Posted on May 1st, 2018
Man I love flounder fishing!! I got to do some awesome flounder fishing today with some great guys in beautiful weather and the icing on the cake was we caught some great fish. I had the pleasure of filming a new episode of Hooked on OC with Captain Brian Behe of Buffalo Hunter Guide Service down in Wachapreague, VA for a trip that I’ve been excited about for weeks and didn’t think was going to happen. Well the stars aligned today and we got to take that trip and we had what Captain Brian summed up perfectly as a “special day!”
Our producer Dave Messick couldn’t make the trip today due to a prior obligation so I enlisted the services of my good friend Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing. Captain Jeff knows his way around a camera so I knew it would make for great footage. We were joined by my longtime friend “Eastern Shore” Joey Marowski and had a great time. We picked at a few keepers this morning, followed by a few throwbacks and then an afternoon move to Drawing Channel turned into one we would not regret. We added four more keepers and several more throwbacks for a total of 8 throwback flounder and seven really nice keepers. All of the fish were caught on a combination of live minnows and shiners from Sea Hawk Sports Center in Pocomoke and the keepers were 17 3/4″, 18″, 19″, 20″, 21″, 21″ and 23″. I’m certain that the 21″ fish were three pounders and Captain Brian’s 23″er was probably a 5 pounder. If you combine all of the factors of weather, company, fishing conditions and catch…..it really was a special day. Big thanks to Captain Brian for the trip and Captain Jeff Coats for the filming!
Fishing looks to be picking up over on the Chesapeake Bay for the trophy rockfish fleet. Team Increditek had a great day of rockfishing on the Charter Boat MARLI with Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens in Solomons, MD. They boxed a limit of big stripers and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
The big bluefish haven’t gotten here in any numbers yet, but we are starting to see a couple. Big Bird Cropper was throwing Roy Rigs outside the south jetty when he landed 17 small rockfish, a big shad and this 33″, 9.1 pound bluefish. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.