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Fish News: Honoring Jim Haydon

Fish News
Honoring Jim Haydon

There will be an event to honor Jim Haydon at the Virginia Aquarium on November 5 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Jim was a member of our club and he strong representative for recreational anglers in the state of Virginia. Cost will be $50 per person, which will cover the cost of the facility and food and drink. If you plan to attend, let Nelson Ortiz know by November 1.
Oct. 16, John Hunt fished the MMBT. They caught over a 100 spot with the largest being 10.5 inches long.
Oct. 16, Capt. Max King chunked the MMBT. They caught a bunch of stripers up to 38 inches, 21 pounds.
Oct. 15, I went out to the Chesapeake Light Tower with Tricia. A lot of life there. We saw spadefish at the Tower Reef. We caught crevalle, kings, Spanish, and false albacore. Nothing real big except for the crevalle. We pulled the hook on our one big king. Pretty afternoon on the water with plenty of action.
Oct 14, We trolled the Weather Buoy area for wahoo in the morning without a bite. Most boats had a wahoo bite or two but we did not try it for too long. We went off to explore new bottom fishing areas. We caught a limit of blueline tilefish and some nice sea bass. We then did some dropping in the way-deep without any luck.
Oct. 14, Ric and Roger Burnley caught a bunch of big red drum casting to schools of fish off of Sandbridge.
Oct. 14, Dennis Lane caught some spot on Hampton Bar. It was not hot and heavy but they caught some fish.
Oct. 14, Brandon Honeycutt fished the HRBT and caught spot. They then went to Thimble Shoals and caught big porgy. They then caught a bunch of bluefish under birds. They finished up back at the HRBT and caught some gray trout and stripers under the lights.
Oct. 13, Steve Martin fished the James for a couple of hours. He caught 17 stripers up to 25 inches on cut shad.
Oct. 10, Brandon Honeycutt fished Ft. Monroe and caught some nice spot and porgy. They then tried for flounder at the Cape Henry Wreck. Instead of flounder, Brandon caught and released a 46-inch red drum.
Oct. 7, Wes Blow ran out to the Norfolk Canyon. They did not have any luck with tuna but did pretty good bottom fishing. They caught sea bass and blueline tilefish. Wes weighed in a blueline that weighed in at 11.5 pounds. The largest sea bass were about 4 lbs.

Dr. Ken Neill, III writes a weekly column for The Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman's Association (

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