Family takes action to help rebuild Lynnhaven Fishing Pier in Virginia Beach

  The November Nor’easter in 2009 showed no mercy for the man-made Lynnhaven Fishing Pier."My father and four partners built it in 1956," said Barbara Duff, owner of the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier.Barbara and Hoyt Duff are determined to rebuild what nature took away. The storm damage to the pier is extensive and huge portions wereContinue reading “Family takes action to help rebuild Lynnhaven Fishing Pier in Virginia Beach”

Most Fountain creditors approve reorganization; voting continues

  The majority of unsecured creditors in Fountain Powerboat Industries’ bankruptcy case approves of the company’s reorganization plan, according to documents filed this week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Most Fountain creditors approve reorganization; voting continues

Oceano to represent Yellowfin

Spanish offshore sport fishing specialist Oceano Yachts has reached an agreement with US boatbuilder Yellowfin to represent the brand in both the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Yellowfin builds central console, outboard-powered boats for offshore day fishing between 29ft-42ft. Oceano will for the time focus on the 34, 36 and 42-footers. Oceano to represent Yellowfin

Talking about More than technology needed to help keep poachers at bay

  Poaching — a long-overlooked criminal activity given a pass by the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government — is finally getting the attention it deserves. Judges and prosecutors are taking cases seriously. The General Assembly is enacting tougher penalties so that bandits convicted of stealing fish, crabs and oysters cannot continue to considerContinue reading “Talking about More than technology needed to help keep poachers at bay”

Contender Cup Postponed until 30 jan 2010

  Contender Cup Postponed until 30 jan 2010 Based on the weather forecast, we have had to postponed this weekend’s tournament.The Contender Cup has been postponed until January 30, 2010. The Captain Meeting will be at Kokoamos at 7 pm on Friday January 29. We have some great raffle prizes, but a representative of theContinue reading “Contender Cup Postponed until 30 jan 2010”

Talking about Mass. Weighs Commercial Striped Bass Fishing Ban – ABC News

  The feisty and enormously popular striped bass would be off limits to all commercial fishermen in Massachusetts under a proposal being considered by state lawmakers. The bill would ban the commercial catch of striped bass in state waters and limit recreational fishermen to taking home one striped bass per day — down from twoContinue reading “Talking about Mass. Weighs Commercial Striped Bass Fishing Ban – ABC News”

Army Corps, Virginia Beach Partners Recognized for Environmental Efforts and Oyster Restoration

  The Army Corps of Engineers Lynnhaven Oyster Restoration Project Team received the 2009 Coastal American Partnership Award Jan. 14 for their efforts to restore a 60-acre network of oyster reefs in the Lynnhaven River.These are permanent sanctuaries – free from fishing – creating the second largest such network in the world. This network functionsContinue reading “Army Corps, Virginia Beach Partners Recognized for Environmental Efforts and Oyster Restoration”

White marlin look-alike raises questions

  In 2007 and 2008, anglers in the Ocean City White Marlin Open –called "the largest billfish tournament in the world" –landed 26 white marlin in their quest for millions in prize money.   This 71.5-pound white marlin, caught during the 2008 White Marlin Open, sits on a dock in Ocean City. New DNA testingContinue reading “White marlin look-alike raises questions”

Bills Target Oversight of Menhaden Fishery

  Two lawmakers from Hampton Roads want to change how Virginia regulates the lucrative menhaden fishery in the Chesapeake Bay. For more than 100 years, politicians in Richmond have overseen the harvesting of menhaden, a silvery bait fish with major commercial and ecological value in the Bay. It is the only species in state watersContinue reading “Bills Target Oversight of Menhaden Fishery”

Delaware Fishing Report

  Catch reports from trollers running out of the Virginia Beach Fishing Center Marina indicated excellent action on jumbo stripers, with more than a dozen fish over 40 pounds weighed in during the past week. Topping the list was a 54-pound trophy caught by David Strabavy. Cold water temperatures at the mouth of the ChesapeakeContinue reading “Delaware Fishing Report”

