It’s been a good week for flounder fishing with anglers working the waters north of both the Cockle Creek Bridge & the Queen Sound bridge. The Assateague Channel having a good run of ole flattie again since it was overfished for about a month. Live jumbo minnows are the ticket regardless what is paired up with them. Most popular switch-up baits have been GULP Swimming Mullet in any color, smelt, squid scented with bloodworm or peeler oil and silversides/shiners. Croaker and black Willies/ baby sea bass hanging out in the northern Chincoteague Channel especially under the Town Pier also in the Canal. Kingfish/whiting hitting those artificial bloods between Buoy 11 & 13. Sheepshead, although not in numbers to concentrate on catching, shocking anglers targeting flounder n pulling up one. Lots of action with ribbonfish in the Assateague Channel using live bloods and clams. Be careful they are mean n have a monstrous wmouth of razor sharp teeth.

The surf also having a good run of the smaller panfish - croaker n kingfish/whiting. Several BIG sharks been pulled up on the beach, too. Speaking of sharks - outside the Inlet east to Turners Lump will put you in shark action. The artificial reef Blackfish Banks aka subway cars/rail cars, turning on big time with flounder, nice size Sea Bass n Triggerfish. In same area near the army tanks were catches of Spanish mackerel. For the tuna hunters - you’ve either got to plan on a big fuel bill if launching from Chincoteague waters or trailer your boat to Ocean City n launch from there since the bite is in the Washington Canyon. Not heard of abundant bluefin but a lot of yellowfin and iffy mahi mahi. Heard the bite was good off of Va Beach but the ‘in-between” from those waters to OC has not been productive for tuna. Last note - crabbing!! It’s becoming more popular than fishing especially with the cost of a bushel. They’re big, they’re heavy n meaty and they are abundant.

Pictured above are Billy and Kyle Uhler from Owings Mills, MD, showing off their catch from Blackfish Banks.

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2477 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Phone: 757-336-6654

Email: marina95@verizon.net

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