Entering The Offseason

Virginia Beach Fishing Report – Long Bay Pointe

Well … we have officially entered our off-season. Fishing opportunities are very limited in January and February.  Only the most hardcore anglers can deal with the frigid weather.  But what better time of the year for a boat show! The Virginia Beach Boat Show is comming up February 8th –10th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. If you have been thinking about buying or upgrading, now might be the time to do it. The boat show offers some great show specials and all the big dealers will be there.

The best news off the water this week is the tautog action is picking up on inshore structures. Dr Ken Neill put the Healthy Grin over some nice fish Saturday.

Some stripers have been marked 15 miles offshore, well beyond our legal waters. The Bay season of course is closed.

The black sea bass season is closed until February 1st. It tentatively reopens the 1st and runs through February 28th. The Rudee headboat will be running sea bass trips on Saturdays. They fill up very early, so give them a call as soon as possible.

North Carolina

The puppy drum have moved well south of Hatteras Island. Dogfish and skates are in the surf all most anywhere you wet a line. There should be some puffers around for those who enjoy the tender nuggets.

The big OBX news is that the Skirt Chaser, out of Oregon Inlet has caught the first blue fin tuna of the season. The fish measured 65 inches. There are also some nice yellowfin around.


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