By TH Spangler | Connie Barbour (Long Bay Pointe Bait and Tackle)
The weather hasn’t been our friend recently. The rainy breezy conditions have slowed fishing activity.
There are plenty of cobia around but they are hard to spot in choppy, overcast conditions. Chumming was the most effective method last week. A few nice fish were reported, some topping 50 pounds.
Flounder action remains excellent on ocean wrecks. Flounder are also in the bay and in local inlets. Look for them around structure and on rough bottom. Remember, big baits for big flounder.
There are plenty of spadefish hanging around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and The Cell. Sheephead are also hanging around the bridge.
Some really large red drum are in the area. Anglers fishing at night are having good success.
Boats trolling the oceanfront have been catching limits of spanish mackerel.
Pier anglers are enjoying typical summertime action, spot, croaker, flounder and trout.
Before the weather went downhill the offshore mahi-mahi fishing was excellent. Overnight charters had been returning with mahi, tilefish and seabass. Billfish action is heating up with the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament fast approaching August 22-25.