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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fishing Dec. 29, 2010 Elizabeth River

Fished the discharge this am nada 58 F water. The river was cold 38F. A little north wind but not bad. Fished the area in front of Tynes fiberglass a caught some small trout water 43F. Went to the cove and caught 6 fish 4 of which were 20 in or better. Guy next to us caught two 7 pound fish on live mullet and a five pound fish on a mirro lure. We kept one fish that was gut hooked. Cove was 43 to 44 degrees.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Hot Ditch Dec. 25, 2010

Fished today air temp in mid 30's not much wind, water temp 46 to 56 at the discharge of hot ditch. Fished outgoing tide. Had a few keepers today but only kept one about 20inches. I caught 15 or so and Merv caught six. Fished from 1130 to 330pm. We also had a fishing friend with us most of the day.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 20, 2010 Elizabeth River

Fished with Brian today from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. It was cold. Air temp was mid 30's with winds from the North at 10 to 20 kts. Water temps where we fished ranged from 48 to 67 F. We fished 3  areas today, the ditch, cove and bridge. We caught fish in all areas today but nothing big. We did have some legal fish today but all were released. We caught at least 40 fish today. Pic is Brian with a nice 17 in fish.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fishing Elizabeth River Dec. 10, 2010

Brian and I took the skiff out at crab creek and went to find a place to put it for the winter near the hot ditch. I got an indoor storage unit at Elizabeth River Storage which has a nice boat ramp on site. We went out for 3 hours from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Light winds, air temp 45F, water temp 49 to 55f. We fished alot of areas but only caught fish in one which was way back up towards the locks. Didn't see any fish caught anywhere else. we caught 8 specks all in the 14 inch range.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fishing Little Creek and the River Nov.22, 2010

Fished from 11:30 am to 4:40 pm. Water 57.5, wind S10, water clear, outgoing tide. Went and fished LC jetties for specks, caught 1 22 in striper on 5 in green and white gulp jerk shad. fished inside pretty lake by oyster bar nothing. Marked lots of fish at sm. boat channel but no takers. Came back in the river and caught some tog. Pic is of a 21 in fish. Used fiddlers and they worked. Then moved  to fish for speck s and caught about 25 in 45 minutes all small.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Fishing Nov 19, 2010


I had to work today but Brian decided to take the skiff out togging. Wind NE20Kts, water 55f, water clear, fished both tides. He got 14 today. Here is a pic of one.

Fishing the river Thursday Nov.18, 2010

Brian was in town and we left the dock at 10 am and were back at 5 pm. The only thing Brian wanted was a tog for dinner. Well we got that. Water 57f, wind nw 10, water very clear. We started out speck fishing and on our third spot found them. We caught about 30 fish with a couple pushing right at 14 inches but most were a little under. We tog fished a little but the tide was changing so we went down long creek and tried somee other spots but no luck . We tog fished the first of the incoming but it was little slow but did get Brian's dinner. Hit some spots in the western branch but only one hit. Back at the dock just before sundown and the temp drop

Sunday, November 14, 2010

fishing Nov14, 2010

David, Bob, Merv and I took Merv's boat to the 1st island today for togs Wind light with some ne swell, water 53f, water clear outgoing not strong. The bite was slow but we kept 4 n ice fish in 16 to 18 inch range, fished the sanner and cape henry wrecks on the first of the incoming Nada! fished from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Air temp was about 60f

Saturday, November 13, 2010

River Fishing Nov.13, 2010

Merv and I went speck fishing and it was slow so decided to try to fish a couple togs spots.Fished the skiff 56f, Wind15 to kts NE. Fished incoming and caught 16 togs up to 22 1/2 inches

Fishing the river Nov. 12, 2010

Went out in the morning and hit 4 or 5 spots for trout, wind 25 kts, water 55f, water clean. We fished 2 hours and caught about 10 fish, no keepers.
Fished a couple docks from 4: 30 to 6 pm looking for pups. Fished with gulps and crab, nothing.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Wind

The wind is still blowing 20 plus knots. I'm off this weekend so it will blow until at least Monday. Maybe I can get out on the river some and see if the larger trout have moved in.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Duck to Kill Devil Hills

