Fish News: Finishing Out 2008; Dues; Reserve for Annual Awards Banquet

Fish News
Finishing Out 2008; Dues; Reserve for Annual Awards Banquet

2008 finished with some fantastic fishing in the Chesapeake Bay region. The annual Bishop Fishing Supply/Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman's Association Rockfish Tournament was held during the final month of the year. Charles Southall was this year's winner. Charles' fish weighed in at 57 pounds and was 52.5 inches long. Charles caught his fish on a live eel drifted near Plantation Light. This is the second time in three years that Charles has won this event. Tricia Neill caught the second place fish. Her fish weighed in at 42 pound 8 ounces. Tricia also caught her fish on a live eel. Philip Ransome won third place. His fish weighed in at 42 pounds even.
It is time to start paying our dues for 2009. Dues will remain $30 for a family membership for another year.
Make sure to reserve the evening of February 27. That will be the night of our annual awards banquet. Cost will be $27 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under eating the child's chicken tender meal (children 4 and under are free but we still need to count them). Adult menu selections include: chicken picatta, prime roast beef, and crab cakes with country ham. The Chum Line has a reservation form: http://www.pswsfa.com/chum.pdf
Jan 14, Wes Blow fished the Hot Ditch. He caught a couple of speckled trout up to 18 inches long.
Jan. 13, Rick Wineman fished for striped bass along the Virginia Beach oceanfront. They caught a bunch of striped bass up to 43 inches long.
Jan. 12, Ric Burnley and Kayak Kevin fished the HRBT from their kayaks. Small fish were lined up along the light line. They caught a lot of fish in the 20-something inch class with a few reaching 30 inches long.

Dr. Ken Neill, III writes a weekly column for The Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman's Association (www.pswsfa.com).