View Full Version : Wreck off Chincoteage VA
05-31-2006, 12:03 PM
I ran offshore with a friend to a close wreck and broke out the scuba eq. I was going to look for two anchors that we lost last year. This was my first time diving offshore, I was a little nervous following the anchor line down! I got to the wreck and was in aw from all of the fish, it was like swimming in an aquarium. I came up instantly and told keith to give me the speargun, I was going huntin! (first time using the gun as well!) 5 minutes later I came up with my first speared fished, a sheepshead about 5lbs. There was a school of 5 or so and one turned broadside at the wrong time! I let him dump my fish off and went back and swam around the perimeter of the wreck. I found a school of much bigger tog and shot 2 about 7lbs. I never did find any anchors, but man was that awesome, I am hooked!!! The wreck rose about 12-14ft above the floor and had tons of life, flounder, bass, tog and tons of little strange different fish. I missed a flounder by inches with the dive knife!!
Viz was 12-15ft
05-31-2006, 03:07 PM
any pics? That sounds awesome. Where are you located. Always looking for scuba buddies.
05-31-2006, 06:00 PM
How far offshore were you? Myself, Trident and Milutin were in Chincoteague on Sunday evening scouting for shore spots. Let us know if you ever need spearing buddies, like jrs said, if you've got room on the boat for a few extra.
05-31-2006, 10:01 PM
We went out of Ocean City MD on Mon. and had great results also. We where freediving a wreck in about 30' and took our limit of Tog up to 12 lbs. as well as several sheeps Head up to 8 lbs. Grilled for Memorial Day. : )
06-01-2006, 07:54 AM
I bet I know the area you dove, Matt. Going back there soon?
06-01-2006, 11:20 AM
Myself and Bajan will see you there on the 18th. Mark, or anyone else who's interested, we can carpool down there together.
06-01-2006, 07:14 PM
I may go back there on the 18th. Too soon to call.
06-01-2006, 10:21 PM
Might see ya there, Matt. I'll be talking to you about a new gun soon, regardless.
06-02-2006, 07:39 AM
The 18th sounds good. Might bring my older kids if there is room.
06-02-2006, 08:14 AM
I may try to make it that weekend too....have to see how things go with the Chesapeake Bay swim on June 11.
06-02-2006, 09:18 AM
I be at Lake Rawlings Va. this Sat. and Sun. conducting check out dives.
06-02-2006, 12:27 PM
I'll probably be spearinga at the Tower down near the CBBT on Sunday. I'll post a report on Monday.
06-05-2006, 12:12 PM
Sorry guys for the later reply, just got back from running a boat from hatteras to oc. I live on the eastern shore near the Md/Va line. No, I dont have any pics, I will be buying a good underH2o camera once we start running charters heavy. I cant wait to get out there again!
06-05-2006, 08:14 PM
If we can do freedive, a few of us would like to join you sometime!
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