Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #9

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Saltwater– Anglers don’t have a lot to choose from due to ice, snow, and frigid water temperatures. Speckled Trout are about the only option right now. However, fish kills and icy ramps are causing many to lose interest. The Elizabeth River still offers opportunities for trophy Trout, but the bite is slow. Some areas of the James River can offer a good option compared to the Elizabeth. Ocean wrecks provide opportunities for Tautog but again, conditions can make launching a boat interesting. Tilefish are another species up for grabs for … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #8

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Saltwater – Frigid temperatures are keeping many anglers grounded on the saltwater front. Some die-hards are still chasing Speckled Trout inside the Elizabeth River with decent success. Live bait is scoring keeper fish along with small profile Mirr-o-lures with long pauses and slight twitches. Deep dropping for Tilefish also remains a productive option as long as the weather cooperates. Tautog are another species willing to bite right now, but again, interest is very slow.

Freshwater – Cold temperatures are affecting freshwater anglers with limited choices of destinations as ice has invaded … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #6

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Saltwater– Saltwater anglers have been very limited in their choices of species to target in local waters. However, ocean wrecks have been good for Tautog for those targeting them. Deep dropping has also been good, with the target species mainly being Tilefish. Seabass are a bi-catch, but are out of season for now. The Elizabeth River remains an option for Speckled Trout, but water temps are low, so slow presentations have been the ticket for success. Live bait is always a good option, especially when conditions are tough. Slow sinking … Read More »


Local Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals 2015 #5

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Saltwater– As of late, the best bite has been the deep drop bite for Tilefish and Rosefish. Dedicated anglers are willing to make this run, but weather conditions have kept a lot of anglers grounded. Ocean wrecks can be good for Tautog, but again, weather is the main factor. Not many have ventured offshore, but the few boats that have, are reporting Blackfin Tuna. The Speckled Trout interest has slowed a little, but quality catches are still being made. The Elizabeth River commands the majority of attention, but the folks … Read More »