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24 comments on “Reports & Comments

  1. Ken Wilczek says:

    Went out for a couple of hours this morning, Trolled south of 62 along eastern edge of channel. 2 lines on #1 planers with gold Clark spoons. 6 macks and no bluefish.

  2. Jan Jamrog says:

    Ben Ames and I fished for Cobia out of the G. Wicomico, We managed 1 keeper Cobia and several undersize ones. About 4-5 rays added to the mix. Ben’s keeper was 44 inches and 30 lbs.

  3. Jan Jamrog says:

    We trolled the Northern Neck Reef area this morning (along with about a dozen other boats). Several mackerel were caught and no bluefish. We headed in by mid morning with 2 ft.+ waves pounding.

  4. Jan Jamrog says:

    John O’Connor and I targeted Spanish Mackerel for several hours on Tuesday afternoon (7/18) between Buoy 62 and the Northern Neck Reef. We ended up with 7 mackerel up to 21 inches and 8 bluefish. A 29″ Cobia also hit a Clark spoon. We handled 4 lines with both #1 and #2 planers. All colors of Clark and Drone spoons produced.

  5. My wife and I left the marina Sunday morning (7/16) planning to anchor and chum for cobia. Seas were two feet when we entered the Bay so we decided to troll for spanish mackerel and bluefish until the waves laid down. Trolled three lines, two #1 planers and a #2 planer, with clark and drone spoons between Buoy 62 and the Northern Neck Reef. I add an additional #2 planer to the spread when the waves are one foot or less. Boated 2 spanish, 4 bluefish and a 26 inch cobia (released) while trolling. In the afternoon, we anchored and chummed near Tangier Island. Caught a 32 inch cobia (released), one cownose ray and another bluefish while chumming.

  6. Leroy Bussells says:

    A little late, but went out Sunday for a few hours. Fished off of buoy 62 and NN Reef. Caught 10 really nice size blues and one Spanish.Was by myself and loss 6-8 fish trying to get them to the boat. Had doubles several times. Used 2 #1 Planers with Clark Spoons pink color and 2 #2 Planers with Drone Spoons one gold the other silver with white flash. Dropped lines about 0630 and pulled them at 11:30. Was an enjoyable day.

  7. Frank Lewis says:

    Frank Lewis says:

    Going out tomorrow, July 19 with visiting son and family. Question: Any action for blues and/or mackerel on western side of Bay? I understand there has been some catch on eastern side. Would appreciate response.

  8. Wes Werling says:

    Skeeter Penley, Larry Williams and I went on a charter trip June 26 (60 miles) out of VA Beach on the Backlash. Trolled all day and boated 5 Yellowfin tuna between 30 and 40 pounds.. Weather was great. Capt. Steve and his mate did a great job.

  9. Andrew K Huang says:

    Fished on Capt Billy Pipkin’s boat with Brian McMenamin and his 2 sons this morning at Dameron Marsh and caught 3 cobias (52″, 49″ & 40″) and 2 rays. We chummed and used both live spots and cut bait. The fish were caught approximately 1 hour before low tide.

  10. Jan Jamrog and I and fished the western channel edge east of Dividing Creek today. Anchored up around 3:30pm and fished until 7:30pm. Chummed top and bottom with four rods out, two with five ounce sinkers on the bottom and the other two free floating off the transom, all with cut menhaden bait. Also chunked menhaden. Hooked six Cobia and boated five – two keepers at 50 inches/41 lbs (Jan) and 41 inches (me) and three released at 35, 33 and 28 inches. No cownose rays this trip.

  11. Ben Ames says:

    Barrett Roy, Mark Roy and I fished just south of the NNK reef to buoy 62 on the evening of 6/24/17 and the morning of 6/25 aboard my Parker. We trolled spoons, bucktails and sight fished from the cobia tower. The light was difficult so we were unable to spot any fish but we did pick up 3 smaller bluefish and a ray with small Clark spoons (ray was snagged).
    On the morn of 6/25, we anchored and fished for cobia using Jan’s special super secret Virginia Pride chum, used cut bunkers for bait. Sea state was 1-2 ft then built even further. We caught two rays but gave it up by 11:00 AM due to deteriorating wind/tide conditions.

