Cobia, flounder and spadefish highlight the action near the CBBT and Baymouth. Best hauls of cobia were reported at Latimer Shoals and the Inner Middle Grounds. Flounder were caught near the bridge crossing, around the islands, east of the CBBT along the channel edges of the two shipping channels and around the Cape Henry Wreck. Spadefish were caught around the islands and pilings closest to the islands of the CBBT but the bayside portion of the Third and Fourth islands produced the most consistent catches. Fair to good numbers of bluefish are holding in the tide rips created by the islands but Spanish mackerel were scarce.
In the Grandview/Buckroe section of the Bay, cobia remain available in the general vicinity of Bluefish Rock and York Spit, though their number and size has waned in recent weeks. Wayne Ketterman landed a 60-pound, citation cobia at York Spit Light last week. Croaker still dominate the bottom fishing, though decent catches of flounder are still being recorded, especially around Back River Reef, the mouth of Back River and Hampton Bar.
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