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Decided to give the Trout another go so I headed over to "The Cove". It is a man made area off of the ICW close to an area refered to as the Hot Ditch, a power plant warm water dishcharge off of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake Virginia. The ramp I dropped at is right in the middle of it all. My nieghbor was fishing the same area and kindly gave me some live bait that he had already caught.
I anchored and live baited in the cove from 0730-1230 with only one small perch to show for it, no trout. I then went by the ditch and trolled and casted for about an hour. No luck for me but I did see a couple caught on jigs and of course this pelican had to show me up and dive right in front of me and catch a nice one. Ha! It was still a nice day and I think I burned less than a gallon today.

The Cove

The Hot Ditch

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