Blog posts about fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and/or its tributaries
Its been a long time since I posted on the site but felt I needed to share. The Spanish Bite has been nothing short of fantatstic the past two weeks. We caught these in the Middle Bay area in Shallow water. The size has been a great and welcome surprise for these Pelagics. Get out and get em while they last-good luck.
Captain " Gooch"
A friend of mine and I tried to fish south of the hole in the wall (Gwynns Island) on Wednesday. It seemed that every inch of the shoreline was covered for five miles south with commercial gill netters to the point that is was difficult to navigate the shoreline. We managed to catch a few small fish, but it was a wonder that "any" fish could navigate around the endless line of nets. We wonder how long will the commercial gill net season last and who is in charge of regulating the use of the nets.
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South Hampton Roads, Va. (April 10, 2015) – East Coast Repair and Fabrication presents the 2015 Southside Boys & Girls Club Flounder Fishing Tourney.
Originally Posted by captrichie
1) Learn how to Get Out First: Cut your engines, tighten up your lines, reel those in that are not hooked.
Then tighten up and drift over - that is back in the direction you came from. Give the lines still caught pull, but also enough time and slack and most will drop off the net, or pull off the net with a little encouragement. Rarely is the barb had time in engorge the twine itself. If your traveling WITH thee tide, it's the same , except that you hold it in reverse to steady your position
Originally Posted by Cqaptain Crunch
Gee it is simple---- if a recreational angler takes 2 fish over what is allowed---and there are so many more R Anglers than Commercial Anglers, then the impact is significant. Reverse that and some greedy jerk cheats with G-Nets it is also significant. The long debate never changes--we depending on who we are blindley stick to their guns. Rockfish like all resources are finite !!! What I am sick of is the turf wars over a limited resource----and jerks no matter what side of the question.
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