The jumbo rockfish have arrived on the lower Chesapeake Bay. With many of the areas top anglers fishing local tournaments last week a lot of BIG fish hit the scales. Many fish topped the 50-pound mark and some went over 60. Most of the larger fish are falling to live eels but Mojos, Umbrella’s and Manns Stretches are also producing. Many Captains are using planer boards in their spread to cover more water. The water temperature at Cape Charles this morning is 52.0 F and 44.1 at Kiptopeke.
At night the lights of the CBBT are attracting bait and when the tide is moving the rockfish are feeding on it. Dock lights on our rivers are also attacking bait and rockfish. Keepers are coming from the James, York and from the HRBT. The Wolf Trap area is holding lots of smaller class fish with some keepers mixed in.