CHESAPEAKE BAY – Flounder action is definitely improving as warm weather increases, as does the number of anglers seeking them. Live baiters are faring better right now with Gudgeons and Silversides. Lower bay structures are starting to produce, but shallow areas are attracting more fish. Speckled Trout anglers are also seeing better shallow action inside areas like Mobjack Bay, The Rappahannock River, Back River, and Lynnhaven Inlet. However, the numbers of Puppy Drum continue to increase in these areas also. Gulp! baits seem to be catching just about everything right … Read More »
Chesapeake Bay: Folks are anxiously awaiting the arrival of warmer water temps and the spring bite of several species such as Croaker, Spot, and Flounder. A few have been targeting Flounder at the bridge tunnel, but action has been sparse at best. Some are still chasing Rockfish, which have migrated to spawn for the most part. Spring trophy season can’t arrive soon enough! Some anglers are still chasing Speckled Trout inside the Elizabeth River with decent results.
Ocean: There has been some reports of Flounder being caught from Eastern Shore … Read More »
The biggest news this week is that the Shad have started to show up inside the city limits!
Chesapeake Bay: Some that are still targeting Speckled Trout are finding a few nice fish inside the Elizabeth River. Mirrorlures are still producing along with live and cut bait. Many are anticipating the spring trophy season for Rockfish, but for now, it’s catch and release inside the bay and its tributaries. Some reports are coming from the James, York, and Rappahannock Rivers. A Tautog are being caught at the CBBT, but … Read More »
On Tuesday, June 30, 2009, two of my close friends and I departed Richmond and headed south to Wytheville. We were making our annual pilgrimage to Cedar Springs Sportsman’s Lodge located on Cripple Creek. We’ve been fishing there at least once per year for the past seven years with excellent success on almost every trip. The trout stocking program that they have is top notch. There are always plenty of rainbow trout in the stream with good numbers of brook trout and brown trout stocked as well. The size of … Read More »