Virginia and feds clash over oyster restoration

  Joe Fudge, Daily Press file photo State and federal officials are at loggerheads over how to restore oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. In one corner is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which favors building large-scale oyster reefs that are off-limits to the commercial fishing industry. In the other is the Virginia Marine Resources…

1 medivaced from boat that ran aground at Oregon Inlet

One person was medivaced from the charter vessel Carolinian after it ran aground Sunday morning near the Oregon Inlet Bridge. At around 6 a.m. Sunday Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from a a crewmember aboard the Carolinian saying that the vessel had run aground and one person suffered an injury, according to a press…

Yamaha updates production schedule in Japan

Yamaha Motor Co. today announced its updated operating plans for May in Japan. The company said its outboard motors and personal watercraft plants will operate May 9 and beyond. Operational levels will depend on supply conditions for parts, according to Yamaha. The factories will be closed during the "golden week" holidays, which run April 29…

Virginia Fishing Forecast: Week of April 21 to 27

  Hampton Roads The tautog bite has been outstanding as of late. Anglers wanting to get in on the action need to hurry, however, as the season closes on May 1 for nearly two months. Inshore and near-shore wrecks - and portions of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel - all are producing quality fish. Flounder action…

Tautog fishing improves in Delaware

Capt. Rick Yakimowicz, off the all-day headboat out of Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes, reports some improving tautog action with catches pushing the 9-pound mark. The fish are starting to show in both the ocean and bay in all of the usual rocky nooks and crannies. Capt. Rick said the fish are really snapping at times,…