We are entering the dog days of summer, and lots of folks are on the water. Post your fishing reports and questions/discussion here.
As VTFish noted, I got to spend Saturday and Sunday cobia fishing with some Hokies down in Mathews. On Saturday the cobia didn't cooperate, but VTFish and our hosts waylaid the sea mullets at the Spit Light. That is the first time fishing at the Light where I can recall we caught bottom fish. Our hosts kept 50. We went through at least a dozen as live baits or chunks. And, we kept a handful in a minnow trap on the creek to use for bait Sunday.
On Sunday, we tried a different launch point and positioning. Our bait situation was dire- the baits were barely alive after the overnight in the lower salinity water. Fortunately the threadfins were thick and easily caught. And, at least for a window, the cobia wanted them. We managed 5 total, but 4 were just short of the 40 inch size limit and 1 was a tiny baby. I had a run and pulled tight on what felt like a nice fish, but the second hookset pulled it.
Over the course of 2 days, I believe we caught 9 species of fish. It was a good time and we learned a ton.