dave sharkman

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  1. 4 mins ago, DerrickT said:

    I was gonna say I've seen 6 or 7 over the last 2 weeks.


    I think the last few years there have been a couple here and there and as early as June but it wasn't 6 or 7 in a 2 week time.



    Last weekend when we were out in rhe boat the back bay was 83 degrees, till we got out to the inlet it only dropped down to 80.  Winter wasn't real cold, water warmed up alittle faster.  Maybe they are moving alittle more?  I dunno.  Tropical storm pushed a few north?  


    Last year and the year before they were chasing and following schools of small trout out front.  Sharks were chasing the schools too.  Havent seen any trout yet this summer either though.  Plenty of hard heads in the inlet though

    Haven't seen as many of the normal sharks either, sandbars here and there, an occasional sandtiger but the blacktips and spinners are thick. 

  2. 7 hours ago, Jimbotacoma said:

    Thats awesome! I am new to surf fishing and to fishing in general (started when Assateague opened back up) I have gone 3 times and use the OSV and have caught a bunch of whiting and four 3.5ft sharks all on cut bait be in June. I would love to start throwing more plugs and catching fish like the Mackerel. What kind of plugs are you throwing and what tides/time of day do you typically throw plugs in? For Assateague we have been mainly fishing incoming and high tide? I was under the impression from other people that sharks and whiting were the only thing you will really catch during the summer. I am hoping this isnt true and look forward to any advice, I am heading back out the weekend of the 18th and 19th and would love to try and put some new knowledge to work.


    Thanks for any and all advice!

    For the Spanish daybreak and sunset seem best although anytime your out its worth a shot. I typically toss sting silvers for them, able to toss them out a mile, fast retrieve. Try various colors, i found pink works as well as the blue. Chrome works but blues tend to hit them more frequently. As for other species, you could try for flounder in the surf as well as kings, croaker, spot, Spanish mackerel. Cobia are around albeit rare. But its the ocean you never know what you'll hook into. 

  3. On 7/4/2020 at 7:55 PM, Rich60 said:

    Hey Buddy

    Wow that is fantastic and absolutely crazy for July.     I have always respected your willingness to teach and help others.   Gonna try to get down for Drum season in late September despite all the craziness.  Stay safe.


    Look forward to fishing with you rich its been way to long...believe it or not I seen pics of another red caught on assateague yesterday. Very very odd

  4. Anyone that knows me knows that I love teaching our younger generation how to surf fish especially when they have a passion for it. I met up with a young guy ive been teaching for the last year or so tonight. We were toasing kingfish rigs and we each had a big rod out for any possible toothy critters etc. Well around 10 pm his bait rod doubles over and starts dumping line. We figured he had a kingfish on that a shark got ahold of. Anyway he fights it back and forth for 10 minutes and when it got close i went out to land it for him, to my complete and utter surprise it was a 50" red drum on a 1/0 hook lol. As soon as i picked the fish up the hook broke. Never seen a red caught in July off assateague. You could tell it was an older red, almost lost all the bronze color and was completely grey. I think the only saving grace he had was the water was very warm so the red didn't have the energy levels they typically would have in the fall. Im totally proud of the kid he has come a long way since I met him. BTW he is only 14. The look on his face was priceless. I had a few Spanish mackerel tossing plugs and we both had a bunch of small to medium toothy guys as well. As a heads up, new regs are being heavily enforced with catching shark. The park rangers have been sitting and watching making sure the shark are not brought onto land to release. So of you go out after them be prepared to dehook them in the surf break. 



  5. On 6/24/2020 at 5:04 PM, spinr0k said:

    Finally found it in my phone from last year, it opened back up on August 7th.  Ugh.  Was hoping its a smaller amount of plover hatchlings this year.

    Years past it was always open by the 3rd week of july, last 2 or 3 years it keeps getting later. Last 2 years it opened the weekend of the amsa camporee.