Well, this week has been a big improvement for fishing on the VA Beach Fishing pier. We have had some Southerly winds helping to raise the water temperature and some Bluefish and Roundheads are being caught, along with the annual migration that brings a large number of Clear-nosed Skates to the area.
While the weather has been better, we still have a ways to go in order to start catching Pot, Roundhead, Blues and other Spring fish and Blue crabs. Like me they prefer warmer water.
Give us a call at 757-428-2333 for the latest fishing reports.
Here is a blast from the past (last season) to remind us of what we have to look forward to:
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“Virginia Beach Fishing Pier – Fishing Report April 22
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 8:22 pm
It was a beautiful day at the Virginia Beach Pier. The Sun made a big difference and everyone’s attitude improved. The fishing report for April 22nd includes Croaker in the morning. The incoming tide helped clear out some sea grasses and as the water rose the anglers were happy to see quite a few Puppy Drum show up and the first Spot and RoundHead also put in an appearance.
A lot of the fish were caught on the popular Bloodworms and Squid, but Finger Mullet caught the most Drum. One fisherman said he caught a few small crabs in his net, but the best crabbing will come when the water gets warmer.
Even though the weather is cooling down a little the rest of the week, we are looking forward to good fishing on the VA Beach Fishing Pier as we head into the last week of April. Ocean Eddies, the Pier Gift Shop and bike rentals are all ready for Spring, so bring the family and enjoy the fun available at the beach.
VA Beach Fishing Pier – Fishing Report April 20th, 2014
Sunday, April 20th, 2014 at 5:53 pm
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Happy Easter! Even though the weather has not quite settled down yet, anglers have had some success at the Virginia Beach fishing pier. Opening day saw some Croakers and small Sharks and Skates, which are a sign that the water is warm enough for the first fish to start looking for food. Later in the week after the rain moved past us, it wasn’t as comfortable for the fishermen and spectators, but more fish were caught.
Thursday the 17th saw the first Puppy Drum this season pulled up by a woman renting a rod from the Pier Tackle Shop. Friday was even better with some people catching their limit of keeper Puppy Drum, plus a couple of small Speckled Trout were released. As the season progresses we look forward to catching some Bluefish and Roundheads to add to the variety.
The Pier Tackle Shop has been enlarged during the winter, so come by and checkout our expanded product line of rods, reels and bucket of croaker accessories.
Virginia Beach Fishing Pier – Opening Day”