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Lower Bay/Bridge Tunnel - Sept 3

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Cobbs Marina reported bottom fishermen working near the CBBT are still catching decent numbers of keeper flounder but "no citations" the past week. The marina did register a white marlin release for Diane Pulliam. The catch was made at the Cigar.

 

Lou from Bubba's Marina described the recent fishing action as "kinda slow," though fair catches of flounder were recorded around Lesner Bridge and a scattering of puppy drum and speckled trout were caught back inside the inlet. Several customers caught cobia while running the lower bay buoys and the nearshore ocean markers.

 

Dr. Jim Wright caught flounder up to 25-1/4 inches and spot to 13 inches (released) inside Long Creek, as strong winds limited the outing to the protected waters inside Lynnhaven Inlet. Earlier in the week, white marlin were active off Rudee Inlet, according to Wright.

 

Sunset Marina said Rick Meister and crew limited-out on flounder to 24 inches on a mid-week outing along the Baltimore Channel. Bill Connanghton landed a citation flounder (8 pounds, 11ounces) and a citation croaker (3 pounds) at the Fourth Island of the CBBT while Bill Harris and crew nailed seven keeper-sized flounder up to 24 inches "right off Fort Monroe." On Sunday, Bill Polk caught a 7-pound, 1-ounce flounder at Hampton Bar and Warren Hercules had a 7 pounder. John Costulis nailed a 16-ounce spot at the HRBT.

 

Salt Ponds Marina said Terry Cox and John Herbit each released a white marlin at the Triple 0's aboard the MISS ROBINSON. John Perry boated an 8-pound, 2-ounce flounder aboard the FREEBIRD at the CBBT while John Harris decked a 16-ounce spot aboard the NINA SEA at Back River Reef.

 

Jimmy Lewis at A & S Feed and Bait Supply said anglers fishing above the Gloucester Point Bridge at the Lumps are catching some pan trout and spot. Waters off the Watermen's Museum and near Tue Marsh Light produced keeper flounder while Ware Point, located inside Mobjack Bay, saw a decent run of speckled trout. The shop sponsored a flounder tournament to benefit the local Boys and Girls Club and drew eighty-two entrants. Derrick Hall placed first with a 10.08-pound flounder; Jacques Van Montfrans came in second with a 7.59-pound flatfish and Robert Moore finished third with a 7.30-pound flounder.

 

Ken Neill, reporting Secretary for the Peninsula Anglers Club, described last week's billfish bite as, "red hot," noting the Rudee fleet fished from the 400 to the 600 line while the Oregon Inlet fleet worked between the 900-line and Triple 0's and both were in 500 to 1,000 fathoms. Anglers seeking tuna found the most fish on the Fingers and out to 35 fathoms. Some true albacore and bigeye tuna are also showing in the offshore mix. Inshore, the wrecks SE of the Tower Reef are holding a few king mackerel. Inside the Bay, flounder remain the major focus of most anglers with the CBBT, the Hump, buoy 36A and the Baltimore Channel the recent hot spots.

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