Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2016 #42

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Saltwater- Rockfish catches have been improving lately, with the cooler weather. Keeper Rockfish are being caught at the mouths of rivers such as the Potomac,  and Rappahannock. Many of these fish are small, but solid keepers are being caught among them also. Other places that have been productive lately are the James River Bridge, the HRBT, and the CBBT. Inside the York River has been productive at times. Among the Rockfish that are being caught, some of these places are holding keeper sized Grey Trout, which is what the RockfishRead More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2016 #41

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Saltwater- Anglers have returned to the fishing grounds, and the bite has been good! Offshore fishing has improved for Yellowfin Tuna,Wahoo, and the Dolphin bite is still strong. Deep dropping for Tilefish is productive when conditions offer the chance, and even during the difficult times, if the will is strong enough. Inside the bay, big Red Drum are still providing action at the bay bridge-tunnel and lower bay reefs. Tautog fishing is good and will continue to increase as the water temps drop. They are being caught inside the bay, … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2016 #40

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Saltwater- With the recent storm activity and high winds afterwards, not many recreational anglers have been out. There’s been a few out at the bridge-tunnel targeting Tautog, with good success. Lynnhaven Pier is reporting some keeper Puppy Drum, and good numbers of Spot being caught. The folks at Rudee Inlet report a few Croaker, and good numbers of nice Spot still. The Speckled Trout bite has also been slow throughout the bay, but this should pick up significantly very soon. Scattered catches of Rockfish have been reported from inside the Rappahannock, … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2016 #39

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Saltwater- Rockfish season opened on Oct.4th for the Chesapeake Bay and it’s tributaries. Anglers can keep 2 fish per day between 20-28 inches. However, 1 of the 2 fish may be over 28 inches. That being said, anglers are reporting catching fish averaging around 22 inches at the HRBT, & CBBT. Night fishing will be more productive in the early season. Traditional lures like bucktails, swimbaits, and lipless crankbaits are taking fish from these areas. Areas north, like the mouth of the Potomac are also producing fish. Big Red DrumRead More »