We have a pretty good weather forecast through Thanksgiving Day. Lite winds, 60-degree highs and the water temperature at the CBBT is 57 degrees.
Fishing for speckled trout and puppy drum continues to be good in the shallows. Rudee Inlet, Lynnhaven Inlet and the Elizabeth River have all been good. Long Bay Pointe Bait and Tackle registered a few citations recently. Randy Morton had a 24 1/2″ speckled trout release, George Kotarides a 24 1/2″ release, Todd Sturtevant a 24 1/2″ release, Jordan Elliott a 24 1/2″ and 26″ releases, Michael W. Noe a 24 .75″ release and Matthew Gutterman a 26″ release. Congratulations.
Smaller stripers are in the same areas. The islands on the CBBT are holding keeper size fish. Night fishing has been best.
There’s a good sea bass bite going on when weather conditions allow boats to fish the ocean wrecks.
Tautog are hanging around the ocean wrecks and inside the bay. The bridge tunnel is a good place to target the tautogs
Be sure to book a VBSF sponsor boat and then send us your pictures for our next report!