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Anglers catching citation-sized fish

Fishing this year is producing plenty of large fish that have qualified for citations in the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Recently registered citations for area residents reported in the July 22 online include the following:

Cobia, Jacob Kent of Gloucester, 64-pound, 15-ounce fish caught July 11 in Chesapeake Bay;

Pompano, Alan Hall of Gloucester, 2-pound, 4-ounce fish caught June 26 in Ware River while trolling;

Red drum (release), William A. Horsley of Gloucester, 47” fish caught on crab June 26 in the Rappahannock River; Jared Miller of Gloucester, 52” fish caught June 26 on a lure on the Eastern Shore side of the bay;

Sheepshead, Tyler Wallace of Hayes, 25” fish caught and released July 12 at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel; William A. Horsley of Gloucester, 14-pound, 6-ounce fish caught on crab in the bay;

Spadefish, Carter Paige Flippin of Gloucester, 8-pound, 14-ounce fish caught June 21 at the third island of the Chesapeake Bay ...

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