You are definitely gonna want warm clothes tonight, and most likely your rain gear.
F.Y.I. We are currently the only Fishing Pier in the area STILL OPEN 24 HOURS, 7 DAYS A WEEK!!
Crabbing is done for the season.
For an updated fishing report on Sat, Sun and Mon please call - our tech support is off duty. 757-481-7071
Yellow-bellied Spot should be starting up sometime soon. The Bay has reached around 66 degrees. (Please see the links below for water temp.) Broad Bay in the Lynnhaven River is currently at ?? degrees.
For those of you who wish to complain about the Gill Nets and Haul Seine nets that surround the pier, please contact your local legislator as the Commonwealth of Virginia makes those laws and the Virginia Marine Resource Commission only carries them out.
The Code of Virginia only states that the nets must be "...300 yards of the sides or end of a commercial fishing pier."
That code can be found here: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+28.2-302
In 2012, legislation was proposed by Delegate Christopher P. Stolle to allow the Virginia Marine Resource Commission to increase that distance if necessary; the legislation was tabled and remains in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee. That Bill, and it's history, can be found here:
To contact your Virginia legislator, you can enter your address after clicking the link, and it will tell you who your legislators are.
Commercial fishing "from the beach" is actually controlled by the City
of Virginia Beach, which is also the government body that controls access to the beach. If you believe that commercial net fishing from the beach has become incompatible with the recreational use of the public beach, voice your concerns to the City Manager's Office, James K. Spore, (757) 385-4242 or CMOffice@vbgov.com
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Current Bay Temps:
About 64.2 degrees Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT)
About 64.9 degrees at First Landing/Cape Henry
Current Weather at the Pier: http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:23451.6.99999
Current and Future Weather at the Pier: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Virginia+Beach+VA+23451:4:US
(Use Cape Henry and/or Lynnhaven Inlet for the address - the pier is about half-way between the two points)
Incoming tide is typically better than outgoing tide. Incoming tide is approx. 1 hour after Low up to 1 hour before High.
Our October and November 2014 Tide Charts are attached to this post.