Virginia Beach Fishing Rundown

red drum

1st Red

The big news this week is that large red drum have arrived on the shoals near Fisherman’s Island. Dr. Ken Neill, Stan Simmerman and David Brabrand made a run over and caught a shark, had two drag screamers and pulled the hook on one. But David did manage to tag and released their first bull red of the season.

puppy drum

Nice Pup’s In The Inlets

Good puppy drum action is still occurring in local inlets. Connie at Long Bay Pointe Bait and Tackle reports catches inside Lynnhaven Inlet. Captains Todd and Jake Beck, Knot Wish’n charters, reports the good action in Rudee Inlet continues. Most are being caught on soft plastics. The Elizabeth River has been excellent also.

Lots of black drum have been caught in the surf and in inlets from North Carolina to Maryland. There should be plenty in the Bay off Cape Charles now.

Anglers are finding an increasing numbers of Speckled Trout.

April usually produces some flounder catches as they move into shallows. The Wachapreague area over on the Eastern Shore is usually very good.

Tautog are biting at the triangle wreck and now in the Bay at the CBBT.

Offshore, the blueline tilefish season opens May 1st and the seabass season May 15th. AquaMan Charters is taking advance bookings for bottom dropping trips now.

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