Use your smartphone to find regulations, citation sizes, and state records

The VMRC has recently updated their mobile-friendly website to make it a very useful tool for anglers. Time after time on the water the vhf radio is filled with anglers asking about what they can keep or what a citation for this or that fish is. Now, in one easy location, you can use your …

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Fish News

This is the time of year that I should be reminding you to make sure your fishing licenses are up to date before heading out on your first trip of the season. If you have not purchased your Virginia Saltwater license you may want to wait. License fees are changing again and this time in …

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Virginia Anglers Reel-in over 5000 Citations in 2014

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 they did in the record setting year of …

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Rising Temperatures And Warmer Water

Finally some reasonable weather! With the recent rise in daytime temperatures, anglers are hopeful that the warming trend will break winter’s hold, and jump starting an upward movement in water temperatures. A rise in water temperatures and the arrival of spring will help encourage the striped bass to move into local waters again. As for …

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Good Numbers of Bluefin Tuna Showing

Recreational striped bass regulations will be decided at the March VMRC meeting. The regulations for the bay are pretty set. The minimum size will rise from 18 to 20 inches. Everything else will stay the same except for the spring trophy season. That minimum will rise from 32 to 36 inches and there will be …

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