After hearing from a friend that near trophy sized spot were being caught at Rudee, I made the 2 hour trip down to Virginia Beach. I found decent numbers on the incoming tide, with the biggest going 10.5". They were all short of the 13" or 1 pound citation requirement. Also included in the mix were pinfish, pigfish, baby croaker, sand perch, small puffers, oystertoads, baby black seabass, 2 speckled trout (15" and 18"), a 6" black drum, and a 13" sheepshead. Just about every species likes bloodworms.
If only it had been a tournament for most species in a day.
|Baby Gag Grouper from a previous trip|
Side note: I also caught an 18" speckled trout while trolling a 1/4oz jighead / 3" white grub on the way out to the entrance of the inlet.