Virginia Saltwater Fishing – Best Places and Baits to Use

Basic Information for Saltwater Fishing in VirginiaSaltwater fishing in Virginia is much like fishing most anywhere else. There are certain times that will be more productive than others so, taking a little time to learn when each species is the most active will help you learn when to go fishing for the best results. When it comes to saltwater fishing in Virginia there are a variety of baits that can be used successfully. The ones that work the best will depend on which species you’re seeking out and which technique you’re using. Some of the most common live baits used include bloodworms, squid, clams and crabs.

There are many types of lures that can be used so your best option is to always carry a variety of tackle designed for saltwater fishing with you each time you go out. This way, you’ll always be prepared for most anything. It’s also advised that you invest in good quality gear for the best results. This is especially important if you are going after some of the larger species. It would be a shame to lose a good catch because of poor quality gear.

Anytime you’re not getting the results that you hoped for, try to change things around some. You can either try a different type of bait or try a different size. If you make changes and still don’t have any good results, then you may want to move to a new location. It’s usually recommended that you don’t move long distances at once. Normally, you can get the best results when you move a few feet at a time.

Always check your gear to make sure it’s in good condition before going fishing. Replace any items that are worn out or damaged in any way. This may seem like a simple thing but it’s more important than you can imagine. It can help to increase the number of fish you catch at any given time. The more prepared you are, the more productive all of your Virginia saltwater fishing trips will be.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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