Saturday I was able to squeeze in a fun fishing trip between meetings in New Jersey. Yes, I drove 7 hrs home to go Cobia fishing with some pals. And 7 hrs back the next day. And even though we only caught 2 Cobias, one a toss back. So one, it was worth every hemorrhoid swelling minute of the drive.
Headed out to the bay – Anna Lynn has twin diesels, and she can get there for sure in time to fish
The official shirt of C-4 Charters
Time to chat with friends
A huge thanks to our pals Heidi and Wayne for the invite.
The fish seem to want to meet Wayne. He is kind to everyone
Heidi has an infections laugh. What a great day out on the bay
Wayne’s son Christopher came down from DC for a fathers Day visit.
Now, this is where it gets really interesting. Okay, maybe for me, but shows you how small of a world we live in. Meet Cory Rice. The Captain and owner of C4 Charter Fishing. A great guy and worked his patootie off to find Cobia. For those of that have done this, it’s a very risky trip. Not because its dangerous, because it can be a crap shoot, as in no fish caught.
Our Captain Cory Rice
And Best mate Daniel….
They cut the tails off so they dont spin on the line. Genus!
Stop looking at me. You cant go swimming
Lines out, chum in..
HIT! – it did not happen as fast as it is here. We left at 1 came home at 7
Dang! That is one good fight.
Too small – Got tossed back in.
Taking photos now, waiting, chumming and laughing
Dang, does that guy see us?
WTF! There are fishing lines out, boat at anchor and this tool. We were in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay!
Still no fish, but a little drama to keep us going.
That line is moving. RUN
On a left handed reel. This is not going to go well
This was an epic fight. But the Boatress refused to give up
I have seen that look. Only this time it’s not me. Its that fish
The Boatress is right handed. Not easy, and she is cranking one turn at a time.
Its going around the boat, under the boat.. The crew is scrambling
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Btw if you have ever caught a Skate, it’s one hell of a fight.
At least she had some fun. Her smile always gets me! I am one lucky guy.
The ultimate fisherman
Wow when you have nothing to do, but wait, anything is funnier. My inner 12 year old brain, LOVED this.
More time to untangle lines.
Fire that sucker up! Cory Rice at the helm
Okay, back to Captain Rice. For those of you that really pay attention to our stories. RICE! As in Rice marine Railway, as in the place that Sweet Pea was built.
SWEET PEA’s badge
Cory Grandfather owned Rice Marine Railway. And so here we are fishing with part of our boats wonderful history. The Boatress Grandfather and great uncle worked for the Rices building our Trawler.
A good day. 1 keeper Cobia, Wayne caught it. right at 40 inches. Boatress one Skate, Chris smaller Cobia, and I think a Skate
This was like a Circle of life if you want to get sentimental and deep about it. And just a fun day of fishing with friends if you are less of a dreamer like me. if you want to go Fishing on the Bay , Cory is a wonderful guy and is all over this stuff. Does not miss a beat. The Website for C4 Charters is HERE.
HOME! Reedville, that is one of the many stacks that made up over 15 factories at one point.