Hes not in Hampton Roads, he moved North and looking for tackle shops up there I believe..
Ahh. I mis-read the entire thread.......
DC area= Fletcher's Cove was my go-to. Rent a rowboat, bring the heavy stuff and yank in blue cats. I used 60# mono and tied dropper loops with stout 4/0 hooks. I would bring your own rock and rope as anchor- need at least 50'. The cats seem stacked at creek mouths. Other species there include white perch, hickory shad, American shad, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, stripers, and even walleye. As for tackle shops, I was based out of Annapolis- Angler's, All Tackle, Marty's.
Thinking now, I am not sure if I want to eat any blue cats south of the DC metropolitan area..... we had a great time catching cats up to and over 40 inches.