It’s been a crazy few weeks and the action has picked up our Flounder tournament was a great success. Our Spring Surf run has begun with some nice fish being brought in.
Capt. Steve’s Spring Surf Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 12,13, & 14 – 2017
Hosted By Capt. Steve’s Bait and Tackle
- Men and Women: $25 (16 and over)
Fishing License Requirement:
A fishing license is required for saltwater fishing in Virginia waters.
Designated surf fishing areas in the Assateague Beach and Wallops Island
Fishing Area: Designated surf fishing areas in the Assateague Beach, Metompkin, and Wallops Islands
FRIDAY 5AM until SUNDAY AT 9 PM
No more than 3 rods per angler and no more than two hooks per line. There are no restrictions on bait, sinkers or line.
- No fishing other than surf fishing
- Person baiting, casting the rod, hooking the fish must land the fish.
- All fish must be caught on hook and lure and landed on beach.
- If gaffing is required to beach fish, assistance may be used provided the fish is fully visible from the beach
- Unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification. Final ruling will be made by Capt. Steve’s.
- No lines in the water before 5 am
Prizes and Scoring
Striped Bass: Must have a Virginia Trophy Striped Bass Permit
1ST Place- Penn Gold Reel 8500 with a Tsunami Airwave
2nd Place- Penn Battle Reel 7500 with a Tsunami Airwave
3rd Place- Penn Battle Combo
4th Place- Penn Fierce Combo
Black Drum: Heaviest Fish – Penn Gold Combo
Bluefish: $100 Gift Certificate
Prizes will be awarded at 9:00pm on Saturday, May 14 at Capt. Steve’s Bait and TACKLE
TROPHY STRIPED BASS
April 16, 2015: Accurate accounting of Trophy Striped Bass caught during the spring season is essential to maintaining this fishery. To this end, striped bass rules adopted in December 2014 require Virginia recreational saltwater fishermen to obtain a no-cost permit to participate in the Spring Trophy Season (May 1 – May 15 coastal and May 1- June 15 Bay and tribs; minimum size limit 36 inches). The permit is only required for trophy striped bass fishermen 16 or older and not fishing on a legally licensed headboat or charter boat. The new no-cost trophy permit can be obtained at VMRC license agents or can also be obtained by the fisherman directly via a new online process: [New Online No-Cost Permit Process] [VMRC License Agent Locations]. Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay and tributaries spring slot limit season opens May 16 and runs through June 15. During this period recreational anglers can keep two striped bass between 20 and 28 inches. However, anglers possessing a Trophy Striped Bass Permit may keep one trophy-sized striped bass (36 inches or greater) as one of their two-fish possession limit. [Striper Regulation Summary Card]
ONLINE PERMIT REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE VMRC WEB SITE; CLICK HERE