Spent Wednesday thru Sunday on the the outer baks and it was blowing very hard. It was fishable Thursday and Friday but the were only catching small trout so I did not bother. Casey fished Sunday in the Wind and caught some small trout in Long Creek. Maybe this wind will stop blowing sometime.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fishing the river saturday 0ct.30,2010

Water 63f,wind SE15 to 20kts, incoming tide, water clarity OK
 Fished 45 minutes for specks caught one 15 in fish. It was so so went looking for drum. No luck. The shrimp are starting to show up in the canal under the lights. Caught one last night and the night before.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Speck fishing the river Oct.27 and 28 2010

My son Taylor fished the river Thursday for about 2 hrs in in light winds except for a bad rainstorm, water 73f, cloudy, incoming tide, he fished in the turning basin and caught 96 fish with 2 keepers 18 inches.
Friday he and a friend fished from 11am to 5 pm and caught one fish. a front had moved thru and it was blowing 30 kts from the north and water temp 65f, incoming lots of weeds and grass and dirty water

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fishing Monday Oct. 25, 2010

Taylor and I went out in the first island and fished from 11:30am to 1:30 pm for tog. Just one small tog. Current was incoming but not really hard. We left at slack tide to go pick up skiff and go speck fishing. Wind SSW20 to 25 kts.  Water 65f. Partly sunny.
Left at 2pm and fished till 5 pm. Cloudy winds SSW25 to 30 kts water 66f outgoing tide. It was very hard to cast but we caught alot of small specks mostly in the turning basin, but as the Tstorms started to get closer we headed back and fished outside my canal and picked 3 more fish.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Speck fishing Oct. 24th, 2010

David and I went and fished the Inlet from 5:15 to 7 pm with light south winds, water 66f the last of the outgoing very dirty water and first of the incoming.We caught somewhere around 40 specks with one 17 in keeper. Air temps were in low 70's or upper 60's. Beautiful evening.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Togs and specks Oct.21, 2010

Fished the morning with Arthur and Jack for togs. Air upper 50's, Water 64 F, West WSW15 to 20 increasing to 25kts by 12:30pm. Fished 1st island where I did good Sunday the last of the incoming and first of the outgoing. It was a little bumpy but fishable. One tog , the bite never turned on.Dropped them off and headed back to the house.
Met Brian at 2 PM and fished the river for specks. We caught at least 50 but no keepers. Gray shrimp gulp and green gulp mullets were the ticket.Back at the house at 5 pm. Water was 66f in the river 25 kt west

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lynnhaven River Oct.19, 2010

David and I went out for an hour and half to find some decent sized specks or pups.Water 66f, light winds, air 50's incoming tide. Nothing was biting so went back to the house and caught a few small specks off the dock. No bait anywhere.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tog fishing Oct. 17, 2010

Left the house at 10:15am anf started fishing at the first island around 11 am. Water 65 f, Wind SW 15+ outgoing current. Its was not a strong current and and we picked away at them staring in 11 ft picking up small fish then dropping back to 15 ft where we found a better class of fish. We broke off three large fish most likely sheepshead on the rocks and ended up with our 8 fish limit before 1:20pm. Went looking for some decent sized spot but was no in the cards today. Tried for some pups for about 45 minutes off church point but the crabs cleaned the bait very quickly.

Here is a pic of the togmaster himself Dan with a nice mess of togs up to 6 lbs

Friday, October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

Fished from 8:30 am to 2 pm, Wind at 20 knots west, water 68f and dirty, air 60's. Went to Rudee in the skiff today with Ron Thornburg as he wanted some spot and croaker. Well we did OK on the croaker but it was slow. Fished the incoming tide around the Jetties with the north Jettie being most productive. We caught a few small spot, small sea mullet and a few small specks.Another day off with 20 knots of wind. Maybe I should have run to the triangles today.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October 12, 2010

Left the house with my neighbor Clarence at 6 pm and went o 2nd for some tog and sheep. Had 30 minute window before dark and only managed 15 in tog. wind was light, current was light ebb, water 68f. Tried for croakers after dark but nada at 2nd or 1st. Went in the river to try a favorite spot for pups, Nada! I think th pups are scattered right now with all the bait in the river and won't start feeding on the lights till the temps drop.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fishing Oct. 5, 2010

