Fish News: Flounder Bowl 2010

Fish News
Flounder Bowl 2010

Flounder Bowl 2010: This popular flounder tournament will be held on June 26 out of Dare Marina (www.daremarina.com) with a captains meeting on the 25th. Food, drink and music will be provided both at the captains meeting and at the weigh-in. The entry fee remains at $100 per boat with up to 4 anglers. The main change this year is that the first place prize has been increased to $5,000 due to tremendous sponsor support. Cash payout through the top six places. The winners are determined by a 3-fish stringer weight. There is an optional calcutta for $100. The single heaviest flounder entered in the calcutta claims the entire pot. All teams not finishing in the top six will be entered into a "lucky dog" drawing for an additional cash prize. There are also prizes for the heaviest flounder caught by a youth and by a lady. There is a Sponsors Division with an entry of $200. Sponsored boats compete in the regular tournament and for the annual sponsors trophy. For more information, visit: www.pswsfa.com.
May 1, Ric Burnley fished from the beach at Smith Island. He caught 2 large red drum.
April 30, Joey Stratton fished Fisherman's Island. They caught a 34-inch black drum and a bunch of dogfish.
April 30, Rick Wineman fished for red drum. They caught a small black drum and some dogfish.
April 26, I ran to Fisherman's Island to where Ric Burnley had left them the day before. The big red drum was still there. First hook-up was in minutes of anchoring up.
April 25, Ric Burnley fished for red drum at Fisherman's Island. They had a great bite landing at least 15 large drum and loosing others.
April 23, Rick Wineman fished his boat out of Oregon Inlet. They had some great bluefin tuna action. Their largest bluefin was 74 inches long. That one was caught on a jig. They caught fish both on the troll and by jigging.
April 23, Martin Freed and Ruta Vaskys went tog fishing one last time before the closure. They had 3 tautog that they just could not stop. The ones that they boated weighed up to 11.2 pounds.
April 23, Ric Burnley fished Fisherman's Island where they caught one large red drum.
April 23, Wes Blow ran over to Fisherman's Island after work. He caught a 50-inch red drum and broke off 2 others.
April 21, Ric Burnley fished Fisherman's Island after work. They caught 2 large red drum and lost several others.
April 20, Jim Weilmuenster fished out of Hatteras. Fishing was on the slow side but they did catch a nice gaffer dolphin and a 55-pound wahoo.
April 18, we ran out to the Cape Henry Wreck and did a little tautog fishing. We managed to catch 15 tautog and an impressive oyster toad. We then ran to Fisherman's Island to try for an early drum bite. We got six of those bites and held onto three large red drum in the 47 to 48 inch range.
April 18, Ric Burnley found a good tautog bite at the 4th island of the CBBT. They caught tautog to 22 inches long.
April 17, Kevin Crum took his uncle surf fishing on the Eastern Shore. His uncle landed a 52-inch red drum.

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