The Summertime weather has been good for fishing inshore. Daily catches have included spot, which are showing up in good numbers, and some roundhead or whiting that are topping 1 pound in many cases. Bloodworms and Squid are used by most of the experienced anglers fishing on the pier, but trying some of the newer baits available, like Fishbites can be a productive choice as well when bottom fishing.
When the water is clear there have been some bluefish and Spanish mackerel caught on Gotcha plugs and silver spoons, but a consistently warmer water temperature would definitely help this type of lure fishing.
Look for more flounder and spadefish to be brought up and trout are always a possibility for those fishermen who place their baits near the pier pilings. You can lose some rigs, but the reward can be some delicious table fare.
Crabbing is another option that many families enjoy, so check out the crab nets and bait(chicken necks) in the Pier Tackle shop located on the Virginia Beach fishing pier.