Club News

Grab Bag Tournament leaderboards

Current Standings

Spanish Mackerel

PlaceAnglerDateTimeLBsOZsWeigh Station
1Stuart McKenzie9/6/20203:5020Lewisetta Marina
2Jan Jamrog9/6/202011:0619Buzzards Point
3Earl Pierotti9/6/20203:3017Chesapeake Boat Basin
4Tom Smith9/6/202011:0612Buzzards Point

Bluefish

PlaceAnglerDateTimeLBsOZsWeigh Station
1Jan Jamrog9/13/20202:2214Buzzards Point
2Tom Smith9/6/202011:06014Buzzards Point
3Earl Pierotti9/6/20202:2708Chesapeake Boat Basin
Unofficial Results
Results will be posted by Wednesday following a tournament weekend after all weigh stations are open and entries are obtained.
You must have a signed Membership/Liability Waiver on file and dues paid in order to participate in a NNAC tournament.
Next Club Meeting, September 26, 2020

We are happy to announce we will be having our regularly scheduled September 26 NNAC club meeting. Because of COVID limited facilities options, and because our July meeting was an attendance success, we will again meet on Saturday night 9/26/20 in the outdoor pavilion at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. As we required in July, we will set seating for proper social distancing and will require masks, just as we did then.

We have an excellent slate of speakers lined up for the event, featuring fishing extraordinaire Doug Grey owner of Killer Bee Baits and custom fishing rods and mates for Midnight Sun Charters, Buddy Sylvia from Smith Point Sea Rescue (SPSR) will discuss boating safety and services offered by SPSR and Earl Peirotti, current NNAC angler of the year leader, will discuss targeting fall trophy rockfish. Door prizes/raffle and 50/50 giveaway are also on the menu. Make sure you bring your checkbook just in case Doug brings along a few magic Killer Bee baits with him.

NNAC Grab Bag Tournament status

Small Craft Advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service for several of the club’s tournament fishing zones. The NNAC tournament rules state:

If there is a National Weather Service Small Craft Advisory (SCA) or higher level warning in effect, or predicted to take effect, within the listed zones between sunrise and 12:00 noon, that fishing day will be automatically cancelled.

Therefore today 09/12/2020 is canceled as a tournament day.

NNAC Grab Bag Tournament Update

Small Craft Advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service for several of the club’s tournament fishing zones. The NNAC tournament rules state:

If there is a National Weather Service Small Craft Advisory (SCA) or higher level warning in effect, or predicted to take effect, within the listed zones between sunrise and 12:00 noon, that fishing day will be automatically cancelled.”

Therefore today 09/05/2020 is canceled as a tournament day.

Trophy Red Drum Added to september tournament

For the first time ever, NNAC will be adding Trophy Red Drum to the list of target species for the September tournament. The focus of this exciting new tournament opportunity is to provide a high-quality sport fisheries event while safely returning the fish to the water to fight again This will be a release tournament only. Basically, catches will be photographed with a measuring tape, the entire fish and tape with the length clearly legible and a card with identifying information.  Members should handle the fish gently, have measurement tape and date card readily available so that the fish can be photographed and returned to the water quickly. All NNAC tournament rules apply unless where exceptions for Trophy Red Drum are noted. A complete list exceptions and rules will be available on the NNAC Tournament Rules Page.

SCA wipesout 3rd weekend of the Spanish Lessons Tournament

Small Craft Advisories were in effect between sunrise and 12:00 PM Saturday (8/15) and Sunday (8/16) in 1 or more of the tournament zones. The NNAC tournament rules state, ” If there is a National Weather Service Small Craft Advisory (SCA) or higher level warning in effect, or predicted to take effect, within the listed zones between sunrise and 12:00 noon, that fishing day will be automatically cancelled.” Therefore the final results is listed below.

Spanish Lessons Tournament Update

Weekend 2 of the Spanish Lessons Tournament is in the books. Both days were official tournament days since no SCAs were posted in any of the tournament fishing zones. Target species for the tournament are Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. There have been large catches of mackerel and bluefish. A few anglers reported hooking Bull Redfish while trolling for Mac and Blues. Don’t be surprised if you luck into hooking a big Redfish or Cobia while trolling for Mackerel or Bluefish. Next weekend is the 3rd and final weekend for the Spanish Lessons Tournament. The following leaderboards will be updated as the weekend catches are reported by the weigh stations.

NNAC Club Meeting Held July 25

It was certainly a welcome occurrence to have convened a meeting of the NNAC last Saturday night under the pavilion at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum in Reedville. We had an excellent meeting with 25 in attendance. Covid-19 and 90 degree temperatures impacted the total attendance for sure, but those of us deciding to brave the elements and the pandemic had a fun two hours of fishing seminars, a local Boat US presentation, awards, and many questions as the membership seemed to be really plugged into the fishing presentations. Our thanks to Mark Roy, Tom Hedgpeth, Troy Durvin and yours truly for bringing knowledge, techniques, lures, rods, etc. as we discussed Spanish mackerel, blues, and speckled trout. All are active in the waters of the Northern Neck currently and if you can handle the heat, now is a great time to be fishing.

