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Old 05-08-2016, 03:31 PM
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Good afternoon everyone,

I just recently moved to the virginia beach area Wednesday from East Tennessee. I finally got to get a line wet this morning and didnt have much luck, we fished north beach with finger mullets. Not interested in anyone giving away their spots or anything, but interested to hear some of the surf fishing techniques and advice on rig set ups. I did some research on here and saw that 8oz weights are best to keep it bottomed with the surf? also any reccomndations on bait?

Also I moved over here to attend captians school in the spring at TCC. I'm also looking for work as a deck hand on a charter, so if anyone has any advice or suggestions on a favorite charter company that would be greatly appreciated. I already found a job, just looking to aquire the neccessary sea time for my license. So if anyone needs an extra deckhand or a stand in or even some company for a trip, let me know. Im a 25 year old college graduate from Tennessee, Iv been told Im a good time to be around.

Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated yall

Tight Lines,

Greer
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:43 PM
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Welcome to the area!
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:58 PM
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While I cannot say I've ever fished VA Beach, I can tell you I've never caught fish off the beach when conditions required 8 oz (of course every beach is different).

Do you have a specific species you are targeting?
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:22 PM
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Greer,
Welcome to the neighborhood.


It's kind of quiet right now but it should start stirring up as temps increase. Take a walk down to Rudee Inlet and talk to some locals fishing the seawall. There is a pier down at Sandbridge that gets hot when the going is good. While you're down at Rudee, go to the Virginia Beach Fishing Center and talk to some of the people on the charter and head boats.


If you want some tips on local species, take a look at the Peninsula Saltwater Fisherman Association. There's some good tips on their website.


http://pswsfa.com/Tips.htm


I don't know what part of the beach you live in but the local clubs are open to visitors when they have their meeting. Don't jump into the first one. Get a feel for what is in your best interest and where you feel comfortable. Any questions, just ask. Good luck.


Here are some local clubs:


http://vbsf.net/articles/virginia-be...angling-clubs/
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:08 AM
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Very active clubs in your area. http://www.virginiabeachanglersclub.org/ http://www.norfolkanglersclub.com/ http://www.fishgbfa.com/ Visit a club and if you like it, don't just sit there, now is the time to get involved. In order to blend in with a club, get involved.
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Mud Runner View Post
Greer,
Welcome to the neighborhood.


It's kind of quiet right now but it should start stirring up as temps increase. Take a walk down to Rudee Inlet and talk to some locals fishing the seawall. There is a pier down at Sandbridge that gets hot when the going is good. While you're down at Rudee, go to the Virginia Beach Fishing Center and talk to some of the people on the charter and head boats.


If you want some tips on local species, take a look at the Peninsula Saltwater Fisherman Association. There's some good tips on their website.


http://pswsfa.com/Tips.htm


I don't know what part of the beach you live in but the local clubs are open to visitors when they have their meeting. Don't jump into the first one. Get a feel for what is in your best interest and where you feel comfortable. Any questions, just ask. Good luck.


Here are some local clubs:


http://vbsf.net/articles/virginia-be...angling-clubs/

Much love on the reply mud runner, I'm going to check on the fishing center down in Rudee inlet this weekend. Recently I have been fishing between 42nd an 49th at oceanfront. Caught a few bluefish, trying get on some trout when the water gets warmer. Ever need a fishing buddy or wanna grab a beer let m know

Cheers
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