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Reck on the Road, Tolliver on TV

Reck on the Road, Tolliver on TV

That’s an older picture of Chris Reckling with what is probably the biggest trout he’s ever caught. Nah, I jest – he’s bagged ’em a lot bigger than that over the years. Anyone who has been around more than a few weeks knows Chris. He’s a hometown boy raised in Virginia Beach who graduated from Princess Ann High School and…

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Tuna time … and a whole lot more

Tuna time … and a whole lot more

The tuna arrived off the coast of the Carolinas a while back ago and have migrated into Virginia’s offshore waters in a big way. But that’s no secret. Just ask any of the captains and anglers competing in the 17th annual Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament that concludes Saturday at Southside Marina at the mouth of Rudee Inlet. This year’s event…

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Fishing flea market to make a strong return after Covid-19 shutdown

Fishing flea market to make a strong return after Covid-19 shutdown

Several years removed from its humble beginnings, the Great Bridge Fisherman’s Association Flea Market was enjoying the big time at the Chesapeake Convention Center. Then the Covid-19 virus hit and forced the show’s cancelation after 13 years. The fundraising event was drawing record crowds and more than 100 vendors. Well, the flea market returns to the center June 12 and…

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Nothing crappy about the fishing

Nothing crappy about the fishing

The sun was breaking through the tree tops as the dew started to sparkle from its rays. A variety of birds sang a chorus of songs that broke the silence. A cottonmouth snake slid out of the water to start sun bathing. On a little pond where its waters sneak in and out of a Back Bay creek, it was…

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If you’re going to sneeze because of all the pollen, you might as well do it on the water

If you’re going to sneeze because of all the pollen, you might as well do it on the water

All that yellow stuff that’s coating anything and everything outside means it’s high time you got fishing. With every passing day and temperatures rising slowly but surely, more and more species are providing opportunities to get in on some great Virginia and North Carolina action. For reference, the picture is of my with a nice king mackerel caught on light…

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VB Fishing Pier gets a refresh

VB Fishing Pier gets a refresh

A chilly fog rolled in from the Atlantic, making it impossible to see the end of the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier from the Boardwalk. All around, work crews hammered and sawed – busting up the relative quiet of an early spring morning at the Oceanfront. Inside Pier House Bait and Tackle shop, Minnow didn’t seem to notice, much less care.…

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“It was the perfect ending”

“It was the perfect ending”

Sandra Scherman sat in silence at a table set up on the edge of an Eastern Shore patch of woods. Her husband, Mike Scherman, sat next to her. Behind them was a handful of close friends – waiting, watching for a deer to come into range of Mike’s rifle. Finally a big buck showed itself and Mike took a shot.…

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