Saltwater- Willing anglers are taking advantage of the Tautog opportunities available at various ocean wrecks off the Va. coast. Sea Bass are being caught by these anglers also, but must be released. Quality sized Tilefish are also being caught from ocean waters, but from much greater depths. While seeking the Tilefish, be prepared to tangle with Dogfish, as they are numerous there. Bluefin Tuna are being encountered with a little more expectancy as we approach March, which is when they are typically caught in big numbers. A few Speckled Trout … Read More »
Saltwater- Still the same story on the saltwater front. Bluefin Tuna have been caught by boats out of Oregon Inlet, but reports this week have been scarce. Ocean wrecks and structures are holding quality Tautogs still. The Norfolk Canyon is the place for Tilefish, but also Dogfish, so be prepared to deal with a large number of Dogs while targeting Tiles.
Freshwater- Tidal river fishing continues to be excellent. Yellow Perch action is increasing in places like the Rappahannock, Chichahominy, & Potomac. The Mattaponi and Pamunkey usually heat up a little … Read More »
Saltwater- Giant Tautogs are being caught right now from ocean wrecks and structures. 2 fish in the 21 lb range have been caught this week. Tilefish action is good also, but Dogfish are numerous while targeting the Tiles. Both Blueline and Goldens are being caught with considerable size. Reports from Oregon Inlet is that Bluefin Tuna are being caught already. A 70 lber was caught this week. There have been a few reports of Speckled Trout being caught from Lynnhaven Inlet, along with a few Puppy Drum. Mirr-o-lures have been … Read More »
Saltwater- There hasn’t been much to report lately, with the boat shows, and questionable weather. The best action has been for Tilefish in the deep water of the Norfolk Canyon. Both Blueline, and Golden Tiles are being caught when conditions allow. Ocean wrecks have been yielding Tautogs, but other species such as Seabass, usually have to be dealt with while targeting the Togs. Seabass must be released by recreational anglers. Reports from Oregon Inlet have been few this week. There’s been some quality Rockfish caught from inside the lower Rappahannock, … Read More »