Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Report July 29
The month of July Was unusually hot and muggy, at least to me, but the crabs and fish didn’t seem to mind. Crabbing was especially good and daily catches of Bluefish, Spanish Mackeral, Roundhead and Spot were also pleasing anglers.
Spadefish have been hanging around the pier pilings in good numbers and Clams continue to be the number one bait for catching them. They aren’t necessarily as big as the fish caught in deeper waters, but they are still delicious and the 4 fish limit per day gives everyone a chance to enjoy them.
The Bluefish and Spanish are still mostly being caught with Gotcha Plugs, with the Red & White and Red & Silver colors seeming to be the most popular choices.
Some Speckled and Grey Trout,Summer Flounder and Pompano have also made an appearance, which is a regular Summer occurrence.
Depending on the weather, August can be a little slower during the heat of the day and better at night, but other variables, such as water temperature and wind direction can also have an effect. Be sure to call 757-428-2333 for the latest info.
Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Fishing Report
We have been catching a nice variety of fish this week at the VA Beach Fishing Pier. Roundhead are being caught on a regular basis, with Spot and small Speckled Trout coming up, as well, at times.
Bluefish are still showing up everyday for anglers who enjoy tossing artificial baits, like Gotcha plugs, to catch fish site feeding. A few Spanish Mackeral have been taken too and we should see more since the water temperature has hit the low 70’s. As the Summer gets hotter, sometimes patterns develop, such as morning or evening producing the best catches, so call 757-428-2333 for the latest information.
Some small Cobia have been hitting, with most being under the 37 inch limit. Also being landed are Striped Bass, but again the smaller than 28 inch fish have had to be released back into the ocean.
Crabbing for Blue Crabs has really been good with many anglers filling their coolers with nice females, called Sook or Sally, which are loaded with succulent body meat.
If you are new to fishing or crabbing, stop by the Pier Tackle Shop, located on the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, and they will be happy to help you get set up with the proper gear.
Here are some pictures of recent fish caught from the pier:
Be sure to call the Virginia Beach Pier at 757-428-2333 for the latest fishing report!
Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Now 24/7
The Summer season has officially started, so the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier is now 24/7.
We have been catching some nice Roundhead, also known as Whiting, and the Bluefish catch has been good for the month of May.
The water temperature is steadily going up, so everything should continue to improve.
Blue crabs have started to arrive along the oceanfront and we should have another good season for crabbing.
A couple of Stripers in the 36 inch range were caught in the past week. Sometimes we get a few this time of year.
Check back at vabeachfishingpier.com for updated fishing reports or call 757-48-2333 for more information.
VA Beach Fishing Pier Report – May 14 2016
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.