Long Bay Pointe Report, Virginia Beach
NEXT REPORT DECEMBER 1
Anglers have been enjoying a nice speckled trout bite inside Lynnhaven, Little Creek and Rudee Inlets. Some large fish, 5 to 6 pounds have been caught inside Lynnhaven. Pictured is Casey Copeland and Doug Garnet with 5lb 12oz specks caught inside Lynnhaven.
Striper fishing will take center stage soon. Striper fishing on the lower bay is good to excellent Thanksgiving through New Years. There have already been large fish taken in the Bay to our north. As the weather continues cooling these fish will move into local waters. Although most of the action is still to our north and in rivers, Long Bay Pointe reports keeper-sized fish at the CBBT. The best action comes at night under the lights.
Bay tautog fishing is slow but nearby ocean structures are producing. Sea bass, bluefish and triggerfish are also available. Sunday, Wes Blow and Chris Boyce reported a nice limit of seabass to 18 inches. While diamond jigging for bluefish they got a surprise catch, a 48.5 inch black drum.
A few boats made it offshore and returned with yellowfin and bigeye tuna. The Rudee headboats are running sea bass trips and doing well. These trips will continue through December.
Surf anglers from Nags head to Hatteras are catching sea mullet, blow toads, small bluefish and trout. Large sharks and some red drum are being caught at the point in Buxton.
Soundside anglers are catching a few trout. There should be some stripers feeding around the bridge pilings on the west side of Roanoke Island.
The OBX pier reports go like this, Avalon pier reports trout and puppy drum. Nags Head Pier has seen trout, flounder and blues. Jennette’s is catching small blues. The Outer Banks pier is catching lots of blow fish and some trout.
The offshore fleet return to the bluewater after a bunch of blow days and caught blackfin, yellowfin, wahoo, mahi and king mackerel. Captains targeting swordfish have been catching. The king fishing is red hot off Hatteras now.