Fishing was weathered out for the weekly party-boat trip to Norfolk Canyon on Saturday with Rudee Inlet Charters, Capt. Skip Feller said. Rains poured all weekend, and strong winds blew from the south on Saturday, and from the north on Sunday. But when the trips sailed this year, catches were good every time. The fish included blueline tilefish, golden tiles, black belly rosefish, snowy groupers, wreckfish and more. The trips will continue a moment longer this spring. The boat will sail on daily trips for fish including summer flounder and croakers in summer. Trips for tuna and other big game will begin in summer, lasting through fall. Then the current weekend trips for the canyon bottom-fishing will resume in winter into spring. Those unique trips are sailing 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday. Sometimes, if weather is rough, anglers will be offered to sail on another day, like that Sunday or Monday, if forecasts look better for then. Call: 757-422-5700 or 757-425-3400. Visit Website.
Rains fell during the weekend, but at least that wasn’t freezing rain, a report on Virginia Beach Fishing Center’s website said. Anglers hoped spring temperatures were here to stay. Fishing they hoped will be good this coming season includes angling for summer flounder, croakers, speckled sea trout and bluefish. They also look forward to sailing for tuna and big game offshore. The marina never reported good striped bass fishing this winter for boats from the docks. Stripers schooled the ocean off Virginia, but beyond 3 miles from shore, where fishing for them is closed. The spring migration of the fish should be well on the way to the Northeast now. The bass will return to Virginia to spend winter next year. Anglers hope they’ll school within 3 miles, like they used to. That angling was world-class in past years. Visit Web Site.