The Speckled Trout bite is picking up nicely in many places in the Chesapeake Bay. Places more productive right now are the James River, Elizabeth River, Lynnhaven Inlet, the Hampton/Poquoson area, areas around the Rappahannock River, and Rudee Inlet. Topwater baits are excellent, as are 1/8- 3/8 jigs with 4-inch swim baits.
The Puppy Drum are biting even better in many of the same places. Popping corks with live bait and various lures are working well for the Pups and the Trout.
Folks are still finding plenty of Spot from the Rappahannock River to the VA Beach oceanfront. Bloodworms are best, if found, but they are scarce.
Big Red Drum are being found throughout the bay also. Some are finding them along the surface in large schools, while others are finding them on hard cover by jigging. Most of the Drum that are caught are over the slot (greater than 26 inches in total length), and cannot be kept, but they are a blast to tangle with. Jigs work well no matter which way they are encountered.
There haven't been many reports of Flounder being caught this week, but ocean structures are the best bet for the larger ones, and for the more consistent bite.
Big numbers of Seabass are being caught from ocean structures, along with quality sized Triggerfish.
The offshore charters in VA are finding Wahoo, Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and both Blue and White Marlin. The charters out of Hatteras are doing better with the Wahoo right now.
Surf and pier anglers along the Outer Banks are catching some big Red Drum right now. They are also reeling in Sea Mullet, Spot, and Pompano.