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Tide Chart
September 10, 2015

FI1 10sep15Offshore action is very good right now. The September white marlin run is going on. Good numbers of blue marlin plus some sailfish and spearfish around make for slam opportunities. Though this is usually billfish month, a tremendous bigeye tuna bite at the Norfolk Canyon has grabbed most of the attention. Limit catches of yellowfin tuna along with some bigeye tuna are being caught on the chunk at night at the Washington Canyon. If that was not enough tuna, longfins made a showing this week. Dolphin catches remain good and with all of the wahoo being caught, you would think it is October already.

Trolling around the schools of bait between the beach and the Chesapeake Light Tower will produce false albacore and there is the possibility of a big king mackerel. Jack crevalle may also be found roaming around the bait schools or at the Light Tower or over the wrecks in the area. An amberjack is also a possibility but the south towers remain your best bet for those. You will find flounder around the coastal wrecks along with sea bass on the structure with spadefish hovering over it.

FI2 10sep15Red drum continue to be caught around the shoals near the bay mouth and more are being caught around the islands of the CBBT. Cobia are moving out and are being caught off of the Outer Banks now. They have not all gone though and some are being picked off of the buoys and in open waters near the bay mouth and along the coast as they pod up and moving south. Red drum are a likely encounter as you are hunting for cobia.

Sheepshead fishing remains very good at the CBBT and there are some big triggerfish also being caught by the sheepshead anglers. Flounder are being caught here though some of the coastal wrecks are more productive. The September run if nice spot seems to be starting with some good catches here and there. If it is going to happen, it should happen soon with all of the NE wind we have been having. Speckled trout fishing just is not going to be very good this fall but there are some being caught.

FI3 10sep15We will have a special visitor speaking to us about tautog at the PSWSFA Sept. 15 meeting. IGFA All-Tackle World Record holder and dedicated trophy tautog hunter, Ken Westerfeld will visit us. He catches a lot of big tog and his 28 pound 13 ounce beast is, by far, the largest caught by anyone, anywhere, ever.FI4 10sep15


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