This is turning out to be another banner year for the rockfish! Reports are coming in with fish being caught from the bay Bridge to the Md/Va line. The fish have been in the channel and on the channel edges in 38-70 feet of water. We fished 2 days this past week and had our limit within a couple hours with Rob Hurd catching the largest on the boat 2 days ago. 43" and over 30 pounds. Good Job Rob.
There was a concern that the season would come to a halt with the water temps increasing at the pace they are. Today we have a cold snap that hopefully will extend the season a little longer. The colder temps should hold the fish here. As the water warms up into the 60's they won't hang around long. It was 62 degrees yesterday!
Lately, (last 2 days) I have been getting reports of better catches in the 35' to 45' depths, white umbrellas and tandem rigs have been hot.
We fished the channel edges between 84A and 83 both days and did very well. Also some reports of some nice fish taken around 86.
As far as new products.....we are working on putting together some summer lures. flounder rigs, smaller bucktails and even have one of our suppliers working on a prototype of a new holograqphic shad body for us.
Also check out the Teaser Tails in the spoon and spoon umbrella section!! These make great flounder rigs as well as fished off a dropper loop.
Thanks for all the pics that have been sent in , it looks like everyone is having a great trophy season