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Fishing Forecast: July 23

Fishing Forecast: July 23

Come in real close. Wouldn’t want anyone else to hear this. The tarpon are back. Yeah, I know – this is no longer the biggest secret in Virginia fishing that it once was. More and more anglers are discovering and participating in this limited Eastern Shore fishery. And many who are well aware of the opportunities take part in it…

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Do this, don’t do that … just go fishing, OK?

Do this, don’t do that … just go fishing, OK?

We’re open for business, now we’re not. First it was “masks don’t do you any good” and now it’s “you gotta wear one or else.” Here’s some advice most of you don’t need – go fishing. And there couldn’t be a better time to do so. Area waters are just about full of all the summertime species we love to…

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Shellcracker. They are one fighting little fish

Shellcracker. They are one fighting little fish

Throughout his years of fishing, Jake Lusk occasionally would catch a species of sunfish that just seemed to fighter a lot harder than the other ones he was catching. And, quite often, this species was bigger. So the Sedley, Va., native and resident decided to start targeting them. He quickly learned that the redear sunfish is something special. “I’ve been…

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“This is how government is supposed to work.” Charter fishing community avoids a day in court and can get back to the business of fishing

“This is how government is supposed to work.” Charter fishing community avoids a day in court and can get back to the business of fishing

Throughout the last couple of weeks, a Norfolk-based lawyer and diehard angler has been working diligently behind the scenes on a Declatory Judgement and Injunction Action designed to get Virginia’s charter fishing industry to full operation. Alex Bell was scheduled to file that 38-page motion on behalf of Matador Sport Fishing Charters Friday morning. But on Thursday, the Virginia Marine…

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Breaking: VMRC updates its requirements for the charter fishing industry

Breaking: VMRC updates its requirements for the charter fishing industry

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission today issued clarifications and modifications to its requirements for the charter fishing industry in the state. After being declared a non-essential business at the outbreak of Covid-19, charter fishing was reopened last Friday per the governor’s orders for Phase I. Many captains complained the the state’s requirements issued May 15 were unclear, as well as…

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