Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #6

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Saltwater– Saltwater anglers have been very limited in their choices of species to target in local waters. However, ocean wrecks have been good for Tautog for those targeting them. Deep dropping has also been good, with the target species mainly being Tilefish. Seabass are a bi-catch, but are out of season for now. The Elizabeth River remains an option for Speckled Trout, but water temps are low, so slow presentations have been the ticket for success. Live bait is always a good option, especially when conditions are tough. Slow sinking … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #5

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Saltwater– As of late, the best bite has been the deep drop bite for Tilefish and Rosefish. Dedicated anglers are willing to make this run, but weather conditions have kept a lot of anglers grounded. Ocean wrecks can be good for Tautog, but again, weather is the main factor. Not many have ventured offshore, but the few boats that have, are reporting Blackfin Tuna. The Speckled Trout interest has slowed a little, but quality catches are still being made. The Elizabeth River commands the majority of attention, but the folks … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #4

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Saltwater – The best bite in close is the Speckled Trout bite inside the Elizabeth River. The James River hosts a few Trout anglers also. Quality sized and trophy sized fish are being caught mostly on live bait, Mirr-o-lures, and suspending jerk baits. Soft plastics are still a good option, but cold water success is usually better with hard baits. Deep dropping for Tilefish is usually productive when conditions are favorable, just be prepared to battle plenty of Dogfish. Tautog fishing has also been good for those braving the elements … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #3

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Saltwater – Plummeting water temps have made bay fishing difficult at best. Rockfish reports are scarce, but some are targeting Tautog inside the bay at the CBBT. However, better success is being reported from Ocean wrecks for Tautog. Tilefish are biting very well for deep droppers. Tuna charters haven’t been reporting much as foul winds and weather is the Speckled Trout bite. The Elizabeth River commands the majority of attentions, with a few anglers targeting them inside the James. Smaller profile lures like the Mirr-o-dine have been productive. Some prefer … Read More »