CHESAPEAKE BAY – Flounder action is definitely improving as warm weather increases, as does the number of anglers seeking them. Live baiters are faring better right now with Gudgeons and Silversides. Lower bay structures are starting to produce, but shallow areas are attracting more fish. Speckled Trout anglers are also seeing better shallow action inside areas like Mobjack Bay, The Rappahannock River, Back River, and Lynnhaven Inlet. However, the numbers of Puppy Drum continue to increase in these areas also. Gulp! baits seem to be catching just about everything right … Read More »
Chesapeake Bay – As the days grow longer, and water temps climb, the Speckled Trout become more and more active, and are striking a larger variety of lures. Mirr-O-lures still dominate, but plastic fluke-style baits, paddle tail swim baits, and Gulp! baits are also beginning to trigger strikes. Anglers are finding big fish in other places other than the Elizabeth River. Mobjack Bay, creeks and rivers along the Northern Neck, and inlets on the lower bay and ocean are attracting Specks. There’s a strong run of Rockfish up the tidal … Read More »
BAY – Again, Speckled Trout are the main focus of anglers inside the bay and its tributaries. The Elizabeth River continues to produce but other areas are getting attention also. Creeks and rivers in the Northern Neck area are providing action for those with access to private ramps. Mobjack Bay is said to be giving up some nice fish lately. Mirr-o-lures are still tops, but fluke type soft plastics are also working. Rockfish are being caught inside the rivers as they make their spawning runs, but they must be released. … Read More »
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 »