Rudee Inlet: The action in Rudee Inlet lately has been pretty mixed in recent days. We have heard of a few anglers still getting some Bluefish, and a very scattered Speckled Trout bite. There are still good amounts of Puppy Drum biting, hitting on cut Finger Mullet. The Bluefish will also hit on the cut Finger Mullet. The Flounder bite has been steady in recent days hitting on Gulp on a light jig head, though we have not heard of any keepers yet. There are some Croaker and Spot starting to move into the inlet, hitting on artificial bloodworms. Inshore: On our inshore fishing trips we are currently targeting Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Fishing has not been strong recently but we are expecting things to …
Inshore: The High Hopes crew went out today and had a Bachelor party on board, lets just say they had a great time! Bring us your Bachelor!
Rudee Inlet: The fishing in Rudee Inlet the past few days has been fantastic. We have been seeing anglers return to the docks with some great catches of Speckle Trout, Puppy Drum, Chomper Bluefish, and even a handful of Black Drum. Popular baits remain to be cut Finger Mullet and Plastics. Our new friend Preston stopped by to weigh in is 3 1/2 lb Speckled Trout and 81/4 lb Bluefish. Pretty Work!
Rudee Inlet/Inshore: Anglers have been catching some monster Bluefish inside Rudee Inlet recently. The Puppy Drum bite has been phenomenal with many Anglers having some beautiful catches. There are also still some Speckled Trout being caught. Popular baits have been Mirr O Lures as well as cut finger Mullet. Rumor also has it that some Founder have also started to arrive in Rudee Inlet, though we have not heard of any keepers.
Inshore: The High Hopes ventured out yesterday and the anglers on board had a great time catching some small sharks. The kids here on Spring Break were all smiles when they returned to the dock. What a beautiful day on the water!
Inshore: The High Hopes is fishing inshore this morning and we have already been sent a picture of them catching some small sharks on this Beautiful and warm Monday morning!
The 2017 F. Wayne McLeskey Memorial Marlin Open will be taking place on September 8th and September 9th 2017. Stay tuned for details! There were many words to describe Wayne McLeskey; businessman, pilot, friend, father, developer and dancer to name a few. However, most importantly, he was a doting husband, avid fisherman and passionate, talented and driven about everything in which he took part in. Wayne began the Virginia Beach Fishing Center in 1977 and became consumed with preserving Rudee Inlet and the fishing industry. As with most things in Wayne’s life, he instilled the same passion in the heart of his wife, Cheryl. While Wayne’s passing in 2012 was unexpected and earth shattering, Cheryl has since devoted much of her time to continuing what …
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Rudee Inlet: The Rudee Inlet bite has been predominately Puppy Drum with some nice Speckled Trout also being caught. Most anglers looking to target the Puppy Drum have been using cut Finger Mullet on a bottom rig. Those looking to catch Speckled Trout have been using Gulp as well as the occasional MirroLure. Inshore: The insure bite has remained pretty slow here this month, though 6-10 miles out Rudee Tours has been running some very successful Boston Mackerel trips, while jigging Mackerel Riggs off the bottom with multiple hooks. Some anglers have also had success fishing around some inshore wrecks catching Tog.
Throwback to when Michael Butler was just a young kid being held by his father, Randy Butler.