Thursday, November 18, 2010

Still looking....

Well its Nov. 18th and the 2010 Rockfish season is starting to pickup. Schoolie size fish are being caught, not a great bite at this time but is gradually getting better. The "RockHound" was on a recon trip today. With a nice weather window we headed north up the Eastern Shore in search of quality size Rockfish,
( in the 40lbs + range ). We ran over 100 miles round trip from the doghouse and it was worth the time and expense. We started searching in the 20ft water depth 1 mile offshore, than moved out to about 2 1/2 miles in to 40 ft water. The Lowrance Fish Finder started to mark large balls of bait in the 15 ft to 25 ft water column. We also started to mark fish below the bait and big marks mixed in this school. Being almost 1/4 mile long, this school of Rock Fish was impressive. The water temp was 55 degees the same as at the CBBT. This is 1 of several magration schools of Rock Fish on the way. This is the quality of fish I'm looking for to put in the boat for my clients. Within the next 2 weeks weather permitting, the Rock Fish bite is going to be on.

Captain Pete      

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