The October thread spilled all the way through December, so it is time to kickstart a new winter thread.
I had the pleasure of joining IFishVT out for a day on the Chesapeake Bay. We had rougher conditions than predicted for the day. Initially, both of us caught fish immediately slow trolling smaller bucktails on the bottom. Chartreuse and white with a grub trailer (I am not sure if we were using 1oz or 1 1/2 oz) bumped up and down as we went just faster than a drift was the ticket. That was my first rockfish on one of Bowed Up Lures rockfish bucktails. I was in the smaller fish, with my biggest only coming in around 17 inches. I also got one on a chartreuse BKD on a 2 oz jig head.
FishVT managed the majority of the fish and two fish over 20 inches, and one was so gorged that I wouldn't have been shocked if she had 2 pounds of small bunker or sand eels in her belly. All fish were released despite FishVT having two keepers.
The coolest part was getting fish on essentially medium action bass tackle, while all the folks around us (and there were plenty of them) were using those giant mojos. And, as always, it was a good day on the water chatting up FishVT, eating peanut butter crackers, and watching the birds dance around.