Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater- Trophy Rockfish season opens in the Chesapeake Bay and its Virginia tributaries on May 1st. Minimum size is 32 in, and a 1 fish per person limit. Flounder catches are increasing on the seaside inlets and creeks of the Eastern Shore. The Wachapreague area has been better. Croaker fishing is also increasing in the bay and rivers, with Ocean View Pier reporting better fishing at night time. The York and James Rivers are getting a lot of attention also. Shrimp and bloodworms have been better. Puppy Drum seem to … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater- Tautog fishing is in full swing at the CBBT, and ocean wrecks. Fiddler crabs are the preferred bait for these structure oriented fish. Take advantage of this fishery while you can as the season closes May 1st. Puppy Drum continue to spread out through the bay in areas like Mobjack Bay, the Elizabeth River, Lynnhaven Inlet, and Rudee Inlet. Flounder catches continue to increase, but is still slow for now. Most catches are coming from the seaside shallows of the Eastern Shore. There have been a few reports of … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Saltwater – Toggin’ is still the best bet for quality table fare without long boat rides. Tog action has really increased at the CBBT with Fiddler crabs being the best offerings by far. Ocean wrecks are still yielding keeper Togs also. Puppy Drum continues to spread out through the bay inlets and tributaries like Mobjack Bay, the Piankatank River, and bay-side creeks on the Eastern Shore. Flounder action  is still slow, with just a few keepers being caught by die-hards drifting the shallows along the Eastern Shore’s seaside. Deep dropping … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

Posted on by Green Top.

Saltwater – A few Flounder are just starting to be caught on the seaside of the Eastern Shore. Water temps are ranging from 50° to 55°. Tautog fishing is on the rise as the fiddler crabs are becoming easier to obtain. Ocean wrecks have still been better than bay structures. Surf fishing along the Outer banks is yielding Puppy Drum and a few big Red Drum. Offshore boats are finding Bluefin Tuna, with fish up to 400lbs caught in the last week. Puppy Drum have started to spread out within … Read More »