Saltwater– Many of the better Rockfish are coming from the Potomac River, which is usually the case early in the season. Other areas producing keeper Rockfish are the James River at the JRB, HRBT, and the MMBT, inside the Rapp and nearby inlets, and the structures of the CBBT. The Potomac has been producing during the day, but the areas named have been much better at night. Lynnhaven Inlet has been full of under-sized Speckled Trout, but an occasional 4lber is being caught also. Tautog action is increasing at the … Read More »
Saltwater- The mild weather hasn’t cooled the Cobia bite down as anglers continue to have great luck chasing these fish in the lower bay. Most are sight fishing for them, but those preferring to chum are having luck still. It seems that this year has been better on average, or perhaps the skill level of many anglers is improving. Those targeting Flounder continue to do well also. The CBBT offers a great amount of cover and habitat to attract the Flounder as well as anglers. Jigging and live bait presentations … Read More »
Saltwater– The saltwater buzz is about the Tuna bite right now. Both Bluefin and Yellowfin are being caught from Oregon-Inlet charters. The deep drop bite for Tilefish, Rosefish, and Grouper is still very much alive. Seabass are being caught frequently, but must be released for now. Tautog are available on ocean wrecks when weather conditions allow.
Freshwater – Saturday the 21st will be the first Priority Series Tournament (Bass) of the season. Osbourne Landing will be the launch and weigh-in site. The recent warm temps have Bass moving shallow and reacting … Read More »
Chesapeake Bay – Rockfish continue to increase in size as water temps drop. Anglers are catching quality fish inside the Potomac River, Rappahannock River, James, York, and the structures of the CBBT. Folks are enjoying action on live bait, trolling, and casting lures along light lines of bridges. The High Rise of the CBBT always seems to attract larger fish and bigger crowds of boats as well. River anglers are also having luck jigging along sharp drops. Many anglers have reported seeing working birds throughout the lower bay, but most … Read More »