Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Rockfishing is here and Cobia, you are next on the list!!!

Hello everyone, Hope you all are doing well and enjoying this weather as it looks like spring is finally here. We have been busy working on a few new things and taking care of our annual maintenance at the railway the past few weeks. As we finish up our last few spring projects, we are sharpening our hooks and knocking the dust off of our baits for Trophy Season starting April 15th. We only have a couple dates left on our Trophy season calendar, May 13th and 14th are your last chances to get hooked up to the first pigs of the year. We will also be running rockfish trips for the school sized fish through the weekend of June 3rd and 4th before switch over to our summer gear. For those who have the itch to catch some spring time rockfish, but don't have enough interest to get a full group together, we may be doing some make up trips in the latter half of May. Anyone who wants more information on these trips or wants to put your name in the hat, shoot us an email or give us a call to get on the list. Yesterday the VMRC gave us some great news for our summertime fishery, for those who didn't know we were very close to losing our cobia fishery due to lack of scientific studies on the Atlantic Cobia Stock. VMRC yesterday unanimously voted to kep the season open and increase our daily catch limits. We are now allowed 3 fish per boat over 40" with one of the 3 being over 50" from June 1 to Sept 15. We will start running trips for cobia, bluefish, spanish mackerel, and bottom fish starting on weekends from June 10 to the end of September. Cobia fishing has become one of our better fisheries over the past 3-4 years with many fish weighing 50+ lbs and they are great eating as well. We will only have limited dates for cobia this summer since we only run weekend trips during the summer months so don't wait too long to get a prime date to catch Mr. Brownsuit!!! Give us a call or shoot us an email for more information or to get your name on the books.

Tight Lines,
Cory Rice