NNAC Welcomes Pride of Virginia as sponsor

Pride of Virginia at Mundy Point has joined forces with NNAC by offering club members a discount on a case of menhaden chum. Sign in to the members only site for details.

Cobia Classic Begins

The club’s Cobia Classic tournament began this past weekend and was off to a great start. Plenty of cobia were caught. The following are pictures of some of the anglers and their fish that were entered in the tournament thus far.

Rockfish Tournament update

Due to the continued Covid-19 restrictions on fishing imposed by VMRC and MD DNR, Rockfish will not be included in the Cobia Classic tournament as previously hoped. Thank you for your understanding and dedication to our club. Hopefully we will be back on the rockfish schedule with our tournaments this fall. We wish everyone best wishes as the Cobia Classic Tournament opens on June 6. Please be safe, wear lots of sunscreen, and send us some great fish pictures!

Trophy Rockfish Tournament Cancelled

Given the restrictions imposed by VMRC and MD DNR on fishing due to COVID-19 situation, the club’s Trophy Rockfish Tournament has been cancelled. However, Rockfish will be added to the target species for the Cobia Classic Tournament.

VMRC Declares Charter Boat Operations as Non-Essential Business

“Charter boat and party boat operations are hereby declared non-essential businesses. This decision has been made based on the directives contained in the Governor’s Executive orders pertaining to social distancing and limitations of the number of people that may be onboard. In addition, a person undertaking a charter or party trip is making a discretionary decision that unnecessarily exposes the customer and the employees to the potential of contamination. Therefore, charter and party operations are prohibited until the Executive Orders expire on June 10, 2020.” Visit VMRC website for more details.

Fishing Seminar and 1st club meeting Cancellation

Due to the national ongoing situation with the Corona Virus (Corvid-19), the planned April 18 fishing seminar in Kilmarnock, VA and the regularly scheduled April 25th club meeting in Wicomico Church are both canceled. We are sorry for the inconvenience but to hold either of these events would be a serious indiscretion given the circumstances. There may be a reschedule of the seminar this summer or fall. The next scheduled club meeting is on for June 27th at the Wicomico Church as planned.

Boatus cooperating group program

The BoatUS Cooperating Group Program is a special partnership program for boating and fishing organizations where BoatUS offers $15 BoatUS Membership dues and 10% off any Unlimited Water Towing Service to club members at no cost. Our club is a participating partner in this program offering our members this discount on new BoatUS memberships or renewals. Don’t forget when it is time to renew your BoatUS membership to use the discount code to receive your discount. For additional details and discount code please check out the Members Only.

Bonus Rockfish Tournament

Congratulations to Tom Smith for winning the Bonus Rockfish Tournament held during the first 3 weekends in December. The tournament was shortened by 3 days due to Small Craft Advisories (SCA). Tom weighed in an 8lb 7oz Rockfish on the final day of the tournament which not only gave him the tournament win but also propelled him from 5th into 3rd place in the Angler of the Year (AOY) contest passing Steve Hedgpeth and Stuart Mckenzie. Ben Ames finished 2nd in the tournament followed by Jan Jamrog and Earl Perotti.  Smith, Ames, Jamrog and Perotti were the only 4 anglers to post fish in the tournament.

2019 Angler of the Year

Congratulations to Jan Jamrog for capturing the 2019 Angler of the Year (AOY) award. Jan finished with 36 points only 4 points ahead of hard charging Ben Ames. Tom Smith rounded out the top three with a final tournament surge by winning the Bonus Rockfish Tournament with an 8lb 7oz Rockfish. Stuart Mckenzie and Steve Hedgpeth finished in a tie for fourth place. It is Jan Jamrog’s 4th AOY title. Jan finished in the top 3 in 5 of the 8 tournaments. A honor well deserved.

Welcome New Officers and Board Directors for 2020

The club members wish a farewell to John O’Connor who is stepping down as club president after a 6-year run. John served as club president for 6 terms. John will remain on the board for 1 year as a director. Ben Ames has taken over the reins as club president from John for 2020. Additional Board changes have been made as a result of the election held in the fall. Visit the About page for Officers and Board of Directors and related club information.

2019 Tournament Format carries into 2020

The 3-weekend tournament format established in 2019 will continue without change for 2020. Visit the Tournament Rules page for specific details. The primary reason for the format was to deal with the cancellations or reschedules due to SCAs. The new format would allow members more opportunities to participate in tournaments.