Speckled Trout In The Creeks, Drum In The Surf

Long Bay Pointe Virginia Beach Fishing Report

Speckled trout action is picking up inside Lynnhaven Inlet, Rudee Inlet and in Virginia’s Eastern Shore creeks. Anglers are catching a lot of undersize fish but there are keepers mixed in. Leadheads matched with a twister tail or Gulps are the most popular bait, however topwaters seem to be catching the larger fish.

Puppy drum, some in the 20 to 28 inch class are in the same areas as the specks. Larger red drum are still  being caught in the bay and in the surf from Sandbridge  to Hatteras.  On a recent trip Craig Paige (Paige 2 Charters) and crew had a great day landing 20 red drum, several were citation release size. As a bonus they got a 7.5 lb flounder and a 9 ft sand tiger shark.

Anglers are starting to target stripers inside the rivers and inlets. They are also available around islands of the CBBT.

We still haven’t had our big spot run. The big yellow bellies should show anytime.

Tautog fishing is just around the corner as water temps continue to drop.

Offshore, there were nice kings caught inshore before the blow. Tilefish, snowy grouper and other bottom dwellers continue to bite well for those deep dropping. Off Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Inlet they have had some nice hauls of blackfin tuna, a few yellowfin and big eyes,  some mahi-mahi and wahoo. Crews that have been targeting swordfish have been having success.  Elson Myers caught a 530 pounder last week.

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