  12. Andrew K Huang says:

    I fished at Dameron Marsh in the last 2 days and caught a 46″ on Sunday and a 35″ yesterday. i used live spots both times.

  13. Jan Jamrog says:

    Hope Andrew had some success. I couldn’t make it that day. I did get out yesterday with John O’Connor chumming near Smith Pt. No Cobia. Saw a little action from a couple of cownose rays.

  14. Andrew K Huang says:

    I will be spending a lot of time down here moving forward and are looking for fishing partners. My house is on the Great Wicomico (near Horn Harbour) and I have a 30′ Grady. Please contact me if you are interested to join me. I am planning to fish for Cobia this Friday, 6/16. My cell is 202 345 0341.

  15. My wife and I fished Windmill Point on Friday June 9. Anchored up around 8:30am and fished until 2:30pm. Chummed top and bottom with four rods out, two with five ounce sinkers on the bottom and the other two free floating off the transom, all with cut menhaden bait. Also chunked menhaden during the day. Caught five Cobia, two keepers at 41 and 40 inches and three released at 34, 32 and 26 inches. Also boated and released 8 cownose rays. Fished Windmill Point again on Sunday afternoon June 11 without only 2 cownose rays boated and released.

  16. bob reed says:

    Great meeting last night!(June 10th, 2017) Lots of real good information!

  17. Jan Jamrog says:

    I tried chumming for Cobia by picking a slight drop off south of Smith Pt. on Saturday. A couple of rays put up a great fight but I did not catch the targeted fish.

  18. Ed Fortunato says:

    Chartered the Heritage 29 May with 9 grandkids and some dads. Caught 36 stripers some throw backs but many keepers. He is currently moored in Lewisetta and will return to Buzzard’s Point marina late June. I do about 5 charters per year (for another club) with Capt Dave Fisher and mate Mark and they are great. Been fishing with them 5 years.

  19. Eric Miller says:

    Picked up 4 keeper Spanish just South of 1R today. Several throwback and lost one at the boat. Bait was hard to find, but when it showed on the ff, Spanish or bluefish bite was consistent.

  20. Ken Wilczek says:

    Went out on June 2nd, drifted for croaker along the channel edge between northern Neck reef and #62. Picked up a couple small weakfish and a puffer but that was it. Weather was perfect though.

  21. John O'Connor says:

    Jan Jamrog, Ben Ames and I fished Windmill Point on June 1, the opening day of Cobia season in Virginia. We were anchored and had the chum flowing by 7am. Fished until 1:30pm. I boated a 57 inch 54 lbs Cobia with the help of Jan and Ben to get it in the boat. Jan boated one 41 inches 23 lbs. Ben caught and released a 26 inch one and a large cownose ray. Weather was beautiful and the water calm on opening day.

  22. Jan Jamrog says:

    I bought some chum today to package and store in the freezer for use later. Chum prices are up due to demand and low Menhaden harvests. I got mine ground (in my own 5 gal. bucket) at the dock in Reedville for $20. But another alternative is the Price of Virginia plant in Callao. Right now they are selling cases of chum for $25. A case is 6 blocks of ground and frozen menhaden chum. Each block is 7 lbs.

  23. Jan Jamrog says:

    During the May 21 NNAC tournament, I fished with John Elkin on his boat (in the middle of the Potomac, about 10 miles up river from Lewisetta). We managed to get a couple of keepers among multiple undersize rockfish. Larry Hartzler, and Art Nickerson made good company on the trip.

  24. nnac says:

    This option is being made available to Northern Neck Anglers Club members on a trial basis for 60 days commencing May 24, 2017. The option will be evaluated at the end of 60 days to determine if it is useful to members and should continue as a permanent feature of the club’s website. John O’Connor

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