Fish News: The Hot Game in Town

Fish News
The Hot Game in Town

Striped bass is and will remain the hot game in town. Rockfish are everywhere and good numbers of big cows have arrived. Some fish as heavy as 50 pounds are being caught at the high rise of the CBBT, along the Eastern Shore seaside, and all along that deep water from the Concrete Ships on up the bay. Perfect timing for all of the rockfish tournaments going on. Besides the fantastic striped bass fishing, speckled trout continue to be caught.
The speaker at our December meeting will be Kayak Kevin. He was supposed to speak at our November meeting but a power outage messed that up so he will give it another try at our December meeting. He recently attained his Expert Angler Award for this year fishing entirely from a kayak. I believe he is the only angler ever to accomplish this. The December meeting will be our last regular club meeting until March. Our next club event will be the banquet in February.
It is that time of year again, multiple striped bass tournaments every weekend. Our club tournament, the Bishop Bait and Tackle Striped Bass Tournament will run the entire month of December. First prize will be a rod and reel combo donated by john Bishop. There is plenty of time to enter. Typically, the winning fish will be caught at the end of the month. Get with Matt Rinck to enter.
Dec. 5, Jack Lawson and Bob Allen braved the winds to wire-line the tube between the 3rd and 4th islands. They caught about 25 rockfish to 33 inches long.
Dec. 3, Gary Donaldson tried York Spit for stripers and found it very slow managing to catch two keepers.
Dec. 3, Dr. Bob Allen, Jack Lawson and Wes Blow wire-lined the CBBT. They caught about 45 rockfish over the 4th island tube.
Dec. 1, Dennis Lane spent a choppy day on the bay with his wife. They started out catching small stripers near Thimble Shoals Light. They chased schools of stripers all over the bay and ended up between the 2nd and 3rd islands of the CBBT, catching fish the entire way.
Nov. 29, Donnie Crist fished the Point out of Oregon Inlet. They brought in 10 nice yellowfin tuna.
Nov. 29, John Hunt fished out of Oregon Inlet and limited out on yellowfin tuna. They were fishing the 40570 in 75-degree water on the 100-fathom curve.

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