Inside the Rappahannock River has been good for decent sized Spot and keeper Croakers. Various tributaries inside the Rapp are producing good sized Puppy Drum, Speckled Trout, and Rockfish.
Spots are also being caught from the Ocean View Pier and Virginia Beach Pier. Bloodworms, if you can find them, are working well. Bloodworms are in short supply these days. The Spot action should increase as we approach September.
There are some Flounder being caught inside the Chesapeake Bay, but the action is much better out in the ocean, on wrecks. Folks are catching Seabass mixed in with the Flounder. A minnow/squid combo is hard to beat for both these fish.
The Spadefish bite has gotten better this week along the 3rd and 4th islands of the CBBT. While fishing behind the islands, most will use float rigs with fresh clam. The CBBT structures are giving up some sizable Sheepshead also. Crab works best for the Sheeps.
There's still plenty of Spanish to be had throughout the bay. Folks are catching them along the ocean from the piers, and occasionally from the surf. Big Reds have been showing up better inside the bay. Guys with towers on their boat have a big advantage spotting fish from good distances. Approaching them with caution will allow them to stay on the surface much longer, creating opportunities for more hookups. Be courteous to others so all can enjoy.
The Cobia continue to be caught all over the bay, with both chummers and sight casters, reporting lots of action. Surf anglers along the OBX are reporting Spanish Mackerel, Sea Mullet, and Bluefish. The pier anglers are reporting the same, with some Sheephead, and King Mackerel mixed in.
The offshore boaters are hooking up with Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and Billfish.