Anglers face new rockfish regulations starting in 2015

< By Lee Tolliver The Virginian-Pilot © December 31, 2014 VIRGINIA BEACH Willie Zimmerman sauntered down the Virginia Beach Fishing Center docks toward a small tent that was doing little to keep its occupants dry or warm. He dragged with him a fat striped bass that was drawing considerable attention - especially because it was…

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…

Taking the Long View The Fall & Rise & Fall of Stripers & a Lot of Less-famous Fish

DON'T CALL HIM ISHMAEL. You'd never find Bob Wood in a Herman Melville novel. There's no damp, drizzly November of the soul that would send him out to sea in search of a Moby Dick or even a menhaden. Wood did his boat time during graduate school: day-long cruises on the Chesapeake Bay, dragging fish…

Feds, states concerned about striped bass poaching, mortality

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission remains concerned about striped bass poaching in both Maryland and federal waters, and is working on a comprehensive plan to combat fishing mortality in general, according to officials. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources discovered illegal drift nets and seized more than 12 tons of illegally caught striped bass…

Police on the trail of rockfish poachers again

They pulled and they heaved and even employed a crane, but the crew members of the M/V A.V. Sandusky couldn't haul in their bounty yesterday: a huge string of illegal fishing nets filled with rotting, stinking fish. Pamela Wood — The CapitalEngineer Ben Gillis of Kent Island, in hat, and mate Jordan Melvin of Grasonville,…

NRP finds hundreds of pounds of dead striped bass caught in illegal net on Sunday May 1st

BOARD THE SANDUSKY —— Natural Resources Police on Monday morning began pulling more than 600 yards of illegal net filled with hundreds of pounds of dead striped bass.The netting was discovered Sunday by a recreational angler trolling off Tilghman Island.The commercial season has been closed since the end of February and isn't scheduled to reopen…

2011 MSSA Championship on the Chesapeake 28th Annual Spring Tournament

  Home » 2011 Championship on the Chesapeake 28th Annual Spring Tournament Leaderboard Championship on the Chesapeake Starts: Apr 29, 2011 12:00PM Ends: May 1, 2011 4:30PM Description: 28th Annual Championship on the Chesapeake Automated text message leaderboard updates were available during this event. Weigh Station Legend: Bay Bridge Boat Show=BB, Breezy Point=BP, Calvert Marina=CM,…