July 29, 2014
Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me fishing all week was super with most fares able to limit on sea bass to 4-3/4 pounds. Some ling were in the mix. The second half of the week saw summer flatties join the party and excellent numbers of fluke to 5-pounds came over the rails. Action on all species was always best when the captain was able to drift. He was forced to anchor on Sunday morning for a decent pick of fish. In the afternoon Capt. Tom went to an offshore wreck and found loads of sea biscuits and ling. Clams and squid are working equally well on the bass and flatties and fares employing sea robin strips do well on the flatties. On Friday Savy Norris of Alabama and Brian Martin both limited on sea bass and fluke. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, fluke and ling. Capt. J.R. updated me on the evening Wreck and Reef Special. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup sail from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday.
July 22, 2014:
Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said on Monday 12 fares bailed ling all day and even had a few cod to 10-pounds. The opening days of the sea bass season were superb. Quality fish were found and most fares have been limiting out on bass to 4-3/4 pounds. Some nice summer flatties to 5-pounds, a few scup and some ling were decked on each trip. Drifting produced the best results on sea bass along the 60 to 80-ft. drops. The only slow day was Sunday when harsh 20 knot east winds caused problems. The fares still managed to get a decent catch of sea bass and the last hour of the trip saw a good shat of ling. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, porgies and ling. Capt. J.R. started the evening Wreck and Reef Special last week and fishing was excellent. Most fares have been limiting out. Some trips saw some scup in the mix. Pool fish have averaged 3-1/2 to 5-pounds. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup will sail from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday to Saturday.
July 15, 2014:
Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said that it was freezer filling time for ling anglers all week. Loads and loads were taken. Scup action was not so good with only a handful seen each day. A few fluke were in the by catch along with some sea bass and flounder that were released. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, porgies and ling. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup will sail from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday to Saturday.
July 8, 2014:
Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said that filling buckets with ling was not a problem for his fares. The depths from 90 to 115-ft. are loaded with fish. However, the scup remained elusive except for Tuesday when some nice jumbos were taken. Nice size flatties have been in the by catch. On Sunday the first triggerfish of the year was bagged along with a surprise by catch of five haddock and a whiting. The captain said he is looking forward to the 15th when sea bass season opens. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for ling and porgies.
July 1, 2014:
Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout a very happy Capt. Tom Weiss said his fares experienced excellent fishing all week. Ling consistently rang the dinner bell and anglers were able to fill their buckets and haul in doubleheaders. The captain looks for scup in the morning but the action was good on some days and picky on others. A few summer flatties to 5-pounds came up on the morning bite. Barbara Moore showed off her skills on Thursday as she smacked 32 ling, three jumbo scup and nailed a pool winning cod of 8-1/2 pounds. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for ling and porgies.