July has been a good fishing month on the Virginia Beach fishing pier this year. Bottom fishing for spot and roundhead has yielded some impressive catches, which is not always true in the Spring and early Summer months. The size of the roundheads has pleased a lot of the local anglers. Spot continue to increase in size too, and there should be some nice yellow-bellied fall runs.
Puppy drum, speckled trout and blues are always mixed in and with the large schools of menhaden that are located inshore, some bigger species like striped bass, cobia and even king mackerel can make a showing.
Some nice blue crabs are also available during the Summer, so now is a good time to enjoy picking and eating the delicious meat, plus putting some in the freezer for a winter treat.
As some of you may know, an extended hospital stay has kept me from updating VABeachFishingPier.com as often as I had planned. Thanks for the support.