Virginia Beach Fishing Report

Paige II Charters

Flounder catches have been excellent along the coast and throughout the lower bay. Look for them around the CBBT pilons, near the rocks that cover the tunnels and around coastal reefs and wrecks. Brian Hostetter weighted a 6 lb. 1 oz. 25 inch flounder at Long Bay Pointe. Captain Craig Paige, Paige II Charters has been putting his guest on flounder recently.

Dr Ken Neill

Sheepshead are still plentiful at the CBBT. Long Bay Pointe registered several citations, Jayla Caraco 11 lb, Melissa Fichter 11 lb. 14 oz and Enrique Olivar 10 lb. 3 oz.

Cobia are on the move and offering top water action. William Buckley registered a 51″, Chris Bailey a 57″, Jimmy Shaddeau 59″ and Steve Jaffe 54″.

Big red drum are still roaming about the lower Bay and around the shoals of the barrier islands. Chris Bailey registered a 48″ release, Ben Boudaoud 47″ and 49″ releases and Wayne C. Merricks a 52″ release.

High Hopes Sportfishing

Spanish mackerel and ribbonfish trolling remains productive for charter boats.

Buoys and wrecks are holding triggerfish and spadefish

Speckled trout, puppy drum, spot and croacker are inside the inlets.

September is Virginia’s peak king mackerel season. Smoker kings have already been landed.

The Virginia Beach Fishing Pier reports roundheads, spot, blues, a few Spanish and flounder.

The 19th Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament was held over the weekend. A total of 84 teams competed in the invitational charity event. This year’s winner was the boat Cuttin’ Up, captain Nick Jones with a 612.5 lb. blue marlin. Second place went to the Sea Toy, captain Bull Tolson. Third went to the Weldor’s Ark, captain Dale Britt. Fourth to the Quick Sweep, captain Jimmy Werling. And fifth to the Mister Pete, captain Alan Neiford.

Starting next month, throughout the fall, fishing reports will be published twice each month.  But be sure to check in more often, because we will post breaking news and trophy fish reports as soon as they come in.

Be sure to book a VBSF sponsor boat and then send us your pictures for our next report!

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