Bad weather comes with good fishing

The Thanksgiving Day weekend can deliver good fishing action, but it depends on the waters you choose. Of course, unknown factors like sudden high winds, rain showers or severely dropping temperatures can affect your chances of hooking something. But always remember that bad weather often affects humans more than it does fish. Washington Times –Continue reading “Bad weather comes with good fishing”

Scarring disease also deadly to bay rockfish

RICHMOND, Va. – A chronic bacterial disease that infects more than half of all the striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay is also lethal to the prized game fish, researchers concluded. Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science said they are the first to conclusively link mycobacteriosis to the death of rockfish, the moreContinue reading “Scarring disease also deadly to bay rockfish”

800-plus Virginia watermen could lose crabbing licenses

  State officials have approved another measure to protect blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay by limiting their harvest, a move that comes on the heels of several other dramatic rules enacted this year in Virginia waters. 800-plus Virginia watermen could lose crabbing licenses | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Bad weather comes with good fishing

The Thanksgiving Day weekend can deliver good fishing action, but it depends on the waters you choose. Of course, unknown factors like sudden high winds, rain showers or severely dropping temperatures can affect your chances of hooking something. But always remember that bad weather often affects humans more than it does fish. Washington Times –Continue reading “Bad weather comes with good fishing”

Plan for new pound nets in Chesapeake Bay denied

Virginia Beach residents, environmentalists and scientists helped to defeat a proposal Tuesday for two new pound nets – long, fence-line structures that catch thousands of fish – near busy beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. Plan for new pound nets in Chesapeake Bay denied | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Fishing forecast for the week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 4

It’s Thanksgiving Day, and for area anglers, there is plenty for which to be thankful. Today also marks the final Fishing Forecast this year. Many have asked in the past, with such good fishing all winter, why we don’t publish the forecast year-round. Fishing forecast for the week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 4 |Continue reading “Fishing forecast for the week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 4”

Junior chefs: Ready your rockfish recipes for cook-off

If you’re a young person who loves to cook, why not spend some of the long Thanksgiving weekend in the kitchen creating a recipe for the 2009 Junior Chefs Rockfish Cook-Off in Ocean City? For the second year, chefs will compete in the 7-11 age group or 12-17 (group determined by age on the dayContinue reading “Junior chefs: Ready your rockfish recipes for cook-off”

Arrogant state puts squeeze on sportsmen

I would like to inform the hunters, gun owners and fishermen about the laws of the state of Maryland that pertain to them.One politician has manipulated the General Assembly, abolished Comar Regulations in the 2005 session and created House Bill 756 or Senate Bill 685 — both are the same. The bill gives all shootingContinue reading “Arrogant state puts squeeze on sportsmen”

Chesapeake Angler Forums: Free Eeling Seminar in Richmond Area 3 DEC 2008

Green Top Sporting Goods is pleased to have Capt. Max King of Virginia Beach Contender Fishing Charters giving two complimentary seminar sessions Wednesday night Dec 3rd @ 4pm-5:30pm and 6pm-7:30pm.  Capt. Max will deliver his EELING for striper presentation as seen on his very popular DVD “EELING and REELING for MONSTER Striped Bass”. He willContinue reading “Chesapeake Angler Forums: Free Eeling Seminar in Richmond Area 3 DEC 2008”

Bethel-Emmanuel United Methodist Men’s Rockfish Derby November 28th & 29th 2008:

The Bethel – Emmanuel United Methodist Men (BEUMM) of Lancaster County, Virginia sponsor an annual Rockfish Derby on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The two-day event in November, has been conducted since 1994 and has expanded into a must event for some loyal supporters. Bethel-Emmanuel United Methodist Men’s Rockfish Derby

Potomac River Angler’s Club – PRAC TOURNEY RESULTS

1st Alan Shymansky 40.1 lbs 45 in2nd Robert Morgan 34 lbs 42.5 in3rd Jeff Hammett 30.6 lbs 44 in 4th Lee Tippett 29.7 lbs 41.25 in5th Sam Fisher 29.2 lbs 40.75 in Calcutta Alan Shymansky 2 fish 57.2 lbs1st youth Larry Pullen Jr 21.2 lbs 39.75in2nd youth Jimmy Tippett 20.4 lbs 36.75in3rd youth Joseph MorgansContinue reading “Potomac River Angler’s Club – PRAC TOURNEY RESULTS”

Northern Neck Anglers Club Rockfish Tournament Results:

As of this time the Northern Neck Anglers Club Bonus Rockfish Tournament leaders are:1st place – Tom Smith @ 24# 12ozs.2nd place – Phil Landrt @ 23# 13ozs.3rd place – Bob Hudson @ 23# 3ozs. NNAC Results – Tidal Fish Fishing Message Boards, Fishing Reports and Fishing Talk

