Alright anglers, grab your fishing gear! The first Fall cold fronts are arriving this weekend and the fishing on the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier should pick up dramatically. We’ve seen some pretty good catches of Spot and Roundhead in the last few weeks, but as the weather cools and North winds begin to blow look for the fish in the rivers and bays to school up and head for the Atlantic coast.
While at the pier today I saw some schools of Finger Mullet, a small bait fish, in the surf. The larger fish, like Speckled Trout, Blues, Puppy Drum and Striped Bass follow these schools of Mullet and trap them in the rough water along the shore and even when the wind calms, if there are Mullet, the predators aren’t far away.
The dropping water temperature signal the fish that it’s time to head South, and the fishermen that it’s time to put away some fish in the freezer. Grab a jacket, the wind can be chilly on the water, have the Pier Tackle Shop put some new line on that favorite reel, and get ready for some fun and good eats!