Fish News: Catching Double-Digit Numbers of Fish
Catching Double-Digit Numbers of Fish
The big fish news this week has been the epic cobia bite that has been happening a bit to our south out of Hatteras Inlet. Large pods of cobia are being encountered with boats catching double-digit numbers of fish. One boat caught over 70 cobia in a single day. Some schools of large black drum have also been encountered by sight-casters out of Hatteras.
Back in Virginia, the black drum bite has been good on the seaside of the Eastern Shore like inside the Great Machipongo Inlet. A few fish have shown at the bay black drum areas like the Cabbage Patch. This bite should heat up this week.
A few nice speckled trout are being caught in the Mobjack Bay area. Offshore, the best tuna bite has been out of Oregon Inlet where there is a pretty consistent catch of yellowfin tuna with a few dolphins mixed in. There have been some tuna caught out of Virginia but we are still waiting for a consistent bite to develop in range of Virginia boats.
Dave Durham will be speaking at the May 18 meeting of the PSWSFA. He will be taking about physical fitness for anglers. It will also be a meeting where club members show some of the special things they have developed to make them better anglers. www.pswsfa.com/meetings.htm
I will be speaking at the May 24 meeting of the Bull Island Anglers Club. We will be talking about catching red and black drum.
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. For more information on prizes and changes in the rules, visit: www.pswsfa.com. Visit the Flounder Bowl on Facebook.*
May 10, Ric Burnley fished the islands of the CBBT with topwater plugs. They had great striped bass action on fish up to 38 inches long.
May 7, Rich Wineman fished the Eastern Shore breakers. He caught a 46.5-inch red drum.
May 6, Barclay Shepard ran his boat out of Hatteras. They did not have any luck on the troll. They finished out the day jigging a bunch of amberjack.
May 6, Martin Freed and Dan Spotten fished out of Quinby for drum. In short order, they had their limit of two, large black drum.
May 5, the Tuna Tracker fished out of Hatteras and found a non-existent trolling bite. They did some deep-dropping and caught blackbelly rosefish and two nice golden tilefish to 45 pounds.
May 4, Martin Freed and Ruta Vaskys fished Quinby. Ruta caught a large black drum before the bait stealers got the rest of their clams.
May 1, Ric Burnley fished from the beach at Smith Island. He caught 2 large red drum.
Dr. Ken Neill, III writes a weekly column for The Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman's Association (www.pswsfa.com). *Modified to fit.