“Trout” Heating Up

14 06 2014

We’ve all been waiting for the speck fishing to heat up and with the recent spell of hot weather there is the anticipation of some North Carolina trout heading our way. Yesterday, while prospecting for a few of the spotted variety we happened across one of his cousin’s, the weakfish ; a.k.a. gray trout, grey trout, yellowfin, tiderunner, squeteague, or simply sea trout (This fish has more aliases than a bad rapper). Anyway, the six pound ‘weakie’ (had to throw that in there, sorry) was a pleasant surprise. Oh, and we did manage to land four ‘specks’ of 18 to 20 inches, so things are looking good for a summer run. Remember, all speckled trout caught in Virginia waters must be released until August 1st. Specks caught in Maryland’s portion of the bay may be kept, but the creel is now 4 per day.

Paul Anderson shows off his 27-inch ‘weakfish’

Chen Sun boated this fine redfish on a Berkley Gulp! Swimming Mullet

Chen Sun boated this fine redfish on a Berkley Gulp! Swimming Mullet


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7 responses

14 06 2014
Bernhard Kemp

Was it released?

Bernie b05345@aol.com

14 06 2014
Phil Kerchner

Nice report Kevin – sounds like some good days ahead for you with the warmer temps.

14 06 2014
Josenhans Fly Fishing

Thanks Phil. Lets hope it keeps improving!

16 06 2014
Phillip Anderson

I just checked MD DNR’s website regarding spotted seatrout creel, and it still allows 10 fish at 14″?? I know there was talk about increasing the size and reducing the creel but is it really official?

16 06 2014
Josenhans Fly Fishing

It’s official. The new 4 fish creel has been posted in the Maryland Register and COMAR (Code of MD Regulations). Maryland DNR does a lousy job of updating their website. They should take a lesson from VMRC (Virginia Marine Resources Commission).

16 06 2014
Josenhans Fly Fishing

08.02.05.13
.13 Weakfish and Spotted Sea Trout.
B. Recreational Catch Limits. Except for a person licensed to catch finfish for sale, a person may not catch or possess more than one weakfish and four spotted sea trout per day.

19 06 2014
Phillip Anderson

WOW… that really is unacceptable for DNR to have not updated their website.

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