Despite recent cold weather anglers are finding windows of fishable weather.
Tautogs are available on the ocean wrecks and should be available at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Dr Ken Neill fished the Triangle Wrecks for around 3 hours and enjoyed non-stop action. The fish averaged in the 18-20 inch range with only a few under 16 inches. He kept a limit from 19 to 23 inches long, tagged and released others, and caught 3 fish that had already been tagged.
The speckled trout and puppy drum are arriving on shallow flats in Inlets and on rivers as waters warm. Connie at Long Bay Pointe Bait and Tackle says anglers are finding them up inside Lynnhaven and boats fishing Rudee Inlet had outstanding red drum catches this week. VBSF sponsor Knot Wish’n Charters caught nice, healthy, quality redfish this week.
Offshore in North Carolina boats are enjoying outstanding catch and release giant bluefin tuna fishing. Anglers travel from around the world to get in on this winter fishery off the Carolina coast.