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Surf fishing Assateague Island
Oct 11, 2021 17:23:29   #
Ferd Berfel Loc: Berlin Maryland
 
New to the game. Looking to make it a retirement hobby. Got a suitable truck. Now I want to catch reds & stripes!!!

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Oct 11, 2021 19:36:50   #
Govna Loc: Kill Devil Hills,NC
 
Welcome to the Fishing Stage Ferd, I am still rather new here myself and fishing south of you in the surf of the Outer Banks beaches of NC. It sure is beautiful up there in the Delmarva peninsula as it is here as well. I retired two years ago in late October, so surf fishing is a good hobby to choose in my view. Good luck out there and most of all just enjoy the wonders of nature around you.

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Oct 11, 2021 22:23:22   #
Tommy G Loc: Colonial Beach VA.
 
You tube was a great help to me after years of casting across the ocean over outfitted!! 50' in front of you in the surf is where 80% of the fish are!!! Haven't got skunked throwing artificiales for 10 years!!

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Oct 11, 2021 22:37:43   #
Govna Loc: Kill Devil Hills,NC
 
Tommy G wrote:
You tube was a great help to me after years of casting across the ocean over outfitted!! 50' in front of you in the surf is where 80% of the fish are!!! Haven't got skunked throwing artificiales for 10 years!!


Funny, but that is the truth. I too often made the same mistake.

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Oct 13, 2021 11:35:02   #
hippie Loc: Ocean City, Md
 
Ferd, as for fishing Assateauge Island, they did catch a few red drum this year. The stripers, however, have not showed up in at least 10 years! I reside in that area and have not caught a legal sized fish in 8 years straight!! Basically, there are no fish here any more.

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Oct 13, 2021 13:09:51   #
Govna Loc: Kill Devil Hills,NC
 
hippie wrote:
Ferd, as for fishing Assateauge Island, they did catch a few red drum this year. The stripers, however, have not showed up in at least 10 years! I reside in that area and have not caught a legal sized fish in 8 years straight!! Basically, there are no fish here any more.
That is a terrible thing to hear. I have been up and around there but only for work purposes, but those waters looked so promising. I was in Chincoteague Island area and Cape Charles both on the VA end. Many years ago a co-worker had family in Cape Charles and we went out in the Chesapeake Bay. In a boat, we caught all kinds of fish even a shark. It was great fun and we filled the cooler and beyond. I know that is south of Assateauge and many years back like late 80's to early 90's...hopefully, it will one day recover. I remember hearing about the nudist place there and David Letterman got such a kick out of it with the island's ironic name.

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Oct 13, 2021 14:41:40   #
hippie Loc: Ocean City, Md
 
You mentioned sharks. I forgot about them in the surf. I know they caught a bunch of 8 to 10 ft sharks in the surf at night. Lots of pics were posted on https://www.thehulltruth.com/ You may have to search for them but the pics are there. (it amazes me how grown people are stupid enough to wrestle sharks still in the water and to get on their backs cowboy style in the water, while these sharks are alive!). Normally the sharks are sand tigers, however, regular tigers and hammerheads make up a fair percentage of the sharks caught. As for rigging I only know that they use kyacs and paddle out a couple of hundred yards and drop the bait down. Some had cannon setups that would shoot the bait out 300 yds. I did hear that in Md. the legislature passed a law prohibiting the use of cannons and possibly the kyacs but I'm not sure on the kyacs. Good luck if you give it a try.

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Oct 13, 2021 18:03:07   #
Govna Loc: Kill Devil Hills,NC
 
hippie wrote:
You mentioned sharks. I forgot about them in the surf. I know they caught a bunch of 8 to 10 ft sharks in the surf at night. Lots of pics were posted on https://www.thehulltruth.com/ You may have to search for them but the pics are there. (it amazes me how grown people are stupid enough to wrestle sharks still in the water and to get on their backs cowboy style in the water, while these sharks are alive!). Normally the sharks are sand tigers, however, regular tigers and hammerheads make up a fair percentage of the sharks caught. As for rigging I only know that they use kyacs and paddle out a couple of hundred yards and drop the bait down. Some had cannon setups that would shoot the bait out 300 yds. I did hear that in Md. the legislature passed a law prohibiting the use of cannons and possibly the kyacs but I'm not sure on the kyacs. Good luck if you give it a try.
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okay thanks Hip, I might try the kyack but the cannon sounds really fun but I won't be doing that, hee-hee..

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Oct 13, 2021 18:05:33   #
Govna Loc: Kill Devil Hills,NC
 
Govna wrote:
okay thanks Hip, I might try the kyack but the cannon sounds really fun but I won't be doing that, hee-hee..


I thought I spelled it wrong...It is the same forward as backwards, kayak...there it is !

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