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Old 07-11-2019, 05:35 AM
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We typically start to see them around mid to late July. Dependent of course on water temps and weather. By close, I mean 25-35 miles east of Virginia Beach.

Any info / catches / sightings appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:29 AM
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If the weather holds will try this weekend
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:39 AM
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heard of a few caught out by the fingers couple weeks ago, definitely that time to start finding them around the triangles and inshore lumps
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:38 PM
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Should find some on the Lumpy bottom area (hot dog, ham bone). should not need to go farther in late July.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:07 PM
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They've been caught way inshore already by people flounder fishing. We saw plenty of flying fish starting 7 miles off the beach last week in 68' of water.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:07 PM
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1997 40' Ocean Super Sport w/ CAT 3126's,,, Wish I was sporting that !
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:33 AM
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Hoping to run about 35 miles off VA beach tomorrow start looking, anyone else going looking for mr. Mean green tomorrow
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We may be doing a similar plan if the fog is bad. Original plan was fingers and Beyond. I’m a little concerned with the fog forecasted
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:40 AM
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I’m headed out of Salt Ponds tomorrow morning. Plan is to work the fingers up to the canyon. Hit me up on 79 “HighPoint”.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:50 AM
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Good stuff will probably start just inshore of fingers work out, channel 79" reel searenty "
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:11 PM
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Roger that, channel 79 “OK Fine”

Leaving sunset at 3:15. good luck and be safe guys.
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Good luck to all tomorrow, really hoping to see some reports.. One boat captain contacted me and said some moved inside fingers, but I am guessing still need to go hot dog or those mounds inside of hot dog the other day,, NADA ( Been out 3 days in row, need a break!)
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:59 AM
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went to Washington yesterday (Saturday) & the most life I saw all day was on the way home 20 miles off the beach. flying fish. bait fish & turtles. I'm doing an overnight Mon-tues & will definitely check out 26 mile hill on my way out of wachapreague
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How did everyone do today? We went 4-6 on tuna bites. Unfortunately they were all short. One was a drag screamer that dumped a tld 25 locked down—pulled the hook. Bummer!!!!

All bites way way overboard of cigar. Didn’t see much inshore...
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:46 PM
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I just got around to reading my Saltwater Sportsman magazines from past months, their was an Article I believe in Aprils issue talking about catching Mahi 3-16 miles off of Virginia Beach and Oregon Inlet. It was a pretty good read.
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Worked the Norfolk Canyon. We went 1 for 5 on the Mahi today. It was a nice gaffer. Everything else came unbuttoned. Lots of activity until about 9:30am (two tones, turtles, sunfish etc...) then the doldrums set in and no other knockdowns the rest of the day.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:14 PM
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Thanks to all for sharing!
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Slow day for us started inshore the fingers at sunrise trolled well east of the fingers almost to the ledge. Had one dolphin on the meat stick but he through the hook. Saw a fair amount of life, few flying fish , some turtles, and marlin birds, was surprised no fish .we called it at 1 went to plan b and put about 10 good size sea bass in the box for dinner
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BTW, did not man to imply Offshore,,, fished inside bay last few
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:42 AM
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Chunking or trolling inshore??
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