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Tony S

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  1. With the Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament playing out over the weekend most of the offshore attention turned to tuna. Yellowfin and bigeye were caught. Here are the tournament results from their website. First place went to Reel Emotion with 172.4 lbs, second to Wired Up with 160.2 lbs and third went to Reelin’ N’ Dealin’ … Continue reading The post Virginia Tuna Time appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  2. By TH Spangler | Connie Barbour There are plenty of options for Virginia saltwater anglers this time of year! Spadefish and sheepshead are on structure now. Most of the big spades are coming from the Chesapeake Light Tower. An 11-pound fish was weighed in this week. 9 pounds is the minimum size for state trophy … Continue reading The post Virginia Saltwater A Lot Of Options appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  3. By Dr. Ken Neill, III Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association Member Cobia have arrived in the bay in force. Fishing has been good for both chummers and sight fishermen. While cobia are getting most of the inshore buzz, red drum fishing remains excellent on the shoals at the mouth of the bay. Schools of … Continue reading The post Virginia Beach Saltwater Fishing Report appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  4. The Old Dominion University Alumni Association will host its second annual Monarch Cobia Classic in partnership with the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association July 19-21, 2018 at The Marina at Marina Shores in Virginia Beach. The goal of the partnership is to create the largest cobia tournament on the east coast. The proceeds from the tournament will … Continue reading The post ODU Alumni Association to host second annual Monarch Cobia Classic appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  5. The hot weather is here and the summer fishing pattern is setting up in Virginia waters. The cobia season is open and anglers are catching. Both chumming and sight casting is working! Anglers sight-fishing for cobia are also seeing large schools of red drum. Even prior to the season opening numerous trophy cobia release citations … Continue reading The post Virginia Saltwater Fishing Report | Cobia | Red Drum appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  6. By TH Spangler | Connie Barbour As Memorial Day rapidly approaches the spring saltwater fishery continues to improve almost everywhere. Sheepshead are hanging around the CBBT pilings and other structure in the lower bay. Red and black drum are plentiful on bay shoals near the eastern shore. Cobia have enter our waters but our season … Continue reading The post Virginia Beach Memorial Day Fishing Report appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  7. By TH Spangler | Connie Barbour The first cobias of the season have entered Virgina waters. Anglers targeting drum have caught-and-releases a few. Looks like there will be plenty around when the Virginia season opens June 1. Our cobia season should peak around the same time as the Monarch Cobia Classic, scheduled for July 19-21. … Continue reading The post Cobia Are Here! appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  8. Many of our spring species have found their way into the Chesapeake Bay and our coastal waters. Our tautog action is still good and should remain so through the close of the season. The Tog season closes from May 16 thru June 30. Red and black drum are here in numbers and fishing for them … Continue reading The post Virginia | Outer Banks NC | Saltwater Fishing Report appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  9. Thanks for the report. When you get him be sure and email us a picture @ webmaster@vbsf.net. Will post it on our fishing report.
  10. Tautog, red drum, black drum, striped bass, flounder, trout and croaker are all now available in Virginia waters. The best flounder fishing is taking place in our seaside inlets. The tautogs are being caught on ocean bottom structure and on structure in the lower Chesapeake Bay. Red drum are here and will be available throughout … Continue reading The post Virginia Saltwater Fishing Report appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  11. By TH Spangler | Connie Barbour With water temperatures in the mid fifties our tautog fishing is red hot. Anglers are finding taugs around most inshore structures. Favorite spots include the tower reef area, the Cape Henry wreck, the rock islands of the CBBT and around the concrete ships. Flounder fishing is picking up every … Continue reading The post Virginia Saltwater Fishing Report | Tautogs | Flounder | Drum appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
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    YETI Drops NRA Foundation

    Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why. https://www.nraila.org/articles/20180421/florida-alert-yeti-drops-nra-foundation
  13. By Staff | TH Spangler | Connie Barbour It’s time to roll, the fish are biting! Tautog fishing is excellent around the rock islands of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, at the Kiptopeke concrete ships and on near shore wrecks. Dr Ken Neill and crew fished a couple of inshore wrecks over the weekend. They ended … Continue reading The post It’s Time To Roll The Fish Are Here appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  14. New North Carolina Cobia Regulations For 2018 MOREHEAD CITY – The recreational cobia season begins May 1, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding anglers that the regulations have changed. The recreational cobia season will run May 1 to Dec. 31 with a minimum size limit of 36 inches fork length (tip of the snout to the fork in the tail) and a possession limit of one fish per person per day. For private boats, from May 1 to May 31, the maximum limit will be one fish per person per day, not to exceed two fish per vessel per day, regardless of the number of anglers on board. For private boats, from June 1 to Dec.31, the maximum vessel limit will be one fish per vessel per day, regardless of the number of anglers on board. For for-hire operations (charter boats, head boats, guide boats), from May 1 to Dec. 31, the vessel limit will be four fish per vessel per day, or one fish per person per day if fewer than four people are on board. Anglers must return all cobia not meeting the harvest requirements to the water in a manner that ensures the highest likelihood of survival. For more information, contact Steve Poland, cobia species lead with the Division of Marine Fisheries, at 252-808-8159 or Steve.Poland@ncdenr.gov. 2018 VIRGINIA COBIA REGULATIONS From VMRC Website The 2018 Virginia recreational cobia regulations are as follows: 40-inch, total length, minimum size limit; 1-fish daily possession limit or 3-fish-daily vessel limit, whichever is more restrictive; only one fish per vessel per day may be greater than 50 inches in total length; an open season of June 1 through September 30; and gaffing is now allowed to land a cobia while fishing recreationally. All anglers, captains, and guides fishing for cobia must obtain a Recreational Cobia Permit from the Commission and report all harvest and cobia fishing activity. Permits can be obtained online here or at an MRC Licensing Agent. Reporting can be done online through the Saltwater Journal or using forms provided by the VMRC.
  15. MOREHEAD CITY – The recreational cobia season begins May 1, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding anglers that the regulations have changed. The recreational cobia season will run May 1 to Dec. 31 with a minimum size limit of 36 inches fork length (tip of the snout to the fork in the … Continue reading The post New North Carolina Cobia Regulations For 2018 appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  16. By Staff | TH Spangler | Connie Barbour Flounder reports are starting to roll in from Virginia’s eastern shore Look for them to start showing up in the bay very soon. A few red drum have also been caught on the eastern shore. Some puppy drum and speckled trout have been reported inside Rudee and … Continue reading The post Virginia Anglers Finding Flounder, Red Drum and Tautog appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  17. MOREHEAD CITY – The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record bluefin tuna. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the 877-pound fish March 17 after fighting with the fish for 2 ½ hours off Oregon Inlet. It measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour … Continue reading The post New NC State Record Bluefin Tuna appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  18. By DR Ken Neill III | Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association The Cobia Bowl will be called the Monarch Cobia Classic this year The Cobia Bowl was begun as a fun way for anglers to help gather information about Virginia’s cobia fishery and to help raise funds for fisheries research. Due to great sponsorship … Continue reading The post Monarch Cobia Classic 2018 appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  19. By Staff | TH Spangler | Connie Barbour Strong harsh winds have made it nearly impossible for Virginia anglers to do much fishing lately. Everyone is still waiting for calmer, warmer days and a speckled trout, red drum bite. Water temperatures remain a bit on the chilly side. Tautog action should still be good on the … Continue reading The post Warmer Hatteras Water Brings With It Red Drum Bite appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  20. By DR Ken Neill III | Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association So, what has been happening out on the water so far? In addition to the great bluefin fishing out of Oregon Inlet, both yellowfin tuna and some bigeye tuna have been caught. Blackfin tuna are being caught out of Hatteras. As early as … Continue reading The post Easter Week Fishing Report For Virginia Beach appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  21. By DR Ken Neill III | Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association Virginia Saltwater Fishing News Spring has sprung and a new fishing season is upon us. There have been some changes for this year and likely, there will be more to come. Shark fishing has become even more regulated this year. Anglers … Continue reading The post Virginia Saltwater Fishing News appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  22. By VBSF Staff | TH Spangler | Connie Barbour Virginia Beach anglers need four or five warm days in a row to kick off the speckled trout, puppy drum seasons inside Lynnhaven and Rudee Inlets. A few warm days will lure bait into the shallows and the predators will follow. Cold inshore water is holding … Continue reading The post Virginia Beach Saltwater Fishing Report appeared first on Virginia Beach Fishing. View the full article
  23. Tony S

    Newbie Fisher

    There are a lot of affordable rods out there but don't skimp on your reel. Cheap reels full of plastic will only last a couple of weeks.The greater the amount of steel ball bearings, the smoother the retrieval. Many recommend getting the reel with the most ball bearing that you can afford, but with 5 you’ll get plenty of smoothness at an affordable price. Stop by a shop like Long Bay Pointe Bait and Tackle and they'll show you some nice combos. Lures vary widely depending on which fish are available. Mirror Lures, metal spoons, bucktails, leadheads/swimming tails are all popular. Tight Lines! http://longbaypointebaitandtackle.com/
  24. Tony S

    Back Bay blitz!

    Thanks for the report BA!
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