Reports & Comments



  • Name, e-mail and web address are Optional.  However, you are requested to included your name (full name or first initial and last name) for reference.
  • This section is not for public viewing.  You must be an NNAC member and logged in to the “Members Only” section.
  • Include Contact Info if you want a fishing partner for a certain date, have an item for sale, or desire a personal response to your posting.
  • Posts can be used for fishing reports, items for sale, fishing partner needed for a trip, useful tips, fishing methods/locations, fishing events, and anything else that may be of interest to other NNAC members.
  • This web site cannot host your pictures or video. But you can include a link within your comment to other sites with your media (YouTube videos, Photobucket pictures, Google and other hosting services).

71 comments on “Reports & Comments

  1. Mike Morgan phone 703 677 2703 you can text info says:

    At the April meeting someone spoke about a place to get your chum and bait fish close to Callao. I forgot the name of the place. Any help?

  2. Jan Jamrog says:

    The NNAC Cobia-Croaker-Flounder tournament is this weekend. Nice Croaker are scarce. Cobia is always a challenge. And, you have to be very lucky to catch a keeper Flounder. I did catch 6 undersized Cobia this week not too far from the mouth of the G. Wicomico. Although no keepers, I felt good about my catches since I was about 0 for 8 trips during June. Buzzards Pt. Marina reports scattered Spanish Mackerel are starting to show up close by.

  3. Alexander says:

    If someone is looking for one or two companions for Cobia fishing trip this week please let me know. Willing to share expenses. Email pianinomen@yahoo. com or call(text) (336) 501 0596. I am located in Norhtumberland county. Thanks. Alexander.

  4. Ken Wilczek says:

    Sorry, prior post wasn’t intended to be anonymous.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Butler Bait &Tackle in Reedville has posted report of puppy drum and rockfish in the Great Wicomico. Has anyone direct knowledge or experience? I want to take my visiting granddaughter fishing with a reasonable chance of catching something (anything)! Thanks.

  6. Hello there. I am novice to saltwater fishing and am looking for coaching or good advice on fishing techniques, bait, equipment and spots on Great Wicomico around bridge.16 ‘ John with 25 hp Located 1 mile up from the bridge could probably take few miles down from the bridge but not to the Bay. Thanks. Alexander.. 804 288 8878.

  7. Sam Davis says:

    New member here!! Fished Windmill Bar for Cobia on an outgoing tide yesterday 6/24. About an hour after setting lines and my new chum basket ,which I love, I hooked and landed a 47″ Cobia that did everything it could not to get in my boat. Used Eels exclusively . I’ve noticed when I only use eel , I’m not bothered at all by the dozens of skate I see swimming about . I’ve also noticed that every time I let a Cobia freespool my line for about 8-10 seconds before tripping , it’s a good hook set and I’ve not lost one yet. Stay safe and hook em!!!

  8. Ben Ames says:

    It’s time cobia are finding their way north now. Some very good catches reported down at Windmill and things are heating up. We nailed a really nice new club record there today (57.6 lbs) and lost another one about that size at the boat. Put out a lot of chum and fish with bunkers only, no eels as I hate dealing with the slimy little bastards.
    Rays are prevalent but not much we can do about it.
    Boat competition during the week has not been bad. I noticed only two boats fishing at Dameron today, a Wednesday. Go get’em!

  9. Jan Jamrog says:

    This loggerhead grabbed our bunker while chumming for Cobia.

  10. Jan Jamrog says:

    Went to Windmill Pt. for the first day of the Cobia Season. Chumming produced 2 rays and one turtle estimated over 100 lbs. No Cobia.

  11. Dave Eilers says:

    Just an FYI for the NN Reef. Had an itch to get on the water so went to the Reef. There are 100’s of crab pots near the Reef and some on the Reef. It was virtually impossible to troll, what a disappointment. Many pots also from the Reef down to 62. Cruised around and little signs of any fish. Went to Asphalt Pile and no fish. At least there were NO crab pots.

  12. Jan Jamrog says:

    During the Trophy Rockfish tournament on May 5 & 6, it seemed like a large portion of the entries came from the Potomac. The areas between buoys 7 and 9 produced some nice fish. Fish were scattered and nothing was guaranteed. But it was nice to finally see some keeper rockfish being caught by club members.

  13. Jan Jamrog says:

    Trophy Rockfish Season
    As of today only a few (very few) rockfish have been caught in the Potomac and upper Tangier Sound. I have a view of the lower Potomac from my house between Buoys 3 and 5. Hardly any boats have been fishing that area. The surface water temperature is 54 which provides some hope for improved fishing as it warms above 60. Members reports are helpful – even the no-catch information is useful.

  14. bob reed says:

    The Great Bridge Fisherman’s Association Flea Market will be held on March 10th 2018 at the Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake Virginia. Call Butch on 757-287-0330 for info. I will have a double booth at the show and will be selling rods & reels, rockfish rigs, rockfish jigs etc.
    If anyone has stuff they want to unload I will pay cash and pickup. Call me on 804-435-9785.
    Its a huge show- well worthwhile for new and used tackle at fantastic low prices

  15. bob reed says:

    Had great day yesterday (12/19) . Finally! Found 3 man limit of specs up to 24″ in local creek.Call me for details.

