Cape Charles -
Chris' Bait and Tackle reported three red drum releases, all caught from the Barrier Island surf on peeler crab, were registered last week, as Kevin Crum (49 inches), Richard Hubbard (46-3/4 inches) and David Morris (46 inches) all earned awards. Also earning a release award last week was Richard Temple, who released a 23-inch tautog at the High Rise section of the CBBT. Chris indicated that good numbers of tog were pulled from the High Rise area pilings plus tog were caught around the Cement Ships and from the C-10 area mussel beds. The flounder bite was good for boats drifting in the vicinity of buoy 36A when the weather and tide cooperated. Sunday's results were very poor, but on Saturday, several customers were in before noon with a limit of flatfish. Bottom fishermen caught croaker in the 36A area and around buoys 13 and 16, where pan trout are just starting to show. Though rod and reel catches consisted of trout less than 20 inches, trout in excess of 15 pounds were pulled from one of the nearby pound nets. Several mid-size black drum were also boated at buoy 13.
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