Virginia Beach Fishing https://vbsf.net Reports News Charter Info Wed, 08 May 2019 09:49:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.115.254/h1q.f32.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-vbsfn-32x32.jpg Virginia Beach Fishing https://vbsf.net 32 32 Cobia Season Opens June 1st! https://vbsf.net/2019/05/25/cobia-season-opens-june-1st/ Sat, 25 May 2019 12:46:37 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14755 Red and black drum numbers are very good, look for them throughout the lower bay. Anglers have had a lot of success with reds on the shoals near Smith Island. Black drum are also feeding near the eastern shore … both sea-side and bay-side now. Another good location to look for them is near the …

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Fishing Picking Up, Cobia Arriving Virginia https://vbsf.net/2019/05/18/fishing-is-picking-up-cobia-are-arriving-in-virginia/ Sat, 18 May 2019 12:55:02 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14693 The black sea bass season reopened May 15th and runs through 31st. The bite has been very good; with several boats catching limits of jumbos. The Triangle Reef is a popular spot. Sea bass will bite squid, crab, fresh cut fish, clam strips, shrimp or diamond jigs. The spring black drum bite has been excellent. The …

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ASMFC Cobia News Release https://vbsf.net/2019/05/13/asmfc-cobia-new-release/ Mon, 13 May 2019 15:35:10 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14677   Arlington, VA – The Commission’s South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board approved Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia (Atlantic cobia) for public comment. Atlantic coastal states from Virginia through South Carolina have scheduled their hearings to gather public input on Draft Amendment 1. The details …

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Add Bluefish and Spanish To The Lineup https://vbsf.net/2019/05/09/add-bluefish-and-spanish-to-the-lineup/ Thu, 09 May 2019 11:28:35 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14613 Bluefish and spanish mackerel numbers are on the rise along the Virginia Beach oceanfront; Virginia Beach Pier anglers caught both this week …. Long Bay Pointe Bait and Tackle says bluefish have also entered Lynnhaven inlet …. Try trolling or casting to schools near inlets, along tide lines and over coastal wrecks in the lower …

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Nice Trout, More Drum and Cobia On The Way https://vbsf.net/2019/05/03/nice-trout-more-drum-and-cobia-on-the-way/ Fri, 03 May 2019 19:55:50 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14585 Some nice speckled trout have been caught between Virginia Beach and Oregon Inlet NC this week. Scott Horton caught this nice one in Rudee inlet a couple of days ago. The first red and black drum of the season arrived on the Virginia shoals a couple of weeks ago, and there’s more on the way. …

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ASMFC NEWS | Atlantic Striped Bass Stock Assessment https://vbsf.net/2019/05/02/asmfc-news-atlantic-striped-bass-stock-assessment/ Thu, 02 May 2019 11:12:34 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14578 Arlington, VA – The 2018 Atlantic Striped Bass Benchmark Stock Assessment indicates the resource is overfished and experiencing overfishing relative to the updated reference points defined in the assessment. Female spawning stock biomass (SSB) was estimated at 151 million pounds, below the SSB threshold of 202 million pounds. Despite recent declines in SSB, the assessment …

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Inshore Fishing Picks Up As Water Warms https://vbsf.net/2019/04/27/inshore-fishing-picking-up-as-water-warms/ Sat, 27 Apr 2019 12:17:50 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14519 Tautog fishing remains good to excellent. Look for them around underwater obstructions like wrecks, reefs, rocks and the pylons of the CBBT. Captain Craig Paige and crew on the Paige II enjoyed good tog action this week (above). The Virginia season closes May 15th, so you need to go ASAP! The taugtog state record was set in …

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VMRC Meeting Update, Striped Bass, Sea Bass News https://vbsf.net/2019/04/24/vmrc-meeting-update-stripers-sea-bass-news/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:43:52 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14493   By Dr. Ken Neill, III At yesterday’s VMRC meeting there were a couple of actions directly affecting recreational anglers. The one that will get all of the attention is the closure through emergency action of Virginia’s Spring Trophy Striped Bass seasons. There actually are 3 though we think of them as one: bay, coastal, …

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Flounder And Red Drum On The Rise https://vbsf.net/2019/04/20/flounder-and-red-drum-on-the-rise/ Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:12:13 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14471 Red drum averaging 25-50 lbs are showing up on the shoals at the mouth of the bay. Latimer Shoal and the shallow water near the northern section of the CBBT are good spots. Their numbers will continue increasing into May and action will peak in early June. Trolling spoons like 3 1/2 Drones or similar, …

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60 Degrees, Drum Roll Please! https://vbsf.net/2019/04/12/60-degrees-drum-roll-please/ Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:03:40 +0000 https://vbsf.net/?p=14433 The first black drum were landed in the surf on Virginia’s eastern shore last week. Look for good catches to develop bayside near the Cabbage Patch, the Concrete Ships, near Buoy 13, the high rise of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, around 36A and off of Cape Charles. Best baits are clam and crab used …

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