The Fishing Report: September 10, 2014
We had a couple days of rain here on the island, but that didn’t stop some anglers from going out to fishing. Today the sun is out and several vacationers and locals stopped by the store to pick up bait.
Do you have your beach cart yet? Stop by the store and let our staff show you some of the accessories that will complete your setup. We also supply hitches to the carts so that anglers can attach them to the back of their vehicle. Carts are large and small and we stock aluminum carts and steel tube carts with both rubber tires and pneumatic tires. Fall fishing is almost here and sometimes these carts are an angler’s best friend.
Ready to pick out that new surf rod? Captain Steve’s carries a very large selections of rods and reels for all types of fishing. Ask about some of our favorites: Star Rods (9ft/10ft/11ft/12ft) , TICA rods, Penn Torque (conventional and spinning), Penn Prevails, and Team Daiwa (9ft/10ft/11ft/12ft).
OffShore: Several citations and reports of White Marlins caught and released near the Washington Canyons, several Mahi Mahi from the parking lot and lumpy bottom, and Tuna have scattered reports. Stop by Captain Steve’s and grab your butterfish, ballyhoo (small, medium, horse, rigged, and select), and sardines.
Assateague Surf: Early morning bites include Kingfish, Bluefish, and a few Spot and Croaker. Anglers are still catching several Sharks and Rays. Baits of choice: Bloodworm, Shrimp, Squid, Mackerel, Finger Mullet, Cob Mullet, Bunker, Peeler Crab, and Sandfleas. *Also ask our staff how you can best use Fishbites to your advantage
Assateague Channel: Consistently the Blue Crab are still producing good numbers of catch in this area; all the little canals and creeks off the channel are especially doing well. Boaters drifting are still catching Croakers and a few Flounder. Baits of Choice: Live Minnows, Gulp Bait, Shrimp, Squid, and Bloodworms.
The Wrecks: Anglers are still catching limits of Flounder and Black Seabass. Black Seabass goes out September 18th and then Tautog begins September 20th.
The New Town Pier: Scattered reports of Croakers and Spot as well as a few reports of nice Flounder. Anglers are using Fishbites (Shrimp, Squid, Bloodworm, and Crab), bloodworm, shrimp, and squid and also finger mullet and mackerel. We’ve had anglers losing their poles from big fish striking and several anglers were spooled. *Captain Steve’s stocks bridge nets for those that are pier fishing.
Chincoteague Channel and The Queen Sound: The Flounder are still hanging around in the Channel; we’ve had several reports of anglers catching keeper sized Flounder. They are biting silversides, live minnows, cut bait, and Gulp bait. Several reports of nice sized Croakers in addition to Sharks and Rays. Black Drum and Sheepshead are still being caught around pilings, bridges, and old structures. Angler’s are using crab, sand fleas, and shrimp (we also recommend using clam, crab, or shrimp bites with your live bait).
Good Luck and Tight Lines Everyone!
Lin Bock from Chincoteague Virginia aboard the “Lucky Dog” came home with three Mahi and a White Marlin. Ms. Lin really knows how to bring home dinner. #LadyAnglersRock
Conner from Shippensburg Pennsylvania went out fishing with Chris Martin and caught his first Flounder. #BuckTails #GulpBait #Dinner
Chris from Pennsylvania showing off his Flounder skills; good to have you and the family back down for a while. When is dinner buddy?
Daniel Sahakian submitted this photo of a Sand Shark caught off the Assateague Surf. #NiceCatch #NightFishing
Travis and Connie Wright from Northeast North Carolina (currently living on Chincoteague Island) joined by Ms. Rula of Captain Steve’s Bait and Tackle caught two Black Drum and a Sheepshead in the Chincoteague Channel. The Black Drum weighing in over 11 lbs and the Sheepshead at 4 lbs. #Sandfleas #ClamFishBites.
Do you have your beach cart yet? Small and Large Carts available (aluminum and steel).
Captain Steve’s Bait and Tackle has a large variety of surf rods.