1 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsizes in Va Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Rescuers are searching for a man after a fishing boat capsized near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.    Virginia Beach authorities say a second fisherman was rescued and was taken to a local hospital. He’s expected to recover. 1 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsizes in Va | WSLS 10

NASCAR’S NEWMAN KEEPS EYE ON TRACK, HOT FISHING SPOTS

Just three hours before the first of two Nationwide Series practice sessions on Thursday at Talladega Superspeedway, Ryan Newman was still trying to unlock the secrets of what lay in front of him. There was nothing wrong with the Chevrolet that he would drive for Kevin Harvick in those two practice sessions later in theContinue reading “NASCAR’S NEWMAN KEEPS EYE ON TRACK, HOT FISHING SPOTS”

Stripers biting, others flounder – Jersey Shore

Striped bass fishing is off to a good start, and hopes are up for further improvement as bigger fish move in during the next couple of months. On the other hand, winter flounder fishing continues at a very low level while yet another zero has been recorded for the traditional spring mackerel run. Stripers biting,Continue reading “Stripers biting, others flounder – Jersey Shore”

Maryland Weekend Fishing Report

Just about everybody agrees that the start of the Maryland trophy rockfish season last Saturday began more with a whimper than a bang, but some of the boaters who trolled the Chesapeake’s waters with massive parachute bucktails and umbrella rigs that contained a series of Sassy Shad lures connected. Weekend Fishing Report – Washington Times

Fishing forecast for the week of April 23 – April 30

The current leader in the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament – a 21-pound, 13-ouncer caught several weeks ago by Virginia Beach’s Skip Feller – is thought to be one of the top 10 togs ever caught. CATCHES OF THE WEEK Bluefin tuna– Matthew Seckers, Exmore, 68-inch release, Cigar seamount offshore.– Nathaniel Torbert, Virginia Beach, 110-0, 100-fathomContinue reading “Fishing forecast for the week of April 23 – April 30”

Virginia waterman sentenced in poaching case

A Virginia waterman was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to one year and one day in prison and a $4,000 fine and was ordered to make $40,000 in restitution for his part in the largest striped bass poaching case in the history of the Chesapeake Bay.With family and friends watching, Thomas Hallock, 48, ofContinue reading “Virginia waterman sentenced in poaching case”

Striped Bass Season Begins

Call them rockfish, rock, stripers or striped bass, but Morone saxatilis is back to spawn in the Chesapeake Bay and area anglers are out in force for the striped bass season that began Saturday, April 18. During the trophy season that runs through May 15, anglers may catch one striped bass per day measuring overContinue reading “Striped Bass Season Begins”

Citation catches … Only at The Pilot

The Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament has started publishing all citation catch applications on its Web site with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.It’s a great place to see who has caught what. Virginia Pilot Online Virginia Citation Report Citation catches … Only at The Pilot | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Outdoors: Boats, catch are plentiful as rockfish season opens • Sports – Outdoors (www.HometownAnnapolis.com – The Capital)

It all came together as never before. Bay and air temperatures were warming nicely, fuel prices were low enough that fishermen could afford to fill their tanks, stripers were spread out the length of Maryland’s share of the Chesapeake, there was little if any breeze, and it all added up to what was likely theContinue reading “Outdoors: Boats, catch are plentiful as rockfish season opens • Sports – Outdoors (www.HometownAnnapolis.com – The Capital)”

In trial’s dark shadow, opening day of fishing provides hope

Beautiful day. Boats with fishing rods sprouting from their tops and sides cutting deep white V’s into the water. People smiling and waving.It’s opening day of the spring striped bass season, the end of winter and the beginning of another wonderful run of fishing.So why am I so bummed out? In trial’s dark shadow, openingContinue reading “In trial’s dark shadow, opening day of fishing provides hope”

Angler Sets New Virginia Tilefish Record

David Akridge of Virginia Beach has established a new state record for blueline tilefish with a 20-pound, 4-ounce fish caught March 19. The record-setting blueline bested the existing state record of 19 pounds, 14 ounces, set by Rick Wineman of Yorktown on March 31, 2007. Hampton Roads Online Lee Tolliver Angler sets new Va. tilefishContinue reading “Angler Sets New Virginia Tilefish Record”

