Some tremendous Tautog fishing is occurring right now in the Chesapeake Bay. Both ocean wrecks and bay structures are holding quality fish. Fresh crab is the bait of choice.
Also inside the bay, the Speckled Trout fishing is picking up nicely, as quality catches are being reported more frequently. The Hampton area has been receiving much attention, but areas to the north are warming up quickly also. In some areas, targeting the docks can be better. Puppy Drum catches are also occurring in many of the same areas as the Trout.
Catches of Black Drum are on the increase along the Eastern Shore. The seaside of the Eastern Shore is where the better action takes place this time of year. Look for the Reds to show soon, as the full moon approaches on the 26th. Fresh crab and clam are excellent choices for bait.
The Flounder reports are slow, but this should turn very soon. Anglers along the Outer Banks are seeing an increase in the Speckled Trout activity, especially in the sounds. There are some Specks being caught from the ocean surf also. Along with the Specks, the surf has been yielding Puppy Drum, Black Drum, Red Drum, and Sea Mullet. The piers are experiencing an increase in the Trout as well, along with Bluefish, and Sea Mullet.
The offshore charters are finding good catches of Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and some Mahi. The inshore boats are scoring well with the Puppy Drum, and Specks.