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"Catchy Comments" By Buddy Noland
Posted on 12/06/2007
Entry cards were again coming in "slow" for the month of November. But, with the college football season winding down and hunting season getting into full swing, there is much to do. No new Saltwater entries were received and just a few Freshwater ones. Fred Cousins did well at Lee Hall Reservoir with a 2 lb. 11 oz. Chain Pickerel on 2# spin and a Yellow Perch weighing 15 ounces on 2# general. The Pickerel took "first place" in the Kinnard Angler of the Month Award with 268 points and the Yellow Perch, worth 199 points, won "third place". Since Parks Rountrey has moved back to Richmond, he has been active lately in the James River. Parks best entry was a nice 21 lb. Blue Catfish on 4# general for 223 points which also took "second place" in the Kinnard Angler of the Month Award. What a difference a year makes with the Striper season. With a warm November and water temperatures still in the middle to upper fifties, no significant entries have been received to date. Over the Thanksgiving holidays, Danny Noland, myself, and our nephew fished the CBBT pilings near the high rise with only one 19 lb. Striper caught by Danny. Bruce Henderson also took a shot at it and took fellow anglers, Elly Robinson and Parks Rountrey with him to the high rise area of the CBBT to soak some eels. Bruce had one good run on 4# and after a several trips through the bridge pilings, was broken off. Several large fish were caught by other anglers that day, but the numbers are still way down from last year. The new angling year began on Dec. 1st and Fred Cousins has gotten off to a great start leading three species. He first went to the Elizabeth River and caught a Spotted Sea Trout that weighed 4 lb. 10 oz. on 2# spin for 308 points. Then a week later, he caught a 9 lb. 8 oz. Gar on 2# plug and a 1 lb. 1 oz. Yellow Perch on 2# spin from the Piankatank River worth 174 and 279 points respectively. The year end awards are being finalized with just a few days left for eligible entries. Please send in any entry cards ASAP so your Board can complete this process. If you are looking for an enjoyable evening of good bantering and camaraderie, attend the Awards Banquet to see who this year's winners are!