Budget woes could silence bay’s talking buoys

  It's hard to believe that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is so broke that it might mothball the nine Chesapeake Bay "smart buoys" that mark the nation's first all-water national park. But apparently, that might happen while the "adults" in Congress continue their sandbox squabbling over the budget. With the boating and fishing…

Yamaha announces production schedules at Japan plants

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Angler says it wasn’t hard to document illegal rockfish charters

Jim Price saw first hand how charter boats out of Virginia Beach and North Carolina illegally fish for striped bass in federal waters each winter. Price, a former charter captain and waterman, told law enforcement officers this week that he was a paying customer aboard two such boats just last month. One of his trips…

Extreme How-To Skills – How to Catch a 1,000 Pound Fish

  Charlie Levine, former Senior Editor of Marlin Magazine, has chased all sorts of big-game fish up and down the East Coast, Mexico, Caribbean and beyond. "Anyone can do it," Levine says. "You don't need to be a huge dude to catch a giant fish. I've seen 90-pound girls do it and elderly people, too.…

Let ’em eat cake, says CCA

  Dare County Board of Commissioners voted on Monday to adopt a resolution opposing a bill now in the General Assembly that, if passed and signed into law, will give striped bass - aka rockfish, Red Drum and spotted seatrout gamefish status and thus will make it illegal for commercial fishermen to land and sell…

Throw back gamefish bill, Commissioners Say

  State legislation to classify striped bass, red drum and speckled trout as gamefish was denounced Monday by Dare County commissioners, who said it would be another blow to the commercial industry and take the popular fish off consumers’ dinner tables. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution opposing the House bill, which was introduced…

Dredging Today – USA: Great Egg Harbor Inlet Needs Dredging

Everyone was under the impression the Coast Guard was going to do something about it,” said Perry, the owner of the Harbour Cove Marine Services in Somers Point. “Nothing has been done and it’s almost impossible to get through.” Many boaters use the inlet, which connects the Great Egg Harbor Bay with the Atlantic Ocean.…