Sizable catches of Sheepshead are occurring inside the bay on hard structures such as the pilings of the CBBT. Mark Bednar of Powhatan returned to the docks with an 11.6 lb Sheep, along with other good keepers. He even had a 6.5 lb Tautog to go with the Sheeps. Crab is what he was using.
There's still plenty of Cobia around from the mouth of the Potomac, to along the oceanfront.
There's been an increase of large Red Drum catches over the last week. They are being found throughout the lower bay also. Bottom fishing and sight casting have both been good for the Drum and Cobia. The Puppy Drum bite has been excellent inside many of the inlets and rivers.
Folks along the surf are finding them in places like Norfolk, Hampton, and the oceanfront. The kayakers are doing well in the shallows and skinny water.
A few reports named the Cell as an area of good catches of Croaker, Bluefish, and Sea Mullet. The Spanish reports have slowed down a bit over the past week, but many are still spotting them chasing bait along the surface, and casting to them. The Spot action also slowed, but should pick up shortly. Inside the Rapp is famous for the late summer/early fall Spot bite.
Of the offshore boats that have ventured out, the crews are finding Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi, and White Marlin. The Nags Head surf is clear, but action is slow. Some catches of Pompano, Sea Mullet, and Croaker are being made.
The Speckled Trout continue to bite well in the early mornings at the little bridge. The Hatteras piers have been better than the Nags Head piers lately, with catches of Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish.