Anglers Reel In over 5000 Citations in 2014

By Posted by Lynn Burke, Community Contributor Fishing Anglers registered 5,040 trophy-size fish for Citation awards during the 57th Annual Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament that ran from January 1st through December 31st 2014. This was slightly below the 10-year average (2004-2013) of 5,219 Citations and represents an 18% reduction in Citation number from 2013. AsContinue reading “Anglers Reel In over 5000 Citations in 2014”

A mixed season for saltwater anglers; what next? – Outdoors – The News & Advance

  It was the best of times and the worst of times for saltwater anglers casting and trolling for trophy fish along the coast of Virginia the past season. Fishermen who targeted speckled trout, white marlin and red drum enjoyed record-breaking success, according to a recent tally of the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Bigeye tuna,Continue reading “A mixed season for saltwater anglers; what next? – Outdoors – The News & Advance”

Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament Leaderboard

    species weight angler address caught method captures releases AMBERJACK – – – – – – 33 BLACK DRUM 85 lbs Otis Ricks Jr. Virginia Beach Inner Middle Grounds Bait fishing 2 75 BLUE MARLIN – – – – – – 105 BLUEFISH – – – – – – 10 BLUELINE TILEFISH 20 lbsContinue reading “Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament Leaderboard”

Citation Spanish Mackerel and good evening fishing Yesterday Aboard the Midnight Sun!!

  Congrats to Joy Holloway-Thomas on her 26″ 4lb. 6oz. citation Spanish mackerel. These fish are as pretty as I’ve ever seen and even prettier on the grill or in the fry pan. After we put away the trolling gear we pulled out the light tackle rods and the bite was on, had some threeContinue reading “Citation Spanish Mackerel and good evening fishing Yesterday Aboard the Midnight Sun!!”

Old men and the sea? Four seniors team to land 987-pound blue marlin

he most remarkable catch on Super Bowl weekend might have been made before the big game: That of a 987-pound blue marlin by four anglers who were at least in their 80s. Capt. Manuel Dominguez said the youngest angler in his charter group, which embarked from the Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas SaturdayContinue reading “Old men and the sea? Four seniors team to land 987-pound blue marlin”

BIG BIG TUNA DAY at Virginia Beach, Virginia

12TH citations: Bluefin Tuna: 358 lbs caught by Robert J. Wiggins of Virginia Beach, VA Bluefin Tuna: 227 lbs caught by Damien Roberts of Chesapeake, VA Bluefin Tuna: 221 lbs caught by Duane E. Johnson of Hinesville, GA Bluefin Tuna:200 lbs caught by Jack McDaniels III of Man, WV on the Git-R-Done Bluefin Tuna: 217Continue reading “BIG BIG TUNA DAY at Virginia Beach, Virginia”

Delaware state record for striped bass now in Pennsylvanian hands

A Pennsylvanian now holds the Delaware state record for striped bass. View full size Ben Smith, of Bryn Mar, set the Delaware state record for striped bass with this 52-pound fish. DNREC Photo Ben Smith, of Bryn Mar, was fishing Dec. 8 in the surf at Delaware Seashore State Park when he hooked into aContinue reading “Delaware state record for striped bass now in Pennsylvanian hands”

HOME » SPORTS » OUTDOORS Billfish action is slammin’ in Virginia Beach

By Lee Tolliver The Virginian-Pilot © September 6, 2012 VIRGINIA BEACH Most anglers looking to score an offshore billfishing “grand slam” head to exotic locales such as Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica or Cabo San Lucas – places that require extensive travel and fat wallets. They would be better suited to head to Virginia Beach, whereContinue reading “HOME » SPORTS » OUTDOORS Billfish action is slammin’ in Virginia Beach”

Midnight Sun Charters are Bending their Lures on Massive Red Drum!!

Had an unreal trip on the bay today with Kerry, Jerry, Buddy, and Cyndall. Caught some of the biggest mackerel of the season and then hit the drum, or as the picture shows they hit us. These fish were 36 to 47 inches and didn’t mind busting up a bunch of tackle. Kerry with aContinue reading “Midnight Sun Charters are Bending their Lures on Massive Red Drum!!”

