Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Report | Closed For 2017 Season
Well, we have seen another fishing season come and go at the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier. October 22nd was the final day for admission to the pier for 2017.
While the waters in the Virginia ocean and bays don’t see the massive schools of fish of years past, there were still a lot of fish and crabs caught by anglers.
Spring saw some really nice Roundhead, Blues and Speckled Trout. Blue crabs were extremely plentiful this year and started early, pretty much from opening day.
As the water warmed the Whiting stuck around and some Spanish Mackerel were caught on the morning and evening tides during many Summer days. Small Cobia showed up too. but the bigger fish didn’t seem to want what our pier anglers offered on most days.
Some Puppy Drum and Spadefish were picked up as Summer continued, but probably not quite in the numbers that most fishermen were looking for.
This Fall showed a marked improvement in the numbers of keeper size Spot over the last two or three seasons and that made the local fishermen happy.
Speckled Trout were caught in phenomenal numbers the last couple of months, but while the outlook for future seasons is good, most of the Spotted Sea Trout were under the 14″ size limit and had to be returned to the water. Every now and then though, a 3-5 pounder was caught by a lucky caster.
We hope to see you next year when we open the VA Beach Fishing Pier in April.