Cobia are still going strong, with top casting providing good results; some fish are being reported up to 50 pounds. Summer Flounder are improving along the lower bay, with average catches in the 20-inches range. Sheepsheads are doing well along the CBBT. Some reports of Trigger Fish are also coming in from the CBBT.
Small to medium sized croaker are showing up well throughout the lower Bay, as well as good spots in the middle (you know where they are).
Manatee hanging out at Lynnhaven River
The Virginia Pilot reports that a Manatee is hanging out in the Lynnhaven River. The manatee, estimated at 8 to 10 feet long, is fond of the area around the Virginia Beach Fishing Center where the headboats pull in. The center’s fish-cleaning shack is on that side of the marina and the freshwater used to rinse off fillets drains into a pipe that spills into the inlet. The manatee likes hanging in that spot as it provides it with drinks of freshwater.