BAY- Being the biggest source of cover/structure in the bay, the CBBT draws many species of fish and angling opportunities. One never knows what they might catch while targeting a certain species. Perhaps one of the biggest drawing cards is Flounder. Excellent catches of flatfish continue to come from here on jigs, rigs w/ strip baits, and live bait rigs. We haven’t heard of any monsters lately, but fish up to 6 lbs are a common occurrence. Other areas in the lower bay are giving up quality fish also. Back … Read More »
Bama rigs are everywhere you look nowadays. For the first time buyer, the choices can be daunting. Which bait to use and in what size? Should one use 3, 4, or 5 arm rigs? How much weight should be used? I think some of these basic questions can be answered with knowledge most fishermen already possess.
Lure size and selection are species specific. To fish ponds and smaller rivers for smallmouth and largemouth bass, the lure size should match the size of the forage. For instance, if I were fishing a … Read More »
You could read several books about catching smallmouth bass on the fly and still get it wrong. I have. You think you have your favorite stream or river pegged, and then you take a good fish from an unexpected place, or on an unexpected fly. It can be frustrating, but also the very point of the sport that keeps bringing us back; a very simple problem of catching fish that compounds over time.
I like to break down fly choice into small categories that make it easier to know when to … Read More »
BAY – Rockfish are still available inside the bay for catch and release anglers. Most are focusing on the Cape Charles/ CBBT area with good results. Mojos, stretch baits, and tandem rigs are quite popular. For those seeking to stay well within bay waters, the Speckled Trout are quite active inside the Elizabeth River. Mirro lures are probably your best bet right now. Trolled jerkbaits are also working to locate fish quickly.
OCEAN – The ocean is the focus of most that are after Rockfish, as impressive catches are still being … Read More »