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Flounder- Wachapreague Reef vs Parramore Reef

Old 07-11-2019, 11:55 AM
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Default Flounder- Wachapreague Reef vs Parramore Reef

Trying something different this month...

I've grown up Flounder fishing in the creeks up and down Va's Eastern Shore but I have never really tried going out in the ocean. I have been looking at the maps/charts and will be attempting to some flounder wreck fishing at the end of the month. I've heard all about the Parramore reef but I feel like that might be a little far for me in my flat bottom 24 carolina skiff DLX. Has anyone tried fishing the closer-in Wachapreague reef? What ive seen on the VMRC website shows some concrete pipe and other structure, but nothing like the further out Parramore reef with subway cars, military vehicles, ships etc. Any advice/experiences are greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:37 PM
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Wachapreague reef is almost nothing. There are two spots, the northern spot is mostly sanded over. The southern has a couple pieces there, it's not what you really want. It is worth the few more miles to go deeper, your skiff is fine to make the run on a nice day. Attached are images where you can compare the two sites.

If you want more information on how we can improve these reefs check out our group and buy a book containing waypoints for each piece of structure, all funds go right back to reef building in Virginia.

Chincoteague Wachapreage reef project

And on facebook


Parramore reef

Wachapreague reef
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:56 PM
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Krabill-

Thanks so much for your response. I figured the Parramore reef and all of its structure is worth it. I am going to pull the trigger and make the longer run.

I will definitely look into the groups and book. I very much appreciate having these reefs and all the fish they can provide. I have spent a lot of time on the cabbage patch and the cell in the bay. We need to keep the reefs around!
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