Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Report June 12th
It’s already June 12th and the fishing at the VA Beach Fishing Pier is really picking up. A good number of Citation Red Drum were caught yesterday. These big Channel Bass are a great challenge for anglers who are lucky enough to be fishing when they make a showing. Three of the Red Drum registered were in the 50″ class, which is a nice fish by any standard.
Some good catches of Spadefish have also been occurring at the Virginia Beach Pier in the last week. These striking fish are often confused with Sheepshead, mainly because of their vertical black stripes, but we really don’t see many Sheepshead in our waters. They tend to be in areas farther south of Hampton Roads.
Roundhead or Whiting are still providing fishermen with some action. While many of the fish are juveniles, some of the fish are in the Citation range, which is 1lb 8oz or 16inches.
While Bluefish action has been slower this year so far, Spanish Mackeral have showing up throughout the day. Early morning and late in the afternoon are usually the best times to cast Gotcha lures for these toothy battlers.
Spot fishing has also picked up, but we are still waiting on a sustained catch of these local favorites.
Cobia continue to hit cut baits and lures along the Virginia coast. Some of the fish have met the minimum 40″ required for a Citation this year.
Crabbing from the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier is good as the Summer goes on. Everything you need is sold in the Pier Tackle Shop located on the pier. It is open 24/7 for your convenience.