CHESAPEAKE BAY – Reports of Croaker catches are coming from the lower bay, especially from Buckroe Beach Pier. Blood worms, Squid, and fresh cut bait will produce throughout the season. We can expect this bite to increase soon in other areas of the bay also. It’s still a little slow, but Flounder catches are increasing also. Drifting 3-way rigs with minnows has been more productive lately, mainly in the shallower areas around Oyster. Mud minnows are easy to catch in the extreme shallows, and are a great offering. Fish up … Read More »
The recent rain might seem to deter the shad fishery, but actually it will probably just move them up the river to more accessible spots to the average angler. Those not in the boat crowd should look for places to get the shad on foot, as this is the time when that fishery shines.
The American Shad bite has been fantastic, and as this is the larger and more energetic of the two species, it means more fun for the angler. Green and chartreuse spoons have been taking the most fish, … Read More »
CHESAPEAKE BAY – Flounder action is definitely improving as warm weather increases, as does the number of anglers seeking them. Live baiters are faring better right now with Gudgeons and Silversides. Lower bay structures are starting to produce, but shallow areas are attracting more fish. Speckled Trout anglers are also seeing better shallow action inside areas like Mobjack Bay, The Rappahannock River, Back River, and Lynnhaven Inlet. However, the numbers of Puppy Drum continue to increase in these areas also. Gulp! baits seem to be catching just about everything right … Read More »
The shad bite is good right now with both the air and water temperature rising. The big news this week is that the larger American Shad have been caught reportedly up to 6lbs! This is the time to be on the water to see what it is all about. The James is clearing up to the greenish glacial tint that most anglers like to see this time of year, bringing in the first trickle of White Perch. The Herring are thick in some places, which are going to bring some … Read More »