Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – Big Red Drum catches continue to thrive in the lower bay around the CBBT, Fisherman’s Island, and Nautilus Shoal. Blue crab is often the best bait. Some anglers are finding them schooled on the surface and casting bucktails with good success. Puppy Drum action is good throughout the bay, but Poquoson Flats and Lynnhaven Inlet have been very good. Bluefish are all over the structures of the CBBT, leaving anglers the choice of catch and release, or using them for bait for Flounder or Cobia. Many have been encountering … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – Trophy Rockfish are available for those targeting them. Most of the better catches are coming from the Potomac River near the entrance to the bay. Puppy Drum continue to provide an excellent bite throughout the bay, but most reports are coming from Poquoson Flats, Lynnhaven Inlet, and Mobjack Bay. The Red and Black Drum bite is still strong at Nautilus Shoal, the 9 foot shoal, and Fisherman’s Island. Live crab is best for the Reds, and clam seems better for the Blacks. Another big fish species invading the … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – Big Rockfish are being caught in the mid to upper bay, especially inside the Potomac River. Josh Lewis and Tiffany Childress of Lakeside fished out of Coan River Marina and boated 6 Rockfish – 36” – 40” on Chartreuse buckails. Also, a recent Rockfish tournament was won with a 48lber, caught by a Maryland angler. Schoolie Rocks are being caught at the MMBT. Big Red and Black Drum continue to stretch lines at Fishermans Island and Nautilus Shoal. Shortly after sundown has been the best time. Blue crab … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater– Big Red Drum are available in the lower bay ocean. Schools of Reds have been seen cruising between the CBBT and Cape Henry. Casting live bait or jigs is especially effective when encountering these fish near the surface. Large Reds are also being caught from Fisherman’s Island on live crabs. Fish up to 51” have been reported. Large Black Drum are also being caught, but clams work as well as crab for the Blacks. Croaker catches are on the rise inside the Rappahannock, James, and lower bay piers like … Read More »