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 »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #2

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Saltwater – For Rockfish inside the bay, it’s catch and release only now. Big fish are being caught from the Eastern Shore side of the bay by folks eeling still. The ocean season looks to be frustrating, as some reports claim that big schools of Rockfish have been located well past the 3 mile demarcation line. Only time will tell if they migrate closer to shore. A great species to target right now is the Tautog. Ocean wrecks are holding and giving up quality fish currently. In fact a new pending … Read More »