The weekly party boat trip to Norfolk Canyon was weathered out Saturday with Rudee Inlet Charters, Capt. Skip Feller said. The trips usually target blueline tilefish first. If enough bluelines are caught, and seas are fair, the trips then push deeper, for catches that can include black belly rosefish, wreckfish, barrelfish, golden tilefish and groupers. The unique, annual trips are sailing 3 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday in winter. Call: 757-422-5700 or 757-425-3400. Visit Website.
Speckled sea trout were still around, a report on Virginia Beach Fishing Center’s website said. Puppy drum were in, and the marina reported no striped bass boated from the ocean this winter so far. Striper fishing used to be tremendous there in winter. Stripers winter off Virginia, after migrating from the entire Northeast Coast in fall. But stripers seemed to school beyond 3 miles from shore, where fishing for them is closed, off Virginia in recent winters. The fish migrate back to the Northeast in spring. Visit Website.