Capt. Jerry Thrash
Patriot Charters and Queens Creek Outfitters
2066 Buckley Hall Rd.
PO Box 900
Cobbs Creek, VA 23035
Queens Creek Outfitters Reel and Downrigger Sales and Service
Fishing Report, June 9, 2008
Croakers are biting well in the Rappahannock on the north shore across from Grays Point and in the open bay and in the creeks. Some medium spot are mixed in.
Flounder fishing at Buoy 42 and in the Cell area has improved a bit as the bay water warms and begins to clear from the storms.
Spadefish have begun to bite at the Cell and at Wolftrap. We weighed in four citations from Wolftrap over the weekend. The biggest fish was weighed in mid-afternoon Friday at 13.96 lbs! The huge fish had been caught in the morning but had been in the cooler for several hours. It likely would have broken the state and IGFA record of 14.0 lbs, had it been weighed earlier. This 24" fish had a girth of almost 26", an inch greater than the existing record.
Speckled Trout fishing continues to be hot! We registered another six citation specks this week, five from the Mobjack area and one from the Piankatank River.
24", 13.96 lbs caught 6/6 at Wolftrap Light on clam by Donald M. Night of Chesterfield
22", 10 lbs, 13 oz caught 6/6 at Wolftrap Light on clam by Dewey L. Ayers, Jr of Gloucester
20", 10 lbs, 4 oz caught 6/8 at Wolftrap Light on clam by Chris Pritchard of Gloucester
22", 11 lbs, 4 oz caught 6/8 at Wolftrap Light on clam by Charles Johnson of Highland Springs
27.5", 7 lbs, 13 oz. caught 6/2 in the North River by John Michael Hudgins of Hudgins on cut bait.
23", 5 lbs, 7 oz. caught 6/2 in the North River by Joseph Sibley of Gloucester on a peeler.
23", 5 lbs, 0 oz. caught 6/3 in Callis Creek by Alan W. Moe of Hudgins on a grub.
24", 5 lbs, 3 oz. caught 6/3 in the North River by Johnnie A. Booker of Gloucester on cut bait.
28.5", 7 lbs, 13 oz. caught 6/7 in the Piankatank River by Capt. Christopher Newsome of Gloucester on a live bunker.
27", 6 lbs, 10 oz. caught 6/7 in the Mobjack Bay by David W. Forrest II of Gloucester on a live minnow.
Black Drum Release, 49" 6/5 at the CBBT Hi-rise on clam by Raymond T. Leiffer of Ark.
Blue Catfish, 31 lbs caught 6/7 by Timothy Riley of Newport News in the Chicahomony river (James City County side) on bullhead minnows.
Capt. Jerry Thrash