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Fishing in the Northern Neck

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:02 am

Did you get out over the weekend or one evening to do any fishing? I got to go out on Monday, the 17th for my first adventure out into the lower Bay. I got to go with my fishing partner and best friend Tiffany Risch and with Richmond County’s own Josh and Tracy Saunders aboard Peake Tide Charters. We left out of Hampton and headed over to the Bay Bridge Tunnel area in high hopes of finding plenty of action. The wind was blowing but the forecast was for the winds to die down. We got to the bridge and started to search out some fish around the bridge pilings. I pulled in the first fish, a croaker, and the second, a nice sea bass, my first. We moved around looking for some other species and then just as predicted, the wind died and the water turned more slick. Josh has a great eye and we were soon hooked up on cobia. I got the honors of catching the first one, even catching my biggest one on light tackle which really was a workout. Well, at the time I thought it was. Tiffany hooked up with the biggest cobia of the day, which made it a great day too. We made a move to one of the islands and found some red drum and dropped some baits down and I hooked up with a tank of a red drum. Well, actually, I thought I had gotten hung in the rocks again. But, when it started to swim off, I knew that I had something on the line. What an amazing fight, it dove down, it ran right, then back left, it pulled the drag and I fought back.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 6/26/19

Bruce Callis enjoys time with friends during his first adventure on the lower bay.