As summer comes to a close, fall fishing starts to pick up. Fish start migrating with the cooler temps and they really start moving around. The pier and surf fishing have been picking up every day. The spot are starting to make a strong showing around all the piers and Lynnhaven Inlet and should only improve each day. The red drum are especially good right now on the local piers, beach and along the islands of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Anglers are having the best luck on cut mullet and cut bunker. Cobia action has slowed but there are still a few around as they start to make their return south for the year. The cobia are being caught around the spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and along the buoys of the shipping channels going out of the bay. The cobia should stick around until mid October. Flounder action has picked up the last few weeks around the bridge tunnel and the offshore wrecks along with limits of sea bass. With reports of limits from both locations being reported every day. Speckled trout and puppy drum have started to make an appearance outside and inside Lynnhaven Inlet and should only get better as the water cools. The offshore action continues to be on fire for marlin. Many boats are releasing double digit numbers. Big Eye fishing has also stayed strong for the anglers staying late in the canyon and Limits of dolphins are still being caught. Anglers pulling wire in the 30 to 50 fathom range have seen some really good wahoo fishing as well. Fresh water fishing is also starting to get good and will only get better. Get out there and go catch something! The fall is one of the best times to fish in this area!
Fishing has continued to stay strong throughout the summer. In the bay, anglers are seeing awesome cobia fishing with a really nice class of fish showing. Anglers have had excellent luck chumming and putting cut bunker and eels on the bottom. Sight fisherman have been doing extremely well fishing anywhere from the Oceanfront to York Spit.
Along the beaches and piers anglers are having excellent catches of spot, croaker, and round head. A few red drum and some black drum have been caught and even the occasional cobia being caught from the piers as well as the surf. Along the ocean front anglers have been experiencing killer Spanish Mackerel fishing as well as a few king Mackerel showing up as well.
Flounder continue to stay productive in the bay as well with a few fish over 7 pounds being weighted in from above the 4th island to the high rise. Flounder fishing has also been on fire for those venturing out from the tower to the triangles with most boats catching limits as well as a few sea bass. The near shore dolphin fishing has been exceptional this summer with many people having nice catches from inside the light tower.
A little further offshore in the canyons the fishing has been very good as well. Several big eyes have been weighed in, however the large sharks have been quite the nuisance for anglers hooking tuna. Many of the tunas have had chunks taken out of them by sharks getting a bite before they get in the boat. There has been decent marlin fishing, both blues and whites recently and the white marlin fishing only expected to get better over the next month. If you can find anything floating it has seems to be loaded with the smaller bailer dolphin. If you have questions feel free to give us a call for a day to day fishing report!
The weather is heating up and so is the fishing!!!
There have been fish caught from Rudee Inlet, Lynnhaven Inlet, the Chesapeake Bay, Offshore and the local lakes recently. In the last few weeks the bluefish have gone off in Rudee Inlet. The bluefish are being caught using live bait, spoons and anything imitating a minnow. There have also been keeper size flounder and puppy drum caught out of Rudee as well as out of Lynnhaven Inlet. The flounder and puppy drum have been eating cut bait and live minnows. The large Red and Black drum have officially shown up on the shoals in the Chesapeake Bay. The best bait of choice has been blue crabs recently. Reports have been coming in of stripers being caught in the surf and along all the islands of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel but the official bay season does not open until May 16th. Although Tautog season has come to a close, the spring bite was incredible and you can still catch and release these fish for a day of fun fishing. The spring offshore season has also been great for the boats venturing south for Yellowfin, Bluefin, and a few Big Eye tunas along with incredible gaffer Dolphins. Look forward to it only getting better for the offshore scene. There has also been an incredible spring bite in the freshwater bass scene out of the local lakes. Local anglers have had great fishing pre and post spawn patterns with bass being caught up to 10 lbs. With summer approaching right around the corner, we only expect to see fishing get better! We hope to see you out on the water soon!