Good Things Come to Those Who Bait!
Bait and tackle shops are commonplace in Virginia Beach because it’s a coastal fishing community. There are some of the best bait and tackle shops for all the angler’s at the beach. They make sure you can get just the right bait to catch the vast variety of fish that can be caught off the Virginia Beach coast or the various inland waterways. The Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet is one of the popular spots to get your bait and tackle for a day of fishing. The Virginia Beach Fishing Center is located on Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach VA. They are open 7 days a week for fuel, dockage and information. They also offer a store full of tackle, bait, ice, t-shirts and more, as well as a large parking lot that offers parking for customers or paid parking for any other activities at the beach.
BLUEFIN TUNA VIRGINIA STATE RECORD SMASHED
Proper Bait and Tackle Can Mean BIG Success when Fishing!
A 573-pound bluefin tuna caught on June 24th, 2007 by Frederick “Bo” Haycox of Virginia Beach has been certified as a new Virginia state record by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. This beat the prior state record by almost 200 pounds! Mr. Haycox caught his fish, which measured approximately 107 inches in length with a girth of 70 inches, in the offshore waters of the Virginia coastline. He was fishing with his father, Ricky Haycox, on his private boat Episode with Captain John Savage. Captain Savage confirmed the catch. They were trolling for billfish with ballyhoo when simultaneous strikes produced hook-ups for two giant tuna. Bo Haycox grabbed the larger offshore trolling rod, an 80-pound class outfit, and started fighting his record tuna. The captain and crew quickly realized two giant tuna could not be fought at the same time, so the fish hooked on the smaller, 50-pound class outfit, was cut loose. Haycox battled his tuna for almost 4 hours, through blistering runs that nearly took all the line off the reel, before finally boating the tuna. The prior state record of 398-lbs., 8-ozs. was caught at the Fingers by E. K. Morrison of Nags Head, NC on November 11, 2003.