Headed down to Quimby VA this past Saturday to do a little flounder fishing , the reports i was hearing were sparatic at best but decided to give it a try anyway
So headed down 7 am with a bucket full of minnows squid and my trusty pearl gulp shrimp , arrived to a light drizzle calm winds and more bad reports from the local harbor master , came this far so we were going hell or high water , put lines in around 8:45 am drifted around for 2 hours without a single bite , few other boats around us havingthe same luck so i decided to try and jig the gulp shrimp while the tide was slack , had good luck in the summer on them but figured the water was a little to cool at 55 deg for gulp to be effective , rigged up drop em down and boom 3 jig up heavy fish lays down on em , after a epic battle and once around every rod in the boat that we were draging sqid and minneys on my buddy nets my biggest flounder to date 28 3/4 inches , not sure of the weight cause didn't have a scale but it had to be probably 12lbs maybe?.. over the next 2 hours we had steady pickings on nice size flounder from 18 to 23 inches , ended up with a nice limit of 16 fish and a surprise grey trout about 4lbs, would love to see the big grey trout come back to seaside again..
all fish were caught off of 4" pearl white gulp shrimp rigged with a big gamagatsu worm hook and 1/2 ounce bullet weight with 20lb flourocarbon leader , fish had no intrest in the squid and minney combo not even a nibble
when we got back to the dock we talked to another man and his wife that had no luck that day on the suid and minnow sandwich.. i am now a firm believer in the gulp baits and will not go floundering without them...
Wish I had known this info. I fished Quinby Saturday as well and spent all day with squid and minnow or squid and silverside to catch 2 fish. Worse yet, I had Gulp on the boat and never thought to try it.