Thursday, October 31, 2019

Return trip to Virginia Oct. 2019

This time:  I tried getting a cheaper campsite in Virginia Beach, but as it turned out, it was on a Navy base and they didn't want to let civilians in.   My default campground was First Landing.  At least I know the program there.  I found a nice isolated site, and made it my home for two nights.

First Landing

First day of half day/ sunset fishing in Lynnhaven was pretty productive with lots of small speckled trout, and one sunset keeper, but no redfish.

Sunset Keeper Spec, my biggest. around 20"
I decided to switch up my plans for the next full day of fishing and headed back across the CBBT to the Wise Point boat ramp in the hopes that there might be redfish on that side of the bay.   The fishing was pretty good on that side, as well as the conditions.  I caught a variety of species, just no reds.

Speckled Spec

 Bass in the 20" range, another two keeper specs, one on topwater, and a couple of bluefish in the 20" range.  Also several/ many short bass, specs and blues, all from 10-20".  I was mostly trolling/ throwing bass assassins with small jig heads, but also throwing topwater lures whenever it seemed appropriate.  The fish were spread out, but the creeks and banks seemed to produce better than the flats.

Dinner fishes

All in all a great trip, I'm pretty sure I'm dialing in the area more and more and figuring out what I like about it.  the Mockhorne Island area (Eastern Shore) is much nicer, has much less fishing pressure, and is easier to access than the Virginia Beach side of the CBBT.

Wise Point Sunset

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