As you can see by the expressions on Kevin and Juniors faces, there are some nice Puppy Drum being caught at the VA Beach Fishing Pier this week. These were both in the 18″ – 26″ slot for keeper drum, the larger one just over 25″. The last few days most of the Redfish, another name for Red Drum, have been picked up around the high tide in the morning and evening. We should see more moving through the surf as the water cools.
While the Puppy Drum are fun to catch and delicious, their numbers can’t compare to the Spot and Croaker, which are filling coolers due to the North winds and cooler weather. At various times during the day it isn’t unusual to catch Spot 2 or 3 at a time. The Croaker can sometimes reach 2 or 3 pounds in the Fall. It’s fun to watch the anglers faces when they are catching Spot and all of the sudden a big Croaker or Drum hits their line.
It’s hard predict exact times that they will bite, but give the pier admission booth a call at 428-2333 to see what’s happening every day.