Virginia Fishing Report March 19th 2015: Daily Press

  Waterway and Maritime Transportation Fishing By Ken Neill Correspondent It was a long and cold winter. Spring is finally here and along with it, the weekly Fishing Spot. With the arrival of mild weather, anglers are anxious to get back out on the water. These are two events that will help you get your…

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. As…

74 Pound Rockfish Tagged and Released Aboard The Midnight Sun with N.C, Department of Game and INland Fisheries

Congrats to Charlton Godwin and the guys from N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries for catching this HAWG...... The fish was 56" and the certified scale was bouncing between 74 and 75 pounds potential state record, but the coolest part is she was tagged and released to fight another day, I'm sure she was loaded with…

VA SHORE FISHING REPORT: Rockfish stick around on the bayside, seaside beaches

  While red drum fishing dwindled for visiting and local anglers, numbers of rock stuck around this week on the bayside. Mark Snook of Chris’ Bait and Tackle in Capeville reported that rock has been caught from Kiptopeke to Cape Charles. Anglers are finding the fish using live eels. Don Varney of Don’s Tackle Shop…

Saltwater Report

Chesapeake Bay/Inland Waters Dr. Julie Ball notes that anglers taking advantage of recent breaks in the weather to get out on the open water were rewarded with good results. This effort verified that the bigger rockfish moved into the lower Bay, with catches of fish to over 45-pounds reported this week. So now the hunt is…

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 three…

Coast Guard rescues man after Ahi capsizes boat

Anthony Wichman of Kauai has quite a fishing tale to tell! The 54-year-old Koloa resident was rescued Friday after a huge Ahi capsized his boat about 10 miles southwest of Port Allen. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a distress call at 7:41 a.m., from Wichman's spouse notifying watchstanders that her husband's 14-foot Livingston boat was…

Coast Guard rescues man after Ahi capsizes boat

Anthony Wichman of Kauai has quite a fishing tale to tell! The 54-year-old Koloa resident was rescued Friday after a huge Ahi capsized his boat about 10 miles southwest of Port Allen. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a distress call at 7:41 a.m., from Wichman's spouse notifying watchstanders that her husband's 14-foot Livingston boat was…

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 Saturday…

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: 217…

Richmond Times Dispatch Fishing report for Jan. 11

CHESAPEAKE BAY/ OUTER BANKS Dr. Ken Neill III of the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association reports rockfish remain inside of the bay for catch-and-release. Smaller fish are at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, while larger fish are still being caught and released in the Kiptopeke area. Anglers fishing for bluefin tuna have been catching a…

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 a…

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, where…

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 a…

One Angler Lands Record Black Marlin and Pacific Bluefin Tuna in New Zealand

I'm not sure there has ever been a trip like this in the history of big game fishing. Nathan Adams and his friends were out on his boat in the New Zealand waters when the hauled in two record-sized fish, and several other prize fish. The first confirmed record is a nearly 790-pound black marlin…

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 Wolfe…

Bluewater Yacht Sales will be Featured on Captain Don Lancaster’s Radio Show Fishing Tidewater

Capt. Don Lancaster made a surprise visit to Bluewater Yacht Sales this morning and invited us to speak on his radio Show "Fishing Tidewater". The show is on the air between 7:00am -9:00am on WHKT 1650am. WHKT has a live stream if you are out of their listening area. Here is a link to the…

2012 Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout Open Division Final Results

img title="2012_First-Place_Live-1024x830.jpg" class="alignnone" alt="image" src="https://bigboyfishing.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/wpid-2012_first-place_live-1024x8301.jpg" / 2 Live Category winners, Lady S II, brought in a combined weight of their top three fish of 107.00 lbs. Total Payout was $7,684.00! LIVE BAIT CATEGORY WINNERS 1st: Lady S II, $7,684, 107.00 lbs. 2nd: Reel Dirty III, $4,842, 106.85 3rd: Murphy’s Irish Pub II, $2,122.24, 106.50 lbs.…

