Wind and rain have been a big factor at the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier in 2016. The last couple of weeks have produced some good Bluefish catches, mainly on Gotcha plugs, and because the water temperature has remained below normal the Clearnose Skates and some Blowfish are still being caught.
While Spot and Croaker have been somewhat scarce for this time of year, some Roundhead have started to show up. We hope the weather will normalize and the bottom fishing will begin in earnest.
This week also had some Blue crabs coming over the railing and the season on crabs is predicted to be very good this year.
It’s time to start the new season at the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier. We will be opening on March 25, 2016. The Spring operating hours are 8AM-8PM, weather permitting. Call (757) 428-2333 for more information.
Some years Easter weekend can be very cooperative as far as the weather is concerned, but we don’t know what the fish are thinking until we have some anglers testing the waters.
So, get your gear sorted and come join us on the VA Beach Pier. If you don’t have your own fishing tackle, the Pier Tackle Shop has rental rods and bait available.
The Gift Shop is open, but Ocean Eddie’s Restaurant usually opens around May 1st.
For more information, call the pier at <strong>(757) 428-2333</strong>.
As many local anglers that fish on the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier in October, we wait for cold fronts to lower the water temperature in the area. This usually causes the fish to school up and begin to leave the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately, the weather created so much wind and rain in late September and early October that the ocean waters were to rough to fish.
There were some nice Red Drum released before the big blow, some as large as 52 inches. Round Head, Spot, Croaker and Speckled trout were also available to fishermen bouncing baits along the bottom.
The first week of October at the VA Beach Pier has seen an increase in Spot, but the big runs we have come to expect in the Fall haven’t materialized yet. Some decent Spot and Round Head have been caught by anglers this week, plus some small trout, Pompano and Bluefish.
The hours of operation are currently 8AM-8PM, weather permitting. Please call (757)428-2333