Long Bay Pointe Report
Virginia Beach – The speckled trout bite is good inside Lynnhaven and Rudee Inlets. Connie Barbour says the bite inside Lynnhaven is still hot with more keeper size fish arriving. Good reports are also coming from Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the waters around Poquoson, VA. Most of the trout are in the 14 to 20 inch range.
Rockfish numbers are on the rise throughout the Chesapeake Bay and it’s tributaries. Fish are being caught on the James River, the York River and the Elizabeth River. Other good locations are along the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, and keeper size fish are at the islands of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
A few spot and croaker are still available in the lower bay and inside Lynnhaven and Rudee Inlets.
The bay water temperature has dropped to 63 degrees. As soon as it drops into the 50’s we should start seeing the tautog bite pick up.
The Rudee Inlet head boat recently ran a sea bass trip. They caught plenty of sea bass and a few nice triggerfish.
The Virginia offshore charter boats have had a tough time getting out; rough seas have kept them at the docks the past few days.
Outer Banks North Carolina Rundown
Anglers fishing the point at Buxton have been catching a lot of Red Drum. More than a dozen big ones to 46 inches were landed yesterday. From Kitty Hawk down to Hatteras anglers are catching small trout, sea mullet and bluefish. Some of the bluefish caught near Hatteras have measured 20 inches.
The Avalon Pier is reporting trout and sea mullet. The Nags Head pier has been slow. Jennette’s pier reports a lot of small trout, nice sea mullet, pompano, black drum and puffers. The Outer Banks pier reports specks, gray trout, sea mullet, black drum, spot and puffer.
Boats fishing inshore around the inlets are catching spanish mackerel and bluefish. There should be some smoker kings a little farther out. The gulfstream fleet is catching a few wahoo, some mahi, and a decent number of blackfin and yellowfin tuna.