New Maryland Tog Record

Fishermen at Ocean City have been catching some large striped bass this week by trolling large Mojos, Stretch and Tomic lures. Large striped bass are moving along the beaches on their journey north and the shoal areas within 3-miles of the beach has been the place to troll; most captains are fishing north of theContinue reading “New Maryland Tog Record”

920-Pound Bluefin Landed in Bermuda

Even after the sharks took their share, Bermuda angler Andrew Card still brought 920 pounds of bluefin back to the dock February 1. Card hooked into the behemoth on Argus Bank Thursday on 80-pound test, according to a report in Bernews. Unable to bring the catch back on his own, Card was assisted in boating theContinue reading “920-Pound Bluefin Landed in Bermuda”

Manassas angler reels in huge rockfish, state record

During a winter that has witnessed huge inshore bluefin tuna catches and some of the best striped bass fishing in several years, nobody was surprised Friday when word spread that a potential state-record rockfish had been caught. Fishing off Cape Henry with Capt. Tim Cannon on the Bada Bing, Prince William County angler Cary WolfeContinue reading “Manassas angler reels in huge rockfish, state record”

Rockfish tourney makes a big catch – a 265-pound tuna

As striped-bass anglers shuffled their catches in wheelbarrows to the weigh-ins for the ninth annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout, most of the crowd descended on a boom straining to lift a huge bluefin tuna onto another set of scales about a hundred yards down the dock. J.T. Holt of Virginia Beach was on Team Pimp FishContinue reading “Rockfish tourney makes a big catch – a 265-pound tuna”

They’re here-rock fish over 60lbs

Yes, the super-sized fish are here. The first one of the season was hooked this week and weighed in at Chris’ Bait and Tackle on the Eastern Shore at 63.5-pounds. Just is time for the Holidays? You bet! The weather forecast looks like it will hold into the Holidays towards the end of the month,Continue reading “They’re here-rock fish over 60lbs”

Preparation key to Virginia Beach angler’s success

For Beth Synowiec, catching trophy fish doesn’t include dumb luck. Beth Synowiec with a trophy speckled trout from the Elizabeth River. Her 2010 success brought her first Expert Angler award from the Va. Saltwater Fishing Tournament. The Norfolk Anglers Club named her Angler of the Year. (Photo Courtesy of Beth Synowiec)   Beth Synowiec withContinue reading “Preparation key to Virginia Beach angler’s success”

Possible New VA Record Catfish

  Virginia game officials say the state may have a new record blue catfish: a monster weighing in at 109 pounds and 53 inches in length. The big cat was caught by Tony Milam in Buggs Island Lake near the confluence of the Dan and Roanoke rivers. The previous record blue cat weighed in atContinue reading “Possible New VA Record Catfish”

IGFA Record Catches January 2011

    Japanese angler Hideyuki Nemoto and guide Seiichiro Tashiro were jigging off Iki Island, when Nemoto hooked into this fish. After a grueling 40-minute fight, the angler and guide had successfully boated this new potential all-tackle and men’s 30-pound line class record greater amberjack. Nemoto’s AJ weighed in at a massive 156 pounds 13Continue reading “IGFA Record Catches January 2011”

N.C. striper record lasts only 48 hours

  On Wednesday 12-year-old Stephen Furlough boated a N.C. record striped bass weighing 63 pounds while fishing outside Oregon Inlet. Stephen Furlough, 12, and skipper/guide Charles Haywood with the 63-pound striper that Furlough boated Wednesday off Oregon Inlet on the Outer Banks. OREGON INLET FISHING CENTER This fine, fun, feel-good story of a boy andContinue reading “N.C. striper record lasts only 48 hours”

Poacher Sportfishing Pending North Carolina Striped Bass State Record

Technorati Tags: North Carolina State Record Poacher Sportfishing **PENDING NC STATE RECORD** 1/7: Poacher lands a 64lb striped bass which is now a pending state record!!! The bass was 53-3/4″ long and had a girth of 33-1/2″!!! Poacher Sportfishing – Inshore Sportfishing from North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Virginia Beach angler qualifies for new record

  Imagine Kevin Wong’s excitement when told he had caught a potential world record fish. Imagine his dismay when told what he had caught was a different fish altogether. Now imagine his feelings when told last week the fish he had caught still would become an International Game Fish Association record, but now it wouldContinue reading “Virginia Beach angler qualifies for new record”

New Pending North Carolina State Record Caught January 5th

  According to the report on Oregon Inlet Fishing Centers site.  A Stephen Furlough of Roper, NC caught a 63 pound Striper on the Rigged Up.  The old record was 62 pounds.  They are currently filling out the paperwork.  Captain Charles Haywood was the Captain and he took this picture New Pending North Carolina StateContinue reading “New Pending North Carolina State Record Caught January 5th”

405-pound tuna shatters 33-year-old world record

  Pending approval by the International Game Fish Association, Mike Livingston’s 405.2-pound yellowfin tuna caught Nov. 30 on Capt. Mike Lackey’s 80-foot sport boat, the Vagabond, will be the IGFA’s new all-tackle, world record. The previous record was the 388-pound, 12-ounce yellowfin caught April 1, 1977 by Curt Wiesenhutter aboard the Royal Polaris, owned thenContinue reading “405-pound tuna shatters 33-year-old world record”

