Dave

January 2012 fishing reports

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well havent heard of a lot going on, typical for the winter doldrums. rock are still being caught but not in any good numbers. if you have a boat, they are still being caught up to the three mile line off shore. post any reports here fish or no fish. here is to a great fishing season in 2012.

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Hope the BEST for 2012 for all you guys on fishing and family plans.

Good luck on Jan - Fishing.

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Has anyone have any truth to someone catching an 80lb bluefin tuna, off the beach on assategue recently?

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I have not heard anything about <acronym title="Assateague Island">AI</acronym>, but I read someone in Bay Head <acronym title="New Jersey">NJ</acronym> caught a 70-80 lb bluefin from the surf.

I think this was early Dec.

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What do you guys think of this?

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That would be so much fun, once in a lifetime there.

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Man... You only need one time: a lucky day, a rod on the sand and a line on the water!

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"Google" up "Virginia Beach Bluefin Tuna" and see the big boys being caught within two miles of Virginia Beach. RIGHT NOW.

BA

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That sure would be an amazing experience. However, I do not think it was caught from the beach. If you look at the fish, it looks pretty dried out. Also, check out the sand from the fish to the surf... No foot prints? See the washout line from where the fish has been laying?

If it were actually caught from the beach, I'd be living there.

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Not to mention, I think it is technically illegal to catch a Tuna from the beach, plus you must have your highly migratory fish permit etc etc.....

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that tuna has been dead for several hours, its so dead there is NO color on him, no way he caught that on the beach, especially with the gear he is holding. now with that being said, the Black Adder is right, right now they are catching 100lb-300lb bluefin tuna off Va Beach, some as close as a mile. they have been around for the past two weeks, boats are hooking them while striper fishing and getting spooled......im hitting the beach tomorrow and im going to hook one :angel3:

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nice report Steve...it amazes how close we really are to those areas...there are still stripers being caught in our area...tho they seem to be getting a tad shorter...I have managed a few stripers this month...largest around 35. So January, for me was way better then November...not one striper in November!...going to keep fishin considering the weather.

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Nice job, Scott. Way to get out there!

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"Google" up "Virginia Beach Bluefin Tuna" and see the big boys being caught within two miles of Virginia Beach. RIGHT NOW.

BA

I googled it up. Only report I see is from July. Where are you getting your information?

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I googled it up. Only report I see is from July. Where are you getting your information?

they have been catching tuna while striper fishing out to 3 miles for the past 3 or 4 weeks. i have seen 4 or 5 tuna personally and know of a douzen more. they are ranging from 100 - 350lbs. big ass bluefin. check out the link that steve posted, it talks about them:

Shorelines Blog :: Virginia Beach

people were getting spooled on small penn 330's and such, now everyone (that has the gear) are trolling for stripers with penn 50/80 wides in hopes of hooking up. its insane.

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That is almost worth a drive to VA!

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