Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Fishing Report June 19th 2017
The fishing report for the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier has June showing a mixture of bottom fish, crabs and some fish taking artificial lures.
Spot and Roundhead have been taking Bloodworms,Squid and Fishbites (both bloodworm & clam flavor) everyday this month, but as always some days are better than others. Most fishermen have heard the “you should have been here yesterday” speech.
Some keeper Puppy Drum and Speckled Trout are always a nice possibility too.
Artificial lures like Gotcha plugs and silver spoons can catch Spanish Mackeral and Bluefish from the pier in the Summer. Targeting early or late in the day seem to be your best bet for these site-feeders, but don’t pass up the middle of the day if that is when you can put in some time casting. Not locking your mind to certain tides and times of day will increase your overall catch over time.
Some small Cobia have been seen and caught, but no keepers yet.
Skates, Rays and Sharks populate the Virginia coast and are often caught from piers throughout the season
The VA Beach Fishing Pier has seen some Spadefish starting to be caught around the pilings, but there will probably be more action as the Summer progresses.
Again, crabbing has been great this season. Blue Crabs can be fun to catch for the whole family, plus if you have somewhere to cook them, they are delicious. Each person crabbing can keep a bushel a day, which is a lot of crabs.
If you don’t have your own fishing gear you can rent rods in the Pier Tackle Shop located on the pier. We don’t rent crabbing nets, but they are available for purchase, along with the proper baits.
As always, be sure to call 757-428-2333 for the latest fishing reports for the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier.