Archives for January 2015

Virginia Sport Fishing Rundown

Old man winter has settled in, with harsh winter storms and frigid fronts the biggest news nowadays. Unfortunately, the fishing scene has little news to offer right now. Most rockfish anglers have given up. Although several schools of big fish are hitting trolled lines for some offshore boats, the legal areas within 3-miles of shore …

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Peninsula Saltwater Sport Fisherman Weekly

The best (open) fishery that we have going is tautog on the coastal wrecks. Wrecks anywhere from 5 miles to 30 miles off of the beach are producing good catches of tog. Anglers heading further offshore are having good luck catching blueline tilefish in spite of the dogfish and sea bass bycatch. Even deeper, there …

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Bluefin Tagged Off Virginia is Recaptured near Spain

We have had an interesting tag return. In the summer of 2007, we took the Healthy Grin on a tuna trip for Dr. John Graves of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. We were targeting less than 27-inch bluefin tuna that I had received some reports of between the Norfolk and Washington Canyons. We had …

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Virginia Sport Fishing Rundown

There’s a lot of grumbling among Virginia anglers right now. I suppose if you are accustomed to the exceptional local winter fishery of years past, that’s understandable. But if you consider the winter options our neighbors to our North experience every year, things could be worse. But for now, the verdict is in. Coastal striped …

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Peninsula Saltwater Sport Fisherman Weekly

Our saltwater fishing options are a bit limited out of Virginia right now. There are still a few reports of catch-and-release fishing for striped bass inside the bay, particularly near the deep-water area on the eastern side of the bay. Striped bass have been a no-show in the open coastal waters. Some have been encountered …

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