Pending Va. state record for bluefin
A potential new Virginia state record for Bluefin was caught on February 16. The fish measured 109″ and weighed in at 708 lbs. Click here to read more.
Menhaden Legislation Approved by Virginia House and Senate Committees
Appears that menhaden will continue to be caught in Virginia waters of the Chesapeake Bay however it may no longer be regulated by the General Assembly but turned over to Virginia Marine Fisheries Commission. Click here to read more
Opening Day For Black Sea Bass
The special recreational season for Black Sea Bass will open February 1 and will close on February 29, 2020. Minimum size is 12.5″ and the possession limit is 15 per person. For additional details and regulations, click here to visit the VMRC to view the official notice.
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.