Roger Blackburn, left, and Janice Doyle each wrestled with a rockfish off the Virginia Beach coast aboard The Waterman with Capt. Mike Standing. Giant schools of the voracious predators produce a lot of simultaneous action.
Flocks of gannets skimming over the water are a good clue as to where the rockfish can be found. Both are keying on the baitfish at the surface.
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