4 rescued from commercial fishing boat in Tangier Sound

  Four people were rescued by the Coast Guard when the Helen Virginia – a 45-foot commercial fishing boat began taking on water in Tangier Sound this afternoon.  Officials say the boat made contact with an oyster dredge that was being used.  After pumping 3000 gallons of water from the boat – it was towedContinue reading “4 rescued from commercial fishing boat in Tangier Sound”

2010 Rockfish shootout on ESPN

  The Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout presented by Bass Pro Shops finished up last weekend in Virginia Beach, Va., with some trying conditions and even a rescue. With more than 170 boats, and one jet ski angler, battling for $140,000, sub-freezing temperatures hit the region and pushed large groups of striped bass offshore, past the three-mileContinue reading “2010 Rockfish shootout on ESPN”

2010 Contender Cup Striper Tournament

  2010 Contender Cup Rules 2010 Contender Cup Entry Form REVIOUSRESULTS ContenderCup 2008 ContenderCup 2007 OTHER RESULTS Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout 2008 RESCHEDULED — JANUARY 23, 2010 2010 PRIZESHeaviest Striped Bass1st Prize $4,000 2ND PLACE $1,5003RD PLACE $7504TH PLACE $3505TH PLACE $350All payouts based on 50 Boats. Small Boat Challenge Sponsored by Chesapeake Angler MagazineFor topContinue reading “2010 Contender Cup Striper Tournament”

Meet the luckiest sailor alive

  Dennis Clements, battling gale-force winds and 30-foot seas for four days, was tossed from his Cal 39, Gloria A Dios, about 250 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C. "I couldn’t see anything," says Clements, recounting the Jan. 2 incident. "These were big waves, man, and it was dark and the wind was blowing likeContinue reading “Meet the luckiest sailor alive”

Two Virginia Boatshows are combined

  Two Virginia shows are combined The Virginia Boat Show’s producer canceled the event, originally scheduled for Jan. 22-24, and will instead combine the downtown show with its Richmond Boat Show on Feb. 19-21. "Due to the market conditions in the boating industry, we made the decision to do one solid event rather than twoContinue reading “Two Virginia Boatshows are combined”

Large Mouth Bass World Record

AP News | Richmond Times-Dispatch A man was being credited with tying the 77-year-old world record for catching the biggest largemouth bass. The International Game Fish Association announced Friday that it had confirmed the 22-pound, 4-ounce fish caught by Manabu Kurita. The Florida-based group said Kurita caught the fish July 2 on Lake Biwa, Japan’sContinue reading “Large Mouth Bass World Record”

New Boat Line! Captain Max King

  Captain Max King’s Marine is proud to announce the expansion of our dealership. Kencraft Boat Manufacturing and Max King Marine are now partnered. We believe that Kencraft bring a nice match to our current Contender Boat line. Kencraft offers Bay Rider Skiffs and Sea King Boats. If you are a current Kencraft Boat owner,Continue reading “New Boat Line! Captain Max King”

Rockfish Shootout is over … lots of fish and some big money.

  The Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout concluded this afternoon and the cold weather wasn’t enough to keep 200-some teams away from the Atlantic coast. Must have been the chance of big money that kept the anglers warm. The team on the Gannet 1 captured the top spot in the Artificial Lures-Only Division, weighing in 3 striperContinue reading “Rockfish Shootout is over … lots of fish and some big money.”

Saltwater anglers now must register with federal agency

  A new law requiring all saltwater anglers to register with NOAA Fisheries is in effect. Anglers are required to sign up for the National Saltwater Angler Registry. The registry is free this year but will cost between $15 and $25 in 2011. The reason for the registry, according to NOAA officials, is to improveContinue reading “Saltwater anglers now must register with federal agency”

Emerald Isle angler hooks a world record

  Sara Cozart Moss got serious about fishing only a few years ago. But she already has broken a world record. The Emerald Isle resident caught a 7-pound, 4-ounce Spanish mackerel on 4-pound test monofilament near the Cape Lookout shoals on Oct. 13, breaking the International Game Fish Association’s women’s line-class world record. Her husband,Continue reading “Emerald Isle angler hooks a world record”