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.
Rudee Inlet: The Speckled Trout acting was pretty good inside Rudee Inlet until the last winter storm we had. The bite was kind of hit and miss, with some nice keepers being caught. We did not however have to many citations registered here at the marina. Popular baits for those anglers looking to target Speckled Trout have been MorrOLures, Shrimp Gulp, or Gulp on a light jig head. The latest bite has turned to be predominately Puppy Drum being caught on cut Finger or Fillet Mullet slightly off the bottom. Inshore: We keep getting optimistic anglers checking in on the Rockfish bite. This year seems to be following the same pattern of years past, with no Rockfish being caught or even sighted in the legal waters …
Inshore: We are getting many calls asking about the Rockfish. We have not heard any reports of any biting along the Virginia coastline. Infact we have not heard of anyone catching any keepers since the closure of the Bay season. There is still however some fishing to be done nearshore and in the Chesapeake Bay for Togs. Anglers have been catching some on crabs on wrecks inside the Bay and along the structures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Other than that inshore fishing remains on the slow side of things. Offshore: The only boats we have had venture out to the deep water have been doing some deep drop fishing. They have been catching some nice Blueline Tilefish and a few Golden Tilefish as well. …