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Donna from Captain Bob's reported good catches of flounder the past several weeks, as flatfish to over 8 pounds were weighed. The most recent "hot spot" has been the waters between buoys 4 and 6 in water 10 to 20 feet deep. Flatfish are just beginning to move into Queen's Sound, where overall action remains slow. A few trout and taylor blues have also been reported.
Barnacle Bill's told of excellent catches of flounder, as fish were "spread-out all over." The shop spokesman indicated limit catches had been made at Four Mouths, along the main channel and Queen's Sound Flats. Taylor blues had also arrived inside the inlet and recommended Chincoteague Point as the top location.
Wachapreague Marina's annual 10-day Spring Flounder Tournament finished-up Sunday and despite breezy conditions for much of the event, overall catches were impressive. The winning flatfish was boated by Joan Phares of Richmond at Green Channel and weighed 6 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces. Delaware angler Carolyn Joseph boated the second place winning fish at Quinby Inlet and it weighed 6 pounds, 9-1/2 ounces. Jim Sheuty of Pennsylanvia nailed down third place on the flats at the Hummocks with a 6-pound and 5-ounce flounder. Silversides, live minnows and cut squid were the top baits.
Captain Zed's annual 10-day Spring Flounder Tournament likewise came to a close Sunday, as Richmond angler Joan Phears was the winner with a 6-pound and 14-ounce flounder. Second place went to Carolyn Joseph for a 6-pound and 9-1/2-ounce flounder. Paris Sexton took third place with a 6-pound even flatfish.
Cape Charles -
Chris' Bait and Tackle reported decent weekend catches of flounder despite strong NE winds. Several limit catches were recorded out of the seaside port of Oyster while flatfish to 5 pounds were claimed off Cape Charles. Anglers bottom fishing from the State park Pier at Kiptopeke decked flounder and a few trout. No weekend rod and reel catches of black drum were reported but commercial catches have been made on both the seaside and bayside.
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Outer Banks, NC -
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