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  1. Well Folks: The big fish are moving in and Team ReelTime cashed in on the action Sunday. Check it out ... (Above is 1st Mate Carl with our 1st Trophy Rockfish for December - 45 1/2 Inches) A Picture worth a Thousand Words - Click Here for the Full Report and more Photos ... Here's a brief recap of the day: Sunday, Team Reeltime (Lucian, Carl, Ned and I) left Little Creek at 0730 and headed for the Channel Edges. The water temperature was a cool 55 degrees and this was a great sign. When we arrived at the 1st location, we marked an abundance of bait near the tideline, and had one run off by a Dog Shark. Then after moving a few miles north we made several drifts using a 7 line spread with live bait. The lines were running perfect and had several run offs followed by a WHAMMM! - FISH-ON! Carl's was up to bat and mananged the rod well. However, the Portly Rock managed Carl well too, and made run after run, stripping Power Pro off each time. The Team new it was a big rock when breached the 1st time. We marvelled at as it sounded again and then went back down. Meahwhile, line was ZZZING-ING .... On the 3rd run, the Rock started to tire out and worked less up/down and more side to side. Lucian readied the net and as the BIG ROCK came up, the team worked together to smoothly glide the Big Cow in for a landing! As Lucian brought the Brute over side, cheers and high-fives went around: Congrats Carl and WTG !!! We carefully weighed the Rock and Measured it at 45 1/2 inches and 34 pounds... After a few more photo-ops, we wasted no time getting the lines back in the water. Sometime later, one of our forward rod's started zinging and ripped line off a steady rate. I had the pleasure of fighting this next one and boy, was it a blast! This one was a Spirited 31 Inch Stripper with the fight of a 37 inch fish! The Team had to clear a few lines as it zig-zagged aft and then forward again. It reminded me of the Chinese Fire Drills that we often have when all havoc breaks lose ... like the ones that will occur next week and in the weeks to come. " I continued to play big rock from the bow and then moved down the gunnel in between the team, under one rode and over the next. It was a "Pardon-me, Excuse-me, .." sort of Team Effort... " Finally, I ended up in the port-aft corner of the boat and almost all of the six other lines remained the water fishing. That was awesome team work. We had no tangles or hang-ups, despite the confusion during teh run-off. We brought the little fighter over the side and carefully handled it for a few quick photes, then released it healthy back to the water: I revived the nice Rock, while the team stood behind me and asked if it might send it's mom, husky sister and grand-ma up for a taste of Fresh Eel.. ... And off she swam to spread the word for us - You might say, a messenger of hope... All in all it was a awesome day and an awesome Crew! We picked shortly after and headed back to the Barn to clean-up and get ready for the next trip. The Best of Luck!, Tight Lines and See you on the Water Captain Fletcher Dunton, USCG Certified Ph: 757-292-7702 Email: fletcherdunton@yahoo.com "So many Fish, So little Time" PS - Checkout or December ROCK FISH Special : $450 / $650 Half or Full Day ! It's 1st Come / 1st Serve - Book Now ...
