polled the group for any lurking bananas. We had all been staying out of the fishing chair so as not to jinx the cruise but I decided that sitting in it under these circumstances might get one on the line. So I explained that and asked the mate to take my picture in the chair. He laughed at my suggestion but the moment he had my camera in his hand - fish-on! 2 of 5 turned out to be a citation Wahoo. 40 lbs, 51 inches long and 20 inches around. #dia R&G club buddy number 2 was tuckered out after this one was brought aboard. Now it was my turn!
fishing report photo of Wahoo photo taken on 7/11/2016 8:50:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 07/11/2016 8:50 AM

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JimmyHow does fresh wahoo taste? I
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CanuckVery tasty. It is a firm white flesh - much like Tuna except for the color. The taste is close to Mackerel but without the oil. I only have enough for a few meals and I'll have to keep an eye out for it at the fish market.
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We drew lots to determine the order for landing the fish. I drew 3 of 5. The first fish of the day was on the line fairly quickly and the 40 lb sailfish put up a good fight. My Defense Intelligence Agency Rod and Gun Club #dia buddy was quite tired after getting the fish alongside for a "catch". Then we released him and watched him slowly swim away. North Carolina issues certificates for sailfish that are caught and released. Our boat captain has some work to do to file the papers - but he doesn't mind! This fast start got everyone excited about the rest of the day.
fishing report photo of Sailfish photo taken on 7/11/2016 4:23:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 07/11/2016 4:23 AM

People were catching all sorts of fish, Spadefish, Croakers, eels and others like this one that no-one seemed to recognize. The one on the right is one of our finger mullet baits, the larger on the left is the catch in question. My buddy suggested it is a "Blue Tailor" although it is neither blue nor did it demonstrate any skill at sewing. It is a bit hard to see but its mouth is turned downward almost like a sucker, so it is certainly a bottom feeder. If anyone knows what it is please let me know. Caught on shrimp. #dia
fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 7/10/2016 5:43:00 PM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 07/10/2016 17:43 PM

Last Sunday I returned to Cape Hatteras in the hope of getting out on last month's storm delayed DIA Rod & Gun Club #dia Trophy Charter. Naturally I had to get out on the Avon Pier again to pass away the evening of the day we arrived. I was fishing a bottom rig 3 oz. weight with two hooks on it. One was baited with shrimp, the other with finger mullet. This is the first Croaker I have ever caught and he croaked up a song to justify his name. He took the shrimp and it cost him a moment to pose for the camera. Beautiful sunset from the pier.
fishing report photo of Croaker photo taken on 7/10/2016 4:31:00 PM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 07/10/2016 16:31 PM

The full moon worked in our favour but the recent storm’s contribution of food and silt into the lake worked against us. The morning was a series of brief striper frenzies alternating with searches for concentrated fish. A good find was a few orange smudges on the fish finder indicating some large fish below. Our guide would quickly set the boat in place and we would drop the bait. One such find turned the whole screen orange and our guide’s voice gave away his excitement as he called us to action. That school quickly yielded our two biggest fish as well as several shorts. By the end of the morning we had landed about two dozen fish, but only four keepers (over 20”), plus three good sized largemouth bass and one white bass. Still it was a great way to spend a morning. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 6/20/2016 7:42:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/20/2016 7:42 AM

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TerryBLove the shirt!
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We were targeting Stripers but no-one even thought about tossing these two Largemouth back. I caught them both within minutes of each other in about 30 feet of water. The bait was live blue back herring with a weight on the line to drag them close to the bottom. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Largemouth photo taken on 6/20/2016 7:22:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/20/2016 7:22 AM

The first keeper of the day was landed quickly after the first fish. The next one was right behind it. There was barely enough time to take pictures and the lack of good poses is the result. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 6/20/2016 1:57:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/20/2016 1:57 AM

