Posted on October 7th, 2017
We had a little more wind today, but with the unseasonably warm temperatures and sunny skies the bay was packed and there were some offshore boats in the canyons. The flounder bite in the bay has improved over the past few days as the water clarity has gotten better and being that it’s the weekend, it was busy on the bay. There was some good throwback action north of the route 50 bridge with a few keepers mixed in. October is usually the month that the surf fishing on Assateague and the Virginia barrier islands really starts to heat up and this year things are right on cue.
My good friend Dale Timmons emailed me tonight’s feature image of Mike Hastings of Ocean City who caught and released this beautiful 46″ red drum on cut spot while fishing the Virginia barrier islands.
The Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe and mate Chuck Powell got in on the good flounder fishing today. Captain Drew had a couple of keepers come on board on both the morning and afternoon trips.
John Wooldridge was a proud dad when he watched his son Grayson cast and catch his first ever speckled trout while fishing the north bay by the route 90 bridge.
There are still some small sharks being caught in the surf as well as the reds. Mike Pitarra and his boys caught this small sand shark while fishing in the Delaware surf this morning.
Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing finished up his hot start last night with a really solid night of bowfishing. Captain Marc had a nice bright moon and put his shooters on some cow nosed and southern ray action.