Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fishing Report for Sun, Sept 4th


As of this post, they are catching LOTS of big Spot, they are double-heading Red Drum (Puppy Drum) ranging from small to "keeper size," and we're getting reports of Speckled Trout (no idea what sizes yet). 

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:

Wind is currently NNW between 14 and 16mph.

Be sure to bring your rain gear to keep out the wind and the salt spray! Other suggested 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. 

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 things calm down. 

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. 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.)

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Water temp is here:
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 77.5 degrees
First Landing/Cape Henry 77.3 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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