Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – Speckled Trout remain as the main focus from saltwater anglers. The Elizabeth River provides trophy fish opportunities almost daily, and can be fished in conditions deemed unfavorable in other locations. Slow sinking twitch baits, suspending jerkbaits, and live bait are all providing success. Fly anglers are also taking advantage of the opportunities. Five pound fish are common, and fish over 10 pounds have been caught over the last week. Tautog are another species actively biting when targeted on wrecks typically in 50-100ft. of water. Since crabs are scarce … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – The Elizabeth River continues to provide opportunities for trophy Speckled Trout. Slow sinking twitch baits and jerkbaits are catching the majority of fish, with live bait working well as always. Savvy fly anglers are also enjoying these opportunities. There have also been reports of numerous Trout kills on the Piankatank and Rappahannock Rivers. Rudee Inlet is still giving up a few Trout. Redfish are being caught in these same areas occasionally. As has been the case all winter, Tautog remains available, on inshore and offshore wrecks. Clam has … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater– The Speckled Trout action in the Elizabeth River spiked again over the last week, a result of favorable weather, allowing more anglers to participate. Numerous trophy sized fish were caught, including a monster 10 pounder! Casting twitch baits like the Mirr-o-lures Paul Brown series are popular and productive. Trolling jerk baits is also a popular method along with presenting live bait along drops from an anchored position of slow drift. Another spike occurred with the Tautog on ocean wrecks. Long boat rides are not required to locate these fish, … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – For those willing to brave the elements, there’s plenty of Speckled Trout available in the Elizabeth River.  The Elizabeth River is a popular place, so, on pleasant days be prepared for crowds. . Slow trolling suspending jerk baits is working best.  Ocean wrecks are holding good numbers of Tautog. As always, clam and crab is the favored baits of these tasty fish. As with the Trout, favorable conditions will often bring crowds, especially since the Rockfish aren’t cooperating. Deep dropping is another option for high catch days during these frigid … Read More »