380-pound tuna caught aboard boat out of Point Loma

    Greg Koonce, fishing on Tommy Rothery’s Polaris Supreme, weighed in a 379.8-pound yellowfin Wednesday morning at Fisherman’s Landing to knock out Dan Nagy’s 345.2-pounder, caught on the Qualifier 105, from the top spot. It not only is the biggest of the season thus far, but it’s also No. 6 on dock reporter BillContinue reading “380-pound tuna caught aboard boat out of Point Loma”

World Record Cobia Approved

  ust got the Official Word on IGFA World Record Approval: IGFA World Record Cobia 74-pounds Women’s 20lb Line Class World Record On June 11th I joined Jason Legg and Captain Rudy Lavasseur at Bubba’s Marina in Virginia Beach to fish for cobia in the Chesapeake Bay. As I was getting a drink out ofContinue reading “World Record Cobia Approved”

Boat-towing gator sets record for Fla.`s longest

  A man who trapped and killed an alligator so big it pulled his boat around a lake has snared what authorities say is Florida’s longest gator on record, exceeding 14 feet. Wildlife officials say the gator caught by Robert Ammerman, a nurse who traps gators as a hobby, weighed 654 pounds and measured 14Continue reading “Boat-towing gator sets record for Fla.`s longest”

Vineland teen humble about possibly catching world record striped bass

Merighi did that Oct. 24, when she pulled in a striped bass weighing more than 58 pounds from Delaware Bay waters. The International Game Fish Association, or IGFA, is now checking to see whether that fish — which was also 54 inches long and had a 32-inch girth — is a junior female world record.Continue reading “Vineland teen humble about possibly catching world record striped bass”

Lumberton man catches 51-pound striper in Beach Haven surf

There seems to be a bunch of 50-pound striped bass around this fall. Another heavyweight was caught Thursday during a blitz of bass in the surf of Long Beach Island. There have been a half-dozen at least reported in the past few weeks from LBI to Delaware Bay. The latest weighed 51.19 pounds and tookContinue reading “Lumberton man catches 51-pound striper in Beach Haven surf”

Child angler set to break own record

  Jazmine Evans is unassuming at first sight – a petite 10-year-old in pink-and-white polka-dotted shorts and a blue floral -printed tank top – as she stands next to a bluefin tuna. She’s sporting a casual grin and dark sunglasses. But this is no ordinary young lady.   Jazmine is a fishing machine who quicklyContinue reading “Child angler set to break own record”

Virginia Beach man gets 12 grand slams in 3 days

  In three days, Durney recorded 12 grand slams. He was one bonefish shy of 13. "It kind of blows your mind," said Durney, 62. "I’ve been fishing down there since 1974, and you hear about grand slams. To get one is pretty rare because of how everything has to come together to make itContinue reading “Virginia Beach man gets 12 grand slams in 3 days”

IGFA Approves 51lb 5oz World Record Striped Bass

  Richie Keatley of Norfolk was approved today as the newest World Record holder from Virginia. The 51lb, 5oz striped bass he boated on the fly at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on December 17th, 2010 topped the existing 43lbs, 12oz record previously held by another Virginia resident, Harry Huelsbeck. Richie was fly fishing inContinue reading “IGFA Approves 51lb 5oz World Record Striped Bass”

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”

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”

Fishing forecast for the week of May 7 – 13 | |

CATCHES OF THE WEEK Blackfin tuna– David Jennette, Suffolk, 28-0, off Hatteras.– Matthew McBee, Windsor, 24-0, off Hatteras.– Anthony Ramiro, Virginia Beach, 27-0, off Hatteras.Channel catfish– William R. Jones, Portsmouth, 30 and 31 inches, Western Branch Reservoir.Largemouth bass– Emily Terringer, 11, Virginia Beach, 22-1/2 inches (caught on 2-pound test line), private pond.– Brandon Sheppard, Portsmouth,Continue reading “Fishing forecast for the week of May 7 – 13 | |”

Angler Sets New Virginia Tilefish Record

David Akridge of Virginia Beach has established a new state record for blueline tilefish with a 20-pound, 4-ounce fish caught March 19. The record-setting blueline bested the existing state record of 19 pounds, 14 ounces, set by Rick Wineman of Yorktown on March 31, 2007. Hampton Roads Online Lee Tolliver Angler sets new Va. tilefishContinue reading “Angler Sets New Virginia Tilefish Record”