Puppy drum fishing is off the hook right now in the lower Chesapeake Bay. Last years amazing quantities of fish have tuned into QUALITY fish!
We are getting into schools of red drum from 22- to 30-inches in size at almost every outing. Action was hot yesterday with me and two others catching a three-man limit, plus many throw backs due to being TOO BIG!
The current VA regulations state you can only keep three fish per person and they must be 18-26 inches.
These fish can be found around oyster bars, shallow grassy flats and along the edge of marsh-grass shorelines. Look for them to be boiling on bait as a dead giveaway they are around.
Cobia are starting to school up and will be making their trek back south anytime now. If you want to catch them on their way out of here, your best bet would be to head to the Virginia Beach oceanfront and fast!.
Speckled trout are starting to turn-on with the recent cooler weather. I suspect they will arrive in full force on the flats by the first week in September.