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Sean Wilms
6/29/2016 11:26:13 PM

After the big fish stopped taking and the menhaden went offshore I decided to throw a gotcha plug around and see if I could pick up some Spanish macks that everyone's been talking about. Had to weed through a bunch of blues but eventually connected with a Mack. Then everyone took over my spot which was frustrating. Once they stopped I tried again and caught a nice 22" smack, hit my gotcha hard

Catch Details

Spanish Mackerel
Virginia Beach

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    1. Sean Wilms 0
      For sure. I've tried them before, i think they are very good fresh but freeze it once and it gets a very strong fishy taste @coolguychris
    2. coolguychris 0
      Cool man. Caught some of those last year in Florida. Not my favorite fish to eat... But really fun to catch
    3. Sean Wilms 0
      @bassinboy01 bluefish was shark bait. But I had so much menhaden by the time I ran out and started using bluefish the bite died. I'll be back in a few weeks ...more next day off I get and get revenge
    4. Jacob Breaux 0
      Porque no use the bluefish as shark bait? Looks like you turned it into a good day despite the lost fish!
    5. Sean Wilms 0
      Good luck then! They are there for sure, ill be going out of town @Wallard
    6. Wallard 0
      @seaturtles my dad and I are going ocean front this weekend! I'll saw this and had to tell you.
    7. Sean Wilms 0
      88 air temp, water temp in high 70s, good water clarity, vis of about 3 feet, clean, swells only 2-3ft, pretty calm, light offshore breeze, mostly clear skies, lots ...more of menhaden around, high tide.
    8. Sean Wilms 0
      From beneath which was awesome! Very strong fight too. In total I caught well over a dozen smacks, about 3 dozen small blues?and a bunch of menhaden on the snag ...more rig. (And missed a nice shark)
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