10/20/07 Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield d/b/a “Jil Carrie” Charter Fishing
Another blustery day on The Bay again today - surprise, surprise! Our good customer Mr. David Crudup of Raleigh, NC organized the trip for 11 anglers. Today was a full day Chesapeake Bay trip. The air temperatures were nice but the blustery NNW wind made for a choppy fishing condition. Mr. T.J. Reiber of NOVA served as 1st Mate today.
We started at the SBC and 1st island portions of the CBBT and worked our way NE along the bridge to the 3rd and 4th, the concrete ships and the high rise. We really did the grand tour today! We were rewarded with a mixed bag of assorted sized Norfolk Spot and Atlantic Croaker ("Hardhead") including our largest of the year so far -17" and 2.5 pounds (see below picture). We also caught a lot of undersized Black Sea Bass, a ton of undersized Gray Trout ("Weakfish") with only 2 Weakfish including a nice 16", and a lot of undersized Flounder which were all released. Still hatin' that 18.5" VA minimum! We also caught 2 Clearnosed Skates (released), a lot of Snapper Bluefish (we found one school of Snapper Blus working under white terns and gulls and breaking just NW of the 1st island), a few Pigfish, 3 nice Triggerfish (including our 1st ever VA Citation aboard the Jil Carrie - 4 pounds 1 ounce (see below), and a few Pinfish. TJ's favorite - those hideous MILF's were everywhere, we musta cought about 100 - ARRRGGGGHHHHH!
On the down side I had to cut my anchor as it caught something and would not come back up. We were anchoring brcause the drift was 2.2 knots with the outgoing wind and tide together and was not fishable! Hopefully, Capt. Danny or Capt. JT will be kind enough to retrieve it for me!
VA Weight Citation
18.5" / 4 pound 1 ounce Triggerfish for Mr. Wesley R. Johnson of Littleton, NC
17.25" / 2.5 pound Hardhead for Mr. Anthony Trujillo of Garner, NC
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Last edited by Capt. Jim Brincefield; 10-21-2007 at 12:26 PM.
A nice Hardhead (on left) and our largest Triggerfish ever landed aboard the Jil Carrie and our 1st VA Weight Citation ever in the species for Mr. Wesley R. Johnson of Littleton, NC (on right) - 18.5" / 4 pounds 1 ounce!