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  • Published on 08-08-2014 11:32 PM
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    We’ve all sat around and debated which method of fishing works better, using bait or using lures. If you are have been on Tidal Fish for any period of time you’ll read the debate(s) on the fishing forums all the time. In fact, you’ll even read lure anglers debating which lures are better. Local Chesapeake Bay Author, Editor and Angler extraordinaire, Lenny Rudow, has set out to end the debate, not with a winning article about which is better, but with plain old proof with bait anglers fishing right along side lure anglers in his new fishing show, Got Bait?.
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    Published on 08-08-2014 10:15 PM
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    Livelining has been very productive for rockfish at The Hill, Bloody Point, Podickory and the Triple Buoys. Johnny at Angler’s Fishing Center recommended the following locations for anglers looking to catch their own spot to use for rockfish bait: inside of Poplar Island, Tolly’s Point, and Thomas Point, among others. A bottom rig with small hooks tipped with a small piece of bloodworm or night crawler will work well on spot. Johnny said chummers continue to catch their share of stripers, while trollers have hooked up while pulling spoons with planers, or 6- to 12-ounce sinkers, in 20 to 25 feet of water off major points. White perch continue to prowl feeder creeks in the Severn and Magothy rivers, and ...
    Published on 08-08-2014 11:58 PM
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    Captain Ken Neill said that cobia fishing is very good. Fish are being caught by sight-casting and by setting up on chum slicks. The Cobia Cup was this past weekend. Capt. Jorj Head won it with a 60.9-pound fish. Jorj also won the Hampton Creek Cobia Tournament earlier this summer. Jorj catches most of his cobia sight fishing but he won both of these tournaments by chumming. Capt. Head will be fishing the Chesapeake Bay Cobia Classic this coming weekend.

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    Published on 08-01-2014 02:03 PM
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    Livelining and chumming continue to produce good catches of rockfish. Angler’s Fishing Center said Love Point, Hacketts, Bloody Point and other well-known hot spots have provided plenty of action. Bluefish have been biting around Poplar Island.
    
There have been more and more breaking rockfish recently, and "good numbers of fish in the 17- to 19-inch class are breaking most days near the mouth of Eastern Bay." Captain Richie Gaines at Angler's Connection Guide Service said rock "are eating bay anchovies so small 3- to 4-inch lures are a must. Anything bigger and the catch rate falls ...
    Published on 08-01-2014 11:27 PM
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    Flounder fishing was excellent this week, especially at the CBBT where catches of limits were the norm. Some boats reported catching over 50 flounder in an outing. Fellow Tidal Fisher Kevin Smith filed a report from a recent trip and said he fished on Paige II Charter with Craig Page, Bill Polk, Hillary Polk & my lovely bride Sandy. They fished the incoming in the morning at CBBT and stayed very tight to the structure most of the day. They ended up with ...
    Published on 07-18-2014 11:05 PM
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    The summer catching in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay and inshore/offshore continues to be good this week. Cobia, spanish mackerel, flounder, spadefish have all been reported in good numbers in the bay and inshore. Offshore, tuna, white marlin and blue marlin are showing up in good numbers along with dolphin for the grill.

    In the northern neck Tidal Fishers are reporting good numbers of croaker and flounder around Gwynns Island. A ...
    Published on 07-18-2014 11:30 PM
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    Livelining continues to come on strong as anglers are using live spot to catch plenty of rockfish at traditional locations including the Hill, Poplar Island, and around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Anglers Fishing Center said chummers have scored with rockfish in 25 to 30 feet of water at Podickory and Hacketts. Croaker have been biting in 10 to 25 feet of water. White perch are schooled up in creeks and rivers and can be taken on spinners and other small lures and baits fished in the shallows.

    Captain Walleye Pete at Four Seasons Guide Service and Light Tackle Charter has been targeting rockfish as far up the bay as the Deale area, as he’s convinced that there have been very few keeper stripers south of Poplar Island. However, he has also fished the shallows around the Eastern Shore islands and the structure on the Middle Grounds out of Point Lookout, where his anglers have hooked blues to ...
    Published on 07-07-2014 10:12 AM
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    By Brandon White

    While anglers had a short period off the water because of the storm, fishing beforehand remained consistent with Rockfish, Spot, Croaker and Perch in the news. ...
    Published on 07-24-2014 03:09 PM
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    The best recent rockfish chumming action has been in a little shallower water of 15 to 25 feet, according to Angler’s Fishing Center. Catching and then livelining spot has been productive on structure throughout ...
    Published on 07-07-2014 10:39 AM
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    By Brandon White

    Besides the short break in the fishing action this past week thanks to the storm, fishing has remained good for cobia, sheepshead, and flounder. In the offshore Virginia waters: dolphin, bigeye tuna and billfish. ...
    Published on 06-27-2014 03:09 PM
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    By Brandon White

    Rain in the summer time; we’ve heard that story before. However, despite the rain, anglers are getting out and catching striped bass, croakers and spot. While some anglers have been targeting spot to eat for themselves, it seems like the spot are being fed more to stripers.


    Upper Chesapeake

    Chumming for stripers is the ticket in the Love Point and Triple Buoy ...

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