Keeper-sized Rockfish are being caught inside the Rappahannock River, its tributaries, and many places in the Chesapeake Bay. In the rivers, 2 oz. tandem bucktails are working best for keepers.
A few folks are finding keepers along the CBBT structures at night. Casting lipless crankbaits to the rocks and current edges is usually productive. Swim baits and flukes are working along the light lines.
Anglers are enjoying a great Speckled Trout bite in many places inside the bay. Many are throwing 4-inch paddle tail swim baits, topwaters, and jerkbaits for Specks of all sizes. A few places to mention are the Hampton area flats, the Piankatank River, Mobjack Bay, the Rappahannock River, and Lynnhaven Inlet. Puppy Drum and Rockfish are also being caught by those targeting the Trout.
When weather allows for the offshore boaters to venture out they are returning with good numbers of Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo. October is also usually a good month for King Mackerel.
Inshore boats in the Nags Head and Hatteras areas are doing well with Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum.
Surf anglers there are scoring Sea Mullet, Speckled Trout, Puppy Drum and good numbers of large Red Drum.
The piers have been attracting Puppy Drum, Specks, Black Drum, and some large Spot.