Fishing Fly Fishing How to Fishing and Fishing Reports at Tidal Fish - Fishing Fly Fishing How to Fishing at Tidal Fish
  • Published on 09-26-2014 07:57 PM
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    Fishing out of season, in places off limits, and taking more then is allowed by law is one of the many variables that effects all of us who would like to have fish for the future. When violations happen people always want to point fingers at the other group. Regardless of whether or not either recs or commercials would like to accept it, poaching hurts all of us and it happens in both the commercial and recreational fisheries. The only way to create deterrents is to have harsh penalties and for those penalties to actually get enforced. This week at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission meeting it ...
    Published on 09-26-2014 09:50 PM
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    Rockfish are in their annual fall pattern, providing exciting early-morning topwater action in the shallows and a strong jigging bite in deeper water. According to Captain Richie Gaines at Angler’s Connection Guide Service, “I’m catching good quality fish in the shallows on Stillwater Smack It Jr. poppers and then working hard bottom structure in six to 12 feet of water the rest of the day. Using 5-inch ...
    Published on 09-26-2014 11:38 AM
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    The fishing report this week is that there are not that many fishing reports. Don’t blame me or fellow fishermen for not reporting, blame Mother Nature who has served up windy conditions almost daily. The wind does just just make the ride uncomfortable, it also makes it hard to find the fish when you can even get out.

    Fellow Tidal Fisher HookedUp4 reported from the Northern Neck area: Anchored on a hump Saturday morning to ...
    Published on 09-05-2014 11:01 PM
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    Some of the most exciting news of the week comes from Lenny Rudow at Speckled trout he reported, in the middle of the bay! “Within sight of Thomas Point Light – seriously!” Lenny said he caught two and lost one at the boat, and the boat next to him caught a couple of specks as well. They were mixed in with numerous rockfish and bluefish. “They were in 8 feet of water or less, and striking pearl and white – ...
    Published on 09-05-2014 10:47 PM
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    Fishing is good in Virginia waters! I think this fishing report from MWills98 sums up some of the things happening in Virginia’s waters. “Hottest action I have ever seen, been trying for a day like this the past three years. Alex, Dave and I hit the oceanfront around 9 trolling for kings and on the lookout, wasn't long before we find a pod with dozens of cobia and sharks swarming the boat, hooked up a couple nice cobia but lines crossed and mine snaps off. Dave gets a 53'' release after some debate whether to let the first one go. Back on the fish, I catch a short, Alex catches a 49" keeper, Dave gets another one on a triple hook up. Another pod ...
    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 09-05-2014 11:30 PM
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    Superfish, real name Peter T. Dressler, strolled into the Tidal Fish community around 1998. He was an interesting character who I had the opportunity to fish with several times, most all of the occasions where contrary to my belief I could out light tackle fish anyone at the time, I usually got my rear handed to me. He was embraced, misunderstood and mysterious over the years on Tidal Fish. Once you fished with him you started to understand the mysterious character who wrote some of the most interesting stories on Tidal Fish. Fiction or non-fiction it was always hard to tell, although I always thought there was no way you could make up some of the stories he told.

    One thing was absolutely certain, Superfish ...
    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.

    Big red drum ...
    by Published on 08-29-2014 05:18 PM
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    Plenty of encouraging fishing news. There’s been topwater action with breaking rockfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Liveliners, chummers and trollers are catching nice rockfish to more than 30 inches. At the Stone Rock, impressive red drum to 40 pounds have been caught by anglers trolling spoons. Monday is September 1, fall is coming, and fishing should only improve in the days and weeks ahead. Have an enjoyable, fish-filled Labor Day weekend!

    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 ...

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