Fishing as hot as the weather
Fishing as hot as the weather! Flounder is still running hot in the Bay, Lynnhaven Inlet,1st and 4th island, Hampton Bar and Rudee Inlet. Flounder keepers are averaging around 23’. Bait that is hooking flounder most seems to be live minnows and gulps on a light jig head. Bluefish are still biting on cut finger mullet and top water artificial bait. Bloodworms and squid are catching Croaker and Spot. Spanish Mackerel are running. 2 citation Spanish Mackerel came in weighing 4 ½ lbs. Top water action is happening with Red Drum in the Bay.
The Cobia bite is still on with an average catch ranging 30 – 40 lbs. The occasional 60lber is being caught by chummers The “Do It Yourself” cobia towers for spotting are always interesting, ingenuous, and sometimes humorous! My favorite this year (so far) was the walker strapped to a T-top. What better way to spend quality family time than making your grandma the cobia spotter! Send photos of your favorite “do it Yourself” cobia towers to [email protected]
Mahi, False Albacore Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Blueline Tilefish are being hooked offshore. White and Blue Marlin catch and release flags are flying too this past week!!!
False Albacore Tuna is not part of the tuna family. Part of the mackerel family and sometimes referred to as little tunny, fat albert or bonito. Averaging around 12 lbs, they are a good fighting fish to catch. Tuna-like, the false albacore tuna “not a tuna” lacks a swim bladder. This means that they have to constantly be in motion so they are strong swimmers and fun to catch. As far as eating False Albacore Tuna…false tuna flesh is dark and coarse in texture. Sorry Charlie. Not consumed in North America but some in other regions where the false tuna run.