Friday, September 19, 2014

Fri Update

You're going to want to dress warm or bring something warm with you. Also, we've got lights out again and haven't figured out why yet. No, it's not the bulbs. We're waiting on an electrician to come out. In the mean time, please bring BATTERY POWERED flashlights, and lanterns with you.

Fishing Report for Fri, Sept 19th

Well, the wind is ENE 9mph, but we are without a run of fish. No idea why. We'd had a bunch of Spot overnight most of the week, but last night was a bit of a bust. We've had a few Spot here and there today, but nothing much to write home about. We're hoping it will pick up overnight again.

We'll update you again if anything starts biting.

Crabbing is about done for the season.

Yellow-bellied Spot will not start biting until the water temp is 72 or lower. It's around 75 now. (Please see the links below for water temp.)

For those of you who wish to complain about the Gill Nets and Haul Seine nets that surround the pier, please contact your local legislator as the Commonwealth of Virginia makes those laws and the Virginia Marine Resource Commission only carries them out.
The Code of Virginia only states that the nets must be "...300 yards of the sides or end of a commercial fishing pier."
That code can be found here: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+28.2-302
In 2012, legislation was proposed by Delegate Christopher P. Stolle to allow the Virginia Marine Resource Commission to increase that distance if necessary; the legislation was tabled and remains in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee. That Bill, and it's history, can be found here:
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?121+ful+HB258
To contact your legislator, you can enter your address after clicking the link, and it will tell you who your legislators are.
http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/

For an updated fishing report on Sun and Mon please call - our tech support is off duty. 757-481-7071

Please read our new Note about sending us private messages through Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/lynnhaven-fishing-pier/about-asking-us-questions-via-private-facebook-message/791852530847805

We would like to encourage new users to explore our "About" and our "Notes" sections. The majority of your questions can be answered there.
About: https://www.facebook.com/LynnhavenFishingPier/info
Notes: https://www.facebook.com/LynnhavenFishingPier/notes

Current Bay Temps:
About 75.4 degrees Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT)
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/buoy/Chesapeake%20Bay/buoy-xhtml.php
About 75.3 degrees at First Landing/Cape Henry
http://buoybay.noaa.gov/locations/first-landing

Current Weather at the Pier: http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:23451.6.99999
Current and Future Weather at the Pier: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Virginia+Beach+VA+23451:4:US
Tides: http://www.tides.info/?command=view
(Use Cape Henry and/or Lynnhaven Inlet for the address - the pier is about half-way between the two points)
Incoming tide is typically better than outgoing tide. Incoming tide is approx. 1 hour after Low up to 1 hour before High.

Our September 2014 Tide Chart is attached to this post.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fishing Report for Thurs, Sept 18th

Caught a bunch of nice-sized Spot overnight last night, very early this morning, and again on the first part of this afternoon's incoming tide. It's been slow tonight on the outgoing tide. The pattern should repeat tomorrow.

Crabbing is about done for the season.

Yellow-bellied Spot will not start biting until the water temp is 72 or lower. It's around 75 now. (Please see the links below for water temp.)

For those of you who wish to complain about the Gill Nets and Haul Seine nets that surround the pier, please contact your local legislator as the Commonwealth of Virginia makes those laws and the Virginia Marine Resource Commission only carries them out.
The Code of Virginia only states that the nets must be "...300 yards of the sides or end of a commercial fishing pier."
That code can be found here: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+28.2-302
In 2012, legislation was proposed by Delegate Christopher P. Stolle to allow the Virginia Marine Resource Commission to increase that distance if necessary; the legislation was tabled and remains in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee. That Bill, and it's history, can be found here:
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?121+ful+HB258
To contact your legislator, you can enter your address after clicking the link, and it will tell you who your legislators are.
http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/

For an updated fishing report on Sun and Mon please call - our tech support is off duty. 757-481-7071

Please read our new Note about sending us private messages through Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/lynnhaven-fishing-pier/about-asking-us-questions-via-private-facebook-message/791852530847805

We would like to encourage new users to explore our "About" and our "Notes" sections. The majority of your questions can be answered there.
About: https://www.facebook.com/LynnhavenFishingPier/info
Notes: https://www.facebook.com/LynnhavenFishingPier/notes

Current Bay Temps:
About 75.7 degrees Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT)
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/buoy/Chesapeake%20Bay/buoy-xhtml.php
About 75.4 degrees at First Landing/Cape Henry
http://buoybay.noaa.gov/locations/first-landing

Current Weather at the Pier: http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:23451.6.99999
Current and Future Weather at the Pier: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Virginia+Beach+VA+23451:4:US
Tides: http://www.tides.info/?command=view
(Use Cape Henry and/or Lynnhaven Inlet for the address - the pier is about half-way between the two points)
Incoming tide is typically better than outgoing tide. Incoming tide is approx. 1 hour after Low up to 1 hour before High.

Our September 2014 Tide Chart is attached to this post.

 
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