Passing the rockfish exam

Courtney Craft and I had gone to rockfish school with Capt. Bobby Jenkins out of Urbanna. Along with our friend Tim Tigner, Courtney and I had booked a full day trip on the Rappahannock with two objectives: First, a potential fish fry that evening, but mainly we wanted to learn more about how to catchContinue reading “Passing the rockfish exam”

More Subway Cars To Find Home Off OC Coast

A second batch of retired New York City “Red Bird” subway cars are expected to find a permanent home off the coast of Ocean City this weekend, possibly as soon as tomorrow, when 46 of the cars will be dropped at one of two possible locations on the growing artificial reef system Ocean City MarylandContinue reading “More Subway Cars To Find Home Off OC Coast”

MSSA Fall Tournament Results

16th Annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Tournament ResultsMain TournamentPlace Captain Weight (lbs.) Prize1st Place Scrivener, Steve 52.60 $7,490.002nd Place Tippett, Lee 46.30 4,494.003rd Place Pekin, T. J. 41.95 2,996.00$50 Skill LevelPlace Captain Weight (lbs.) Prize1st Place Scrivener, Steve 52.60 $1,435.002nd Place Tippett, Lee 46.30 861.003rd Place Pekin, T. J. 41.95 574.00$100 Skill LevelPlace Captain Weight (lbs.)Continue reading “MSSA Fall Tournament Results”

Yes, Virginia, there are rockfish in the bay

With hunting season in full swing, the school year under way, all the distractions that pop up on the news each night, and the weather the past few weeks being more "off" than "on," it’s under-standable that a lot of anglers have fallen out of the loop of knowing what’s going on with local fishingContinue reading “Yes, Virginia, there are rockfish in the bay”

Local Fishing Report – Southern Maryland News, Charles County, Calvert County and St. Mary’s County News

Fishing for Rockfish has been excellent in the middle Chesapeake Bay and in the Potomac River.  Trollers using umbrella rigs, tandem bucktails, parachutes, daisy chains and big spoons boated fish everyday the wind, fog and rain allowed the boats a moment’s respite from lousy conditions Local Fishing Report – Southern Maryland News, Charles County, CalvertContinue reading “Local Fishing Report – Southern Maryland News, Charles County, Calvert County and St. Mary’s County News”

Delaware Bay is hot spot for striped bass this week

Delaware Bay striped bass fishing seems to be at a peak. Pat Harris at Longreach Marina in Bivalve on theMaurice Riverhas reports of recent catches that back up her statement that the fall bass run there is better now than it was during the spring and last year. Shep On Fishing: Delaware Bay is hotContinue reading “Delaware Bay is hot spot for striped bass this week”

Midnight Sun Forums: Successful Tournament

I want to thank everybody once again for supporting the fifth annual CNR rockfish tournament.  This was the first time I’ve ever had to make a weather call, and man was that a tough call.  Don’t know whether it was the right or wrong call, but it was a call that the tournament committee madeContinue reading “Midnight Sun Forums: Successful Tournament”

Casey Neal Rogers 2008 Tournament Results

              Danny Crabbe "KIT II" 26.25 50.4 76.65 21.7 Doug Boarman Tom T. Tinder "Digger II" 24.3 39.6 63.90     Wayne Englehart "Game On" 34.6 27.5 62.10     Sam Fisher, Jr. "Team Right Hook" 27.75 30.3 58.05     max king "VA Beach Contender" 25.3 31.2 56.50Continue reading “Casey Neal Rogers 2008 Tournament Results”

Bill Fishin’ sails to record with 20 releases –

the boat Bill Fishin’ bumped the unofficial record up a notch by releasing 20 sailfish during a charter trip, all within about a three-hour period, according to Capt. Michael Mattson. The previous high was 19, taken Sept. 30, 2006 by the Major Motion out of Johns Island, owned by the Buck Morris family. Bill Fishin’Continue reading “Bill Fishin’ sails to record with 20 releases –”

Oil, natural gas plans for Va. coast raise concerns in N.C.

A Bush administration nudge toward opening waters off Virginia for oil and gas leasing is rankling environmentalists, who have begun lobbying President-elect Barack Obama to reinstate an offshore drilling ban lifted by President George W. Bush last summer. Baltimore Sun News Article Oil, natural gas plans for Va. coast raise concerns in N.C. | StarNewsOnline.comContinue reading “Oil, natural gas plans for Va. coast raise concerns in N.C.”

