It was hot, but the SW breeze made it bearable. The fish turned off just as quickly as they had turned on, so we headed in at around 4pm or so.
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Chris Quinn came into town from Richmond. Chris, Captain Rudy Lavasseur, and I decided to pound for some flounder in the Chesapeake Bay.
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With Rudy’s flounder skills, we were excited. With a live well full of live bait, we pulled out of Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia Beach, and headed to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in search of big flounder.
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Unfortunately, the flatfish didn’t get that memo. We bumped around for most of the morning, with nothing to show.
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Rudy reassured us, “They’re there, we just have to wait for them to bite.” And wait we did.
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We took our time and took a swim break. I think Chris won the award for the prettiest dive off the boat’s tower!
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Back to business around noon, and the fish were ready this time.
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The current was starting to move, so we raked over the same holes we had covered that morning, with much better results. The bait we used were 4 to 7-inch spot and croaker on a 3-way rig.
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We hooked over 20 fish, with most of them ranging to around 23-inches long.
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My biggest went over 26-inches.
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Rudy estimated it at over 7-pounds, but my crew flinched as I let her swim off for a Virginia State release citation.
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It was hot, but the SW breeze made it bearable. The fish turned off just as quickly as they had turned on, so we headed in at around 4pm or so.
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A great day on the water, with a great crew!
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