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 »
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 »