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that trollers find plenty of willing Spanish mackerel off the oceanfront, from Cape Henry to Sandbridge. “Small gold and silver spoons are the best lures for these fish,” she said. Dr. Ball added, “Tarpon sightings and hook-ups on the Eastern Shore are always hush-hush, but scattered releases and a barrage of sightings are keeping a handful of anglers interested.” Amberjack are caught on a number of ocean wrecks and the Southern Towers. The bluewater fleet finds good billfish action with most of the catches coming from the distant canyon waters. Dr. Ball also said that dolphin (fish), wahoo and mako sharks are available.

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