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We left the stripers alone and headed out to the Triangle Reef area. Never saw another boat all day. We caught togs, keeper-size, no monsters. We caught 18 of the critters. Clam and frozen blue crab for bait. Back at Inlet Station Marina, the boats that ran south had a very good day. Multiple citation rockfish weighed in to 55 pounds. We did not see any signs of rockfish offshore. We did have some marks that could have been Boston mackeral. Did not have stuff ready to try for them. Nice, calm day on the ocean.

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definitely better eating than striper, great report. by the way i thought the guy in the pic only fished for cobia;).
 

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My temp guage is a little bit high. We had 43 degrees at the Triangles, 40 at the light tower and 38 at the mouth of Rudee.

Frozen crab is better than no crab but not as good as fresh. Some of my guys will stock up with crab. They will pop the shell off, quarter the crabs, salt them heavily and then freeze them. That seems to work pretty well. Tougher than just whole, frozen crab.

We were anchored on the wrecks with a wreck anchor. It is not that deep out there and there is not as much current as in the bay. Anchoring is not a problem. We caught both male and female togs. No dog sharks.
 

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definitely better eating than striper, great report. by the way i thought the guy in the pic only fished for cobia;).[/QUOTE

Sometimes other fish when the real fish are not around.

Virginia Saltwater Fishing Citations: Angler - WES BLOW
Go to: << Virginia Saltwater Fishing Citations << Angler36 results found
Species Date Angler Weight Length Location
SPECKLED TROUT January 4, 2011 WES BLOW 0 pounds 24.5 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 4, 2011 WES BLOW 0 pounds 24 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 4, 2011 WES BLOW 0 pounds 25.5 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 2, 2011 WES BLOW 0 pounds 24.5 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 2, 2011 WES BLOW 0 pounds 25 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 2, 2011 WES BLOW 0 pounds 27 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 2, 2011 WES BLOW 0 pounds 24 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT December 15, 2010 WES BLOW 6 pounds 25 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT December 15, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 24.8 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT December 13, 2010 WES BLOW 6 pounds 25.5 ELIZABETH RIVER
BLUELINE TILEFISH November 21, 2010 WES BLOW 11 pounds, 7 ounces 29.5 NORFOLK CANYON
SEA BASS November 21, 2010 WES BLOW 5 pounds, 9 ounces 23 44 FATHOM WRECK
BLUEFISH October 24, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 36 TRIANGLE WRECKS
BLUEFISH October 24, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 37 TRIANGLE WRECKS
FALSE ALBACORE October 10, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 33 SOUTHERN TOWER (NAVY, A, 50 MILE TOWER
SHARK (ANY) September 12, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 74 NORFOLK CANYON
SHARK (ANY) September 12, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 96 NORFOLK CANYON
COBIA August 22, 2010 WES BLOW 72 pounds 60.3 BALTIMORE CHANNEL
COBIA August 18, 2010 WES BLOW 60 pounds, 4 ounces 57 YORK SPIT LIGHT; YORK SPIT AREA
WHITE MARLIN August 16, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 0 NORFOLK CANYON
COBIA August 11, 2010 WES BLOW 59 pounds 56 BALTIMORE CHANNEL
WHITE MARLIN August 8, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 0 TRIPLE ZERO'S
FLOUNDER July 28, 2010 WES BLOW 10 pounds, 1 ounces 28.3 CBBT, UNSPECIFIED
AMBERJACK July 18, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 50.5 SOUTHERN TOWER (NAVY, A, 50 MILE TOWER
COBIA May 26, 2010 WES BLOW 57 pounds, 8 ounces 57.5 OFF BACK RIVER
COBIA May 26, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 54 OFF BACK RIVER
BLACK DRUM May 23, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 47.5 OFF FISHERMAN ISL. SOUTH, BUOY 10
RED DRUM April 23, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 50 OFF FISHERMAN'S ISLAND; RED CAN BUOYS
RED DRUM April 18, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 47 OFF FISHERMAN'S ISLAND; RED CAN BUOYS
RED DRUM April 18, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 47.5 OFF FISHERMAN'S ISLAND; RED CAN BUOYS
TAUTOG March 28, 2010 WES BLOW 13 pounds, 13 ounces 28.3 TRIANGLE WRECKS
SPECKLED TROUT January 27, 2010 WES BLOW 7 pounds, 14 ounces 27.5 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 20, 2010 WES BLOW 7 pounds, 3 ounces 28.3 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 15, 2010 WES BLOW 9 pounds, 1 ounces 31 ELIZABETH RIVER
SPECKLED TROUT January 1, 2010 WES BLOW 0 pounds 25.3 ELIZABETH RIVER
 

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VMRC is looking for tog carcasses. They have freezers for collection (they put one right behind my boat). Collection locations:

Chris' Bait and Tackle (Capeville)
Carrollton Fishing and Hunting Supply (Carrollton)
Back River Outfitters (Hampton)
Buckroe Fishing Pier (Hampton)
Long Bay Pointe Marina (Virginia Beach)
Virginia Beach Fishing Center (Virginia Beach)
Rudee Inlet Station Marina (Virginia Beach)

Tougher tog regs are being considered:

Atlantic coastal states from Massachusetts through Virginia have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum VI to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog.

The date, time, and location of the scheduled meeting for Virginia follows:

Virginia Marine Resources Commission
February 15, 2011; 6:00 PM
2600 Washington Avenue, 4th Floor
Newport News, Virginia
Contact: Jack Travelstead at (757) 247-2247

The Draft Addendum proposes two changes to the tautog management program:

(1) address the illegal trade of live tautog

(2) prevent increases in fishing mortality (F) prior to the completion of the next assessment.

The Draft Addendum was initiated in response to concern regarding the condition of the tautog stock and possible increased pressure on the stock due to illegal fishing activities and continued overfishing. Over the past couple of years, the Board has received reports from its Advisory Panel, Technical Committee, and the fishing public expressing concern about the illegal trade of live tautog and increased poaching. Options to address illegal live harvest include prohibiting recreational anglers from possessing live tautog and requiring recreational anglers to mark any live tautog.

Given that coastwide F continues to exceed the target established in Addendum IV, the Draft Addendum also proposes measures to prevent increases in F prior to the completion of the next assessment (spring/summer 2011). Specific options include requiring states to implement additional restrictions to meet the F target, a reduction of the F target, a requirement that state regulations prohibit possession in excess of existing bag/possession limits, and recommendations for tautog management in federal waters. The Draft Addendum also contains several other management issues for public comment that may be developed and considered in a future addendum.

Fishermen and other interested groups are encouraged to provide input on the Draft Addendum, either by attending public hearings or providing written comments. The Draft Addendum can be obtained via the Commission's website at www.asmfc.org under Breaking News or by contacting the Commission at (703) 842-0740. Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 PM (EST) on March 4, 2011 and should be forwarded to Chris Vonderweidt, FMP Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 842-0741 (FAX) or at [email protected] (Subject line: Tautog Addendum VI). For more information, please contact Chris Vonderweidt at (703) 842-0740 or [email protected]
 
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