Fishing Forecast

Tuna time … and a whole lot more

Tuna time … and a whole lot more

The tuna arrived off the coast of the Carolinas a while back ago and have migrated into Virginia’s offshore waters in a big way. But that’s no secret. Just ask any of the captains and anglers competing in the 17th annual Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament that concludes Saturday at Southside Marina at the mouth of Rudee Inlet. This year’s event…

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Nothing crappy about the fishing

Nothing crappy about the fishing

The sun was breaking through the tree tops as the dew started to sparkle from its rays. A variety of birds sang a chorus of songs that broke the silence. A cottonmouth snake slid out of the water to start sun bathing. On a little pond where its waters sneak in and out of a Back Bay creek, it was…

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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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