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Report from VA beach last sat:

57 lb Striper caught by Dean Winstead of Chester, VA
54 lb Striper caught by Jennifer Cash of Virginia Beach, VA
52 lb Striper caught by Ray Pennell of Renton, NC
52 lb Striper caught by Adam Lehnert of Glen Allen, VA
50 lb Striper caught by Randy F. Berrier of Winston-Salem, NC
50 lb Striper caught by Jeffrey Mason of Manassas, VA
47 lb Striper caught by John E. Beland of Stafford, VA
46 lb Striper caught by Ken Sigler of Stafford, VA
45 lb Striper caught by Adam Lehnert of Glen Allen, VA
42 lb Striper caught by Richard D. Rheutan Jr. of Henrico, VA
41 lb Striper caught by Hames H. Bayles III of Sutherland, VA
40 lb 1 oz Striper caught by Franlin G. Goodwyn of Richmond, VA on the Sea Witch
40 lb Striper caught by Corey of Appomattox, VA
47" Striper caught and released by Woody Kibler Jr. of New Castle, DE
46" caught and released by Edward Simpson of Parsonsburg, MD
46" Striper caught and released by Clifford Day of Houston, TX on the Backlash
46" Striper caught and released by Thom Hudson of The Woodlands, TX on the Backlash
44" Striper caught and released by Greg McAuley of Ellerbe, NC on the Gannet
44" Striper caught and released by Alan Henderson of Ellerbe, NC on the Gannet

This is just the report from one day...a lot of big fish dying...at least 5 people released some big fish
 

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It is sad to see all those fish dying. I did notice that they are all different people so one can only hope that they only kept one. Im sure we all have our own ideas as to how to help the fishery but the charters are at the mercy of there clients. Example would be for the boat to have a one per man rule and all other fish be released. Whos boat do you think the greedy fisherman would support if the boat in the next silp allowed all clients to take there limits. Its a very hard thing to regulate I can only hope there will be fish around for my sons. TJ
Those are just the big fish being reported...most of the boats down there keep trolling until they limit out...check out the website and see all the fish hanging

http://www.virginiafishing.com/FISHING REPORTS/January/Januaryindexlist.htm
 

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The real problem with all the fish being killed down there is that they are not legal fish. For some reason, the fact that a great deal of the fish caught down there are caught well outside of the 3 mile line, is just ignored. Charters as well as recreational boats travel up to 12 miles offshore when the water is too cold for them to come inshore. This is a fact and everyone just seems to turn there back on it down there. I do not like to be a rat but the charter boats that follow the laws take a beating at the dock when not much is going on inshore. Your returning to the dock empty handed and all the boats from the fleet that headed offshore are coming in with garbage cans full of bass. There will always be a debate between catch and release vs keeping your limit. However these boats are keeping a ton of fish that are not within there rights of keeping.
Very true!
 

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and this is just from one marina....last fall we kept one bass, all other stripers were tagged and released. You can't keep killing these big fish and expect them to be around forever....
 

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