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Thread: Tog, Redfish, Speck, & Black Drum at CBBT & Rudee, VA (Nov 2, 2017)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrggfep View Post
    What time will you guys be there? and where do you launch?
    I was thinking of heading down from DC to fish the concrete ships at kiptopeke, but I have wanted to fish the bridge tunnel also, this would be a first for me.
    Usually we launch at 7AM - meaning we arrive there 6:15 AM. It all depends on wind. the backup can be Kipto depending on the wind direction.
    If I fish alone on Friday, my CBBT actual fishing window will be 8:30AM - 1 PM (Outgoing current, 10:30 AM (slack), incoming current) . My favorite time (incoming-slack-outgoing) starts at around 4:30 PM -which is too late.

    After CBBT I will fish Rudee from 4:00 PM. (1 hour to come back to beach, 30 minutes for loading, 30 minutes for driving to Rudee, 30 minutes for unloading)

    But everything is depending on the wind speed and its direction
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    I can go Fri, but the CBBT forecast is not good. With 20 kts winds and 3-4 ft waves, launch and fishing will not be fun. Right now there is a small craft advisory. I'm thinking Rudee.
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    CBBT on Friday: No. No with the strong NW, N, NE, E, and SE wind. Not recommended in the fall and winter when wind blows over 13 MPH. W, SE, and S wind isn't that bad.

    Kipto on Friday: May be. Strong N wind. Slack at around 10:00AM - becomes incoming tide. the opposite directions of the wind and current may work or make the worst condition for togging.
    With N or NW wind we may be able to fish on the beach side of the ships only. But there will be huge roller from the middle of the Bay. I got flipped twice because of the huge rollers.
    With NE wind, Kipto is usually OK. We need to see the wind forecast tomorrow night.

    Rudee: wind , lightening, snow, rain don't matter. very protected.

    Lynnhaven: Strong wind will make fishing difficult. I would bring an anchor. If you launch from the boat ramp in First Landing State Park (pay parking fee and launch) that place is well protected. That water produced a lot of trout this fall.

    Trout and Puppy Drum in Rudee and Lynnhaven:
    To me they are transient. They, especially trout, come in and leave the creeks at any time. Sometimes they stay for 8 hours. But usually they stay 2-3 hours. The key is finding them and staying with them during their stay.

    I can fish Thursday and Friday only. So I will fish on Thursday and Friday no matter what. I will carry two sets of tackles. Anyway, if you are fishing one day this coming weekend, pick the day with the moderate wind. Though, on Sat and Sunday, Rudee (water) and Lynnhaven (parking lot) can be very crowded.

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    Last edited by ComeOnFish; 11-08-2017 at 08:11 AM.
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    I have never gone fishing specifically for (saltwater)trout, what bait or type of lure is recommended?( trolling or jigging?)
    Sounds like Friday will be a fish where ever its safe kind of day, Rudee Inlet sounds like the failsafe.
    Last edited by mrggfep; 11-08-2017 at 04:26 PM.

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