Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – Cold temperatures have slowed interest down for all but the most die-hard anglers. The lack of cooperation from the Rockfish has also affected efforts for many anglers. Saltwater anglers can turn to the Elizabeth and James Rivers for Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum. When targeting Trout in the Elizabeth, many prefer to troll suspending jerkbaits on long lines to locate fish, some fish this way exclusively. Others also drift or anchor in popular areas with live shiners. For those preferring to cast, Mirr-o-lures are often the top bait … Read More »


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 »