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Second Place MidAtlantic Rockfish Shootout

Saturday January 16th 2010 - 15:00 AM EST
Added by: Jake Hiles

01/07 - Today we were fishing the Mid Atlantic Rockfish shootout. This tournament is the largest and richest rockfish tournament in the world. This year the tournament had 171 teams entered and 38 of them were registered in our division. We fished off the end of duck research pier. Normally we fish this tournament with eels however the eeling is not happening, so we decided trolling was the best option. The fishing was very good, and for a change it was well within legal waters. As we pulled the throttles back, we immediately began catching. Within the first hour, we had caught about ten stripers. After that first hour of fast and furious fishing we began picking at them catching one or two every half hour or so. It was good just good fishing with a well spaced out bite and at the end of the day we had a full fishbox with a lot of nice fish in it. Our three largest fish ended up weighing in at 106.1# which was enough to secure our second straight placement in this tournament and win us second place. Congrats to our team and all the other winners especially the crew of the Gannet winners of the artificial division who went home with over $68000 in winnings.



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