Merv's son is over from Scotland and he wanted to catch some fish. It's been raining and blowing since he got here and today was no different except we had sun. Winds NW at 20kts, water temp 69F and dirty. The target today was sheepshead and were were not denied. We left at 2pm and he took almost an hour to get to the 2nd island and where I wanted to fish was just unfishable so I got as close as I could and anchored. We fished from 3:15 to 5:15 PM and managed 3 sheeps 20, 22, 25, several togs, some nice pups and a 3 lb trigger.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday Sept 26, 2010 River report

Casey and Wally caught some specks this morning up to 3lbs, but most were small. I went out in afternoon to see if there were any spot or large croaker around and didn't caught anything. water temp 76 wind NE15 to 20

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Zihuatenejo, Mexico September 18-25, 2010






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Randy, Merv, John and I went down for a week of relaxation with fishing thrown in. Hurricane Karl messed up Sunday and Monday as it came across Mexico from the Atlantic. The fishing for Sailfish is a little slow this time of year but we managed 3 fish. Rooster fishing was good. Merv and John got 3 big ones on Wednesday and Randy and I got 10 Friday with the biggest going around 35 lbs.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day King Mackeral

Casey, Bill and Robby went one for 3 on the King Mac's. I went with Jamal Wednesday and the wind forecast was off by 15 knots. No fish for us.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Offshore trip Tuesday Aug 31, 2010

Casey and Merv went out for Dolphin and caught 40 or more.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The River August 23, 2010

Fished with David for a few hours. NE wind no flounder keepers in the inlet but did find some nice drum up to 32 inches.

Club Challenge August 21, 2010

We sucked. Fished for cobia for 6 hrs and only saw 1 fish which we didn't even have a shot at.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Flounder fishing August 11, 2010

Clear, hazy and light winds. Had a window with the currents between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Fished small croakers and spot. Lots of big toads and two nice flatties. 24 in for Arthur and a 25 inch for me.

Cobia fishing August 10, 2010

Light winds and clear skies. Jamal and I saw seven and hooked up on two. I had a 53 inch paper and Jamal had a 60 inch paper. Pictures to follow. The pic is of the 60 inch fish

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

fishing Monday August 3, 2010

It was windy and rainy in morning and we fished a number of different spots for sheepshead. Nothing! Took the skiff out in the evening in the river and caught 10 flounder but no keepers.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Triangle wrecks July 31, 2010

Casey, Brian and Bill fished and brought home a nice mess of  seabass and one small dolphin. Tough day of fishing but the weather was beautiful

Flounder fishing July 29, 2010

Brian, Casey, Merv and I fished north of the fourth island and had 4 keepers, 3 of which went 24 to 25 inches. We hooked to Cobia but they quickly spit the hooks. Had to run from a very bad T-storm to Little Creek and spent 3 hours eating shrimp and hushpuppies and drinks. Merv met the next love of his life at the bar. Not sure if he remembers that.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Flounder fishing July 25, 2010 in the Lynnhaven River

Fished from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Ended up with 2 keepers at 21 inches each. It was windy and hot.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Flounder fishing 7-5-10

Brian, Merv and I fished from 11 to 4 pm at CBBT. Caught 3 fish very quickly on the last of the outgoing. 20, 21, 24. Incoming managed a few throwbacks and another 21 inch fish. The bite on the incoming sucked.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Flounder fishing July 1, 2010

Merv and I fished the river from 12 noon to 5 pm and managed 4 flounder 19, 19.5, 21.5, and 23.5. Casey, Brian and Jamal fished the CBBT and caught 5 flounder with Jamal's fish topping out around 8.5lbs. Here are the picks from the river.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Drum fishing May 19, 2010

Perfect conditions but still this little guy keeps following me around.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

River fishing May 16, 2010

David and I fished the river for 3 hours today water temp 70f wind NE 20. David managed a nice 22 inch flounder


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Drum fishing May 14, 2010

Fished the shoals at Smith Island with Jamal and David. Water 64 f SE wind, 2 sharks. This is really getting old.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 12, 2010

Fished the river with David for a couple of hours, conditions were not good , very strong SW wind, no fish

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Drum fishing Monday May 10, 2010

Fished four different spots around fisherman's island during the day. Water 56f, no runs

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010

fished a number of places water temp around 70f caught 5 flounder , one keeper, will eat for dinner

Drum fishing May 2, 2010

fished ship shoal inlet water 67 f no runs on the drum

Saturday, May 1, 2010

tog fishing April 30, 2010

Went and fished a wreck off Cape Henry from noon to 3 pm. Only caught a few Toads and one tog.