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 Fish…

2012 Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout Day 1 Results

Leaders so far: Artificial: Absolute Pleasure 1 109.85, Hot Rod Fishing Team 1: 104.35, Right Hook 1: 101.00, Stoney’s Kingfisher 1: 100.60, Game On 1: 100.45, Pit Crew: 97.00, Maddie Jane 1: 96.65 Live: Max King’s Marine 1: 100.65 Tuna: Pimpfish Pirates: 265 lbs http://www.midatlanticrockfishshootout.com/

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,…

Virginia Pilot Fishing Forecast: Week of June 2-8

FORECAST Hampton Roads There have been reports of cobia seen along the coast and even a few small ones caught inside the lower Bay by croaker anglers. It's way early yet, but even a sighting or two is enough to distract cobia hunters from all the other opportunities. That is because the past few summers…

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…

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…

Heritage Fishing with Captain David Fisher

Kemp Lear and the family came aboard the "HERITAGE" on Sunday and as always this brought top notch fishing with them.  Beautiful weather and fishing conditions for some of the nicest people I carry fishing.  Mrs. Lear is in her mid 80's and still the first person down the hill and on the boat....Amazing.  We…

Virginia Fishing Forecast: Week of May 5 – 11

Hampton Roads While red drum numbers will increase in the coming week, other species also are on the menu. One area favorite - tautog - now is in a closed season, though. Flounder catches should be improving as waters around the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay warm. Look for some of the best action to…

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,…

South Jersey Report

  The first keeper bass made it to the scales at Scott's Bait and Tackle, Mystic Island. Scott Albertson, owner, and his store always get the juices flowing for bass anglers as the Graveling Point area usually sees the first good numbers of bass moving in. Tom McGeary broke the barrier with his 9.9-pound 29-inch…

NC Fishing Report

  Oregon Inlet News of Saturday's pending state record bluefin tuna catch has enticed more fishermen to the Gulf Stream, where some bluefins continue to exceed 200 pounds. Plenty of smaller yellowfin tuna are around, too. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www. oregon-inlet.com . Buxton/Hatteras Only dogfish have been biting, and fishermen eagerly await…

Fishing Report – Anglers finding some success in NC

  Sea mullet continue to be caught in the surf and off the piers with some spots and croakers mixed in. Red drum are still being caught in the creeks and around the docks. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of wahoo, blackfin tuna, big eye tuna and yellowfin tuna. Related Links: Fishing Report -…

Delaware fishing report

  Local wreck and reef reports were off a bit this week, with a slow bite reported on tautog and very few cod landed by charters running out of Ocean City. But with temperatures on the rise, the action should be improving. Anglers targeting blackfish have had good luck on a mix of green crabs,…

State bluefin tuna record shattered – North Carolina Sportsman

  On Saturday (March 12), Corey Shultz of Waverly, Va. hooked into what is expected to become a part of Tar Heel fishing history. The pending record fish that took a straining Shimano 80 wide to the last quarter of the spool and kept Shultz strapped to the fighting chair for about 2 1/2 hours,…

Fishing Report CHESAPEAKE BAY/OUTER BANKS

  CHESAPEAKE BAY/OUTER BANKS Dr. Julie Ball reports larger striped bass are moving into the bay on their way to spawn. Fish weighing 40 to 50 pounds are cruising off the oceanfront and near the mouth of the bay. Jack Counsil (Norfolk) caught a 51-pounder. Large schools of rockfish pushing around 25 to 30 pounds…

South Jersey Outdoors First Stripers Weighed

The first keeper striped bass of the year was officially weighed in on opening day March 1, at the Absecon Bay Sportsman, Absecon. Owner Dave Showell actually checked in three keepers that took the store's top three contest prizes for the first stripers caught for the year. Nick Nastasi waltzed into the store with an…

Delaware fishing report

  With stripers reported in the Ocean City Inlet it shouldn't be more than a week or two before jetty and boat fishermen will be catching them in Indian River Inlet. The weekly report from the crew at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center listed good fishing on big stripers, with most fishermen in agreement that…

