Chincotegue Fishing Update and Tournament Results

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Frank Chris and William with a nice catch.  But there is a backstory Frank was not paying attention to his rod when a fish grabbed his bait, knocked down his rod and carried into the ocean 😂 Chris was able to cast out and snag his pole real it in and the fish was still on.  #unbelievableIMG_2324

The Martin family with a great catch off the surf.  Filling up their freezer drum and rock.IMG_2330

Erica with her first striper caught off the beach 🙂20160519_141208

Owen with a nice striper caught and released off the Chincoteague Surf.20160519_142045-1

Shawn Carpenter our American Fishing Wire Rep from Wilmington with his first black drum caught off the Assateageu surf he also caught4 stripers in a good day of fishing using the Capt. Steve’s  East Coast High Low rig tipped with peeler crab.20160519_145304

Curtis gets into the Spring action with another stirper caught.20160519_153423

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Owen caught and releases this nice striper.  Hew has been coming into the shop since he was a young boy now he is all grown up and turned into a good fisherman!  20160519_155313

Last fish of the day before heading back to the shop for the Flounder Tournament Pig Roast and give aways!20160519_165438

Tom Bradley from around Lititz PA with a surf caught striper.20160519_170136

Ray Fogle with the tournament winning fish 4.11 pounds took home the bacon!20160519_184857

Speaking about pork a good time was had by all.  We have the best customers it’s great to be able to get together with everyone.20160519_185549

Mrs. Sandy with a Hogchoker one of the nicest ladies you will ever meet 🙂20160520_135119

Brian and Bill with some nice flounder fishing the Chincoteague Bay.20160520_155139

Capt. Tim with a 9 pound bluefish he caught while flounder fishing!20160520_164246

Frank Malino with 2 flounder during the tournament.20160520_165556

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Jason Imler abaoard the Reel Nauti Hooker gets on the board with this flounder.20160520_170236

Hunter Rippeon with a 3.12 pound flounder took 9th place in our annual tournament.  20160521_093008

John with a 38 pound striper taken off the Chincoteague Surf on the walk on area!   #happybirthday #bigfish20160522_181316

Ray Fogle took first place here is the $ shot 1000 cash Congrats!20160522_182010 Paul Rippeon took 3rd with a 4.6 pound flounder $30020160523_110754

Capt. Charlie with a 6th place 3.15 pound flounder he received a Penn Battle Combo and a $100 Famous Pizza GC20160523_202831

The guys hanging out @ Capt. Steve’s Uncle Andy was telling a story about his parents.  Always a good time hanging out with friends and family  IMG_2170 IMG_2213

Luciana on stage at the Little Miss Chincoteague Pagent. #proudparentsIMG_2249

Mr. John Hanna from Lititz PA pulled in this nice flounder within an hour of being on the water.  Nice Catch! IMG_2256 IMG_2257 IMG_2258 IMG_2262 IMG_2263 IMG_2265 IMG_2267 IMG_2268

Chris Holler and crew with some nice striped bass off the Chincoteague Surf.IMG_2272 IMG_2280

Bill won the framed map donated by GMCO George.  He was here this past week bringing the most up to date island maps.  Stop on in and get your todayIMG_2301 (1) Scott and Crew with a few big stirpers off the beach.    IMG_2313

Chris Brashears and Paul Rippeon representing the Frederick MSSA took 2nd and 3rd respectively with these big flounderz.IMG_2315

Seabass is in ad we got some nice ones.  #seabass #dinnerIMG_2317

Nice big #knotheadIMG_2319 Duke the birthday boy gets his first striper off the Chincoteague surf.  Congrats on the great catch!

Chincoteague Fishing Report through early May Flounder Tournament

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Joe Baranco with a nice striper off the Surf!IMG_2013

Capt. Tom with a nice rockfish.  He is so good his cooler is always full of fish.IMG_2005

The Hungarian gulash was really good thanks to Imre and Laszlo for the great food.  Good company and good food.IMG_2008

Jeff Kirk getting in on the Spring Run action with this healthy striped bass off the surf. IMG_1997

Teddy Daisey with a 40” striper caught off the boat casting into the breakers.IMG_2000

Bill Brown taking some time off of work and putting a little time off the surf was rewarded with this nice fish.IMG_1995

Bob Nickel caught this beauty off the surf this afterIMG_1992

Tom Sherk with a 42” 23 pound striper off the surf he was fishing with Paul Zimmerer who had a 35.5 inch which had to go backIMG_1994

Josh Barfield took a day off from guiding Striper catches on the beach to land this nice 21 lb Striper. IMG_1985

