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Hi everyone hope you have been enjoying the summer like weather we have been having lately. Feels like it is July or August.

Let's start this report in the surf....the skates and sharks are still the main catch out there, but word has it that at night you can get a nice catch of kingfish while fishing with either live or artificial bloodworms. Most people are using the surf king fish rigs or a top and bottom rig with small hooks.

Flounder fishing continues to be a good choice for the inlet. There have been lots of throw backs with some keepers in the mix. I would say that for every 10 fish you catch you may find 1 keeper. A first time fisherman, Terry Stough, of York, PA came into the shop on Friday and asked for some advice on what to use and where to go. We suggested a 6" Pearl Storm lure and sent him out to the Inlet to try his luck and two hours later he returned with an 8.8lb flounder he landed. A lot of people are jealous of a first time fisherman that lands a fish that big.

Sonny Maio, of Northern Virginia, caught a 6.5lb flounder while fishing over on the VFW Slough. He was using a minnow on a plain flounder hook.

The rock fishing has slowed down considerably since last week. The water temperatures have risen and any that are being caught are being caught at night with Poppers or other artificial lures such as black Bombers, Tsunamis or black bucktails with black worms.

The bluefish are still around in the inlet, they are running on the incoming and outgoing tides. Just look for the birds and the choppy water and throw out a bucktail, Hopkins lure or a Kastmaster. They like anything shiney, and they do not require bait.

The offshore bite has slowed down if you are looking for yellow fin in the Poor Man's. The fish seem to have followed the edge of the warm water that has pushed north.

Boats that did try their hand at it came back in with mostly dolphin, gaffer size to peanuts, and there were a few lucky ones that had a blue fin.

But the best catch of Saturday was the boat Liquid Handler with Anton Burr, Larry Watson and Howard Deaughtry. They left at 5pm on Friday night and came back to the dock with 3 Big Eye Tuna. They weighed 170, 155.2 and 103.5, along with a 40 yellow fin. Two more big eye broke off and a story of a midnight Mako fight that was at least 250lbs. They were glad that it broke off because they weren't prepared for that big guy. They were fishing way out at the Lindenkohl Canyon. That is one heck of a ride, but was all worth it to those guys. Congratulations!!

The head boat Judy V. continues to see improvement in the black sea bass fishing with more keepers showing up on the wrecks. The half day trips have been seeing on average 2-3 fish per person. Some times the morning is better, sometimes the afternoon is better. This all depends on the tides and the winds. I guess that is why it is called fishing and not catching. There have also been nice sized tautog caught and released, but that all changes July 1st when tog season opens back up. We can't wait for that.

We are fishing everyday both morning and afternoon. Reservations are recommended.

The full day trip on the Capt. Bob II saw a lot of keeper black bass and a flounder as well. The full day trip runs on the Capt. Bob II and is limited to 25 people, and reservations are required for this trip.

Flounder fishing in the ocean is starting to improve with a few more flounder coming in to the scales. Now don't think that they are setting the world on fire, but they are starting to bite more.

Well that's all for this week!

Keep Casting,

Deanna (Mrs. Bert)</p><p>





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