Took three days off last week (Wed - Fri) and headed to Wachapreague, VA for some early season fluke fishing. After having a great day of striper fishing two weeks ago, we (Dad, friend and I) were second guessing ourselves that we shouldn't spend those days on the DE bay.
Went anyway and had a great time. In three days of fishing we caught at least 160 fish. Wednesday we fished from 10am-5:30pm, ending with 13 keepers. Three fish a little over 21". Thursday was tougher due to the wind but still caught 40 fish...only 2 keepers though. We fished from 7:30am to 7:00pm. Friday was a blast, fished from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Must have caught 70 fish, keeping our limit of 18. Largest were the last two at 23" and 23.5". Largest weighed 5.5lbs.
Total keepers was 33. Not bad for our early warm-up to the season here this weekend.
Minnows for the most part..sometimes tipped with squid. There are two ramps in that town. One at Capt Zed's (to the left when entering town) is free but the ramp is tough. It is such a shallow angle that at low tide you have no water and at high tide the truck is under water before the boat floats.
The ramp next door at the Wachapreague Marina is good at high or low tide and they charge $3. Well worth the $3.
We also caught on frozen sardines (6-8") andbucktails tipped with squid.
I usually fish out of Absecon, what kind of boat do you have. I have a 22' ProLine WA. maybe I'll see you on Saturday.
Spooled - check out the tidalfish.com website for local reports down there. They have a Virginia fishing forum that is updated all the time. They have been catching flounder and tog (as well as bass) out by the islands.