Croakers plentiful in local waters

Quinton Sheppard - Posted on May 25, 2011 - 04:09 PM

Croakers seem to be the most plentiful this week, according to local fishing reports.

"The croaker bite in the York has been pretty good this week," said Chuck Ashe of York River Feed and Fishing Supplies, Inc., Gloucester Point. He also reported croakers, along with bluefish and flounder have been caught at the Gloucester Point Fishing Pier over recent days.

Ashe reported a few stripers were also being caught in the York.

Jerry Thrash of Queens Creek Outfitters, Cobbs Creek, said medium-sized croaker and small spot are abundant in the creeks from docks and along river banks and that the flounder fishing picked up a bit over the weekend, with a few keepers coming from the area of the Cell.

"School stripers can be had chumming or casting around structure as can bluefish," Thrash added.

Thrash reported the following speckled trout citations: Tony Hudgins of North with a 6-pound, 2-ounce fish caught in the Ware River and Keith Carter of Georgia with a 7-pound, 6-ouncer also hooked in the Ware River.

Ashe reported that Jon A. Lester of Hayes, landed a citation 5-pound, 10-ounce speckled trout in the Severn River.