Randy Orr with his first striper of the Spring season #fishon #rockfish #dinnerIMG_1991

Lazlo, Imre, and Gene were hanging out in the back. Imre and Lazlo were giving tutorials on how to make authentic Hungarian cuisine over an open fire. IMG_1980

Curt Mitchel and Rob Koons from Western Md. with some nice stripers. Some of the best surf fishing they have ever had off the Chincoteague Surf this past weekend. ‪#‎memories‬‪#‎surffishing‬‪#‎chincoteague‬IMG_1983

Jon, Clint, and JP had a great run on the surf catching multiple fish with these weighing 27.4  Clint fish got him a nice Release Surf Reel #striper #winner #surffishIMG_1975

Lazlo and Imre showing off a couple of their Stripers caught with a few nice releases as wellIMG_1976

Yasmeen and Brian Natzle from Montrose PA 2 nice stripers and 1 black drum off the Assateague surf this morning. ‪#‎springrun‬ ‪#‎mothersday‬IMG_1971

Freddy T. got in on the Striper action

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Bill Martin was on the beach early morning striperIMG_1969

Jason, Dylan, and Dakota with their surf guide Gary with 3 nice stripers off the surf this morning ‪#‎springrun‬‪#‎chincoteaguefishing‬‪#‎fishon‬‪#‎pennfishing‬IMG_1962 IMG_1964

Phil Allen and Eddie with a good catch off the Chincoteague Surf they kept these 2 rock and 1 drum! ‪#‎springrun‬‪#‎chincoteague‬‪#‎fishing‬

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Sung and Connie with some nice stripers #bigfishIMG_1958

Mike and Lisa with 2 big stripers off the Chincoteague Surf. Fishing has been good. Time to get out there. It was Lisa’s first striper off the surf smile emoticonIMG_1953

Frank and Steve 2 nice rock and a winning black drum #penngold #winnerIMG_1956

Tommy Daisey with his first striper of the Spring season a boat fishIMG_1951

Guess who is back?  It’s Ron and with a nice striper  was NY Ron now WV Ron nice fish #striper #chincoteague #fishingIMG_1947

Kevin with one of the biggest stripers of the surf #stripedbass #walloffame #rookieIMG_1949

Nick from Bowie with a 22 pound striped bas off the surf

Chinctoeague Fishing Report Striped Bass Trophy Season

It is that time of year again our Virginia Striped Bass Trophy Season starts today May 1st through May 15th go here and apply for the FREE permit https://webapps.mrc.virginia.gov/public/permits/index.php

This allows you to keep a striped bass for the first 15 days of May and report it within 2 weeks.  The striped bass and black drum fishing is continuously getting better as we usually hit its peak in the middle of this month.  Make sure to vary your cast as a lot of times these fish come in close to feed.  We have in fresh bait consistently live peelers, fresh bunker, bloodworms, minnows etc..  Below are some of the recent catches from our Chincoteague Beach.  Enjoy !

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Imre with a nice striper caught and released on the last day of April !  Nice catch #stripedbass

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Huntress Chartes at it again with Darryl and Rusty 5 keepers in the bay #flounder #fluke #dinner20160424_180617

Mr. Curtis with a nice black drum off the Chincoteague Surf20160425_075141

Joe had a great day with his first and second black drum off the Chincoteague Surf

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Egrets on the loose  20160430_074654

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Mr. Bruce for sticked up by Anastasia and Luciana and got talked into playing Old Maidc6480e08-b713-4a60-a9c0-007ed83e956b

Chris Fritz with a nice black drum off the Chincoteague Surfd03d795f-17c4-4f06-ae37-a4cf9168877a

Nice striped bass 40” just a few days to early to keep but it is also nice releasing a big fish to be caught again 🙂

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Ike Swart, John Harke, Mrk Julian, and Capt. Josh had a good day off the surf with 2 nice drum and a nice striped bass!

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Xristos Anesti.  Some family church pictures from this weekend! #orthodoxeaster #2016

Flounder are here check out this citation !!!!

 

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Mr. Bob Deiter with his “lifetime catch” 7 lb. 15 oz. #doormat #chincoteaguefishing

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Here is something to smile about.  Fishing buddies Mr. Bob Deiter and Capt. Ted aboard the “Carsonville Scow” with 7 keeper flounder fishing Chincoteague. Fish were hitting goot on the top hook using Gulp and Minnows. Stop on in we will set you up #doormat #flounder #fluke #chincoteaguefishing great catch!

