Daily Press archives: How do you save the oyster industry?

  A Maryland commission on saving the Chesapeake Bay's beleaguered oyster population has concluded that trying to restore both the oyster and the traditional, watermen-driven oyster industry can't be done. Daily Press archives: How do you save the oyster industry? - dailypress.com

February Hot Catches

  On Sept. 17, Richard C. Keatley, of Norfolk, Va., USA, landed a striped bass (Morone saxatilis) weighing in at 23.27kg (51 lb 5 oz). He used a clouser minnow fly tied to 10 kg (20 lb), tippet while fishing Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The current IGFA men’s tippet record is 43 lb 12…

Striped Bass Fishing Report

  On days when winds and seas have been calm enough for local anglers to anchor up over the wrecks and reefs off of Delmarva, catch reports have indicated good fishing for some nice tautog. Sue Foster at Oyster Bay Tackle reported tog up to 17 pounds being caught by anglers fishing aboard the Morning…

Local Fishermen Rally on Capitol Hill

Fishermen from Maryland and Virginia were among the thousands who rallied on Capitol Hill to protest rules they say are threatening their livelihood. Virginia Eastern Shore fisherman Darryl Lilliston says Congress must ease fishing restrictions or folks like him will go out of business. "We are going to be gone," he says. "We are already…

Fishermen protest law that closes many areas to fishing

  Fishermen, anglers, charter and party boat captains and marine business owners from coast to coast gathered here to demand changes in fisheries law that they say is putting them out of work. This year and next, endangered coastal fishing grounds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are to be closed to allow depleted fish…

Worries again surface over striped bass

  The aircraft flew beyond the three-mile limit from shore where striped bass fishing is allowed and spotted a flotilla of fishing boats. When the skippers noticed the helicopter overhead, the reaction was swift and immediate. "It looked like the boat races back to the three-mile limit," said Col. Rick Lauderman, chief of the Virginia…

Saltwater fishermen gathering to catch Congress’ attention

Thousands of saltwater fishermen, some from as far away as Florida, Texas and the Pacific Coast, plan to rally outside the U.S. Capitol this week seeking reforms to federal policies they view as increasingly hostile to recreational fishing. They plan to march Thursday under a banner of "United We Fish" as the anglers are joined…