Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 70’s everywhere and there are lots of Cobia throughout the bay. Sight casting is the most productive technique now. Live eels or live spot are your best baits but bucktails will work as well.
Spanish mackerel schools were harder to locate last week. The fish are scattered along the oceanfront from Sandbridge to Cape Henry and in the bay up to Reedville. Anglers are trolling Drone and Clark spoons behind line sinkers or planers.
Anglers are catching lots of ribbonfish on diving plugs.
Schools of red drum have been surfacing in the lower Bay. As long as no one spooks them angers can sight cast them.
Flounder fishing is good. Fish in the 4-6 pounds range have been caught near the CBBT, the Cell and around wrecks.
Sheepshead continue to bite on structure. Use marsh crabs on a jig head near bridge pilings.
Spadefish are hanging around the CBBT, many ocean buoys and the Light Tower. Anglers are floating fresh clam morsels to them on small hooks. If they are not aggressively feeding, try putting some chum in the water.
Ocean structures are holding flounder, spadefish, and seabass. The deeper wrecks hold seabass, tilefish and grouper. Amberjack are around the towers. If you are heading to the windmills you can check out the following link to get real time weather: http://rt.eolosconnect.com. There are two weather buoys you can click on to get real-time condition info.
The charter boats are bringing in yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, big eye tuna, and mahi. White marlin releases are on the rise.
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