Outdoors notebook: Action for big stripers should pick up on coast

Recent cold weather has kicked off what should be the prime season for striped bass fishing along the Virginia and North Carolina coasts Outdoors notebook: Action for big stripers should pick up on coast - Roanoke.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 -…

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 more…

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 -…