Slow in the Norf Canyon Friday
left Lynnhaven around 4:00 am and buzzed out to our numbers at 33 knots lines in just before 6:30 past our waypoint by about 10 miles water break had pushed out. Found the break just beyond south wall around 500 fathom tip. Dropped in on nice color change temp from 66 to 74 in a short 1/4 mile by 8:30 had three gaffers and a few missed bites thought might be a good day but then it slowed and the water started moving fast back in wind kicked up northwest and we worked out deep to the 790 then back not much out deep Temp on the way out would go from 73-77 then back to 73 then back up two times. Worked those breaks but not well defined picked up another gaffer on one of those changes back on the inside near our first marks. Trolled the 100 fathom tip, south wall, north wall, it had warmed up to 77 on the inside tip by afternoon but mixed up real well. Water looked pretty most of the day in the deep, flying fish, blue water but no takers some marks here and there but we packed it in at 3:00 with building wind in our face for the ride.
The Cape Horn did great at 27 knots till the light tower then down to 24 after that by the time we were 6 miles form Cape Henry at 6:00 it was fun. 4-6 white cappers spaced 2 ft apart and wind blowing 20-25 nw the last 2 miles were real fun at 15 knots. Got a little better in the bay but still honking. Southwest swell northwest wind and outgoing tide at the cape yee ha.
Better then working 4 nice gaffers one near 20 pounds others cows around 10 lbs each. Scott
Thanks for the report. It sounds like all the fish on this break are up North.
Nice going Scott and crew, thanks for the report..............LEON
Yea, that trip in yesterday was quite exciting. We were about 10 miles south of the Washington and found a small temp break. Picked up a small dolphin an 30# yellowfin just trolling around in the 75 degree water. Hit the break and 2 rods go down, picked up 2 nice gafers one bull 20+ pounds. Saw a school working behind at the time went to swing around and just before we hit the mark, 3 rods go down and 3 35lb yellow fin in the boat.
Went to swing back around watyer gone, that fast it had moved away. We called it a day and ran into the slop coming in. Still a good day 7 fish hooked 7 fish in the boat for the first trip of the season.