Saltwater – A strong bite for Tautog still exists for anglers willing or able to travel out to offshore wrecks such as the Triangle Wrecks. Other, lesser known wrecks are producing as well, but anglers prefer to keep the locations and names anonymous. However, “teen” fish are being boated regularly. Seabass are also being caught while fishing for Togs, but they must be released as the season is still closed for recreational anglers. There have been reports of Rockfish being encountered 12-15 miles out, but this is well past the … Read More »
Saltwater- A very good bite for Tautog continues on offshore wrecks such as the Triangle wrecks. Teen fish are being caught by those adept at hooking up with him. Seabass are a by-catch, but must be returned as the season is closed for now. According to reports from Oregon-Inlet, Bluefin Tuna are starting to be caught, and Yellowfin are also being caught. Deep water bottom charters are catching Tilefish, Barrel fish, Grouper, and Rosefish when conditions allow anglers to venture out.
Freshwater – Yellow Perch are being caught in the tidal … Read More »
Things have been slow over the last week, as weather conditions took center stage. Most winter anglers had to settle for tinkering with tackle and equipment as far as fishing goes. Hopefully this weekend will be much better as ramps are open and clear. Ocean wrecks are holding quality Tautog when conditions allow chasing them. Tilefish are available for those fishing the bottom near the Norfolk Canyon. Grouper are often available there also. There hasn’t been much activity on the freshwater front either. Large amounts of snow restricted travel and … Read More »
Saltwater – Rockfish catches are being made inside the bay by catch-and-release anglers targeting areas north of the Rappahannock River. Colder temperatures could move them down soon, but again, the bay is open for catch-and-release. Reports of ocean Rockfish have been scarce. Anglers fishing the lower Bay are targeting Tautog on structures such as the CBBT. Much larger Tautog are being caught on ocean structures like the Triangle Wrecks. Another solid bite is the deep drop bite along the Norfolk Canyon. Golden Tilefish, Blueline Tilefish, and Grouper are being targeted … Read More »