Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

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Date: 1/19/13

Chesapeake Bay:  Most of the fishing inside the bay is focused on the Speckled Trout inside the Elizabeth River. Some have ventured inside the James with luck on Specks and Puppy Drum. Soft plastics are still producing good results, but many are sticking with hard baits like the Mirrolure Line of twitch baits. The Elizabeth River gets plenty crowded, but still gives up quality fish almost daily. Much of this is due to many anglers practicing catch and release. It’s catch and release only for Rockfish however, inside the bay. Some … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

Posted on by Green Top.

Date: 1/12/13

Chesapeake Bay:  It’s catch and release only for Rockfish inside the bay right now. Among the fish still being caught, are mostly coming from the CBBT at night on eels. However, some die-hards are finding them in the rivers still, especially the Potomac. Bridge structures will hold fish. Tautogs are available to those who seek them by fishing structure like the CBBT and wrecks both in the bay and the ocean. Probably the best bite inside the bay is again, the Speckled Trout bite inside the Elizabeth River. Numerous … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

Posted on by Green Top.

Date: 1/4/12

Chesapeake Bay:  There’s still plenty of Rockfish inside the bay and its tributaries, but it’s catch and release only within bay waters. Tandem rigs and Mojo’s are responsible for the bigger catches that we’re hearing about. Some sizable Rockfish have been caught inside the Rappahannock over the past week. Cary Bowmer and Brendon Hanley of Richmond boated a very nice 45” Rockfish  from the Rappahannock River last week. The fish weighed 41lbs, 12ozs on the Green Top scales. Interest inside the bay will likely decrease, as many prefer to keep … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals

Posted on by Green Top.

Date: 12/28/12

Chesapeake Bay:  Excellent catches of Rockfish are still making news from inside the bay, as we approach the end of “legal to keep” Rockfish season in the bay. The Cape Charles area is still popular and productive, as is the CBBT. Eeling along channel edges has been a big fish method lately. Another method that’s always popular is trolling Stretches, tandem rigs, and mojos. Die hard Rappahannock River anglers are scoring good fish inside the river still. Mojo style setups are working good, as are Stretch 25’s and 30’s. … Read More »