Oyster/Cape Charles, Virginia
Fishing Report
Courtesy of

Chris' Bait and Tackle
28316 Lankford Hwy,  Townsand,  VA   23443






28 May 06
Chris’ Bait and Tackle reported black drum staged a “real good” showing off Cape Charles between buoy 13 and 16 last week. Chris described the bayside croaker bite as “only fair, unless you are drum fishing and then it’s nearly non-stop.” Flounder up to 7 pounds were caught off Kiptopeke from buoy 36 to the Cell with most of the action in 30 to 60 feet of water. Just how good was the flounder bite “depends on who you talk to,” noted Chris, as some bottom fishermen worked hard for very few keepers while others limited-out on quality fish. A few pan trout are starting to show in the catches and tautog remain available around the Concrete Ships and around the High Rise section of the CBBT. Word from the seaside was plenty of small black drum (ranging from 10 to 20 pounds) were holding around the inlets while a few speckled trout from unmentioned seaside locations were reportedly caught. Anglers fishing from the Barrier Island beaches are scoring on large red drum, skate, rays and shark.