Delaware fishing report

  Despite frigid air and water temperatures, there are still a few fishermen trying their luck along the Indian River Inlet and Ocean City Inlet jetties. While the primary target has been the smaller rockfish that winter over in the local inlets, there haven't been many reports of success. There also have been a few…

Huge Rockfish Within Reach, Well sort of

  Starting around the time of the Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout, reports began pouring in about the great striped bass bite in North Carolina waters. These fish are no joke, last week two rockfish weighing over 60-pounds challenged the current North Carolina State Record of 62-pounds after holding for five years. The first contender was 63-pounds,…

Virginia Fishing Report

  A few reports indicate that tautog catches are scattered on inshore and offshore wrecks. Wrecks and hangs beyond the Light Tower are beginning to draw interest for tog. Other than the weather, finding tog bait is becoming a challenge. Big bluefish are circling some of these structures, and jumbo seabass will take your offering.…

New Jersey Anglers keeping at it in the cold

  Cold, windy and snowy — that has been a big part of the story so far this winter fishing season. Still, hardy anglers have been making offshore trips to brave the ocean elements. Capt. Ryan Bogan of the Jamaica II out of Brielle reported a fairly decent pick of ling and cod on their…

Delaware fishing report

  The primary focus for boaters running out of Lewes, Indian River and Ocean City continues to be tautog, with wrecks and reefs between the 15- and 20-Fathom Lines providing the best catches. Captain Monty Hawkins reported a trip last weekend aboard the Morning Star that produced fair action on blackfish. According to the Ocean…

Shep on Fishing: Chilly weather and the presence of dog sharks is making fishing a tough chore

  Bob Cummings took his crew offshore Saturday, according to a report from Brennan Marine in Somers Point. They fished over a rock pile and limited out on large sea bass. Matt Slobodjian reported from Jim's Bait and Tackle that a few anglers had what he described as "limited" success Friday at The Rips off…

Delaware fishing report

  With strong winds and heavy seas reported over much of the past week, the number of reports from boat fishermen was limited. Catch reports from those willing to deal with the rough conditions indicated a bit of a slowdown in the striper action. Trollers pulling a mix of Mann's Stretch plugs, Bombers, umbrella rigs,…

Daily Shep on Fishing report: LBI Surf Classic announces winners

  The 2010 Long Beach Island Surf Classic made it official Wednesday: Raymond Sullivan Jr. of Brant Beach and Richard Crosta of Beach Haven are $1,000 grand prize winners. Sullivan topped striped bass with a 56.44 entry and Crosta took bluefish with a 16.06-pounder. They both added $150 to their haul because they were the…

NJ Anglers still putting together nice catches of fish

  Now that the temperatures have taken a nose dive, it is hard to believe there are anglers still putting together some nice catches of fish. Captain Steve Purul of Real Fantasea Fishing out of Barnegat reports the weather dictates when he fishes and what he fishes for, but he has been pleased with the…

Shep on Fishing: NJ Striper fishing holding steady in late fall

    Josh Powell of Brigantine holds the 47.9-pound striped bass he caught with a live eel at the rip in Absecon Inlet.   Late fall fishing is getting a lot thrown at it: cold nights, strong winds, rain and rough surf and ocean. So far, it continues to bounce back. Striped bass are generally…

South Jersey Report

  The Cape May Rips was the striper hot spot this week, as many keeper size fish to 35 pounds could be found gobbling up live spot, eels or bunker chunks. Tautog fishing remains steady on the inshore wrecks and reefs in the 40- to 60-foot depths. Sporadic bluefish schools were actually still hanging around…

Virginia Fishing Report

  CHESAPEAKE BAY/OCEAN School-sized fish are available to casters working around structure and pilings of most of the lower bay crossings, with the first island of the CBB-T and the nearby small boat channel providing good action. Folks working the Monitor Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel are finding schoolie action casting grubs and shads along the light lines…

Delaware Fishing Report

  Striped bass provided the focus for ocean anglers fishing state waters inside the three-mile limit, with catch reports indicating success on natural baits and trolled artificials. The top choice among bait fishermen is live spot, with live eels, black salties, bunker and mullet also putting their share of fish on the deck. Catch reports…

