Virginia Beach Fishing Report

spanish mackerel

Great morning spanish mackerel trip on the Ocean Pearl. Crew wanted enough fish for a fish fry at a local restaurant. Went to Nick’s with a ton. They left the Spanish biting.

The best spanish mackerel fishing of the season is occurring along the oceanfront and in the lower bay. Trolling Clark and Drone spoons will do the trick.

ribbon fish

Father, son fishing with Captain David, High Hopes Charters

Those pulling larger spoons are catching plenty of ribbonfish.

Areas to our south are having an outstanding king mackerel season. They are catching lots of 40 pounders. Look for them to start showing up in are waters soon.

Cobia action remains excellent. Fish up to 80 lbs have been landed this week. Sight casting is best right now. Shark releases are numerous for those chumming.

Spadefish are around buoys, pilings of the CBBT and the Chesapeake Light Tower.


Sheepsheads are hanging around structure.

Big red drum are throughout the lower Bay.


Captain Craig Paige, Paige II Charters putting his crew on some nice flounder

Flounder catches are on the rise. Look for them along the CBBT, around inshore wrecks and artificial reefs throughout the lower bay and along the coast. Coastal wrecks are holding larger flounder and sea bass, bluefish, amberjacks and triggerfish.

Pier and surf anglers are finding puppy drum, bluefish, spanish, flounder, croaker, sea mullet and small spot.

Those fishing the canyons are returning with tilefish, big eye tuna, yellowfin tuna, dolphin and wahoo.

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