  2. Beth - Congrats and WTG!!! That's a nice fish. Did you keep it to weigh or release it? Best Regards, FLetcher
  3. We hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving and enjoyed quality time Fishing and with Family and Friends. Fishing Report: Over the past week, Team ReelTime / Fishin' Fool Adventures put several trips together for customers and friends: Stripers, Stripers, Stripers! We whacked 'em and stacked 'em like cord wood (see below). In low light, top water plugs and suspended twitch bait was the ticket. During light bright hours, deeper running Storms and and Bucktails worked extremely well once you located the fish! The large live well on Fishin' Fool keeps the Schoolies in great health for our customers and has allowed us to trade up in size once our limit has been reached. The average size we've kept have been mid-twenty slot fish with some between 34 and 38. (See below). This was a blast on light tackle... On Thanksgiving Day, Lucian and Crew jumped out for a quickie and slammed both the Striped Bass and Taugs. Hard crab was the ticket. They turned up their nose at fresh clam. WTG and Congrats Guys! Here's the Team Fishing Forecast for the Next couple of Weeks: We've started scouting using live bait around the channel edges for Trophies. As the weather pushes the water temperature down in the mid 50's this coming week, we should start to see Trophy Striped Bass on the bite from the upper Chesapake Bay and northeast: NJ, NE and Montauk, NY. With this, we expect to the action heat up and Your chance to catch a nice Citation will never be better. Be sure and Cash-In on our CURRENT DECEMBER STRIPER SPECIALS aboard Fishin' Fool: ONLY $450 HALF DAY - Accommodate up to 6 people for a 1/2 day Private Charter !! ONLY $650 FULL DAY - Accommodate up to 6 people for a Full Day Private Charter !!! JUMP ONBOARD and LET's MAKE IT HAPPEN... Call 757-292-7702 and Book Today! This is an outstanding value, but we will only offer in for a short time. So, call your buddies and then give Captain Fletcher Dunton asap at: 757-292-7702. * * * As always, it's first come, first serve and we hate to see folks delay booking with us and then have to hear that dreaded phrase - "You should have been there ! ..." * * * The Best of Luck!, Tight Lines and See you on the Water Captain Fletcher Dunton, USCG Certified Ph: 757-292-7702 Email: fletcherdunton@yahoo.com "So many Fish, So little Time
  4. This past weekend, Team ReelTime had the pleasure of putting a Full Day Charter together to target Flounder for Mr. Bill Babboni and his son, Joe. (Joe and Bill are repeat customers and we ran a successful charter for them the same time last year and put Joey on his first Citation Black Drum and then then the Party into an awesome afternoon of Spad Action: http://www.teamreeltime.com/FishingReports...ic/Default.aspx ). I talked to Bill while planning the trip and we discussed what was bitting, and I mentioned that based on our trip the previous week's I really felt we needed to include Flounder as a primary species to target. And, these guys whaled on the flounder... Pictured above, you'll see a photo of Bill and Joe, with 8 nice keeper flounder ranging to 20 to about 25 inches. Outstanding job, Joe and Bill !!! Here are the details: We departed Taylors Landing at 0700 and on the way out, 1st Mate Carl Lohafer gave the Joe and Bill an overview of how the fish for flounder using live bait over structure. This can prove to be tricky at times because the angler has to learn how negotiate the bottom versus structure and the hang-ups versus the bite! However, these guys caught on quick. If fact, they not only caught on quick, but professed not only to be skilled anglers, but skilled golfers as well. (Too bad I left the fold away driving mat back at the dock! ) LOL Just kidding! In any event, we felt they were ready for prime time, so we stopped by one of my favorite spots, started a slow drift over a few fat flatties and allowed them to drop. It wasn't long before Bill, I think was hooked up with a flounder and it was game on. Bill did an outstanding job keeping the right amount to pressure on the fish and pulled in one of our first keepers of the day. Here's Bill pictured above with a 25 and 19.5 that he landed! WTG, Bill !!! We continued to work that spot with many near size keepers, but decided to head out to to a few more productive spots. In fact, the tide was settling down, it was favorable considering it was just past a full moon phase. We arrived at our 2nd location and we snugged them up close to structure and they started working the area. The fist pass was productive and Joe picked up very nice 22 incher. I enjoyed the ribbing he gave his dad, Bill. Boy, was it fun to watch. These guys are fierce competitors and I can only imagine watching them on the golf course. Here's Joe, with twin 22's that he landed! WTG, Joe !!! The bite turned on for the rest of the morning and shortly after this, Bill landed a 25", then another for Joe and so on. It was a terrriic day and we saw quite a few other boats around us boating some nice fish! All in all, the day was very enjoyable Carl and I really enjoyed the trip, fellowhship and putting these guys on soem nice Flounder !!!. * * * We are take reservations for the following species, but please book in advance, because things are filling up! ... Summer Flounder Cobia Spanish Mackerel Red and Black Drum Spad Fish Fall Striper Call Fletcher at 757-292-7702 today and reserve your slot. Good Luck, Tight Lines and See You on the Water, Captain Fletcher Dunton, USCG OUPV
