Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report July 3, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report

Virginia Beach & Outer Banks


The Spade fish are running strong this time of year right at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and can be targeting around the the islands, at the wrecks, and the buoys! Clams have been producing the most success and for those anglers using clam chum in addition, they have been seeing a lot more action. 

Cobia are still being caught site fishing from the CBBT up to the middle of the bay.  A lot of small fish have been reported with some decent catches mixed in. Site casting and chumming at the 9 foot shoals has been having the most success.

The Flounder action is slowly picking up at the bridge but the better fishing can be found at the near shore wrecks. 

Spanish Mackerel has been running strong from Cape Henry all the way down to Sandbridge.  Trolling at 7MPH using Planers and Clark Spoons has been giving up the most catches. 

Large schools of Red Drum have been roaming up and down the oceanfront, so for all the surf anglers out there now is the time to grab some fresh bait and get to the beach!


Big Jacks are being caught all over the towers as reports keep coming in. Lots of Dolphin action is happening right now at the Cigar and all the way up to the Norfolk Canyon. A lot of Marlin have showed up at the same area so you might get lucky and come home with a very large mixed bag!  Bottom fishing has been really good for Blueline and Golden Tilefish all around the Canyon. For those anglers looking to get on some Taugtog, the season opened back up July 1st so you’re in luck as fish are still being caught on the near shore wrecks.

The Spanish Mackerel activity is hot right now as anglers are maxing out on their bag limits. Trolling has produced the best results for these Macks.  Trigger Fish can be found on the wrecks this time of year and are definitely a fun species to catch!

Our offshore report is heating up with reports of large Yellowfin Tuna.  These fish can be caught kite fishing and trolling for the best success. Big dolphin are mixed in as boats come back to the marinas with full coolers.

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