WT 60F;Wind wsw15 to 20kts
Fished the last of incoming and first of outgoing

Friday, April 30, 2010

Drum fishing April 29, 2010

Set up on the shoals with Taylor, Arthur and Jack and fishing incoming tide with 60F water. Fished from 7 to 11 pm with no runs , everyone else did about the same. Fished in 5 ft of water. We let Jack catch 2 doggies with cut crab to break the boredom.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Black from the past in the Panga

I hope we can get some nice ones like this

Drum fishing April 24, 2010

Casey, Chris and Pete each got a paper last night

Friday, April 23, 2010

Red Drum April 21, 2010



Casey and Bill took the Bluewater to the Eastern Shore for drum in the evening and were rewarded with a great bite. The caught 10 fish up to 57 1/2 inches

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fishing the SS Jonah aka Theresa J

Seriously, I fished with my friend Matt on his 25 Parker in search of Tog, We fished everywhere I have been catching togs lately and some other spots also. Did not have a bite or oyster toad to show for it. Spent an hour over the 3rd island tube in 25 ft of water and watched about 4 small fish caught by other boats and called it a day. Matt has a really nice rigged boat but for some reason every time I fish on it the fish won't bite. THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE IN THE NEXT MONTH!

Matt with a fish he catches often

Red Drum Attempt April 20, 2010

Jamal and I went to the Eastern Shore today and fished a few spots. No runs and lost my anchor

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

tog fishing April 12, 2010

Merv and I went out for a few hours around the change of current to fish an inshore wreck. Just as the bite started to pick up so did the wind 20 knts from NE. Caught a few togs before the anchor broke loose and we decided to call it.

Tog and Drum fishing

Casy, Jamal, Brian and Randy fished Sunday April 11th nad put a hurtin on some nice toge. They lost count of how many but estimated 25 to 30 fish but no papers. Nothing on the drum, still to early.
ssorry camera batteries died on me.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Osprey love a good platform for a nest

Do you think this guy uses his boat or pier much?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

East Cape Mexico in September at Buena Vista



The Buena Vista Resort is a great place and September is a great time to visit. Mucho Tuna, Dorado, Roosterfish, Sailfish and Marlin



April 3, 2010

Left house at 8:30 am with Casey, Chris, and David in search of Tog in the Fog. It was cold, Foggy and windy a bit nasty but we still managed to catch more than 20 fish releasing most of the females and fish under 18 inches. Kept 11 fish today. Tried for about 45 minutes for flounder with only one bite.

Friday, April 2, 2010

This is one of the tog Marvolus Mervyn assisted in catching today. April 2, 2010 was not hot for us but we did manage 4 like this one all within an inch of being papers. Merv did catch one and since it was 16 inches I let him keep it

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fishing Report 4-1-10 No fools here!

Casey, Sean, and Wally went to the triangles today. They caught a limit of tog up to 10 1/2 lbs Sorry the camera would not work and it was dark when they got back. Sean got the paper and Casey was short with 8 1/2 lbs, should have released it. Wally had the cod rod and is excited to try it.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hey Bob,
Glad you stopped by. It would be great if you could add some reports with pics from the outer banks this year.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Boat



It's now official the Panga is up for sale and being replaced with a Bluewater

Togs March 21, 2010


Fished with Marvelous Mervyn and David the Taxi Guy. It wasn't hot and heavy and it took some time to find the right spot but when we did it game on. Kept 6 togs between 6 and 7 lbs. David had the hot rod today and managed this 24 inch release paper

Tog and Flounder March 20, 2010

Casey, Wally and the Pirate spent the day fishing the CBBT and managed 5 togs and a 22 inch flounder. Weather was 80 degrees with light winds

Jack's Paper Tog Caught in the Lynnhaven River 25 inch release



Caught November 20, 2009 just before dark. We went on to tear up some nice pups after that

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Here are a few fish caught in Talketna, Alaska wade fishing