  5. Team ReelTime had the pleasure of putting a crew together for this past weekend's St. Judes Charity Flounder Tournament. Below from left to right you see the crew, 1st Mate Carl Lohafer, Mike Delbridge, Ken "Toad Master" Zufal", Ned Smith and of course Lucian's Montagnaj's boat - Fishin' Fool. Lucian worked on the tournament planning team for St Judes this year but was instistent that we fish his boat on his behalf. We are running Fishin' Fool for charter this year ('31 Contender) and boy, what an awesome fishing boat this is. You folks may not know this, but Lucian 's been on the planning team several years running and has done a stellar job running the flounder tournament for them. I'm sure this is no easy task and he would never expect any credit, but deserves Kudos for his dedication and hard work for this Charity! His instructions were to "have fun and catch fish"! On behalf of St Judes and the Team ReelTime - Thank you, Lucian! Here's another picture without Ned, but showing a better view of the 20 to 25" Flounder that the Team brought back... Here are the details: We left the dock around 0530 and headed out to the CBBT to target a few local flounder haunts. The tide was incoming and steady which allowed us to drift both live bait and strip back back and waive over these fatties. We managed several dozen flounder and through back the undersize, which produced these nice 6 keepers. The tide changed twice thoughout the day, and we used this to out advantage to reposition to a more favorable location each time. Above is Ned, with 2 nice fish. These beauties were caught on strip bait. W.T.G, Ned !!! Here's Ken with 2 more nice ones which were caught on Live Bait... We especially need to thank Ken for an asserted effort and keeping the Oyster Toads off of every else's line buy attracting them to his! LOL! What an awesome sacrifice for the team. You may have earned a new nick name - the TOAD KING ! Above is Mike, with nice 22 and 25" Flounder caught on a jig. If I recall, the jig was pretty heavy and Mike just wacked the 25" on the head and then pulled it straight up! WTG and Congrats to Mike, on out biggest fish in the day !!! * * * All in all, it as a productive, fun day with an awesome vessel, crew and cause. Again, Team ReelTime wants to thank Lucian Montagnaj for being so generous to the Tournament! * * * We still have availability and are take reservations aboard Fishin' Fool for August and September the following species, but please book in advance, because things are filling up! ... Summer Flounder Cobia Spanish Mackeral Red and Black Drum Spad Fish Call Fletcher at 757-292-7702 today and reserve your slot. Good Luck, Tight Lines and See You on the Water, Captain Fletcher Dunton USCG OUPV
  6. Team ReelTime had the privilege of running a charter for the Jeffrey Hulse Family this week while they were down on vacation from Pennsylvania. These guys did a stellar job of picking up the tips we gave on flounder fishing and boy did they have a blast and cash in on some great action... Here's a recap of the day: [/size] Above are Ryan, Allen, Jeffrey and Jeff with 3 nice keeper Flounder (20, 22, 22.5) We departed the dock around 0700 and headed to the CBBT to provide a quick lesson in fishing for flounder. They caught on quick even though the current was swift and managed there rod and reel well. So, we headed off to a couple of spots along the CBBT and allowed them to work a combo of live bait and traditional fluke rigs. It wasn?t long before, WHAM! FISH-ON and I think Jeffery (or was if Jeff) pulled out a Flounder! WTG and Great Job, Jeffrey!!! (FYI - don't catch all of them. please leave a few for your Dad "The Sponsor" : ) ) This flounder was thick, but just a little too short, so back it went ! We continued to work the around the area and soon, Jeff hooked up with a couple of through backs and then a nice Keeper: Awesome Job, Jeff !!! The morning progressed and the tide shifted and soon, they were on more nice fish with throw backs mixed in with Keepers. (Pictured here is Ryan with another "almost" a keeper.) Things progressed and then Allen's Rod bent down and away he starts cranking... This flounder was a head shaker, but Allen did a fine job of keeping the right amount of pressure on the fish: Pictured above it Allen, with a nice 22" Keeper (Nice Job and WTG, Allen !!!) * * * This trend continued and we also managed to catch an occasional oyster toad, which our guest referred to as a "in-law" fish, or something like that. LOL. All in all, it was a FUN DAY on the H2O with a FUN CREW!!! The bite is great really good right now and we have some availability in schedule, so please give us a call and let us set up a trip for you and your party aboard our 31' Contender (See Above) * * * * * * We are take reservations for the following species, but please book in advance, because things are filling up! ... Summer Flounder Cobia Spanish Mackeral Red and Black Drum Spad Fish Call Fletcher at 757-292-7702 today and reserve your slot. Good Luck, Tight Lines and See You on the Water, Captain Fletcher Dunton USCG OUPV
