Tidelands....a nice ride....

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Tidelands....a nice ride....

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Great weather, tide and wind not bad, a bit of chop.

Had a full day.

There were three red skiffs, four kayaks and two float tubes pounding a certain dock...not much happening there and everyone left.

Except me...got a bite as I was leaving and hung around a while....and the USN security boat came on shift. When he motored up I had just snagged a lure in some eelgrass, and went even close to the dock to get it free. The guy beeped his siren a couple times...I guess he figured I was ignoring him. As I got the lure free, he motored up and gave the a 50 cal stinkeye, and shut off the motor to holler at me.

"This isn't quite 300 feet, is it?"

"No."

"I'm out of here, then. Have a good one. "

Anyway I covered a lot of water and only got eight spotties.

Four of these..this one was nearly 20 inches long...
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Got a flash of silver...expecting a corvina but nope.
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and finally...an existential question.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26vhSYiSOxI
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I'll pretend my tube's not sinking
'Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking....
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Re: Tidelands....a nice ride....

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The few times I have gotten too close to the Navy docks they have always 1st asked me how the fishing was before telling me to leave.
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Re: Tidelands....a nice ride....

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Nice fishing…. The 50 cal stinkeye doesn’t sound vey neighborly…
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Re: Tidelands....a nice ride....

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Midnightpass wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 5:42 am Nice fishing…. The 50 cal stinkeye doesn’t sound vey neighborly…
Butch
To be fair, the first time he blipped the siren at me I waved and gave him a thumbs-up...meaning I'd be leaving. But at the time, I was snagged in the eelgrass within ten feet of the Navy dock, and was in the process of pulling the line free. From his POV, it looked like I was continuing to fish...
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