Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2016 #19

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Saltwater- This past week has been quite an exciting week for saltwater anglers. Chesapeake Bay Spring season for Rockfish opened May 16th and is open until June 15th. The minimum size is 20 inches, maximum size is 28 inches, the possession limit is two per person. Check VMRC for regulations before keeping rockfish. Anglers are catching Rockfish in the tidal rivers mostly, but some have been reported from the CBBT. There have also been catches made from the surf of the Eastern Shore. The hottest bite has been the Drum … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2016 #18

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Saltwater- By far the best bite going right now is the Drum bite around the Eastern Shore. Both the seaside and Bayside are yielding sizable fish. Reds up to 52 inches have been reported this week, and Blacks up to 50 lbs have been reported. Crabs, either whole or cut have been best. Fresh cut bait is excellent also. Croaker catches are being reported from inside the York River, Mobjack Bay, the HRBT, and inside the Rappahannock River. Squid has been tops for the Croaker. Decent Flounder are coming from … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2016 #17

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Saltwater – Big Red Drum have invaded the shallows of the Eastern Shore in big numbers. Anglers are having excellent luck at night and also during the day. Fresh cut bait or crab is what they prefer. Numerous catches of 47″ + fish are being reported. The shallows of the Eastern Shore are also attracting Flounder. Catches of Flounder increase almost daily. Drifting fresh cut strips of Croaker or a squid/minnow combo works well. Black Drum are being encountered on the seaside of the Eastern Shore also. Fresh clams work … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2016 #16

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Saltwater - Croaker catches continue to rise almost daily Now. Bigger fish are still being reported from inside the York River. But the James has also been producing quality sized Croaker. Fish up to 18 inches have been reported this week. Squid has been better for the bigger fish lately.  Anglers continue to hammer Tautogs inside the bay and on ocean wrecks. April 30th is the last day to target Togs until September. Heavy catches of Black Drum and Red Drum are occurring along the shallows of the Eastern Shore. Fisherman’s … Read More »