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 »
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 »
COLDWATER- Trout are still looking to eat dry flies and nymphs. Pre-spawn browns and brookies are eager to chase down streamers as well. Now is a very good time to target large brown trout on the Jackson River or Mossy Creek. Buggers, flash flies, and Reynolds Bunny flies are all good choices for big browns.
WARMWATER- Now is a good time of year to target big crappie and bream. We caught several citation bluegill last week on yellow and white peacock buggers. Fish hit on the drop so be patient. Pickerel … Read More »