Saltwater anglers still need to register with state ID program

From Virginia Marine Resouces CommissionWith the summer fishing season ramping up, state officials are reminding saltwater anglers to register with the Virginia Fisherman Identification Program if they are required to do so.The new program went into effect on Jan. 1, and requires everyone who fishes in Virginia’s saltwaters, or for saltwater species in tidal freshwater,…

2 boats collide in the Gulf of Mexico, 3 missing

  (AP) – 1 hour ago   GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for three people Thursday after two boats collided in the Gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi coast. Lt. Junior Grade Israel Parker said the Eurus London, a 660-foot commercial cargo boat, and the Sandy Point, a 163-foot fishing boat,…

Ex-Va. Beach man gets 1st blue marlin catch, release on Reel Escape Charters

Ed Gresham always has high hopes when he comes to Virginia Beach or the Outer Banks. As a former Beach resident, he knows what kind of fishing area waters have to offer. He just didn't think this early in the season could be the time one of his trips would result in his first blue…

Tiffany Yachts Loses Founder

  Tiffany Randolph Cockrell, founder of Tiffany Yachts, Inc., caring husband and father who was a friend to all especially his children, died peacefully at his home on May 13, 2011. His storytelling and sense of humor will be greatly missed.A memorial service will be held at Faulkner Funeral Home in Burgess, Virginia at 3:00…

Midnight Sun W.W. Enroughty Trip

When we cleared Smith Point Jetties this morning with Berkley and Tommy Mitchell and their crew of anglers, I was looking out at a calm bay, and I knew an already great day was just going to get better; it doesn't hurt when you catch a limit of fish before you get all of your…

Massive Great White Shark seen off Martha’s Vineyard

Buddies out mackerel fishing today came upon a giant great white shark like they’ve never seen before “bumping” and “nudging” a dead whale and then circling their boat off Martha’s Vineyard. The line from the seminal shark flick "Jaws" quickly came to mind for the crew --"We’re gonna need a bigger boat." The monster of…

Big Friday on Midnight Sun Charter!!

We've had springs where we've caught more fish, but I don't remember a spring where caught as big of fish as we've seen this spring.  Forty inch plus fish everyday, it's been unbelievable. I'm telling you, they're all pretty fish. Here's Brian Branson with the toby of the day, and forty-six inch plus Hawg. Three…