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It's cold and windy. Docks and deck are still covered with ice and snow. It looks like we are about a billion years away from fishing, but.

Pulled one of the drop nets. No bait, just sitting on the bottom. Felt like it could collapse under the weight. Figured the storm pushed something into the net. Happens once in a while. Not this time. The entire net was filled with grass shrimp. It was sagging in the middle and all four arms of the net looked ready to just snap. Had to be about two gallons of shrimp in it. Most I have ever seen. No minnows just shrimp.

Sitting here in the late afternoon and it felt so nice. Sun is at a great angle and now it reflects off the water and bounces right into the shop. Feels great on the face and just warms the entire building. Great place to sit and relax. It's a mellow time. No ice on the water and lots of ducks and cormorants hanging around. Watching one cormorant go down and I ran out the door while it was under. It came up about thirty seconds later with a fish about six inches long in it's mouth. The fish was brown and shaped like a ling. Not an oyster cracker. Cormorant saw me right away and turned to swim off. It kept shaking it's head to stun the fish for easier swallowing and finally picked it's head up high and the fish was no more.

There are three cormorants that hang here daily and the only reason is because there must be enough food to support them. Now I'm curious so I think that this week I will get my little fish little hook rig out and bait up with some clam. Toss it out in the morning and let it lay. See if whatever the cormorants are feeding on are maybe a little hungry.

Just think. in 27 days we turn our clocks up. Then the sun won't set until after 7pm. That means it won't get dark until about 7:45. Lots of time and daylight to do lots of stuff ater work. Happy days will soon be here again.:thumbsup:
 

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fred when you pulled the net yesterday had to be about 1000 shrimp... and those birds were feeding on something out in that water and the flock of ducks around the dock too.... hope the danish and sticky buns don't go to waste :)
 

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Sounds a little funny to Me:rolleyes:

Quiet winter day-----
Paul visits Fred and leaves Fred with "Sticky Buns":eek::wave::wave:

Well as guess as they say--It doesn't make You a bad person:razz::D
 

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Good read Fred, as always! Spring can't come soon enough!
 

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Hey Fred, you think those Ling will eat clam....?

If I can catch a decent day off soon, I wanted to soak some bait in the back bay of Ocean City with Ling in mind. Would have done so today, but it was Valentines Day, and I didn't want to abandon the wife to go fishing....:naughty:

That doesn't make me desperate does it.....that I'm willing to fish for Ling while standing on a snow & ice covered dock..........:huh:
 

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Fred......you sure have a way about writing a post that puts things in the perspective you mean for.

It can be tough to imagine with this weather that it'll be time to start up again in just a few weeks. Thing that hit my mind the most was that in 27 days it won't be dark anymore when I get into work.
 

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Got here this morning and it was so nice out. How nice was it? It was so nice that I warmed up the stereo and sat outside to drink my coffee. Slight breeze that our building blocked and nothing but sunlight hitting the face. Grest way to start your morning.:thumbsup:
 

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stopped down at corsons today and saw a heron or crane (im horrible at i.d.ing birds) standing at the waters edge occasionally plucking away at some type of small baitfish. conditions looked sooo good today super glassy. iff only the water was about 15 degrees warmer
 

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27 days baby:thumbsup:
Have you salted any bait yet?
 
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