Saltwater– Oregon – Inlet is temporarily closed to all vessels drafting more than 2ft. Fines are being issued. Shoaling is the cause of the closing, but dredging should be under way soon. Reports from Hatteras have boaters catching Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, Amberjack, and Dolphin. From the surf, decent Puppy Drum catches are happening, and a few big Red Drum have been caught. Deep dropping is a good choice for excellent table fare, and ocean wrecks are producing Tautog for those targeting them. Late March/early April usually brings word of … Read More »
Saltwater– Large Bluefin Tuna are being caught almost daily. Fish in the 400lb range are a possibility. Yellowfin are also being caught while targeting the Bluefins. Deep dropping remains an option for Tilefish, Rosefish, and Grouper. Seabass are being caught while deep dropping, but must be released. Tautog are available on ocean wrecks, but not many are focusing on them.
Freshwater– Tidal rivers are beginning to team with fish. Anglers are starting to catch shad below Richmond. Shad fishing should really take off in about 2 weeks. These fish can be … Read More »
Saltwater– The saltwater buzz is about the Tuna bite right now. Both Bluefin and Yellowfin are being caught from Oregon-Inlet charters. The deep drop bite for Tilefish, Rosefish, and Grouper is still very much alive. Seabass are being caught frequently, but must be released for now. Tautog are available on ocean wrecks when weather conditions allow.
Freshwater – Saturday the 21st will be the first Priority Series Tournament (Bass) of the season. Osbourne Landing will be the launch and weigh-in site. The recent warm temps have Bass moving shallow and reacting … Read More »
Saltwater- Bluefin Tuna catches are increasing greatly. A 405lber was caught on Monday, and since then, several 200 plus lbers have also been caught. Most are coming from Oregon – Inlet charters, but a few are going out of Rudee Inlet. Tilefish are biting well when anglers are able to target them with favorable weather conditions. Tautog are also a good option on ocean structures.
Freshwater – The warm weather has ignited several species this week. The tidal river Ring Perch have turned on in several places, such as the Rappahannock … Read More »