  7. From what you're holding there, it looks like whatever you're using is working quit well!
  8. The guys that I learned from, Carl my 1st mate and Hooked Up (Louis) like small Spot or Pinfish. (3 to 5").
  9. Chris - I ran a charter two weeks ago and listened to chatter on the radio of a boat fighting a king out on the CJB line. The king was munching on a school of menhaden out that way.... The boat was slow trolling, but I don't know all the details. I hope this helps. It's getting to be the right time the year. Good Luck !
  10. This past Saturday, Team Reeltime put a trip together for Mr. John Brown of Norfolk, VA and his brother Randy. * * * Here are the details: Crew: Lucian, Fletcher, Carl, John, Randy. Plan - Our goal was to catch some spades, then live bait some flounder. We left Little Creek at 0800, headed to the far side of the bridge in hopes of finding some spades. We found our spot, anchored up and had perfect looking baits, no takers, We did catch a couple of very healthy OYSTER TOADS ... A little while later Carl reeled in a flounder on a spade rig??? WTH, was his bait on the bottom??? We decided to move south towards the 4th where we managed our 1st keeper, but it was a very nice trigger fish... MMGOOD... A little while later we caught a nice little spade and we thought it was game on... Nope, not for us, the tide changed and started running... We finally moved on to live baiting flounder. North we went, back to the far side, upon arrival, lines in and flounder started coming over the side, 3 at a time to start then one here and one there... 18", 18.5", 18.75", well you get the picture... I believe Carl got the first keeper, then we slowly managed a few more... The tide was really ripping and the winds had picked up so we started pushing south, 4th, 3rd, curve, 2nd, tube, 1st, catching more shorts before getting another keeper.. * * * * * * All in all, it was a FUN DAY on the H2O with a FUN CREW!!! The bite is starting to peak and we have some availability in schedule, so please give us a call and let us set up a trip for you and your party aboard our 31' Contender. * * * We are take reservations for the following species, but please book in advance, because things are filling up! ... Summer Flounder Cobia Spanish Mackeral Red and Black Drum Spad Fish Call Fletcher at 757-292-7702 today and reserve your slot. Good Luck, Tight Lines and See You on the Water, Captain Fletcher Dunton USCG OUPV
  11. Super Cell over Virgnia Beach Thursday Night

    Very interesting and thanks for the information!
