BAY- Speckled Trout continue to bite well inside the Elizabeth River. There are a few other places in the lower bay and that are holding Trout, but none produce consistently like the Elizabeth. Mirro lures usually produce best during winter, but soft plastics like sea shads also produce. Trolling suspending jerk baits is a good method for finding active fish. Some can still catch Tautog at the CBBT, but these fish can be hard to locate here, but they will bite on crab if you find them.
OCEAN- Ocean wrecks are … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »