Many anglers telephoned Virginia Beach Fishing Center to ask about rockfish or striped bass, a report said on the marina’s website. But no stripers biting were heard about from the local ocean. “In fact,” the report said, “we have not heard of anyone catching any keepers since the closure of the bay season.” Striper season was closed beginning January 1 in Chesapeake Bay, and the fish were sometimes bagged there previously. Striper fishing used to be tremendous on the ocean off Virginia in winter. In recent years, the fish schooled beyond 3 miles from shore, where fishing for them is closed, but not within 3, where the angling is open. The fish migrate to Virginia from the entire Northeast to spend winter. Blackfish were boated in the local ocean and on Chesapeake Bay. In the bay, the tautog bit along wrecks and the bridge-tunnel. Farther from shore on the ocean, boaters deep-dropped blueline tilefish and a few golden tiles. Visit Website.