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.
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Chesapeake Bay: Larger Rockfish are starting to show up in the lower bay. The CBBT receives much of the focus in this area, and fish over 40 inches have been landed this week. Areas like Plantation Light and Kiptopeake are producing large fish also. Many are using eels with great success both during the day and at night. The 1st and 2nd islands are good places for 20-28” fish. Casting swim baits and bucktails against the rocks usually produces fish. Good sized fish are still coming from inside the … Read More »
Chesapeake Bay: Rockfish are the main interest in the bay and it’s tributaries now, and conditions, along with water temps, will continue to improve the action. The mouth of the Potomac River is especially good right now, as bigger fish are becoming more common. Jigging is productive now, and chumming is still producing good numbers of keeper fish. The mouth of the Rapp is also giving up good sized fish, as is the York. Tandem rigs are quite popular, and Stretch 20′s are as well. Bouncing bucktails against the … Read More »
Chesapeake Bay: Speckled Trout continue to provide good opportunities for anglers inside the Elizabeth River, Lynnhaven Inlet, The Poquoson area, and the Piankatank River. Some are still having success with soft plastics and Gulp! baits, but many are scoring better with twitch baits by Mirro lures, both the hard bait , like the 52 MR, and the new soft twitch bait,- the Paul Brown series. More and more anglers are focusing on Rockfish as water temps continue to drop. Better fish are coming from the Potomac, Rapp, and the … Read More »