The Rudee Inlet bite has continued to produce some Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum. The Puppy Drum bite has seemed to be a little more active over the Speckled Trout here in recent days. The Puppy Drum have been biting in the back of the inlet on cut Finger Mullet off the bottom. The Speckled Trout have been hitting best on Gulp along with other artificial baits. There have been many throw backs, but there have been some nice ones with a few beautiful citations in the mix of things. Don’t forget to stop in the store for all your Rudee Inlet fishing needs as well as some new Winter apparel.
The inshore bite recently has seemingly been almost non existent with not much action going on, as none of our bats have fished inshore in the past week. Though we have heard reports of some huge Rockfish being caught on the Eastern Shore side of the Chesapeake Bay. Anglers have been landing some Rockfish (in the upper 40lb range) by drifting or slow trolling live eels. Also being caught in the bay on wrecks or near the structure of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel have been some Tautog. These Togs have been reported to be roughly 4 to 6 pounds.
There has not been much action on the troll in and around the Norfolk Canyon. The action has been on the deep drop trips with anglers dropping down on the edge of the Norfolk Canyon and catching some nice Blueline and Golden Tilefish, Grouper, and some beautiful Black Sea Bass, along with some monster Bluefish!