Rockfish are available in our rivers, they are being caught on the Elizabeth, James, Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. These fish should start migrating into the bay soon. Those putting in the time are finding a few larger class stripers around CBBT structure. Bluefish are also available in the lower bay. Try trolling Mann’s stretches and tandem rigs to find the fish.
Bay tautog action keeps getting better. Try the islands of the CBBT and inshore wrecks. Taugs love fresh crab or frozen fiddlers. Ocean structures are also holding sea bass, flounder, triggerfish and a few drum. Water Temperature at the CBBT is 58.8 F
The speckled trout bite has been very good inside Lynnhaven Inlet for a couple of weeks. It will be interesting to see how the cooler temps effect it.
Surf fishing on the Outer Banks of NC has picked up. Anglers are landing black drum, bluefish, speckled trout, sea mullet, spot, and red drum. Cut baits, fresh shrimp, bloodworms and sand fleas have worked best. Water Temperature at the Duck pier is 61.3 F.
In the OBX sound speckled trout have been the main target. A few anglers have also landed sea mullet, spot, and striper. The flounder bite has remained steady inshore. Anglers are having success using live minnows on Carolina rigs.
Virginia offshore action has produced wahoo, swordfish, sea bass and tilefish lately. The OBX wahoo bite has heated up with many fish topping 40 pounds. Yellowfin, bigeye, and blackfin tuna are also available. Some blue marlin, white marlin have been released down south.