View Full Version : Kingies in the bay??
07-25-2009, 08:19 AM
My wife Tina and I spent the day fishing yesterday and being new down here I have a few questions. We keep the boat (22 Mako) at Davis Warf Marina and we are stilll learning how to fish the area. We were drifting North to South across the mouth of the Occohannock Creek. We had a mixed bag of small Croakers and Spot. My wife Tina pulled in a nice 14" Kingfish. That was our first Kingie down here and I was wondering if they are common enough to target when we fish. Being an avid Surf Rat from Brigantine NJ this is a fish I targrt all summer and one of mt favorite for the table. I was using the same set up I use in the surf (RTB Kingfish Rig with Worm Fishbites). Any advice is welcomed. Phil
07-27-2009, 08:05 AM
Any input here? Phil
07-29-2009, 10:40 AM
Kings are there but don't ever seem to be concentrated like the spot and croakers do. We'd catch them mixed in with other fish but never a lot at one place.
07-29-2009, 04:09 PM
We do not specifically target the kings but we catch them pretty well using a shad dart tipped with fishbites or a 2" GULP shrimp. If you need more weight to get down to the fish, use the same set up as a normal hi/lo rig, with the shad darts used in place of the hooks on the droppers. They will also respond pretty well to clam chum. I which case you can tip the shad darts with a small piece of clam. I usually cast out into the slick and then retrieve very slowly.
08-12-2009, 02:14 PM
We went out the other day and got a nice bunch for dinner. Can't beat'em breaded and pan fried. Phil
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