1-2-2014 – Was going to try to run offshore for deep dropping but the weather changed for the worse. So, ran over off the Eastern Shore with Wally to eel for rockfish. Started off good with the first bite by 0830, but the hook pulled. Fished with 8/0 circle hooks. Landed the second bite, for a 47″ release citation. Wally got a 49″ release citation right at the end of the day. Not a great record with six bites total and only two fish landed, but got a couple citations to start the 2015 season.
December 5, 2014 – Drifted eels off Old Plantation Light from 2pm until dark for rockfish w/ Davie, Wally, Jody and Ricky. Marked bait and fish, but no bites. Anchored at the HR and fished both the incoming and outgoing tide until 2am w/ no bites. Marked bait at the HR.
November 29, 2014 – Drifted eels off Old Plantation Light for rockfish w/ Wally, Jody and Ricky. Bite was late in the afternoon. Ricky got a nice 45″ release citation and Wally had the hook pull on another citation size rockfish right at the boat.
This was Ricky’s sixth citation for the year and first time expert angler.
Capt. Mike Avery’s article on Sword Fishing out of Virginia.