Saltwater- Cobia continue to be a popular target due to the high catch rates throughout the lower bay. Chumming for them is still productive, but sight fishing for them is becoming more widespread. Eels work with either method, but buck tails are very effective once fish are spotted. The pilings of the CBBT provide current breaks, creating ideal ambush spots for both the Cobia and anglers. These pilings are also great attractors for many species, such as Flounder. Keeping baits or lures in the cover is the ticket. Slow trolling … Read More »
Saltwater- The Cobia bite is hot and getting hotter! Really big fish are being brought to the scales almost daily. Dave Madison of Sandston and friends caught Cobia up to 77lbs on June 6th.They were chumming in the CBBT area of the bay. Some are sight casting with good results, but sight casting usually gets better later in the season. Many fish over 50lbs have been caught over the last few days. Flounder action is heating up nicely, but hasn’t come full tilt just yet. Nice fish are coming from … 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 »
Chesapeake Bay– We’ve had some tough weather conditions to deal with lately, which have reduced the number of reports coming in, but some die-hard anglers have been able to venture out. Cobia catches are still being made inside the bay, but the better bite it seems, is the Red Drum inside the bay. The CBBT structures have produced the most notable catches, but reefs like Back River Reef and Bluefish Rock are holding good fish also. Redfish anglers are finding Drum in Mobjack Bay, the Piankatank River, and the Poquoson … Read More »