Bottom Fishing is starting to improve. Some small Croaker, Spot and Mullet are getting caught using bloodworms and squid. We have also heard some Rockfish and Speckled Trout in the shallows casting mirror lures and soft baits.
There have been reported sightings of some Cobia in the area, we are stocked up on Chum and Eels at the Tackle Shop. Remember Cobia Season opens June 1st. Below are regulations that are in place this year courtesy Virginia Marine Resource Commission.
The 2018 recreational cobia regulations are as follows: 40-inch, total length, minimum size limit; 1-fish daily possession limit or 3-fish-daily vessel limit, whichever is more restrictive; only one fish per vessel per day may be greater than 50 inches in total length; an open season of June 1 through September 30; and gaffing is now allowed to land a cobia while fishing recreationally. All anglers, captains, and guides fishing for cobia must obtain a Recreational Cobia Permit from the Commission and report all harvest and cobia fishing activity. Permits can be obtained online here or at an MRC Licensing Agent. Reporting can be done online through the Saltwater Journal or using forms provided by the VMRC.