Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay – Large Rockfish have invaded the bay! Fish up to 50lbs have been reported over the last week. Anglers using eels in the Cape Charles area are boating bigger fish with greater regularity. Trolling is another popular method for locating active feeders when birds aren’t present to alert the presence of game fish and bait. Fishing inside the tidal rivers has also been yielding better quality fish. Jigging drop-offs inside the Potomac and Rapp has been good for fish up to 15lbs. The MMBT, HRBT, and The JRB … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay – There’s plenty of Rockfish to be caught at the CBBT structures. Most of the fish being caught are in the 19”-24” range, but occasionally some 25” – 30” fish are being caught. Better success is being had at night. Casting bucktails, swim shads, and lipless cranks will produce results. The shadow lines produced from the lighted bridges are an excellent ambush edge for the Rockfish. Anglers fishing the HRBT are encountering Speckled Trout, Puppy Drum, and Rockfish. Action inside the rivers like the Rappahannock, Piankatank, James, and … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay – Interests in Rockfish continue to climb as we enter November. Anglers are anticipating early cool temps to ignite Rockfish movements from the north. Reports of bigger fish continue to come from the Potomac River and areas north but decent fish are being found inside the Rapp, York, and James. Night fishing is more consistent for better quality fish, but first light is very good at the islands of the CBBT. Fish in the 18”-26” range are falling for bucktails, topwater baits, and lipless rattlers. Alabama rigs are … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay – It seems that there’s plenty of keeper Rockfish inside the bay and rivers, just not much mention of large fish yet. The islands of the CBBT continue to produce fish on topwaters and jerkbaits, and the light lines from the bridges provide an excellent ambush edge at night. Swimbaits and bucktails are commonly used with success. Also at the islands, the Tautog has been plentiful and hungry for crab. Their crab tastes can vary from day to day. Green crabs, Blue crabs, and Fiddler crabs have all … Read More »