First eel trip of the season

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First eel trip of the season

Hi All,

Got out today for my first eel outing of the season so I figured I'd play with the new buttons (site looks great btw) and post up a report.  Had a high tide and rising which sets up my favorite spot the way I like.  Chunked some herring that I caught and froze over the winter.  Had nothing for a while but when the sun went down and the tide topped out the eels started to bite.  Landed five including two fat snakes over 20".  Missed a bunch of bites with one almost stealing a rod- clicker on, but freespool not, oops.  Hit was crazy hard maybe a striper or big cat.  Lost a lot of rigs when I got "laired-up" by the eels.  If your bait lands within reach of their 'lair' they'll grab it without transmitting a bite, clean the hook, then snag it somewhere.  Go to reel in and done, snap.  At least that's my theory anyway.  Eels do wierd things to tackle, and the mind.

Corey's picture

Love it. Eels are such cool creatures.

Dr Flathead
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Awesome man.  Eel's are such

Awesome man.  Eel's are such cool species.  I do hate that slime they have though...

Tyler W
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"Eels do weird things to the mind." 

Awesome quote and cool report. 

J Dunfee
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Care to share any spots you

Siick report. Eels are just awesome..

Care to share any spots you may know in PA? I plan on driving east pretty soon.

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How soon and how far east?

How soon and how far east?  Maybe I can hook you up.

TonyS's picture

gotta get me an Eel one of these days...