North Carolina Fishing Report

  Oregon Inlet The offshore fleet didn't get out Tuesday, but on Monday one boat caught eight yellowfin tuna, two blackfin tuna and a nice dolphin. Blue marlin, wahoo and a mako shark also have been caught offshore. On Monday, an inshore boat reported a 35-pound striped bass, and a few stripers have been reported…

Shep on Fishing: Weekend chill slows but doesn’t stop good action

  Chilly winds Saturday affected fishing, but it was no knockout. Delaware Bay anglers had a good Sunday as gusts diminished, reports Pat Harris at Longreach Marina on the Maurice River. She said striped bass and big bluefish were "in close" or right off Maurice River Cove. Bill Lewis, Bill Witt and Bear Witt, all…

Shep on Fishing: Anglers find huge schools of bass off Long Beach Island, Cape May

  Fishing is great at the lower end of Long Beach Island and on The Rips off Cape May. In between, it is pretty good, too. Gene Slaughter said he went to Holgate on Friday morning with a couple of pals and saw striped bass laying all over the beach. He wound up with six…

South Jersey Report

  Striped bass were magnetized to the Brigantine and Atlantic City areas this week, though the schools also trickled down further off of Ocean City down through Cape May. Sea bass fishing has been a solid bet off the nearshore wrecks and reefs, and the tautog "opener" was definitely up to par on the inshore…

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report

  CHESAPEAKE BAY/OCEAN Dr. Julie Ball reports rockfish of more than 40 pounds have moved into the lower bay. Anglers are hooking fish while dunking live eels at various depths from the 4th island to the high rise section of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, especially at dusk and at night. A few fish are being…

Fishing Forecast: Week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 | HamptonRoads.com

  The Chesapeake Bay season that runs through the end of the year is starting to heat up, as bigger fish have started to show in the deep channel that runs through the high level spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Anglers drifting live eels or chunking with pieces of cut menhaden can find fish…

Delaware fishing report

  Striped bass fishing is rolling along in high gear for anglers fishing inside the three-mile line in state waters, with reports of success on natural baits as well as variety of trolled lures. Anglers targeting linesiders with natural offerings are scoring on keeper fish on live eels, fresh and frozen bunker, mullet and black…

Daily Shep on Fishing report: Striped bass and bluefish off Barnegat Inlet

  They have have striped bass and bluefish a mile to a mile and a half off Barnegat Inlet on Wednesday, according to a report from Barnegat Light Bait and Tackle. Two bass came into Barnegat Light B&T that were caught in the surf at Harvey Cedars. Plus tautog are thick around the B.I. south…

Fall angling winds down

  Long Island anglers have been enjoying a solid fall run of striped bass and bluefish. It has been one of the best runs of the past several years. The most active fishing locations during the month of November have been along the South Shore. Bass and bluefish schools slowly spread out from their earlier…

Fishing Report | Richmond Times-

  Everyone is watching the striper scene. Although really big fish are to the north, anglers are enjoying decent-sized fish mixed with the schoolies. The school-sized fish are available most everywhere in lower bay waters, with the outgoing tide providing the best luck. Plenty of school-sized fish are hitting at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and…

The Fishing Line: Super Stripers

  According to Sterling Harbor bait & Tackle chunking for striped bass in the Delaware Bay remains very good. Andy Beccari of North Wildwood weighed in a 30-pound bass measuring 45 inches boated while chunking in the lower Bay. Andy Beccari of North Wildwood, weighed in a 30-pound striped bass measuring 45 inches caught while…

Fishing Forecast: Week of Nov. 18 to 24

  It’s quickly becoming striped bass season in the Chesapeake Bay as more big fish migrate to southeastern Virginia waters as things get cooler. School-sized and bigger rockfish can be found along all three bridge-tunnel spans and around just about any pier or dock that has lights. As bigger fish show, more anglers will start…