  16. bob reed says:

    real tough day yesterday with customer out of Nominii . Frustrating knowing that “mother load” 20 miles below us! Caught one 18″ rock and went in on a cold and dreary afternoon

  17. Jan Jamrog says:

    As Bob said, its a fine time for rockfish. I managed a boat limit the last 4 times out. I’ve been fishing north of the G. Wicomico and finding fish under birds anywhere from Buoy 63A, the shipping channel near Smith Light, Buoy 65 and up the Potomac just a couple of miles. I heard of others getting bigger fish, but my trips have produced fish in the mid 30’s pretty consistently.

    Time to wind down for me despite the bite. Boat needs to be winterized and put under shelter in storage before Christmas. Good luck to those who stick it out until the new year.

  18. bob reed says:

    Great Bridge Fishermn’s Flea Market will be held on March 10, 2018 at the Chesapeake Conference Center Chesapeake Virginia, Call Butch Pierce for info. 757-287-0330. or Bob Reed 8004-435-9785

  19. bob reed says:

    Tough time of year-with bad weather and busy time before Christmas. Its driving me crazy with the knowledge that massive schools of strimers have moved down on us! Great reports from contacts on the Potomac, personal experiences near RP buoy, fantastic reports from Captains fishing the cut, etc.

  20. bob reed says:

    fished yesterday out of Dividing creek. Wide open on stripers from 18″ to 35″ feeding heavy on falling tide. Jigged up 3 man limit in minutes and left them flopping. Spotted the fish feeding on the surface while jigging on structure. About 2 miles north of “RP” on the Eastern side near the 54/79 conture line.

  21. Jan Jamrog says:

    I managed 2 keeper rockfish today, 26″ and 27″. They were caught trolling around Buoy 65. One was picked up on a Stretch, the other on my downrigger. Back at the dock I saw a 44″ being weighed in. They said it was caught trolling near Smith Pt. Light.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Would like to see more fishing reports here. After all its a member only place and with the fish constantly on the move it would be very helpful to members.
    BTW great fishing lately up near #12 on the Rap!

  23. Jan Jamrog says:

    I fished the tournament with Tom Smith. We caught a couple of keepers around buoy 65 with the largest going 28″. There were a ton of boats all over the mouth of the Potomac with the majority closer to buoy 70 today. We picked up several short rockfish and boated another keeper just over 28″ on the way back, not far from buoy 62.

  24. bob reed says:

    As usual was overly optomistic yesterday after hearing glowing reports of wide open striper fishing at the mouth of the Potomac.started out slow as we experienced wall-to-wall boats from the point to point no point. Hoked up on several shorts and finally a keeper. Headed back to the Eastern side and smacked a 30+ incher and then a monster on a WFB Eddie fought fish for 20-30 minutes only to have the main line snap.Eddie entered to 30″ fish in the tournament- hoping to salvage something out of the day!

  25. Jan Jamrog says:

    Watched bird shows multiple days over the past week from my house on lower Potomac. Birds were around Buoy 65 area and attracted 7-10 boats..
    Went on Midnight Sun charter on 11/20. He found birds with his radar. Mostly undersized rockfish on the surface but our 9 person group caught a limit of keepers underneath using in-line weights up to 32 oz., trolling 5″ tandem shads and umbrellas.

  26. bob reed says:

    Tried to repeat Wednesday’s catch on Saturday with no luck. Suspect mother load has moved down river. May try Friday and Sat after Thanksgiving. Any suggestions?

  27. Bob1 Reed says:

    Change first name to Bob1
    Look for big bird show-close to shore on Middlesex side in14 to 20 feet. Best bait- umbrella with 5″ white shads & small bucktails

  28. Bob1 Reed says:

    Had slow start but great ending on yesterday’s trip on Rap. When ebb kicked off early afternoon stripers to 30″ bit hard up river. Got limit of 6 within 30 minutes. Only one throw back.

  29. Jan Jamrog says:

    Fished twice this week as the weather allowed. Some small rockfish in the G. Wicomico. Lots more small rockfish jigging at the Northern Neck Reef, Asphalt Pile and under birds. Keeper size rockfish are around but harder to come by. I’m still picking up a few bluefish in the mix. Others that I have talked with have been trolling and picking up mostly undersized rockfish so far.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Had what i considered a pretty good day yesterday. Fished the NNR with 2 buds. We caught about 50 blues (keep the legal limit of 30), caught about a dozen stripers but only one keeper. Also caught about 15 black sea bass. We were chumming and using light spinning tackle. Was a beautiful day.

  31. nnac says:

    Congratulations to Tom Smith for his recent Virginia citation, Best of Species and NNAC club record catches while light tackle fishing in the lower Rappahannock – (1) six lb puppy drum on September 23 (new Club record) (2) five lb eleven ounces speckled trout on October 8 (Virginia citation and new club record as of that date) and (3) eight lb one ounce speckled trout on October 11 (Virginia citation and new club record).

  32. Dave Eilers says:

    Oct. 3, my son was here for a visit. Went fishing but not a good day. 2 hours on NN reef, caught 1 small rock fish. Then 2 hours around Smith Point, caught 1 small blue fish.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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?

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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).

  43. 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.

  44. Cliff Parker says:

    Early bird gets the worm.

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. bob reed says:

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

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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

Leave a Report or Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s