Capt. Billy Pipkin’s FISHING LINE

Ann Gardner and crew caught a limit of Spanish mackerel fishing with Capt. Billy Pipkin.

By mid-July, bay water temperatures had already surpassed 80 degrees and set the stage for very warm water in August. Moderate rainfall coupled with elevated water temperatures translates into a high salinity heat bath that invites a great variety of fish into our regiona finfish buffet, if you will.

Diversity of species is the Northern Neck’s drawing card in August. Throughout the bay and rivers this month, you can expect to catch Spanish mackerel, bluefish, cobia, spadefish, flounder, whiting, speckled trout, grey trout, spot and croaker.

Trolling action will continue to land big numbers of bluefish this month. Spanish mackerel fishing will peak in…[to-view-more]