Shep on Fishing: Surfcasters catching bunker at south end of Long Beach Island –

  Margaret O'Brien at Jingle's Bait and Tackle Shop in North Beach Haven said bunker are moving around the point at Holgate on the south end of Long Beach Island close enough for surfcasters to snag them. The beach-buggy contingent there hooked them up live and picked off stripers and bluefish. O'Brien said it started…

Fishing Report for Chesapeake Bay

  Dr. Julie Ball says the reports on striped bass are mixed. In general, the fish are there and biting. The average size is growing. Although most fish are stretching to around 28 inches, a few between 38 and 42 inches have been caught. According to our neighbors to the north, bigger fish are on…

Daily Shep on Fishing report: Striped bass fishing continues to be good

  Fishing for striped bass was good Tuesday and Wednesday. Andy Grossman at Riptide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine reported he weighed 12 bass caught from Brigantine beaches Wednesday. They were topped by a 35-pound bass from Tom Pruchnicki. Grossman said he had more than 60 weighins last weekend. They had a good bite going…

Fishing Forecast: Week of Nov. 11 to 17 for HamptonRoads

  If the winds would ever die down long enough for seas to flatten, anglers will be able to head offshore for a little deep-water bottom-bouncing for one of the tastiest fish around. Fishing Forecast: Week of Nov. 11 to 17 | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Delaware fishing report

  Striper action has been running hot and cold for inshore ocean fishermen, with smaller fish a lot more common than keepers on most trips. When the fish are in a mood for feeding, they're being caught inside the three-mile limit by fishermen using live bait, chunks and trolled lures. Most of the trolling action…

Fall is here and the rockfish are starting to bite

  Capt. Joe Morris, of Lewes Harbor Marina, reports that the first rockfish of the year hit the docks right on schedule, riding the full moon currents into the bay. Bunker chunkers have found the fish along the edges of the 60-foot slough on the New Jersey side of the bay and Blake's channel up…

Big striped bass in Delaware Bay

  Delaware Bay seems to have striped bass from The Rips to the Maurice River cove. Some of them top the 50-pound mark with one even hitting 60 pounds. They are biting on fresh or frozen bunker, live eels and spot. Troll for them away from the crowds on the Rips off Cape May. Brennan…

Daily Shep on Fishing report: Surfcasters, boat captains looking for striper

  It looks better today than Monday, when it was blowing a gale. Surfcasters are on the beach and captains headed out into the ocean. They are looking for striped bass. Fred Hynes reported from Riptide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine that one nice bass was caught Monday on the front beach at Brigantine. It…

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 took…

Midnight Sun Forums: Marlin Fever

  I've found that marlin fever is a tough fever to shake.  We had some great days on the ocean for the ten days we were at Va. Beach.  Caught a lot of white marlin, dolphin, and small tuna's.  Had a few pretty days, and a lot of rough days, but I just can't put…

White marlin biting in record numbers

  Terry Layton, left, and Jim Hughes of Ocean City are seen on Layton's boat, the Nontypical, with white marlin flags. They caught nine white marlin on the boat during a fishing trip last week and reeled in another 14 Tuesday aboard The Playmate. (Laura Emmons photo) During this year's White Marlin Open tournament, anglers…

Fishing Forecast: Week of Sept. 9 to 15

  Last year around this time, Capt. Steve Richardson and a crew of expert offshore anglers set the East Coast trolling record for white marlin releases in a day by catching and releasing 41 fish. On Richardson's big day, 16 Rudee Inlet boats combined to release 320 white marlin. A week before, nine boats in…

Despite Earl, anglers enjoy good fishing

  A busy week and weekend ahead for boaters and anglers. Though Hurricane Earl caused some issues with boats being sent inland from coastal marinas, other anglers indicated they still planned to fish the entire weekend regardless. Despite Earl, anglers enjoy good fishing | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times

Ocean City Maryland News – White Marlin Caught At Record Pace

  With dozens of boats reporting double-digit releases including one local boat with a record 57 on Monday alone, the white marlin bite off the coast of Ocean City has been off the chart for the last week or so, perhaps confirming once and for all the sometimes questioned “White Marlin Capital of the World”…

