Fished the Bay the 11th and 12th. The early am on Friday was a little windy and planers keep tripping so we had alimited spead out of eels. Wind layed down as the day wore on. Winds were light on the 12th. We fished from Cape Charles to just north of 42. Saw birds working over schoolies but they were there one minutes and gone the next. Water temps were 52.5 in am and 54 in day. Marked good scools of bait and two small schools of fish buy we never got bit. Saw one nice fish caught jusy off Cherrystone in 40 ft of water at 8am on second day. If anyone is going up, Iwould suggest going further north. Not many fish were caught out of Cape Charles per the Marine Fisheries guy. On a side note, we got up early Sunday am and drove to Manns Harbor in NC and caught well over a 100 small striped bass casting. Lots of fun on light tackle as they are small fish, but welcome after two very slow days on the Bay.
The weekend of the 4th Patriot and I launched one day out of Cape Charles. That was a rough day of hard fishing. When we were pulling out, someone from the fishery dept was conducting a survey. She told us nobody had caught anything. It slow in Cape Charles from every thing I have heard.
Harley When is a good time to fish. Anytime is Primetime to fish!!
We fished the weekend before Christmas and never had a bite. The fish were up north of Cape Charles this year and mostly have remained up there. Think some decent fish are being caught down there now, but we missed them. Only went the one time. As a side note, the stripers have moved into the lower Roanoke River area down near Plymouth. If you haven't been it is a fun fishery. Light tackle and good numbers of fish.