Fish News: Beautiful weather
Many anglers have been taking action of the recently beautiful weather. Offshore fishing has been slow out of Virginia. A few yellowfin tuna were caught. They seemed to pop up anywhere. Dolphin are still around.
Charles Randolph will be the speaker at the Oct. 19 club meeting. "Randy" has been catching rockfish for a long time. He will be sharing his knowledge with us. Also, for this meeting, bring any fishing tackle you wish to sell and see if you want anything others want to sell.
It is getting close to the time to elect new officers and board members for the club. If you are willing to serve, let any current board member know.
Oct. 11, Matt Rinck and his dad fished the CBBT for sheepshead. They caught a single, 7 pound sheep. They also caught 15 tautog to 6 pounds and several puppy drum.
Oct. 11, Dr. Bob Allen wire-lined the CBBT. They caught 3 nice flounder to 6 pounds.
Oct. 10, we ran out of Rudee looking for wahoo. We ran south and fished a bit north of the Point. We caught a couple of dolphin, pulled off a tuna and had a few mystery bites. It was slow. There was a lot of bait on the surface. Boats south of the Point were catching blackfin. A few billfish were caught out over 1000 fathoms. The occasional yellowfin would pop up anywhere. We saw a couple free-jump in about 50 fathoms. No real hot bite to go to anywhere. We did a little bottom fishing and caught some sea bass and blueline tilefish and then ran north and trolled just offshore of the B Tower. There we got bites of false albacore. We kept a couple for bait and released the rest. Three qualified for release citations. We had live spot and croaker in the livewell. We dropped them around the Tower and caught 25 or so amberjack and then ran out of bait. They were all fat. Two were long enough for release citations. No wahoo but plenty of pullage on a pretty day in the ocean.
Oct. 10, Rick Wineman fished the CBBT. They caught a good number of tautog up to 19 inches long. Some boats around them caught sheepshead and larger tautog.
Oct. 9, Wes and Amy Blow fished the HRBT. They caught some nice spot and some really nice croaker.
Oct. 9, Brent Meadors fished in 50 fathoms, just south of the Norfolk Canyon. Fishing was slow for everyone out there. He caught a 57-pound yellowfin tuna and two dolphin. He said a few billfish were encountered out over 1000 fathoms.
Oct. 9, Steve Martin fished the MMBT. He caught a total of 3 spot.
Dr. Ken Neill, III writes a weekly column for The Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman's Association (www.pswsfa.com).