  12. Over the past two weeks, we've run several trips for customers to target inshore species including Flounder, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackeral, Spads and Cobia. Overall, we've had to dodge a few squal lines, storms and rain. The rain has churned up the Bay and Ocean and has affected the water clarity and bite. However, the bite will improve once the front moves out and things dry out. Please see the photos below... Here we have the Smith Party from Virginia Beach with a nice Flounder ... * * * Pictured above is the Haman family from St Louis with a nice catch of Spanish Mackeral , Pollock and Sea Bass Pictured above is Sarah of the Combs Party with a couple of nice Spanish Mackeral for the Table. * * * And let's not forget the part of the team behind the scenes who are relentless in catching much of our live bait! Here we have my family, Matt, Elizabeth and wife Patty: [/size] Boy, all this fun can sure wear a kid out ! Overall, we really enjoyed catering to these folks and appreciate them chartering with Team Reeltime ! June and July are awesome fishing months and the season is off to an great start! We will be running inshore trips for these species and more well into August. * * * We are take reservations for the following species, but please book in advance, because things are filling up! ... Summer Flounder Cobia Spanish Mackeral Red and Black Drum Spad Fish Call Fletcher at 757-292-7702 today and reserve your slot. Good Luck, Tight Lines and See You on the Water, Captain Fletcher Dunton
  13. Great report Bill and glad you guys got out and got on them! Best Regards, FLetcher
  14. Team ReelTime extends a Hearty Congartulations to Mr. Pat Vincent of Fredrick, MD and Mr. Ken Zufal of Virginia Beach, Virginia on a Stellar day of Rockfishing aboard ReelTime! Here's a quick summary of the day's results: These guys went 5 for 5 and the four they brought back were between 40 and 44 inches. Cograts Pat and Ken !!!! Here are the details: The water temp was 49.7 and the winds and seas were calm as we departed the Marina at 0630. We ran to the 1st honey hole and floated live bait into a 1.5 knot incoming current. It was subtle as several lines started to twich... and then all havock broke loose as the drag on the back starboard reel took off! The 1st knockdown of the morning was underway. Mr Pat Vincent took the con and he and the fish started to dual. 1st Mate, Carl gave Pat a few rod management pointers and Pat continued to work the Rockfish. The fish finally surfaced, but then made another run out and then turned from STB to Port. We cleared lines so that Pat could keep pressure on the fish without getting tangled. Pat made headway, but when the fish saw the boat, it ran again... Nice Rock!!! - Congrats and WTG, Pat !!! This was a 30# class fish and let us know it wasn't too happy about things. The fish made several more runs and Pat did an outstanding job of keeping the right amount to pressure on the fish. Finally, Pat wore the Portley Rockfish down and 1at Mate, Carl netted it and brough it on board! Nice Job, Patrick! Next On-Deck was Mr. Ken Zufal and he warmed up by doing a few calisthenics on the upper Sundeck as 1st mate, Carl and I reset lines and redeployed rods. After Ken finished his Jumping Jacks he came back down to the lower deck and prepared for the fight... The current and wind made for a nice drift and bait presentation suddenly, Blamo !!! The Port Side WWB rod went down and it was FISH-ON ... Congrats to Ken on this Very Nice 44" Striper !!! Ken fought the fish and it, like Pat's it made a strong 1st run. Ken did an outstanding job of fighting the fish and it too, took a several runs before he could wear it down. Finally, we netted it and brought it aboard. Outstanding Job, Ken ! With 2 nice 40+ inch Stripers in the box, we made a few small adjustments to our rigs and continued on. I lost track of time, and I think we had a few Dog Fish episodes, but we rotated through 3 more very nice Striper as each guest took turns: Another Nice Rock for Pat !!! And a while later, Wam!!! FISH-ON! Again. It was Ken's turn again as he handled this one with the poise of Bill Dance and the vigor of Tred Barta ! ... Congrats & Nice Job, Ken ! The day was moving on and with the air temp approaching 70 degrees, we had a fog creeping in from the west. So, we decided wrap it up and head for the barn. * * * * * * <>< * * * Overall, it was fun day and our efforts paid off as we brought back 4 nice keepers at 40", 41", 44 and 44" for our Clients. Carl and I really enjoyed hooking these guys up with some awesome Winter Rockfish Action! Please feel free to check out more reports and info on our Fishing Report Page at www.TeamReelTime.com. God Bless & Good Luck to All - Have a Safe New Years, Tight Lines and See You on the Water, Captain Fletcher Dunton - USCG Liscensed, OUPV PS - We still have a few key dates available so let us and we'll be glad to setup your next charter aboard ReelTime! Call Fletcher at 757-292-7702 and book today.
  15. Nice Job and Congrats! That fog was something, wasn't it? Best Regards to All, Fletcher
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