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Old 08-09-2012
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Re: 39th Annual St. Mary's Governor's Cup

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Originally Posted by PalmettoSailor View Post
I'm told the first hint you'll get is birds blasting off just before you hit.
I've skirted the fish traps off Herring Bay pretty closely without having the birds take off. I expect by the time you scare the birds off it would be too late to do anything. I have heard the birds in time to avoid a trap. Janet kept saying "Why are there so many birds out here in the middle of the night?" until it finally occurred to me that we should probably stand further off. *grin*

A friend of mine got hung up in one near Pax River. He reported it was just too hard to get off in the dark so he waited until dawn to get untangled. No damage to boat or trap.
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