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The Frederick Crew is back in town; Evon Burks, Rodney Bear, Larry Sullivan, and Dave Kline with some nice flounder.  #fishing #fishon #chincoteague

 

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Luciana with her mini ranger badge.  She learned about welks and had a great time.

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Never know what will show up after the rain #chincoteaguerainbow

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Gary H. perfecting his casting technique.  Ready for the Spring Run!

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Not a better place to be than at the beach at sunset

Black Drum off the Chincoteague Surf through 4/20

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I got a chance to get out there yesterday with Curtis and got my first black drum of the season weighed in at 16.5 pounds. Caught on Capt. Steve’s EC surf rig bottom hook with frozen peeler tipped with orange fishbites. Beautiful day on the beach. #springrun #surffish Needless to say Luciana was excited she even dressed herself in mismatched patterns she can not wait to get out there with her rod 🙂  We will now be OPEN at 7 AM every day

 

Chincoteague Flounder Report through April 18

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Erica Paniere with a nice 21” flounder caught in the Assateague Channel.  The flounder are here now we just need some people getting after them.  Stop on in we have some Big live minnows and the largest assortment of flounder tackle and a lot of Gulp baits too.  Swing on in we have in fresh bunker the gnats are around….  It’s usually a sign if the gnats are here so are the Drum.  Come on in and get hooked Up!

Fishing Report Through Mid April 2016

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Dave Menehan with a big bluefish off the Assateague surf weighed in at 10 lb. 8 oz caught on an East Coast Hi Lo Rig tipped with cut bunker ! ‪#‎bigblue‬‪#‎surffish‬ ‪#‎fishon‬ ‪#‎Springrun‬

Things are starting to look up with the first big fish brought in off the surf this year.  We have been catching a few schoolie stripers and skates too.  Black drum should be here any day now last year the first ones were caught April 15th.  We will be getting in FRESH bunker for the weekend live bloodworms.  We have some BIG live minnows a few nice flounder have been caught off the rocks on the south end of the island.  Check out our newly stocked up flounder rigs.  Come on in and get stocked up also our flounder t-shirt design has been approved pictured below.

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Chincoteague Report through April 6th.

It’s that time of year and we have gotten another cold spell.   Chincoteague is starting to get busy again with everything starting to come alive.  All the animals are starting to have their babies and the black headed gulls have arrived.  Along with the black headed gulls come the flounder as water temps and baits have the same cyclical cycle every year.  Some schoolie stripers have been caught off the surf with some dogfish and skates too.  Stop on in and check out all our new Penn inventory and we have some good rebates on Berkley Gulp.  And have just restocked our custom jigheads up to 1.5 ounces.  We have in live minnows.  Stop on in and let us help you get hooked up the crabs have been active for a few weeks now, we are just waiting for another warm spell to get things going in the right direction.  Stop on in and say hi also pick up a tide chart with the current regulation.  See everyone soon enjoy the pictures 🙂20160318_065648-EFFECTS

Across the Pony Overlook always a great photo spot especially Sunrise.

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Sunrise can not beat the scenery at our beach.

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The meeting for the NPS please comment click on the link and voice your opinions http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=207&projectID=26140&documentID=7026920160402_154215

Luciana with her new Barbie fishing Mobile.  We have to add some rod holders next…20160402_162446

Bunnies are here for Easter with some of our extended NC family.

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First Big”Jimmy” of the season this guy was caught in the Assateague Channel.  We have had some customers having some good success potting and even some on handlines at Trails End.20160403_180836

The 2015 foals out on the loose after the Spring roundup this past week.

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Old Coast Guard Station.

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Surf Fishing it begins.

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Curtis with a skate off the surf 2 days ago it was gusting up to 30 still nice to be out there.IMG_20160403_073830

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We have plenty of bucktails and accessories along with tons of fluke/flounder rigs.  Come on in and let us help you get geared up

Chincoteague Update through mid March

Coming into the weekend the weather will continue to be nice for this time of year.  The water temps keep on creeping up to the high 40 we are almost there.  Some digfish have been pulled out off the surf.  Flounder should be anytime now…  Stop on in we will be opening at 8am for the weekend.  See you soondogfish

One of six dogfish caught by Curtis off the beach on Thursday using cut bait mullet and bunker using a high low rig.20160310_141158

Soft shell calico crab found near the shore line.20160310_142421

It’s time to hit the beach they are still working on the parking lots but there is plenty of room/  There were a lot of beachgoers and a couple girls actually jumped in the water in the afternoon.  20160309_063301

Gemma the early bird Yorkie enjoying the sunrise over the Assateague Channel.

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Chincoteague Beach Sunrise Tree