Posted on February 4, 2020 Bowden tags 55-lb striper in VA. Chuck Manny reports that there was only one hit trolling live eels in Virginia today, but that was a very good one as a 55-pound pre-spawning striped bass was tagged and released by Bob Bowden. The marine forecast for Wednesday calls for west winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 plus rain in the morning.
Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial Recreational Allocation Amendment The Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial Recreational Allocation Amendment will consider potential modifications to the allocations of catch or landings between the commercial and recreational sectors for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. They will be dealing with Addendum VI to the Striped Bass Management Plan and the implementation plans from the states plus any conservation equivalency proposals being put up for approval.
Posted on February 2, 2020 West winds bode well for fishing With 10-15 knot west winds predicted for Monday, there should be good offshore fishing conditions. There was a slow pick of mostly small blackfish along with a few ling and small cod but that could improve as the swell gets knocked down.
They did end up with slightly better fishing than the day before, though not good enough. Posted on February 1, 2020 A bad weather surprise As noted in yesterday s blog, calm seas looked like a sure thing this morning based on the forecast.
Adam La Rosa had reports from Oregon Inlet that bigeye, yellowfin and bluefin tuna have all arrived in their offshore waters where La Rosa will be booking charters this winter on a 55-foot custom Carolina. Posted on January 28, 2020 Ocean calms blackfishing resumes tomorrow West winds did their job and knocked down a big swell.
Included is Garrett Weir, who lost the 2018 contest on a tiebreaker, but went on to run way with last year s Dream Boat. Posted on January 25, 2020 Taking a break for Cyndi s wedding The weather is fine in Palm Beach as I get ready to give my youngest daughter, and former mate on my charter boat, Cyndi away to Luis Gonzalez at their wedding in St. Ann s. Luis is also an avid angler and boat owner.
A small craft advisory goes up late Friday night through late Saturday night. Posted on January 24, 2020 Another calm day before the Small Craft Advisory Calm seas should prevail tomorrow morning as the forecast is for just northeast at 5-10 knots before it goes to east at 10-15 in the afternoon with gusts to 20 in the afternoon.
Posted on January 23, 2020 Good blackfish conditions Though the weekend looks poor at this time, the next two days appear to be ideal for blackfishing which is still holding up inshore due to the lack of very cold water. The Big Mohawk will also be sailing open tomorrow at 7 a. m. At Point Pleasant, the Mimi VI is sailing open Mondays and Fridays in January from 6 30 to 4 with a maximum of 15 passengers for a fare of 120 that includes all crabs.