Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – Tautog remain as a reliable option to target on ocean wrecks and structures. Some very large Togs have been caught this week and should improve throughout the month. Fly anglers and conventional anglers are enjoying opportunities for multiple species inside the Elizabeth River. Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum are being caught now. Tyler Bruce of Mechanicsville recently caught Redfish up to 28” and Black Drum up to 10 pounds. The Speckled Trout must be released for now. Another reliable option now is deep dropping for Tilefish, Grouper, … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater– As of March 1st, Speckled Trout cannot be kept by recreational anglers. This decision is to attempt to offset the large fish kills that have occurred in the lower bay this winter. The Elizabeth River remains an option for catch and release fishing. Stick with slow sinking twitch baits, suspending jerk baits, and live bait. These presentations will also tempt Redfish into biting inside the Elizabeth. Tautog remain a reliable option when conditions allow. The Triangle Wrecks have been a very popular area. Deep dropping is another reliable option … Read More »


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 »