Fishing Forecast

If you’re going to sneeze because of all the pollen, you might as well do it on the water

If you’re going to sneeze because of all the pollen, you might as well do it on the water

All that yellow stuff that’s coating anything and everything outside means it’s high time you got fishing. With every passing day and temperatures rising slowly but surely, more and more species are providing opportunities to get in on some great Virginia and North Carolina action. For reference, the picture is of my with a nice king mackerel caught on light…

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It’s time to spring into fishing

It’s time to spring into fishing

Even though spring doesn’t officially begin until Saturday, the region’s angling season decided to jump the gun weeks ago. Fishing opportunities on all fronts have been fantastic when the weather has permitted. We all know how freaking crazy the weather can be this time of year around these parts. Spring’s first day might not invite a lot of trips, with…

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Fall blew in for real early Friday morning

Fall blew in for real early Friday morning

Fall, at least in this mind, means fish with spots all over them. You know, speckled trout and crappie. Got a chance last week to join a few long-time buddies on Knotts Island to fish a small pond off one of the creeks that extend from where Back Bay and Currituck Sound trade waters. The target was crappie, or as…

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Ah, fall … what a great time to enjoy some fishing

Ah, fall … what a great time to enjoy some fishing

Isn’t this a great close-up of a dolphin (Mahi Mahi)? It was sent to us by Capt. Bill Pappas Jr. of Playin Hookey Charters. It’s nice to see people trying different approaches other than the standard “hold your fish up in front of you” photograph. Fish such as dolphin, speckled trout, puppy drum and others all offer creative opportunities. And…

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Fishing Forecast: July 23

Fishing Forecast: July 23

Come in real close. Wouldn’t want anyone else to hear this. The tarpon are back. Yeah, I know – this is no longer the biggest secret in Virginia fishing that it once was. More and more anglers are discovering and participating in this limited Eastern Shore fishery. And many who are well aware of the opportunities take part in it…

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