Billfish tournaments abound in the area | Fishing report

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Billfish tournaments abound in the area | Fishing report
News from Daily Press:

It is billfish tournament time. The Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament finishes Friday. Last week’s White Marlin Open was won by Cheryl McLeskey’s 94-pound white marlin. It was caught while fishing on the Backlash, with Captain Steve Richardson, out of Virginia Beach. Their winnings were more than $ 1 million. The Mid-Atlantic and Virginia Beach billfish tournaments are next week.

There are some issues coming before the Virginia Marine Resources Commission over the next couple of months that anglers may want to weigh in on. The wintertime crab dredge fishery was closed as a conservation measure. There is a desire by some in the crab industry to reopen the dredge fishery this winter.

The issue will be decided at the Oct. 27 VMRC meeting.

Another issue is bow fishing. Bow fishing has been popular in some freshwater fisheries. More recently, it has become more popular in the Chesapeake Bay with bow fishing tournaments. Common targets for these tournaments are cownose rays. Requests have been made to the governors of Virginia and Maryland, a…………… continues on Daily Press

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