Rockin’ on the Rappahannock River

Rockfish and the Rappahannock River: Now there’s a winning combination. Last weekend, that’s exactly what our party of three was able to experience. Fishing with Tim Tigner of Orange and Courtney Craft of Charlottesville, I had previously made on-line contact with Capt. Bobby Jenkins out of Urbanna. Since we were to be in Urbanna attendingContinue reading “Rockin’ on the Rappahannock River”

VIMS links bass mortality to bacteria

Researchers from the College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science have found that the bacterial disease mycobacteriosis, currently found in over half the striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay, has increased the mortality rate of the fish. VIMS links bass mortality to bacteria | Flat Hat News

NOAA Charges Charter Operators with Illegal Fishing for Striped Bass

A joint undercover operation by NOAA’s Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement and New York and New Jersey enforcement agents has uncovered evidence of alleged illegal fishing by two charter operators NOAA Charges Charter Operators with Illegal Fishing for Striped Bass – 7thSpace Interactive Feds say fishers crossed the line to catch stripers

Capt Max King’s New Contender

Just a quick update tomorrow is a pre-fish day for the Casey Neal Rogers striper tournament at smith point marina. I will be leaving Hamptons roads in the am and fishing my way up the bay. I will check on the eel bite off the eastern shore. The reports are of some nice fish beingContinue reading “Capt Max King’s New Contender”

Virginia Beach Contender Starts Boat Rentals

Starting boat rentals the week of Thanksgiving. The 21 Open is $245 per day: the 28’ 25 Sport is $445 per day (includes insurance premium):   Renters will have a written credit card authorization of $500 for damage (we will not scan your card unless there is damage) and you will be billed one dailyContinue reading “Virginia Beach Contender Starts Boat Rentals”

Fifth Annual Casey Neal Rogers Memorial Rockfish Tournament! November 15th 2008

  Friday, Nov 14: REGISTRATION AND CAPT MEETING with Door Prizes 5-7 PM at SMITH POINT MARINA, Reedville, VA Saturday Nov 15:  Fishing 7AM – 4 PMWeigh-in at Smith Point Marina or Buzzard Point Marina Award Ceremony and Dinner 6PM -….Dinner, Beverages, Music and RaffleFairfields Vol Fire Dept, Reedville, VA. Casey Neal Rogers 5th AnnualContinue reading “Fifth Annual Casey Neal Rogers Memorial Rockfish Tournament! November 15th 2008”

Mountain Man @ Rappahannock Bridge

Glenn Kelley & Crew pick up this 34" under the Rappahannock River Bridge. They were just out on a river cruise and decided to drop in a couple of lines under the Rappahannock Bridge. Capt. Kelley, known to have the market cornered on Storm Shads, gave Maggie Galleher her chance.  Maggie Galleher has her firstContinue reading “Mountain Man @ Rappahannock Bridge”

Midnight Sun Forums: Who says Mondays suck

Man do I love Mondays, not a lot of boats, and lots of fish.  Had another super great day; wondering when the horseshoe is going to fall out.  Gator and the guys always bring good luck.  Caught the small side of our limit with the live bait real quick, and put the big rods over,Continue reading “Midnight Sun Forums: Who says Mondays suck”

Rockfishing on the Heels of a Big Night – washingtonpost.com

Everyone thinks the life of the outdoors writer is all fun and games. Well, it has its bubbles but it’s not always champagne. Many folks who fish and hunt and boat — I’d say the vast majority around here — are staunchly conservative, which makes rough sledding for a die-hard liberal like me. Angus PhillipsContinue reading “Rockfishing on the Heels of a Big Night – washingtonpost.com”

The moment surfer takes on 41-foot monster wave… and lives to tell the tale

Kerby Brown, a daredevil surfer, is pictured tackling a giant 41 foot wave in a bid to win himself a prestigious award.    The moment surfer takes on 41-foot monster wave… and lives to tell the tale | Mail Online You Tube Video

Some Good News: Hell’s Bay reports increase in sales

Hell’s Bay Boatworks of Titusville, Fla., is reporting “remarkable” business since its recent merger with Gordon Boatworks.“Sales are up dramatically from last year,” Hell’s Bay Boatworks owner and president Chris Peterson told Soundings Trade Only this morning. Hell’s Bay reports increase in sales

Fishing forecast for the week of Nov. 6 -Nov.13

This typically isn’t the time to be talking about fishing for flounder. But those in the know have found the past few years that flatfish migrating out of the Chesapeake Bay take up residence for a while around the edges of coastal wrecks and rubble piles. They’ll stay there until the water gets too cold.Continue reading “Fishing forecast for the week of Nov. 6 -Nov.13”

Midnight Sun Forums: Sign of change

There was some change in the water this weekend, and heck no I’m not talking about Huesein Obama, or whatever his name is.  I’m talking about the water temperature, and the amount of bait that was showing up around the Smith Point, Bouy 62 area.  Chummed up the boats limit of nice rockfish with DickieContinue reading “Midnight Sun Forums: Sign of change”