Category: Angling News

46th Annual White Marlin Open Winners

Ocean City, MD – For the first time in White Marlin Open history there is a two-time champion. Tommy Hinkle’s day 4 catch of 79.5 pounds earned the Ocean City resident a pay day of $1.46 million. Hinkle also won the event in 2008 with a catch of 81 pounds. Chasin’ Tail from Virginia Beach …

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Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament Results

21 boats fished the Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament. 109 billfish were released. 15 blue marlin, 87 white marlin and 7 spearfish. RESULTS 1st place tuna- 70.5 pounds caught by Luke Cromwell on Reelin N Dealin 1st place dolphin-38.0 pounds caught by Jack Lewis on TippecanoeTop Junior meat fish angler- 57.0 pound tuna caught by Reef …

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ASMFC Cobia News Release

  Arlington, VA – The Commission’s South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board approved Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia (Atlantic cobia) for public comment. Atlantic coastal states from Virginia through South Carolina have scheduled their hearings to gather public input on Draft Amendment 1. The details …

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Permanent link to this article: https://vbsf.net/2019/05/13/asmfc-cobia-new-release/

ASMFC NEWS | Atlantic Striped Bass Stock Assessment

Arlington, VA – The 2018 Atlantic Striped Bass Benchmark Stock Assessment indicates the resource is overfished and experiencing overfishing relative to the updated reference points defined in the assessment. Female spawning stock biomass (SSB) was estimated at 151 million pounds, below the SSB threshold of 202 million pounds. Despite recent declines in SSB, the assessment …

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Permanent link to this article: https://vbsf.net/2019/05/02/asmfc-news-atlantic-striped-bass-stock-assessment/

VMRC Meeting Update, Striped Bass, Sea Bass News

  By Dr. Ken Neill, III At yesterday’s VMRC meeting there were a couple of actions directly affecting recreational anglers. The one that will get all of the attention is the closure through emergency action of Virginia’s Spring Trophy Striped Bass seasons. There actually are 3 though we think of them as one: bay, coastal, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://vbsf.net/2019/04/24/vmrc-meeting-update-stripers-sea-bass-news/