After weeks of windy weather, we finally got a calm window on a weekend. We had a good day yesterday on some of the inshore wrecks in the Triangle Reef area. We caught 30 nice tautog, some sea bass and a big hake. No monster tog but no little ones either. Ric Burnley caught our three biggest tog. One was almost 10 pounds and the two others were almost 9 pounds. Most of the fish were in the 17 inch range. We kept a few sea bass and Ric also caught a 10-pound hake. We were using green and blue crabs and some clam for bait. We kept a 16 tog limit and tagged the rest.
Darn Nice Fishies....
The hake looks Scrumptious....
Pretty Work Fellas
Great report. Nice fish and nice pictures!
Nice fish Ken...that hake is a beauty
I often wonder... do I lure the fish, or do the fish lure me?
Great report Ken and nice fish.
From the VA Pilot:
While tog fishing around the Triangle Reef, Ric Burnley of Virginia Beach caught what would have been an International Game Fish Association all-tackle world record red hake. The current record is 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Burnley's fish weighed 10-12, but it was filleted for dinner.
I fished out of Montauk while growing up and that is no red hake. It is a white hake or what we call a mud hake. They get alot bigger than a regular red hake or ling. Good eatin.
When I heard that this morning, I couldn't believe it. We didn't even ask ourselves before cutting that thing up. Roger was too fast with that electric fillet knife :). I knew that thing looked fat as hell, had know idea it could have been a world record by three lbs. Congrats to Rick....he'll have a story to tell for years now.