N.J. teen hooks monster fish – a 60-pound striped bass

  On his second cast, a very, very large striped bass went for the live eel hooked as bait at the end of his line. The 13-year-old Chatham resident reeled in the fish over the next 10 minutes and when it got near the boat, his cousin Rick Carroll, 52, aimed a flashlight at the…

Fishing Report

  CHESAPEAKE BAY/OCEAN/ OUTER BANKS Dr. Ken Neill III reports the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and the Baltimore Channel have been productive for sight-fishing. The Inner Middle Grounds, York Spit and near buoy 18 have been good areas to anchor on a chum slick. On the Eastern Shore, a lot of tarpon are being seen and…

Fishing Forecast: Week of July 29 to Aug. 4 HamptonRoads.com

  White marlin action has been pretty good off the coast. The 21 boats fishing in the 14th annual Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament out of Rudee Inlet released 70, along with two sailfish and one blue marlin. Bluewater trollers also are finding tuna, dolphin and a few wahoo. Norfolk Canyon deep-droppers can expect grouper,…

Fishing Report | Richmond Times-Dispatch

  Dr. Ken Neill III reports flounder fishing has been good in the buoy 42/Cell area. Some large flounder are falling to live bait fished along the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in the deeper areas. Back River Reef is producing some nice flatfish. Cobia chummers are catching fish at York Spit, the Inner Middle Grounds, Bluefish…

Fishing Forecast: Week of July 22 to 28

  Eastern Shore Offshore anglers have been reporting decent numbers of dolphin, wahoo, bluefin tuna and even a few yellowfin. All of that is good news for the 29th annual Eastern Shore Marlin Club's tournament that starts Friday and runs through the weekend. Closer to the coast, flounder continue to show around inlets at Wachapreague…

Delaware fishing report

  OCEAN Bluewater anglers out of Lewes, Indian River and Ocean City reported a mixed bag of yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, longfin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, white marlin and blue marlin. Offshore fishermen checking in with Joe Morris at Lewes Harbour Marina connected with yellowfin to 70 pounds while trolling the 100-Fathom Line from the…

Summertime fishing is mixed bag for anglers

  Chincoteague -- Donna, at Captain Bobs, reports that flounder fishing slowed somewhat last week. Hot spots for keepers include the Chincoteague Channel from Captain Bob's to Buoy 35. There were also reports of 5-foot bull sharks in the Chincoteague Channel and on the beaches. Croaker have not shown up in the back bay waters…

Summertime fishing is mixed bag for anglers

This week's fishing report offers the summer time mixed bag, with no one fish standing out. In some places, the cobia bite is better, and in others it has slacked off. Taylor blues and Spanish mackerel have started to make more consistent appearances, and the spot fishery is picking up. The offshore action off of…

CHESAPEAKE BAY/OCEAN Fishing Reports

  Dr. Ken Neill III reports some anglers have managed to find rockfish for catch-and-release action. The mouth of the York River has been most productive. A pod of whales was there last weekend. Gill-netters are having good luck with large rockfish inside the bay. Flounder have arrived inside the bay. So far, all of…

Virginia Fishing Report

Dr. Ken Neill III reports great bluefin tuna action is keeping anglers busy out of Hatteras and Oregon inlets. Last year, Virginia's first citation bluefin was caught March 8. This year, fish have been caught as far north as the Point, but they have managed to stay south of the Virginia fleet. Offshore bottom fishing…

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…

Delaware Fishing Report

  Catch reports from trollers running out of the Virginia Beach Fishing Center Marina indicated excellent action on jumbo stripers, with more than a dozen fish over 40 pounds weighed in during the past week. Topping the list was a 54-pound trophy caught by David Strabavy. Cold water temperatures at the mouth of the Chesapeake…

VIRGINIA BEACH FISHING CENTER BILLFISH EXTRAVAGANZA

What a sight! Marlin flags EVERYWHERE!! These private boats that went out this weekend, most likely overnight trips, prove that all the fish are moving down the coast right on schedule! These flags remind us of the days last year when our boats were pulling up to the docks with double digit flags just like…

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