Sheepshead fishing hot in Bay waters

- Posted on Oct 13, 2010 - 05:04 PM

Sheepshead fishing has been hot in Chesapeake Bay waters this week, according to reports from local bait and tackle shops.

Hope Jenkins of York River Feed and Fishing Supplies at Gloucester Point, reported that Mark Burkowski landed three fish Saturday at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, weighing 11 pounds, 14 ounces; 11 pounds, 3 ounces, and 10 pounds, 9 ounces.

James Crouse, she said, caught a 13-pound, 9-ounce fish and a 24-inch release sheepshead Saturday, also at the tunnel. Finally, she said Jimmy Leiffer landed a 12-pound sheepshead last week.