I think they start catching them in the ares you mention about the same time as in the James.I am headed east this weekend; maybe york river, gloucester point, or anywhere the croakers are biting any advice
Yep , good call , i remember that from last year now that you mention it and just as you describe it. Thanks.They are coming. Croakers have left thier wintering grounds off the obx over the last week and when the go they go fast. Should be seeing them in big numbers in ches bay and its tributaries any day now. Last year they bit off kitty hawk as they went by, buckroe as they went by there and so on. Dont see why they wouldnt bite this year. The first waves are usually there one day and gone the next. They move really fast on thier initial run up the bay.
from the ramp out past the end off the pier next to the first power tower between the bridge and the pier is a good place to start,all in that area / depth, dont fish to deep. Ive also done good about a mile up the river ,same side and depth out in open water.Sorry to take so long to post caught a few croaker near james river bridge by the power towers water and wind was a little to much for my kids. thanx for all the advice and good spots. I am headed back this weekend to try again. ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP TRYING TO GET MY SONS ADDICTED TO THIS LOVELY SPORT.