View Full Version : Any of you guys fish near Virginia beach?
07-30-2005, 09:52 PM
i'll be spending a week there in october and was wondering whats bitin that time of the year..
07-31-2005, 09:37 AM
WC, I've never fished Virginia, but I believe the Spottail(Red Drum) will be runnin' pretty hard in Oct. Try some cut mullet or some blue crab for these monsters.
I know down here in Oct the bonnitheads (type of hammerhead shark) are coming into the shallows and rivers to give birth. They are so plentiful that they almost become a pain in the butt. You are only allowed to keep 1, but you'll catch enough to fill a truck! Use squid for the shark and everything else.
07-31-2005, 09:52 AM
Oh I forgot, the winter trout will be beginning they're run. Nov and Dec are usually when I have the best luck w/them. You may get lucky and snag a few.
Fresh shrimp or cast/retrieve a grub for the trout.
07-31-2005, 10:09 AM
i guess the first thing i ought to do is order a chart so i can find some of the more obvious places to go..and i hope your right about the drum..they're fun to catch..they catch some real monsters near there too..
07-31-2005, 10:29 AM
Here ya go WC!
Chart of Virginia's saltwater fish, times and baits. (http://www.mrc.state.va.us/anglersg.shtm#gvsf)
Virginia Charts (http://www.mrc.state.va.us/vswft/angler_web_reef.pdf)
Cut bait (fresh mullet, spot, menhaden), peeler crabs, artificial lures (spoons, large plugs, jigs)
Bottomfishing with bait on "fishfinder" rig; trolling and casting spoons, plugs and jigs
Surfcasting with bait on Eastern Shore barrier island beaches and baitfishing along interior seaside marshes and Smith Inlet area; baitfishing in Chesapeake Bay along Eastern Shore bayside channel edge from Kiptopeake area to Onancock and shoal areas at the mouth of the Bay; trolling and casting artificial lure in Smith Inlet area
Late April - June; August - October; peak May at Smith Inlet for casting and trolling lures; peak late May - June for Surfcasting; peak middle August - September for Eastern Shore bayside fishing; peak middle September - October for surf-casting and fishing seaside marshes
30 - 50 Pounds
85 lbs., 4 oz.; caught at Wreck Island on Eastern Shore seaside in 1981 by Herman Moore
07-31-2005, 11:13 AM
thanks for the info stingray..i'll look at it when i get back from the range later tonight..