VIRGINIA BEACH FISHING PIER REPORT JULY 22
Fishing in the Summer can be very diverse and this season is no different, so far. While some fish are around at most times they can be hard to catch,
Spot and Roundhead have been caught most days this month, but are usually on the small size. Where a 1/2 pound Spot is a good eating size, we haven’t seen many that big yet. The Roundhead are up to a pound at times. A lot of the fish are being thrown back or used for bait. I will admit that Spot can be one of the best baits available. Cut Spot can catch Bluefish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Red Drum and many other species.
Many mornings we have seen Tailor Blues and Spanish Mackerel being caught at the end of the VA Beach Fishing Pier. Some regulars target them with Gotcha lures and Squid Spoons. Lures that mimic a minnows flashing by are the best choices.
Spade fishing has slowed down, but some nice fish are still being caught. All the reports in the area say it has been a banner season,
Crabbing is still good and should continue through the rest of the Summer. The female crabs we catch on the oceanfront have a lot of body meat, but the claws are smaller than the males that stay in the shallower areas of the Chesapeake Bay.
Here are some of our most recent catches: