Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2017 #44

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Salt Water- Rockfish action is getting better with each day it seems. Reports are coming from more places and bigger fish are being caught. Inside the James, Rappahannock, York, and Piankatank rivers is where many keeper fish are being caught. Structures at the mouths of some of these rivers are providing jigging opportunities, as the fish are holding close to the bottom/structure. The CBBT structures are giving up better catches also, but night fishing is still more productive. Drifting eels is one of the better ways to score bigger fish, … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2017 #43

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Salt Water- Rockfish are available up many of the tidal rivers, and many are being caught shallow. This may not last long, so look for more fish to migrate down the rivers towards the mouths of the rivers. Some are being caught now at the mouths of the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers. Fishing around or over structures,  such as wrecks, or reefs can be productive. Quality fish are being caught by those putting in their time. Good sized Rockfish are also being caught more frequently from the structures of the … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2017 #42

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Salt Water- Rockfish are being caught more frequently now, as anglers are exploring the shallower waters of many of the tidal rivers. Casting with light tackle such as swim baits, bucktails, and lipless crankbaits are producing fish for many. Super flukes are another good bet. Night fishing around bridges usually produces keeper fish, as the light or shadow lines provide ambush areas. Figuring out the tide is often the biggest challenge in finding success. In some places, such as Mobjack Bay, anglers are finding Redfish mixed in with the Rockfish, … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2017 #40

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Salt Water- We’re 2 weeks into Rockfish season and things are still a bit slow. Catches are being made inside the James River at the JRB, and at the islands of the CBBT. Night fishing has been more productive, but first light conditions offer topwater action better than any other time. Walking lures and poppers have been drawing strikes. The structures of the CBBT are also harboring Red Drum. However, the Drum react better to cut bait or live bait, fished along the bottom. Another bottom feeding fish present at … Read More »