Virginia’s February recreational black sea bass fishing season starts February 1st and ends on February 28th. The Feds and VMRC have done a good job managing this fishery, there are some really large ones available now. Below is a link they’ve provided to learn about the required permit and reporting requirements that are critical for Virginia to continue participating in this special recreational season.
Pictured above is a 8 lb 11 oz fish caught by M. Okonek off Virginia Beach onboard the Rudee Angler December 27, 2020. It’s the largest recorded Virginia Citation sea bass since 2000. The Rudee Angler will be running February trips on Wednesdays Saturdays and Sundays. If you would like to get in on the action you better book ASAP. It looks like their Saturday trip are sold out already.
Tautog and Flounder are are also available for those fishing ocean wrecks.
Speckled Trout were available in the rivers and near the east jetty at Little Creek a week ago. Captain Todd Beck, Knot Wish”n Charters said the Rudee Inlet bite has been unusually slow.
A number of Rudee Inlets crews are rigged and ready for giant bluefins just in case they come in range. A few guys have been out looking, but nothing yet. There have been some reports off Oregon Inlet, near the tuna hole.