I have stories to tell, but not enough time to write.  I’ll stick with the facts in this quick report and file more details when the good fishing slows down.

Fact 1:  It’s been a May to remember for casting around Kent Island – the best out of the last four.

Fact 2:  Jigging over hard, live bottoms in depths of 16-25 feet have been producing consistent 30″ + fish on the Bay side of the Island.

Fact 3:  Jigging beneath menhaden schools in narrow deep channels is turning up mid-30s stripers in Eastern Bay.

Fact 4:  Tossing top-water plugs around rocks and over shallow cover where there is good current is hot hot hot!

Fact 5:  Big fish are running in tight schools and breaking beneath birds from the mouth of Eastern Bay down past the Gas Docks.

Fact 6:  With a full moon and an outgoing tide, fish are biting at night and can be caught with both jigs or top-water.

Long story short, it’s been great to feel like I can run in any direction and have a reasonable chance at respectable fish.  Here are some of my favorite shots of fish caught off Thunder Road in the past two weeks.  They’re out there, go get ’em!

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  1. Creig says:

    Very nice catches! Good looking fish! Good to see Cory getting on some tugs! Still whippin LM’s here. Good luck.

    Tight lines you all!

  2. uncle phill says:

    Agreed, this May has been over the top!

  3. der Fischadler says:

    Way to get after them Cory. It was great seeing you out there with the old Man.
    I kind of like the new “short and sweet” format. Especially when the fishing is so good that there isn’t enough time for anything else.
    Mark

  4. Steve F says:

    Shawn,
    Like Phill said this May was one of the best we have ever had. It was good seeing you, Rick and Cory out there this weekend. Phill and I had 2 days of outstanding fishing but Sunday was a different story but we had fun. Hope to see you out there this coming weekend…

  5. Steve F says:

    I forgot to ask, who’s those guys in the Carolina Skiff they look familiar 🙂 What a great photo

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