AGYG acquiring Southport Boat Works

American Global Yacht Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Southport Boat Works. The agreement is expected to be completed within the next few weeks. AGYG says it will continue to produce Southport fiberglass sportfishing boats at the 52,000-square-foot plant in Leland, N.C. Southport builds a line of 26- and 28-foot sportfishing boats andContinue reading “AGYG acquiring Southport Boat Works”

Outdoors: Peak rockfish trophy outlook spawns for Chesapeake

Saturday is the big day as Maryland’s spring trophy striped bass season opens in the main stem of the Chesapeake. Courtesy Photo Jim Kasper, skipper of Morning Angel, with a 35-inch striped bass taken on a white Bernie Michael Bullet Nose bucktail with 6-inch Sassy Shad added at the Bay Bridge. The fish was released.Continue reading “Outdoors: Peak rockfish trophy outlook spawns for Chesapeake”

Striped bass runs aren’t taxing

Currently, the Hudson River is the hot area for stripers, from Piermont to Croton to Tarrytown and Ossining. Here everyone, whether on boat or shore, is limited to a single bass at 18 inches or more. Smaller stripers are following bunker in western Long Island Sound, especially around Little Neck and in Manhasset Bay. StripedContinue reading “Striped bass runs aren’t taxing”

Push to rebuild N.C. pier reaches success with state funds

Jennette’s Pier at Whalebone Junction has escaped another close call, this time with the budget knife. With officials from the North Carolina Aquariums – the pier’s owner – holding their breath, the governor signed legislation late Tuesday that provides existing storm-water funds for construction of a new pier and pier house. Push to rebuild N.C.Continue reading “Push to rebuild N.C. pier reaches success with state funds”

Rockfish Season Opens on Saturday April 18

First the Tiki Bar opens and right on its heels comes the opening of Rockfish trophy season on the Chesapeake Bay. Soon it will be golf tournament season and summer will be heading into full swing, temperatures will rise and fresh home grown veggies will improve local diets.   Rockfish Season Opens on Saturday, AprilContinue reading “Rockfish Season Opens on Saturday April 18”

NASCAR – NNS: Drivers Invade Chesapeake Bay

  NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Brendan Gaughan and Scott Wimmer went from behind the wheel to behind the reel yesterday off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. In the area to promote the Lipton Tea 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, May 1, the drivers had an adventurous excursion inContinue reading “NASCAR – NNS: Drivers Invade Chesapeake Bay”

A better way to fish for North Carolina Striped Bass

There’s a storm brewing on North Carolina’s coast. Fuel costs, cheap imported seafood and the high cost of living and doing business have put a black cloud over the heads of many fishermen. Compounding matters, federal and state fishery managers have been struggling to identify the best way to protect fish that fishermen like toContinue reading “A better way to fish for North Carolina Striped Bass”

2 more men guilty in rockfish case

Jerry Decatur Sr., of Stafford, Va., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Friday to illegally harvesting and overharvesting rockfish, also called striped bass. Kenneth Dent, of Dumfries, Va., pleaded guilty Friday to one count of trafficking in illegal rockfish. 2 more men guilty in rockfish case • Public Record (www.HometownAnnapolis.com – The Capital)

Virginia state fishing tourney is in full swing

The 52nd annual Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament, which opened Jan. 1 and runs throughout the year, has no modifications in its popular citation program "The Tournament Committee felt the current citation standards were at appropriate levels, so they recommended no adjustments to the program for the coming year," stated Tournament Director Lewis Gillingham. Virginia stateContinue reading “Virginia state fishing tourney is in full swing”

NewFreshwater Striped Bass Record in South Carolina & Georgia

SBCC:  Everyone is Welcome/New Members Wanted! Forward-to-a-Friend       FRESHWATER   Did you say 63-pound FRESHWATER Striped Bass? Looks like there may be a new SC and GA state record for Striped Bass   See: http://www.stripedbasscc.org/ It appears that Terry McConnell has done twice what very few people have done just once in their lifetime. McConnellContinue reading “NewFreshwater Striped Bass Record in South Carolina & Georgia”