Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay – Cobia action continues to increase as more fish move into the bay. Chumming and bottom fishing has probably been a little more productive, but sight casting is coming on strong. Casting both live and artificial bait has been yielding results. Flounder anglers are enjoying better catches every day. Fish up tp 8lbs have been reported this week. Jigging bucktails over structures like the CBBT and artificial reefs like Back River Reef, are yielding quality fish. Some are reporting catching fish in shallow bays like Lynnhaven. Big Red … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Chesapeake Bay-  Lots of Cobia are being encountered by both sight fishermen and bottom anglers using live and cut bait. Fish are both inside the bay and along the Oceanfront. Jim Miller of Henrico used eels to catch Cobia up to 48″. Chumming is also effective. Some anglers targeting Cobia are coming up with big Red Drum. This bite has slowed a little, but many have started chasing other species. Big Flounder catches are increasing daily, especially at the CBBT. Mark Bednar of Chesterfield recently caught a 7lb 1oz flatty … Read More »


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 »