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…

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