Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater– The Speckled Trout action in the Elizabeth River spiked again over the last week, a result of favorable weather, allowing more anglers to participate. Numerous trophy sized fish were caught, including a monster 10 pounder! Casting twitch baits like the Mirr-o-lures Paul Brown series are popular and productive. Trolling jerk baits is also a popular method along with presenting live bait along drops from an anchored position of slow drift. Another spike occurred with the Tautog on ocean wrecks. Long boat rides are not required to locate these fish, … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – For those willing to brave the elements, there’s plenty of Speckled Trout available in the Elizabeth River.  The Elizabeth River is a popular place, so, on pleasant days be prepared for crowds. . Slow trolling suspending jerk baits is working best.  Ocean wrecks are holding good numbers of Tautog. As always, clam and crab is the favored baits of these tasty fish. As with the Trout, favorable conditions will often bring crowds, especially since the Rockfish aren’t cooperating. Deep dropping is another option for high catch days during these frigid … Read More »


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 »