BAY – The Bay Rockfish season is closed, but many fish are available to catch and release anglers. The lower bay structures seem to be holding more big fish. The concrete ships, the CBBT, and Plantation Light are all good. Speckled Trout anglers are still having fun with big fish inside the Elizabeth River. As usual, Mirrorlures are taking the bigger fish on average, along with live bait.
OCEAN – Cape Henry to Rudee has been very good this week. Numerous fish over 40 inches have been caught this … Read More »
We had not seen anyone but each other for quite a few hours. The mild shock of quickly sliding down the rapids in our boat was augmented by two men suddenly standing on the rocky near bank, tossing bucktails into some deep water. We agreed that they were trying for stripers given the time of year, choice of lure, and the rockfishiness of the hole they were scouring. My mind turned quickly from smallmouth bass in the bright sunlight and green water to striped bass at night under the lights. … Read More »
Coldwater: With the cold temperatures, the best trout fishing is on the
stocked waters. South River, Beaver Creek, and the Jackson River are all
good options. Get deep with nymphs is essential for these fish. Our best
fish have come on the Jigged PT and Prince nymphs. Buggers, Hare’s Ear
nymphs, and Green Weenies have also been good.
Warmwater: Chain pickerel fishing just gets better with the cold
temperatures. Flash flies, Krystal Buggers and Todd’s Wiggle Minnows have
all been taking fish. Good local fisheries for these feisty pike include
the Chickahominy and Swift Creek Lake.
Saltwater: The abundance … Read More »
COLDWATER: Trout fishing has been good; blue quill and trico hatches have lingered on despite cold night time temps. Fishing nymphs is by far more effective right now though. Prince nymphs, Pheasant Tails, and Copper Johns have been best. As temps drop, we will be throwing more Green and Pink Weenies to entice sluggish fish.
WARMWATER: The best bite going right now is Chain Pickerel. Flash flies, Wiggle Minnows, Murdich Minnows, and Krystal Buggers are all taking fish. We have been fishing the Chickahominy watershed and these feisty little pike have … Read More »