Friday, September 2, 2016

Fishing Report for Fri, Sept 2nd - WE WILL BE OPEN 24 HOURS ALL WEEKEND!

Hermione has currently been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. We will not be closing. The Pier is safe, but please use your own best judgment on whether or not you wish to come try your luck. Storms of the past have traditionally made for excellent fishing. The waves may come up over the end of the pier around high tide; we highly advise and request that you move closer in if this starts to be the case.

Be sure to bring your rain gear! Other supplies may include plastic zipper bags for your wallet/phone etc., several pairs of dry socks, and possibly a change of clothes.

We do sell full 3 piece Rain Suits in sizes from Medium to 7XL. They start at $19.95 and go up to $23.95. When buying, select a suit that's at least 2 sizes larger than your normal size for men; possibly 3 sizes for women who need more room at the top. Aside of the fact that they run about a half size too small, you want plenty of room to sit, cast, and wear cold weather gear under it if necessary.

They are catching some nice-sized Spot (some 2 at a time), some really nice-sized Croaker, and we've heard of a few Bluefish and 1 Flounder so far. They caught some nice Spot and a few Puppy Drum (Red Drum) this morning. We will keep you posted as the weekend moves on. You can always call for an immediate update. 757-481-7071

Be careful... We have seen some under-sized Red Drum and under-sized Speckled Trout recently. Red Drum must be a Min 18 IN. to a Max 26 IN.; you can keep 3. Specks must be bigger than 14 IN. (only 1 may be bigger than 24 IN.); you can keep 5. VMRC Regs are here:

Crabbing is not recommended at this time. They dig in and tend not to bite when the water is rough. We won't know whether or not they will keep biting this season until after the storm.

Also, while the end is so crowded because we are catching fish, please follow some common Fisherman Etiquette while you are out there:
-Cast only in front of you
-Do not cut someone else's line without their permission
-Do not push or bully others out of a spot you would like to be in if they were there first
-Do not claim-jump someone else's spot if they leave to go to the restroom or to get more bait
-Do not spread out into more space than you really need
Following these simple rules of etiquette will make everyone's fishing trip that much more pleasant.

Thank you in advance for you cooperation!
Just a reminder to everyone that WE DO NOT GIVE OUT INDIVIDUAL FISHING REPORTS VIA MESSENGER on Facebook. Please continue to check our Newsfeed and if our report is not up to date enough for you, please feel free to call for the latest fishing report 757-481-7071. (New reports may not be posted on Sundays and Mondays because tech support is not available.)

All our info can be found here:

Water temp is here:
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 80.4 degrees
First Landing/Cape Henry 80.3 degrees

Weather can be checked here:


(For the most accurate tides, 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.
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