Chesapeake Bay – Cobia catches decreased a little this past week, but the favorable moon phase upon us currently, should improve catches if the weather cooperates. Chummers seem to be having a bit better luck but sight casters are holding their own. The west side of the bay has drawn more attention, but the structures of the CBBT are a huge attraction. These structures attract all species lurking inside the bay, but it’s the Flounder fishery that captures a lot of attention from anglers abroad. Jigging bucktails, drifting Flounder rigs … Read More »
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 »