Chesapeake Bay – Much attention has shifted toward Rockfish inside the bay and its tributaries. The rivers general receive more pressure early in the season, in places like the Rappahannock, York, and James Rivers. 4” to 6” baits are typically more popular as shallower fishing usually takes place. Top water action can be quite productive at the islands of the CBBT early in the day. Fishing along the light lines of the CBBT and the HRBT at night can also be productive now. The Piankatank River is another popular place … Read More »
Q) What gun would you recommend for duck hunting from a kayak?
A) For kayak hunting, where a short-barreled low-recoil semi-auto is needed, I don’t think you could go wrong with Beretta’s A-400 Xtreme in
Max-4 camo with a 26″ barrel. A slightly lighter and more maneuverable gun would be Benelli’s Super Black Eagle II in APG camo with a 24″ barrel.
There might be a little more recoil, but it handles wonderfully in tight situations like what you find kayak hunting on small bodies of water.
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Chesapeake Bay – The Puppy Drum action continues to thrive throughout the bay and its tributaries. Some of the more popular areas are Mobjack Bay, Lynnhaven Inlet, and the York River. Anglers are even finding them above West Point and the lower James at the mouth of the Chickahominy. Gulp! baits and various other swim baits are very effective. Big Speckled Trout are already being caught in the Elizabeth River, such as the 7lb 4ozer caught earlier this week. On the 28th, a monster 10lb, 32in Speck was caught inside … Read More »
Chesapeake Bay- Many anglers are reporting increased action for Flounder in the lower bay lately. Structures like the CBBT and reef areas are holding quality fish. Unlike earlier in the season, limits of keepers are now easier to catch. Fresh bait is often the key to success, especially on tough days. Live bait is always a good option for bigger fish. Tautog and Sheepshead catches have also increased in the lower bay. Crab, especially Fiddlers, are preferred. The CBBT is probably the best place for these fish right now. Another … Read More »