Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Thursday, June 24, 2010: Much of the area got blasted by a short but highly effective wind gust, likely pushing 70 mph. Wires went down all over the place. Lighting and rain were actually not much of a factor, short of a downpour that really wasn’t around very long. This frees up the upcoming weekend. Should be pretty dang nice – and a lot cooler considering we got over 100 today. Winds will be very light for this time of year, maybe not passing 10 mph through Sunday. In fact, there could be problems getting a drift for fluking.
From the Chumbucket:
For a couple of years I have been trying to include an additional money prize on various tournaments. The prize is this, anyone placing first place in a tournament using Chumbucket bait will recieve a $150 cash prize from the Chumbucket.
Every tournament organizer I have talked to, refused to promote this, because they have other bait tackle shops involved in the tournament. After being rebuffed again, I decided to follow in Sara Pallins footsteps and go ROUGE!
The rules are simply, all baits that we sell are permitted, live, frozen, artificial, etc. The bait must be purchased no longer than 24 hours before the start of the tournament. You must tell us, what tournament your fishing in, the registered Capts name, the boats name, and make. We will then issue you a card for that tournament. You win, you bring, proof to the shop, and we pay you, PRETTY SIMPLE.
Please note---VHFC club tournament days are NOT included.
NOAA today announced that the spiny dogfish stock has been rebuilt, which will allow catch levels for the dogfish fishery to increase from 12 million pounds to 15 million pounds this year.
“We're very pleased about the rebuilt stock, as it will increase fishing opportunities for Northeast fishermen and benefit local communities,” said Patricia Kurkul, administrator, Northeast Region, NOAA Fisheries Service.
This catch level is consistent with the level set by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for state waters. Vessel trip limits will remain at 3,000 pounds for the fishing year, which runs from May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011.
New scientific information defining the size for a rebuilt dogfish stock became available in April, after catch level recommendations were made by the New England and Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Councils. The councils, which consist of fishing industry, state agency and non-government organization representatives jointly develop management measures for this species that then must be approved by NOAA. The councils recommended NOAA Fisheries Service set a quota that would allow for more stability in future landings in this fishery.
The higher landing limit will allow a larger harvest while still accounting for concerns about relatively low numbers of mature females expected to enter the spawning population in the next few years.