Saltwater – Tautog action remains very good. Trophy sized fish are caught almost daily. Live crabs and clams are the baits to use. Both Red and Black Drum have showed up in the shallows of the Eastern Shore, Crabs and fresh cut bait are tops. Some Flounder have been caught, but locations have not been disclosed. The Bluefin Tuna bite remains very good still, with Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Dolphin catches also being made. From the Outer Banks surf, Red Drum and some big Sharks are being caught. Sea … Read More »
Saltwater- Catches of Tautog are being made inside the bay at the CBBT. Wrecks in the Cape Henry area are also producing Togs. Things are still quiet on the Flounder action so far, but we know this will break soon. Big news now is the huge Bluefin Tuna being caught and weighed in at Rudee Inlet. Reports have a 606lb giant caught this week. This is in addition to a 576lber caught last week. These weights are record breakers. Deep droppers are continuing to catch Tilefish and Barrelfish. However, pesky Dogfish … Read More »
Saltwater– Oregon – Inlet is temporarily closed to all vessels drafting more than 2ft. Fines are being issued. Shoaling is the cause of the closing, but dredging should be under way soon. Reports from Hatteras have boaters catching Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, Amberjack, and Dolphin. From the surf, decent Puppy Drum catches are happening, and a few big Red Drum have been caught. Deep dropping is a good choice for excellent table fare, and ocean wrecks are producing Tautog for those targeting them. Late March/early April usually brings word of … Read More »
Saltwater– Large Bluefin Tuna are being caught almost daily. Fish in the 400lb range are a possibility. Yellowfin are also being caught while targeting the Bluefins. Deep dropping remains an option for Tilefish, Rosefish, and Grouper. Seabass are being caught while deep dropping, but must be released. Tautog are available on ocean wrecks, but not many are focusing on them.
Freshwater– Tidal rivers are beginning to team with fish. Anglers are starting to catch shad below Richmond. Shad fishing should really take off in about 2 weeks. These fish can be … Read More »