Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Limit of Rockfish in 45 min, Hampton Virginia

Hi folks! Today I headed out with cameraman Sean Finnegan and our buddy Barry Buchanon from our home port here on the Hampton River to fish for Rockfish. Our plan was to chunk for them, but Barry decided with the wind and tide, it may be better to wire line the pilings, so that is what we did. It only took one pass to hook up, and we caught fish on every pass. In about 45 min, we limited out, caught a few more to release, and headed back in for lunch. The fishing is THAT good. Now, these are not the monster Rockfish we Will be catching in another month, just very tasty 18 to 23 inch fish. Great for light line anglers.

The good news is also the night bite has just started to pick up. Jeff from Tidewater Sensors went last night and loaded up fast. The fish are really beginning to stack up now.
Suzuki 90hp four stroke, Carolina Skiff JVX 20 with Smart Tabs.
We ran from the back end of the Hampton River to the HRBT, trolled the entire time and ran back. Total fuel consumption was 1.4 gallons of fuel, or about $4.50 in gas. With a cooler\limit of fish!!
If you're not in Hampton already, get here soon for this years fantastic Rockfish season!!!

Tight Lines!!!

Jim Baugh

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