Surf Fishing Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone hope you all had a great day, despite all the crazy.
We spent the morning into the late afternoon beach hopping and surf fishing. It was a skatefest today but it was a good time and we all needed a break.
Fishing holidays is awesome, I can’t work on a holiday, or that is my excuse anyway. The beach was empty all day for a bonus. A solid breakfast of bananas was perfect for a day of chilling by the ocean. Eventually the rain stopped, the skies opened up and it was seventy degrees, on Thanksgiving.

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Andrew was high hook, this was his 5th or 6th skate.

While we were hammering skates, and watching dolphins scare off the fish. Adam Aguado was killing it with striped bass near Lewes. We kept seeing fish bang into our lines as schools of bunker swam by. A few crabs were wearing out the lower hook on our top and bottom rigs. The other bait of choice today besides sand fleas and squid … green crabs. Why would we use green crabs in the surf? The slot sized red drum are as far up as New Jersey now. We see them here usually in December They will tear up a green crab or sand flea, as well as clam. So will striped bass, especially the migratory bass. So we surf fish with green crabs.

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The Oil Spill “blobs” are still present and mostly in the upper wrack line. Mind your pets it is still gooey and sticky. These are still sticky enough to clog up their feet and your shoes. The point had a lot yesterday too. It will be here for a while. The wind exposes it and covers it daily.

Have a great holiday weekend

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