Thursday, August 2, 2012

Getting Bent on Hump Day

I had the rare occasion to get a day off while working with a client in the Virginia Beach area... on a Wednesday at that.  So Jay Brooks and I took the opportunity to bend the rods on some spades.  



Fun 14" spadefish
We had a blast messin' with the spades all morning.  The highlights were a couple of 14"s and a 15" with a few dropped sheepshead in the mix as well.

Boy do I make some goofy faces on the hook set
Gotta love those rod digging spade fights
15"er

And then I was like...


"Dude.
Time to go."

13 comments:

  1. Haha, love the story told through photos. Very cool. Nice fish guys!

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    1. Yeah, sometimes I like to let the images say more than my words. Thanks for checking it out.

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  2. Awesome Rob - glad you made it back safe!

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  3. that lightning is enough to get anyone heading for sure, spades huh? never seen one before, cool looking fish

    do they taste good?

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    1. Yup, they taste good, but I didn't keep any. And yeah, lightning is no bueno.

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  4. Nothing like having to paddle -toward- a storm to make you feel alive haha.

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    1. HA! Yeah, nerve racking to say the least.

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    2. That photo gave me chills - reminded me of a duck hunt in Surry when the wind shifted and got our 'yaks stuck in the mud at 5am. Then the thunderstorm came. Luckily all the runoff flooded the marsh and got the boats floating again....but it was a dicey half hour!

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    3. Yikes, I definitely wouldn't want to be stuck in that situation. Sounds crazy...

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  5. Glad to see you two having fun! Also really glad you guys did not get electrocuted.

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