WGMD Fishing Report 8-7-18
Tuesday was a bit better for the crew of the Toast as we released four white marlin. We had the first one hooked up eight minutes after lines in at 8:30 AM. Then three more as the day went on until 3:30 PM when lines were out.
On Monday there was life everywhere we went, but on Tuesday the ocean was dead except for a lot of weed. Plenty of bait on the bottom seven miles south of the Washington Canyon in 50 to 100 fathoms where we spent the day.
The current leaderboard has Lights Out with the only qualifying white marlin at 75 pounds worth $2,600,000. Auspicious holds first place in the blue marlin category with the 881 pounder worth $700,000. The top tuna was caught on the Brass Monkey. It weighed 71 pounds and is worth $960,000.
Bob Baker called to report catching 32 flounder with 12 keepers from 18 to 23.5 inches in three to eight feet of water while fishing with Jerry Hammond and Walt Omeor out of Quimby, Virginia.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.