Up at 2:20 this morning, out of the house by 2:30, on the water by 5:36, Fish -on by 5:49! Great start to the day with my Defense Intelligence Agency Rod and Gun Club buddies out with Tony from Jim Hemby Guide Service. We were using live Blue Back Herring that Tony caught just before picking us up at the dock. He found the fish, we dropped the lines and the fun began. This first one was a short but good enough to wash the skunk off the boat for us. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 6/20/2016 1:49:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/20/2016 1:49 AM

As mentioned previously we had chartered a boat to go out trophy fishing the next day. The strong winds created a small craft advisory and the Captain decided that it was too rough to go out. He will re-schedule and we will be back another day. Disappointing but you can't do anything about the weather and it is far better to be on land wishing I was out there than to be out there wishing I was on land. So stay tuned for those stories next month. #dia
fishing report photo of Moments photo taken on 6/12/2016 5:19:00 PM contributed by Canuck
After sunset we stayed on the pier and watched a thunderstorm approach from the west while bottom bouncing for whatever would bite in that sand laden water. The pier was rolling so much that it felt like we were on a boat. Once the storm got close we decided to donate our bait to those who were still hanging around and I made one last cast with the squid left on my hook. Sure enough, I hooked up with another catch. "Last cast magic" worked again. I have tried many times to pretend a cast is my last and it has never worked. But quite often my real last cast catches something. Very odd effect. #dia
fishing report photo of Shark, Sand photo taken on 6/12/2016 5:10:00 PM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/12/2016 17:10 PM

We came back to the Avon Pier after a longer than expected dinner. The owners allow fishers to leave and return on the same day without paying again. The tide had come up and the wind persisted but there were a lot of kids on the pier watching the action. This little guy was fascinated and bit appalled by the shark I caught. A few seconds later his Mom asked if he could pose with it while she took a photo. The pier was now swaying a bit on the rough seas. There was talk of the next day's charter being canceled. Caught on squid bounced along the bottom. #dia
fishing report photo of Shark, Sand photo taken on 6/12/2016 4:45:00 PM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/12/2016 16:45 PM

Some buddies and I from the Defense Intelligence Agency Rod and Gun Club had chartered a trophy fishing boat out of Cape Hatteras. After arriving mid afternoon on the day before I seized the opportunity to fish the Avon Pier in Avon NC. A strong south wind forced us to fish off the north side of the pier with the rented rod and also stirred up the sand in the shallow water - even almost 700 feet out from shore. My buddy caught two sand sharks and on the last cast before we broke for dinner I caught this one. That last cast magic and some squid bounced along the bottom landed my first shark on rod and reel. Sure he isn't "Jaws" but at least I don't have to get a bigger boat. If you want to know about the first shark I ever caught you will have to buy me a beer sometime. Sorry no photo available for that one. #dia
fishing report photo of Shark, Sand photo taken on 6/12/2016 12:51:00 PM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/12/2016 12:51 PM

It is safe to say that no-one wanted the day to end. Back at the dock, just before the mate filleted the catch, we each had to pose for one more picture. Who wouldn't? Great memories and photos from my membership in the Defense Intelligence Agency Rod and Gun Club. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 5/27/2016 6:51:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 05/27/2016 6:51 AM

Having Limited out at 16 we posed for this picture on the way back in. Those are the 14 largest stripers of the day. All caught on trolled flukes and heavy weight jigs. You are looking at six very satisfied members of the Defense Intelligence Agency Rod & Gun Club courtesy of Capt. David Fisher on board the Heritage. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Canuck
This was the 43rd and final catch of the day. it also happened to be the largest at 26". By 0920 We had limited out at 16 fish and it was time to go back to the dock. Drawing the ace was certainly lucky for me and I think for the rest of us as well because we share the catch no matter who catches it. Defense Intelligence Agency Rod and Gun Club is a great organization to fish with. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 5/27/2016 5:20:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 05/27/2016 5:20 AM

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