Well the weather has definitely been hotter than the fishing. The surf has been offering some relief with great kingfish action while you soak your toes in the cool Atlantic. The Chesapeake is still producing a few specs and cobia with the Spanish action steeling the show. Sammy and I trolled just north of 36a and had a great time. Fish were jumping everywhere while Sammy was cranking and most of all smiling! The inshore wrecks are producing flounder and surprisingly ribbonfish. Good seabass fishing has been found around some deeper wrecks off Chincoteague. If you have any questions about the Spanish bite or anything else don’t hesitate to stop by or give us a call!
Sorry it’s been so long sense my last report. The best fishing lately has been a decent inshore tuna bite. These tasty tuna’s have been chunked up as well as caught on the troll. The lumpy bottom has been pretty good off Chincoteague and the hot dog has been producing action off ocean city. Also inshore wreck action is pretty good with flounder seabass spades triggers as well as a few cobia coming over the gunwale. The seaside inlets are still producing a few keeper flounder on the last of the flood. The Chesapeake action consists of some Spanish on the troll . These speedy fish are taking 0 and 00 clarkspoons behind no. 1 and 2 planers trolled at 5kt in 20-40 feet of water in the southern bay and bay channel west of Smith Island.
The temperature is heating up as is the fishing. Cobia are still prevalent from the Smith Island target ship down to the CBBT. Spanish mackerel are showing up in the lower Chesapeake. These fish are taking #1 and #2 planners followed by 0 and 00 Clarke spoons. Flounder are biting in the railcars as well as in the seaside inlets. The fish are most active on the last of the flood and the first hour or so of the ebb. Spec fishing is continuing to produce good fish even though the water is hot. The offshore bite is steady with a few tuna showing up on inshore lumps. Most action has been coming from trolled ballyhoo.