Lots of folks are catching Spot in many places throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Areas in the lower bay, such as Ocean View Pier and Buckroe Pier are reporting a good bite for the Spot. Inside the Rappahannock River is getting good reports also. However, many say the heavy run has not materialized yet. So, hopefully, the best is yet to come.
Folks are finding good-sized Puppy Drum throughout the bay also. Good reports are still coming from the Virginia Beach oceanfront also. Both the surf and the piers are producing fish.
The Lynnhaven area and the Hampton area have both been good for the Pups and also for the Speckled Trout. The Trout bite is picking up in numerous places and will continue to get better. Good areas have been around the mouth of the York River, the Rapp River, Mobjack Bay, and the Piankatank River. Many are using shrimp for the Trout, as they have been easy to catch lately. For lures, many are having success with topwater baits.
Large Sheepshead are still being caught by those targeting them. Use crab for the best results for the Sheeps. Jigs and dropper loop rigs are what many are using.
Rudee Inlet is a good place for just about anything right now, as anglers are finding Flounder, Drum, Trout, and Spot. Reports have not been numerous, but the bigger Flounder are typically caught during this time. Live Spot is what many of the larger Flounder are caught on.
Bay and ocean structures are both very good right now for the Flounder. The seas have been a bit rough lately though, and this week is not looking promising. The charters that have ventured out targeting Seabass, have been doing well, but conditions have not been ideal. This has also been the case for the charters out of Nags Head and Hatteras. However, some of those that have set out have returned with Wahoo, Mahi, and a few Yellowfin Tuna. A few Sailfish have also been caught.
The inshore boats have been doing very well with the Drum and Trout. There has been a really good Spot run from some of the piers along the Outer Banks. The piers and surf have both been good for the Puppy Drum, in Nags Head, and Hatteras Island.