While there are only a few more weeks before the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier closes for the 2014 season, there has been some great fishing this Fall. Some of the Spot runs have produced coolers of fish for anglers and some really nice Speckled Trout and big Red Drum have been caught. Though the hours of operation have been scaled back to 8AM To 8PM, and the last day is scheduled for Oct 26th, there are still a good number of fishing days available.
Each Cold Front that produces North winds will cause the water temperature to drop and many of the fish, like Spot, Croaker, Blues, Trout, Puppy Drum and Flounder, start to migrate down the coast and can make fishing a lot of fun and give fishermen the opportunity to put fish in their freezers for the Winter months.
Don’t just plan your fishing trips around the hours of High tide because the fish are on the move and sometimes are catchable at Low tide and both rising and falling tide positions.
Bloodworms and Finger Mullet are probably the hottest baits, but Squid, Shrimp and artificials like Gotcha Plugs, Bucktails and Soft Plastics can be just what the fish are looking for.
Quite a few Citation Channel Bass have been caught and released at the VA Beach Pier this year. Congratulations to the lucky anglers!
Here are some happy fishermen:
Well, one of the first fronts with Northeast winds has been blowing for a few days and fishermen have been catching Spot and Croaker at the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier. These cold fronts are what savvy anglers look for this time of year, because they know water temperatures will slowly begin to fall and many species of fish will begin to travel along the oceanfront. Schools of Spot, Croaker, Puppy Drum, Bluefish and Speckled Trout can come by in rather large groups and provide some great action and delicious seafood.
The water is still warm enough for other types of pier favorites, such as Spanish Mackerel, Spade Fish, Pompano and larger species like Channel Bass, King Mackerel and Cobia are still a possibility for anglers who target these fish.
Blue crabs have been plentiful in August and are usually caught when the surf calms back down along the beach after a blow.
Labor Day weekend is upon us and while it can cause temporary street closures for the Marathon and heavy traffic during music festival, the weather looks good and a little preparation can help make your weekend at the VA Beach Fishing Pier a success. Call (757) 428-2333 24/7 for more information.
Here are a few photos from this morning: