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  • Published on 08-23-2014 11:07 PM
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    I hope everyone’s summer is going well, it feels like it went pretty fast with kids already going back to school. Time flies when you’re having fun catching fish. This week we have a bunch of fishing tournament results to report and some other fishing news. Read on.

    The MSSA had it’s 4th Annual Beach N Boat Flounder Tournament coast side and Rich Daiker weighed in a 5.05lb 21.5” flounder to take home first place and $4,500. Second place overall went to Mike Miller with a 4.55 lbs 22" inch flounder, Third place overall went to William Woodside with a 4.25lbs 22" flounder. First place in the youth division went to Ross Weaver who set the hook on a 2.35lbs 18" flounder, second place in the youth division went to Nate Messick with a 2lb 17" flounder. Congratulations to everyone for their fine catches! Pictured is Nate Messick ...
    Published on 08-22-2014 09:55 PM
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    “Livelining is the best bet for rockfish,” according to Angler’s Fishing Center, which said 25 to 35 feet of water has been productive, especially at Hackett’s and near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Anglers have caught spot to use for bait on hard bottom areas in shallow water of 5 to 10 feet. “It’s been a difficult year for spot” as relatively few spot have been caught, and many of those have been often been too large to be used as livelining baits. Schooling rockfish of 18 to 22 inches have been caught by anglers casting soft plastics and spoons. Bluefish have been mixed in with them. Topwater action is ...
    Published on 08-22-2014 09:59 PM
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    We all know Virginia Beach is a fishing paradise and was nice to be recognized by Sport Fishing Magazine’s Top Ten List of Places to Catch a World Record. Thanks Sport Fish Mag for the kudos!

    The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament is going on this week. A tournament maximum of 75 boats will be chasing billfish. Capt. Ken Neill said that the bite is good so there should be some impressive catches. In addition to some very good billfish action, there are good numbers of wahoo being caught and dolphin fishing is good. Down around the Point, off of Oregon Inlet, there are good numbers of yellowfin tuna and blackfin tuna. Wahoo fishing is very good out of Hatteras. The best of the billfish action has been from the Triple 0s on north, mostly between 40 and 100 fathoms.

    Pictured this week is Lauren Roberson with a nice cobia. She caught it ...
    Published on 08-08-2014 11:58 PM
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    Captain Ken Neill said that cobia fishing is very good. Fish are being caught by sight-casting and by setting up on chum slicks. The Cobia Cup was this past weekend. Capt. Jorj Head won it with a 60.9-pound fish. Jorj also won the Hampton Creek Cobia Tournament earlier this summer. Jorj catches most of his cobia sight fishing but he won both of these tournaments by chumming. Capt. Head will be fishing the Chesapeake Bay Cobia Classic this coming weekend.

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    Published on 08-08-2014 10:15 PM
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    Livelining has been very productive for rockfish at The Hill, Bloody Point, Podickory and the Triple Buoys. Johnny at Angler’s Fishing Center recommended the following locations for anglers looking to catch their own spot to use for rockfish bait: inside of Poplar Island, Tolly’s Point, and Thomas Point, among others. A bottom rig with small hooks tipped with a small piece of bloodworm or night crawler will work well on spot. Johnny said chummers continue to catch their share of stripers, while trollers have hooked up while pulling spoons with planers, or 6- to 12-ounce sinkers, in 20 to 25 feet of water off major points. White perch continue to prowl feeder creeks in the Severn and Magothy rivers, and ...
    Published on 08-01-2014 11:27 PM
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    Flounder fishing was excellent this week, especially at the CBBT where catches of limits were the norm. Some boats reported catching over 50 flounder in an outing. Fellow Tidal Fisher Kevin Smith filed a report from a recent trip and said he fished on Paige II Charter with Craig Page, Bill Polk, Hillary Polk & my lovely bride Sandy. They fished the incoming in the morning at CBBT and stayed very tight to the structure most of the day. They ended up with ...
    Published on 08-01-2014 02:03 PM
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    Livelining and chumming continue to produce good catches of rockfish. Angler’s Fishing Center said Love Point, Hacketts, Bloody Point and other well-known hot spots have provided plenty of action. Bluefish have been biting around Poplar Island.
There have been more and more breaking rockfish recently, and "good numbers of fish in the 17- to 19-inch class are breaking most days near the mouth of Eastern Bay." Captain Richie Gaines at Angler's Connection Guide Service said rock "are eating bay anchovies so small 3- to 4-inch lures are a must. Anything bigger and the catch rate falls ...
    Published on 07-18-2014 11:30 PM
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    Livelining continues to come on strong as anglers are using live spot to catch plenty of rockfish at traditional locations including the Hill, Poplar Island, and around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Anglers Fishing Center said chummers have scored with rockfish in 25 to 30 feet of water at Podickory and Hacketts. Croaker have been biting in 10 to 25 feet of water. White perch are schooled up in creeks and rivers and can be taken on spinners and other small lures and baits fished in the shallows.

    Captain Walleye Pete at Four Seasons Guide Service and Light Tackle Charter has been targeting rockfish as far up the bay as the Deale area, as he’s convinced that there have been very few keeper stripers south of Poplar Island. However, he has also fished the shallows around the Eastern Shore islands and the structure on the Middle Grounds out of Point Lookout, where his anglers have hooked blues to ...
    Published on 07-18-2014 11:05 PM
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    The summer catching in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay and inshore/offshore continues to be good this week. Cobia, spanish mackerel, flounder, spadefish have all been reported in good numbers in the bay and inshore. Offshore, tuna, white marlin and blue marlin are showing up in good numbers along with dolphin for the grill.

    In the northern neck Tidal Fishers are reporting good numbers of croaker and flounder around Gwynns Island. A ...
    Published on 07-07-2014 10:12 AM
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    By Brandon White

    While anglers had a short period off the water because of the storm, fishing beforehand remained consistent with Rockfish, Spot, Croaker and Perch in the news. ...
    Published on 07-24-2014 03:09 PM
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    The best recent rockfish chumming action has been in a little shallower water of 15 to 25 feet, according to Angler’s Fishing Center. Catching and then livelining spot has been productive on structure throughout ...

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