Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay & Ocean- The speckled Trout bite is still the hottest bite inside the bay. Folks are catching trophy fish inside the Elizabeth River and inside the James River. Many are using shiners under floats, while those preferring artificials are having the best luck with Mirr-o-lures and Jerkbaits. Tautog are still available on Bay structures, which offered a good alternative during the poor Rockfish season inside the bay. However, some new reports have Rockfish inside the 3 mile limit. The Rockfish Shootout should prove interesting as it starts on … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay – There was a small flurry of Rockfish action the last few days of the bay season from the Cape Charles area to Buoy 40. Several 40lb class fish were reported. Most were eeling. There was also a report of big fish caught inside the York River, including one that weighed 58lbs. but the bay season is over now and Rockfish anglers are turning towards the ocean for legally kept fish. Most reports are coming from those out past the 3 mile limit targeting other fish. Hopefully, Rockfish … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay– Big Rockfish are scarce inside the bay and continue to elude most anglers. An occasional big fish is caught but again, big fish are scarce. Keeper fish are common inside the Rapp and Potomac rivers. Stretch 25’s, small umbrellas and small spoons are taking fish up to 28”. There’s plenty of small bait in the rivers, so matching this size is productive. The best fishing in the bay is the Speckled Trout bite inside the Elizabeth River. Many troll jerkbaits for active fish during the day with good … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

Posted on by Green Top.

Chesapeake Bay – There seems to be plenty of small Rockfish (18”-26”) being caught throughout the bay, but the bigger Rockfish are few and far between. Eels are mainly responsible for the big fish, but unfavorable conditions and a lack of big fish have anglers frustrated. Trollers inside the Rapp, James, and Potomac are able to find keeper fish with Stretch 25’s and small bucktails, but many are puzzled as to where the big fish are. The bay season ends soon, so we can only hope for a spike in … Read More »