Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fishing Report for Tues, Oct 21st

We caught a bunch of nice-sized Spot overnight last night. They slacked off this morning and the day fishing was a little slow.

Tonight we had some Blues just before and after high tide; and the Spot have started biting again.

Dress warm; it's windy.

F.Y.I. We are currently the only Fishing Pier in the area STILL OPEN 24 HOURS, 7 DAYS A WEEK!!

Crabbing is done for the season.

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

Yellow-bellied Spot should be starting up sometime soon. The Bay has reached around 67 degrees. (Please see the links below for water temp.) Broad Bay in the Lynnhaven River is currently at ?? degrees.

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/

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 67.8 degrees Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT)
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/buoy/Chesapeake%20Bay/buoy-xhtml.php
About 67.1 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 October 2014 Tide Chart is attached to this post.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fishing Report for Fri, Oct 17th

They did pretty well last night on that outgoing tide. Lots of Spot all the way at the end. Today has been a bit slow across the board. No, they aren't gone yet; our best guess is the wind constantly changing direction today didn't help matters. Hopefully things will pick up soon since it's starting to get dark.

Dress warm; it's supposed to be chilly overnight.

F.Y.I. We are currently the only Fishing Pier in the area STILL OPEN 24 HOURS, 7 DAYS A WEEK!!

Crabbing is done for the season.

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

Yellow-bellied Spot should be starting up sometime soon. The Bay has reached 69-70 degrees. (Please see the links below for water temp.) Broad Bay in the Lynnhaven River is currently at ?? degrees.

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/

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 69.8 degrees Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT)
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/buoy/Chesapeake%20Bay/buoy-xhtml.php
About 69.5 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 October 2014 Tide Chart is attached to this post.

 
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