Are The Big Cows Coming up the Bay?
I'm hearing about lots of Big Cows being caught at Cape Charles and points
South. Are they coming or going..........I'm confused? The water temp. got
cold really fast this year.
I would like to think they were coming up the Mid-Bay in the next week or so!
fish are leaving the bay, headed to the atlantic
I'm in the same boat.... the water temp dropped like a brick, and OI is tearing em up...
There are still some fish in the NJ/DE area, hopefully theyll make a right turn when they hit the mouth of the bay.
Check the Chesapeake board - still plenty of big fish being caught and a post today reported Solomon's water temp at 48F, while Stingray today is at 44. A warm few days upcoming this weekd may stabilize the recent free-fall??
I wouldnt be too concerned with the quick water drop its all surface temps, I am sure the lower depths are much more stable.
the big fish will be here when we get cut back to one fish this month
The big fish will follow the big bait. If the ocean fish coming down from the NE don't find bait at the mouth of the bay, they keep on moving south. If there's still good numbers of big fish in the upper bay, they're eating something. If this is true, they'll make there way down sooner or later. They just might not stay around very long. Any warm snap now won't last long either and I expect the big fish bite in the lower-middle bay to be at best a week.
Plenty of fish still coming into the bay. Until the bait leaves the fish should still come on up.
Plenty of big fish are to be had up north and around Tangier.
Alot of boats are still catchin' off of Delaware.
Most boats out of OI are having to come all the way up to the mouth of the bay to get into fish.
History would leed me to beleive fish are on there way out....Caught fish in the mid 40's a month ago...Caught fish in the upper 30 for the last month....Seems as though most of the bigger fish are leaving... However fish we caught out of the middle bay this weekend were covered in sea lice. More than I've ever seen before. Some guys are still catching around the middle bay, But post's do not indicate numbers or size's of fish we saw a month ago.
So what I'm sayin is I don't know, but I do know we will be chasin em around ruddee aroud the 1st of the year.
Keep us posted on your finding GOOD or BAD
I'm not sure there is a correct answer to the question. Fish are leaving up north coming down the bay, and fish are coming from the Ocean up to the bay. Someday I would like to know the correct answer, but both seem to be very legit answers.