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39 comments on “Reports & Comments

  1. Jan Jamrog says:

    There are still some Cobia around. Fishing near the G. Wicomico today, I hooked one undersized one and another keeper size. Both threw the hook as I kept hitting them in the head with the net (tried to net with one hand and hold the rod with the other). A couple or rays added to the mix.

  2. Jan jamrog says:

    Spent this morning chasing Spanish Mackerel with Ben Ames and Tom Hedgpeth. We picked up 6 and lost another. Several bluefish added to the mix. Fished the Northern Neck Reef.

  3. Jan Jamrog says:

    Cobia fishing was slow today with the adverse weather. I believe there was only one legal size Cobia entry in the Bay Bash tournament based at the Ingram Bay marina. It was caught while trolling near the Cut Channel. A couple of undersized Cobia were caught/released closer to the G. Wicomico. The releases counted for the Youth and Women categories.

  4. John O'Connor says:

    Chummed for cobia on Sunday morning with Ben Ames and on Sunday afternoon with my wife and great granddaughter. Fished with cut bait and eels in the morning, boating and releasing a 26 inch cobia on cut bait. Fished with cut bait, eel and baby spot in the afternoon, catching and releasing a 34 inch cobia on spot and a cownose ray on cut bait. Anchored in the morning on a ledge between Dameron Marsh and Windmill Point and in the afternoon between the GW River and Smith Point Light.

  5. Ken Hill says:

    Got out in the Rapp for a few hours a couple of days ago for some bottom fishing. Fished the spike with bloodworms and cut bait. Caught 12 #2 spot and a lot of bait size ones as well as a bunch of small sharks (2-3Ft). Also caught a lot of small gray trout. No #1 spot yet. Steady action but not hot and heavy.

  6. John O'Connor says:

    Charter boat yesterday caught 35 nice bluefish trolling at the SW Middle Grounds in Maryland waters. No mackerel. Paulette and I took our six year old great granddaughter on her first fishing trip for Spanish mackerel on Thursday morning. Boated 4 nice mackerel, the largest 23 inches 2 lbs 7 ozs. No bluefish. Mackerel caught trolling at the NN Reef in 40-50 feet.

  7. Frank Lewis says:

    This is another attempt to make a comment. My earlier post was somehow deleted.”

    Have had numerous reports of great Cobia catches between Windmill Point and Dameron Marsh. Also good catches of Mackeral and Blues at 62 and above and on eastern side of Bay But action for Spanish and blues from Windmill point and Dividing Creek is zip. I can normally load up on both at Fleets Bav, just north of Windmill Point. What’s going on? Are Cobia eating or scaring away other species in that area?

  8. Andrew K Huang says:

    My daughter and I had a great 2 days of fishing for cobia at Dameron Marsh on 7/31 and 8/1. We boated a total of 7 cobia with 2 keepers at 42″ & 44″. We lost one at the boat (over 50″). We also caught 6 sharks and over 15 skates.

  9. Leroy Bussells says:

    This late again. I fished the NNR and Bouy 62 31 July – Pretty successful day caught a total of 7 Spanish Mackerel. But the real big deal for me at least was I caught a 4 lb 8 oz, 27 inch Mackerel which is a citation in Va. Caught on a pink Clark spoon going from the west to the east (deep water to about 30 foot of water. Really thought I had hooked a cobia or a big blue and didn’t realize it was a Mackerel until it was right at the boat.

  10. Ben Ames says:

    A couple of small additions to Jan’s excellent report today. Spanish were more active early this morning. Air temp 70 degrees. High tide at 7:00 AM. Best fishing in 1 ft chop during the first 3 hours of falling tide. Feeding activity slowed somewhat as morning progressed, sun rose in a cloudless sky. Best fishing with #2 planer, gold Clark spoon (although we took fish on #1’s and a couple on a #3, chartreuse Clarks and small Drones of pink, green).

  11. Jan Jamrog says:

    Ben Ames and I trolled around the Asphalt Pile, Buoy 62, and the Northern Neck Reef. I believe the total was 11 Spanish (a few were lost) and just 3-4 bluefish. All colors spoons worked.

  12. Cliff Parker says:

    Early bird gets the worm.

  13. Cliff Parker says:

    Beautiful day but a late start. Buoy 62. North and south. Water temp 77. Didn’t get out till 9 AM. 3 bites. One Spanish in the boat. Rerig and try again in AM.

  14. Wes Werling says:

    Wes Werling Says:
    Another great day on the Bay. One 48 inch Cobia in great weather July 28th. Went with Bob “Backlash” Waterman and Skeeter Penley. think we will put Cobia aside for a while and go for mackerel

  15. Cliff Parker says:

    7-30-2017. As pretty a day as I can remember. The wind will drop out this week. Fish will be caught.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. bob reed says:

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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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