Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report
Virginia Beach & Outer Banks
Virginia Beach INSHORE FISHING
When we had the warm snap, puppy drum catches were reported backs of Rudee and Lynnhaven.
The inshore bite has slowed down with the cold temps that moved back in.
WITH THIS WARMING TREND in the long term forecast EXPECT conditions to IMPROVE AS THE water temp gets to that sweet SPOT of 55 degrees plus!
So keep and EYE ON WATER TEMPS!
Pro tip from Mark here at OCEANS EAST:
When the sun is on the water all day LOOK FOR MUD FLATS and MARSH areas
Those areas really allow the sun to heat the exposed mud at low tide AND THE DRUM will follow the TIDE in to the warmer pockets!!!
For any of y’all looking to gain more knowledge or more specific insight, come in to OCEANS east and talk to Mark and the guys who are all experts.
If you really have the itch to get out and do inshore salt water fishing target schoolie stripper on Elizabeth river and feeder rivers of the Chesapeake Bay.
Also with schoolie stripper on the ROANOKE RIVER AND ARBERMARALE SOUND March and April are some of the hottest months for fishing as they make their way up THE ROANOKE RIVER AND OTHER FEEDER RIVERS.
OUTER BANKS FISHING REPORT
Lots of fish being caught OVER 100 inches
Also the ROCK PILE out of Hatteras! Good catches of black fin
BUXTON was getting some good big drum catches. Big drum were biting but the water has slowed up with cooler weather
SOUTHEAST REGION FRESH WATER REPORT
Crappie spawn is in EFFECT so crappie fishing is absolutely on FIRE
But I’m personally looking forward to bass fishing which is HEATING UP.
With the WARMING TREND that we had, the bass were moving into pre spawn matters.
We even had a 13 POUND bass weighed and reported at the CHICKAHOMINY LAKE that was caught in 2 feet of water on a JIG!!
Water temps are between mid to high 40s and look for those temps to creep back up into the 50s that brings on that pre spawn bite that we are all looking forward to