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Virginia Beach Sport Fishing

Written on December 16th, 2009 by adminno shouts

The Area
Virginia Beach is an excellent area for saltwater fishing.  There are areas to fish from shore or piers, facilities to launch a boat,  numerous charter boats, and several fishing clubs.  This is an excellent area for live bait fishing,  casting, trolling,  fly fishing,  flounder fishing and many other opportunities.
Virginia Beach is situated at the convergence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  At the center of this is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT). This enormous structure creates an artificial reef which provides habitat for fish of every size.
Local Fish
The area is known for excellent fishing for dozens of species of fish.  Inshore,  flounder,  sea trout,  bluefish,  rockfish, spot,  croaker,  sheepshead,  triggerfish,  spadefish,  red drum,  black drum,  cobia,  spanish mackerel,  sea bass,  small sharks and tautog all inhabit the CBBT and other locations.
Farther offshore,  anglers have opportunities for monster bluefish,  mako and other sharks,  bluefin and yellowfin tuna, king mackerel,  dolphinfish,  wahoo and billfish.
Seasons
Fishing in the area starts on Jan. 1 and ends on New Years Eve.  There is fishing nearly any time the weather allows.  In early spring, tautog and rockfish can be found.  As the waters begin to warm, flounder,  croakers and other inshore fish begin to enter the area.
By early or mid- May,  black drum often roam the lower bay in large schools, prompting many serious anglers to make the annual trip to the area.  As spring fishing improves,  trout,  flounder,  bluefish, and striped bass take up residence along the CBBT in greater numbers.
Summer give anglers more options, with inshore fishing for species like cobia,  spot, sheepshead in full swing.  Offshore, anglers can fish for big game fish along the 20 and 30 fathom curves and on out to Norfolk Canyon where tuna,  billfish and other species are commonly caught.
Autumn brings more good offshore fishing but many anglers turn their attention to the CBBT as the water cools and species such as striped bass and tautog enter the area in greater numbers.

You can Catch Some Serious Fish here in Virginia Beach

You can Catch Some Serious Fish here in Virginia Beach