Chincoteague Easter Weekend Wrap Up

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Capt. Jacob Rabuck and first mate Tye along with Jose, and Buck with 5 nice flounder caught this past weekend!

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Frank Markus with a fat 23” 4.25 pound flounder fishing with Chris Holler, Clayton Ay, and Tony Luedduke fishing the Assateague Channel it was Frank’s biggest flounder ever; They are getting ready for the Tournament!

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The surf was tough this past weekend with the wicked undertow.  There were a couple of short stripers caught but that was about it.  We had to use 6oz plus 6oz sputniks seemed to work well.  For those not familiar with sputnik surf sinkers they are sinkers with stainless steel arms which allow you to hold bottom and once pulled back they break free and are easier to get in.  We stock them in 2, 4, 6, and 8 ounces.  The weather looks to be getting better as we go into the weekend with highs in the high 60′s and low 70′s :)

 

Easter Update 2014

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It was a Good Friday for Brian S. who caught this black drum on his first cast off the Assateague Surf.  Pictured above is a new fisherman who enjoyed the photo op :)

It’s Easter Weekend here on Chincoteague and we have some of our welcoming crew working hard at the front counter.  We also just got in some fresh bunker.  It’s been a tough week with the cold front which came through and windy weather conditions.  Tomorrow Saturday is the YMCA Chincoteague Bay to Bay 5k and 10k run/walk.  We have a few specials running on our rods and reels.  Also a neoprene camo coozie zipper bottle special 2 for $10 or 4 for $15 !

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Come on in for some fresh bunker!

 

 

Craig “Hogfin” with 2 38” stripers

 

 

Craig “Hogfin” with 2 nice striped bass caught off the Assateague Surf using Capt. Steve’s bunker.  It is still out of season so these are catch and release.  Trophy season starts May 1st and goes to May 15th which the limit is 1 fish 32” and over.  On May 16th it goes back to 28” and 2 per person.  It’s nice to see the big fish back on our fish!

 

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FIN Crazy Chuck Carter with some nice flounder

 

 

 

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Our friend Chuck has been working hard this past Winter and finally has some time off and a chance to get in to some of the early fishing action.  Here are the 3 fish he caught on Thursday pictured above and the 21” he caught on Wednesday.  He’s been doing good on live minnows the biggest one came on the white mylar EC flounder rig.  The spin and glow worked best on Thursday tipped with live minnows!

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We will have fresh bunker for this weekend coming in this evening Friday April 11.

Chicnoteague Surf Update & Guiness Trophy

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The stakes just got higher with this one of a kind “Official” Guiness Engraved Pint for the 2014 Tournament.

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It was my first time to the beach for fishing in a while.  I was glad to get back out there with the waves crashing and the salt air.  Good to give the surf rod a good heave just to make sure I still got it.  I got to fish with Gene Brite on a beautiful day out on the Ocean.  It is that time of year everyone is ready to see some fishing reports.  The easiest way is to get more people fishing and we will get a more accurate report.  It has been a late start to the Spring season but the black headed gulls have arrived, and we have been hearing the birds singing away.  Go out there and give it a shot!

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Steve Shad caught the biggest mahi in the state last year out of Chincoteague.  Congrats on the accomplishment 50# mahi !

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Here are a few more shots from the fishing expedition.  Enjoy!

April has Arrived

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We have our Diawa Millionaire Classics on Special Bay the Reel and get the Rod for FREE.  These make great flounder combos for the back bay.

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April is here and so is the sun here is some of the gang warming up this morning in front of the shop.  Luciana is playing with the minnows.  Hopefully these next few days stay nice and we will be in to the fish!

 

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Here is our expanded line section, we also have the professional line spooling machine come on in and get your gear checked out and replaced!

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Minnow catcher in training.