Seafood News – Fewer Fish, Higher Revenue for N.C. Fishermen

The state's commercial fishermen caught fewer fish last year -- but their haul was worth more. Commercial fishermen caught 62.9 million pounds of fish and shellfish in 2007, down 8.5 percent from 2006, according to the state Division of Marine Fisheries. Seafood News - Fewer Fish, Higher Revenue for N.C. Fishermen

Crab-dredging ban approved

  Richmond Times Dispatch Article    NEWPORT NEWS -- State regulators approved a one-year ban on winter crab dredging and a shortened fall crab-pot season in a drastic attempt to prevent the collapse of the economically important blue crab population. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission approved the measures in separate 7-2 votes today following debate…

Former President Bush Reels In Huge Tarpon In Keys

    Former President George H. W. Bush, caught and released a mammoth tarpon Saturday, April 19, 2008, while fishing in the Florida Keys near Islamorada. Estimated to weigh 135 pounds, the gamefish was the largest tarpon Bush, 84, has ever caught. cbs4.com - Former President Bush Reels In Huge Tarpon In Keys

Captain Steve’s Bait and Tackle Chicoteague, Va.-FLOUNDER CATCHING REPORT

  Todaywas Jack's Day with this BIG FISH a 7.5 pound citationJackRippeon, Bee Lord, Janette Rippeon, and John Rippeon from Chincoteague had an amazing day with 11 keepers all together. They had a total of 35 plus throwbacks. Fishing minnows and squid in the Chincoteague Bay.Dickand Jake posing with their flounder. They are part of…

Captain Steve’s Bait and Tackle Chicoteague Fishing Report

 Captain Steve's Bait & Tackle Web Page RussGallo from NJ had a great day with 4 keeper flounder QS this afternoon. He was using the EC flounder rigs, today he said the white and pink worked best for him with squid and minnows. There has to be something special as this rig has been HOT.…

Seafood News – Va. May Offer Jobs to Crabbers

  The state is considering offering jobs to watermen who will be hardest hit by new fishing restrictions expected to be passed Tuesday to preserve the economically important blue crab. Officials in the Department of Natural Resources and Virginia Marine Resources Commission have been quietly discussing the idea for the past several days as the…

Seafood News – North Carolina Supermarket Chain Joins Boycott

April 17, 2008 - Lowes Food Stores on Tuesday joined the Canadian seafood boycott, which the Humane Society of the United States launched three years ago in protest of Atlantic Canada's annual seal hunt. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based supermarket chain operates more than 100 stores in the Carolinas and Virginia. Link: Seafood News - North Carolina…

Tom’s Flounder Filleting School

Everyone always asks how Tom fillets a flounder and gets one big fillet. Tip # 1 is get a good fillet knife sharp and flexible is key if you want to end up with the most meat.(we have plenty of them at the shop) Pictured below are both way to fillet a flounder the first…

Va., Md. governors push crab catch limits

  BY LAWRENCE LATANE III Times-Dispatch Staff Writer COLONIAL BEACH -- The governors of Virginia and Maryland today urged strict catch limits on female blue crabs to reverse a decades-long population decline that is threatening the economically important species. Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called on the states to slash…

Virginia Angler Wins Islamorada All-Tackle Spring Bonefish Tournament

Tony Horsley of Richmond, Va., hung onto his 9.4-pound bonefish but temporarily lost his captain overboard during the fight to capture grand champion honors at the 2008 Islamorada All-Tackle Spring Bonefish Tournament. Link: FishingWorld.com - News Center

Jim Baugh Outdoors features Captain Max King

    http://www.jimbaughoutdoors.com/streamingdrm.htm This episode of Jim Baugh Outdoors features Captain Max King fishing his favorite fishing grounds along the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Max and team Chesapeake Angler won this years 2008 Mid Atlantic Shootout and we caught on camera Max's winning weigh in at Long BayPoint Marina. This is the first footage seen…

Maryland sets new crab limits

  ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland will cut its blue crab harvest up to 40 percent this year to address fears the crabs are reaching dangerously low levels in the Chesapeake Bay. A draft of proposed regulations lays out plans by Maryland fisheries regulators to protect full-grown females, which biologists say are needed to replenish the…

Is that really a naked woman reflected in Cheney’s sunglasses?

  "In one lens of his sunglasses you can clearly tell it is a sleeved arm of Cheney or a fishing companion. The other lens has an extreme distortion that, without looking at it closely, could be misconstrued" By Kevin G. Hall and George Bridges - McClatchy Newspapers Published 3:27 pm PDT Thursday, April 10,…

Richmond Outdoors Fishing report

  Lonnie at Castaway Sporting Goods [804-706-9100] reports shad are picking up again after the rain. Herring and white perch also are heavy as the weather clears. Boats also are out in force with the improved weather conditions. Capt. Mike Hoke with Life's Revenge Guide Service reports striped bass should be in full force by…

Ethanol suit filed on behalf of boat owners in Calif.

A California law firm this week filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging oil companies failed to inform boat owners that ethanol causes damage to fiberglass fuel tanks. Link: Trade Only Today – The Boating Business Newspaper Online | Articles | Ethanol suit filed on behalf of boat owners…

FW: Marlin Maniac on Channeling In: April 2008 – New Issue of the IDEA League Newsletter

  Just thought you would like to see a great cause in action. One of my fishing buddies, David Nova, added The Idea League Charity Logo along with his sponsors, on the side of his  Fountain 34 American Striper Association Fishing Boat.  Attached is a newsletter from the Idea League with an article on David…

Reports: Chesapeake Bay cleanup progress lags

Richmond Times Dispatch Online Report  BY LAWRENCE LATANE III Times-Dispatch Staff Writer Population growth is undermining modest gains in the Chesapeake Bay cleanup, according to regional reports released yesterday. Furthermore, pollution decreases in most of the bay's major tributaries are still too small to prevent Virginia and its bay-state neighbors from missing a federal deadline…

HAS THE TIDES INN SOLD MISS ANN?

    NOT YET. As all the locals know, The Miss Ann was put on the market last winter. A reliable source sends BIG BOY Fishing the above photo of Miss Ann Docked at a Washington, DC Marina. BIG BOY Fishing contacted The Tides Inn and was informed that The Miss Ann returns to Carter's…

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