Things have been slow over the last week, as weather conditions took center stage. Most winter anglers had to settle for tinkering with tackle and equipment as far as fishing goes. Hopefully this weekend will be much better as ramps are open and clear. Ocean wrecks are holding quality Tautog when conditions allow chasing them. Tilefish are available for those fishing the bottom near the Norfolk Canyon. Grouper are often available there also. There hasn’t been much activity on the freshwater front either. Large amounts of snow restricted travel and … Read More »
Saltwater – Rockfish catches are being made inside the bay by catch-and-release anglers targeting areas north of the Rappahannock River. Colder temperatures could move them down soon, but again, the bay is open for catch-and-release. Reports of ocean Rockfish have been scarce. Anglers fishing the lower Bay are targeting Tautog on structures such as the CBBT. Much larger Tautog are being caught on ocean structures like the Triangle Wrecks. Another solid bite is the deep drop bite along the Norfolk Canyon. Golden Tilefish, Blueline Tilefish, and Grouper are being targeted … Read More »
Saltwater – There hasn’t been much news of an ocean Rockfish bite other than a few being caught out of Wachapreague. Tautog fishing has been the most consistent. Ocean wrecks are producing the bigger fish, but bay structures are holding quality sized fish, just smaller in average. The truly big Togs are ocean inhabitants. The deep drop bite out of Rudee is strong for Tilefish. Both Blueline and Golden Tilefish are available. Recently, a 52lb Golden was caught out of Rudee.
Freshwater- Some very impressive catches of Bass were made over … Read More »
Saltwater– Bay Rockfish season has officially closed. Anglers may practice catch and release for Rockfish within the bay and its tributaries. Anglers wishing to keep Rockfish legally, must fish ocean waters, within the 3 mile limit, and may keep 1 fish over 28inches per angler per day. Many big fish were caught during the 2015 season, but anglers mostly had to make healthy runs to areas north of the Rappahannock River. The areas from 59 to 65 were commonly discussed. Again, anglers can still try their luck inside the bay, … Read More »