February 2007 Fishing Reports

FEBRUARY 1, 2007

Atlantic Ocean Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

Today was the greatest extreme long range deep drop wreck fishing trip in the 5 years we’ve been doing this fishing. We had a fair sea condition most of the day. It got a bit choppy during the afternoon segment and as we returned to The Bay the NE “washing machine” was just getting stirred up. I’m afraid it will be a while before we get out again. Here comes the big blow!!!This was our 4th extreme long range deep drop wreck fishing trip of the 2007 campaign. We were joined by 12 intrepid anglers, along with local all stars like world famous Mr. Jamal Esfahani of Virginia Beach, and the brothers Capt. Mark Wray and Capt. Steve “The Professor” Wray. Mr. T.J. Reiber served as 1st Mate. Oh yeah, don’t forget “Ralph” – a/k/a “Kidney Bean”. Note to you 2 folks who “missed the boat” and did not show up this morning – YOU BLEW IT!!! We fished only one super secret wreck and whacked our limit of an amazing and absolutely incredible 350 keeper corpulent Black Sea Bass with alacrity. It was an excellent bite with multiple citations including THE TWO LARGEST BLACK SEA BASS ever caught aboard the “Jil Carrie” – at a whopping 7 pounds 7 ounces!!!! That’s right; both of them were 7 pounds 7 ounces!!!! We also released quite a few undersized BSB’s and Dawg Sharks. We also released a few Cunners and hideous Conger Eels. I asked the crew if they were up for a little Guinea Pigging to try some new spots I had in mind for Blueline Tilefish and Grouper. They agreed and we fished 5 locations where we caught 40 enormous Blueline Tilefish (including our 1st 3 ever VA Citations) 6 portly Warsaw Groupers (our first of this species and our largest ever of 20 pounds), and 9 Winter Runner Bluefish. WHEW, what a day!!! We were pleasantly surprised when Capt. Drew “Worm” Payne met us upon arrival back at the wharf at Long Bay Pointe Bait and Tackle with 3 hot pizzas for the crew! I think he was just looking for a skiing partner…

VA Weight Blueline Tilefish Citations (1 angler declined)

Mr. James A. Hodge of Chesapeake, VA – 15 pounds 15 ounces
Mr. Chad Stoker of Chesapeake, VA – 12 pounds 11 ounces

VA Weight Black Sea Bass Citations (3 not weighed as they did not exceed previously earned Citations)

Mr. David B. Howard of Leesburg, VA – 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 25 ¼”
Mr. George Williams of Jacksonville, NC – 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 24 ½”
Mr. Chad Stoker of Chesapeake, VA – 5 pounds 4 ounces
Mr. Dan Peters of Chesapeake, VA – 5 pounds even

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