The rockfish season is open and right now most fish are being caught in our tidal rivers. Anglers are casting light tackle such as swim baits and bucktails. Night fishing around bridges is producing best. Some red drum are mixed in with the rockfish.
Anglers are finding speckled trout inside Lynnhaven and Rudee Inlets. The trout season should be peeking.
Tautog catches at the CBBT has been excellent. The bay water temperature is now in the low 60’s. Tog action should continue as the water drops into the upper 50’s. Ocean wrecks often hold larger fish. Crabs are always your best bait.
The ocean wrecks are also yielding Seabass, and Flounder.
Those deep dropping are catching Seabass, Tilefish, and Grouper. Last week anglers trolling offshore got into a great wahoo bite. Some fish topped the scales at nearly 90 pounds. They also found some yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, mahi, and big eye tuna.
Dr. Ken Neill did some wreck fishing last week. They caught a bunch of triggerfish and had a good catch of sea bass, bluefish, a few jacks, and a couple of flounder. They also had some sandtiger shark encounters. On another trip, they fished the warm water just east of the Cigar. They caught a few frigate tuna and dolphin on little spoons. The big baits did better. They caught wahoo, dolphin and pulled the hook on a blue marlin.