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Fishing Report week ending 8/3/19


Inshore fishing is still doing great with flounder catches on the north & south side of the Queen Sound bridge, also in the Chincoteague Channel especially at Buoy 17 where anglers have been maxing out for 2-3 days., as shown in this photo. Flounder have been mixed in with a variety of other species such as ribbon fish, Black Willie’s (baby sea bass), blow toads, croaker & bottlenose dolphin (which as you know, is great for a nature show but really makes fishing poor - since they are forging for dinner - thank goodness it’s only early morning & late evening ). Fishing off the Town pier can also put some keeper flounder in your cooler as well as croaker. Coming alive after a few weeks of dormancy is the Assateague Channel with flounder catches near Memorial Park n Toms Cove Campground. New arrivals this week that previously has been at least 5 miles off the shoreline but now being caught much closer inshore are Cobia; one was even swimming in our harbor!!Does that tell you how much warmer the waters & climate changes are becoming? Anglers have been using both artificial lures and frozen bait to attract these aggressive but tasty fish. One angler used GULP crab & shrimp n caught a nice size one. Speaking of size in both Virginia & federal waters it is 40”, bag of one per person, three per boat & must be reported; keep in mind you must have a NMF permit (same permit for tuna, shark - the pelagic permit $25.00). Cut bait n crabs will be their fav especially crab fresh or frozen. A few Spanish Mac, a showing of reds although not in full force, and the kingfish & inshore Coastal sharks (neither are ever a disappoint) all found from Buoys 15 navigating outside the Inlet even as far off as five miles to Turners Lump. When rains did not deter, the Subway Cars (Blackfish Banks Reef) beckoning anglers with catches of flounder, spades, triggers, tautog & sea bass. 
Fishing the surf will get the smaller pan fish (croaker, kingfish, pompano, Black Willie’s), dogfish & even fine tooth & occasionally larger shark species, if you’re tenacious, a Spanish Mac n if a few are still lingering a bluefish. Of course, the ole staple that no one wants but enjoys the good fight - skates. Few & far between - maybe a Flounder. 
Offshore has been calling thrill seekers for tuna but that bite has really slowed up as well as the mahi while the various wrecks are abundant with huge sea bass & tautog. 
On a tamer but more delicious venture (& cheaper to do) is crabbing. Although the end result has a dollar value exceeding even tuna since in most venues a bushel of blue crabs cost from $195.00 up. And the crabbing is stellar. Not uncommon to catch 7-9 inchers. Chincoteague is the place to be; more this year than in the past 5-6 with the various fish in our waters, the huge crabs, the beautiful beach days, the water park - truly a well rounded resort area to unwind and get close to nature.

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