Brunswick Sells Triton Boats


Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that it has sold Triton Boats to Fishing Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Platinum Equity. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. – News Center


Fishing Report




Dr. Ken Neill III reports the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and the Baltimore Channel have been productive for sight-fishing. The Inner Middle Grounds, York Spit and near buoy 18 have been good areas to anchor on a chum slick. On the Eastern Shore, a lot of tarpon are being seen and a few have been caught. The coastal shark population seems to be doing well. Various species seem to be here in abundance, and some inshore charters have targeted them with good success. Amberjack are a sure bet at the southern towers. They also are a possibility closer to home at structures such as the Chesapeake Light Tower, 4A Drydock and the Gulf Hustler. The offshore waters in the vicinity of the Norfolk Canyon have been producing nice catches of dolphin. There are a good number of billfish around, especially white marlin. Some wahoo are being caught.

Fishing Report | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Fishing Forecast: Week of July 29 to Aug. 4


White marlin action has been pretty good off the coast. The 21 boats fishing in the 14th annual Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament out of Rudee Inlet released 70, along with two sailfish and one blue marlin.

Bluewater trollers also are finding tuna, dolphin and a few wahoo. Norfolk Canyon deep-droppers can expect grouper, tilefish, rosefish and sea bass.

Also off the coast, amberjack are swarming around most navigational towers. They also can be found around many deep-water wrecks.

A good variety of shark can be expected to show, with mako often taking advantage of hooked fish being brought to the boat.

Fishing Forecast: Week of July 29 to Aug. 4 | |

Odyssey of an eco-warrior


Having adventured enough for a while, Pete Bethune is settling into the quiet life of an author. And what a story he has to tell: the perils of a record-setting voyage around the world on his 78-foot biodiesel-fueled trihull Earthrace, then a year’s stint with an anti-whaling organization that ended with Earthrace’s sinking and Bethune’s arrest in confrontations with a Japanese whaling ship.

Odyssey of an eco-warrior

Leaders listed in Virginia Fishing Tourney


As of July 21 the standings are as follows:

Black drum – James W. Johnson Jr., Gloucester (90-0); bluefish — Pete Kelley, Virginia Beach (16-5); blueline tilefish –Pete Knott, Virginia Beach (21-12); cobia –Jules Warren, Virginia Beach (85-0); croaker — James E. Egan Jr., Davidson, N.C. (3-12); dolphin — Robert N. Smalley IV, Providence Forge (30-6); flounder –Tilford H. Williams Jr., Virginia Beach (11-15); gray triggerfish — Karen E. Baranski, Virginia Beach (4-6); gray trout –Eric Cafini, Suffolk (9-8); king mackerel — Willard Marshall IV, Syracuse, N.Y. (26-12); kingfish — no entries; pompano –no entries; sea bass — James Garrett Jr., Virginia Beach (5-9); sheepshead — Byron Farlow, Virginia Beach (14-5); spadefish — Joshua C. Proffitt, Manassas (11-12); Spanish mackerel –Mardis L. Wallace, Manchester, Md. (5-0); speckled trout — Michael W. Whittaker, Chesapeake (12-6); spot — John Guthrie, Sutherland (1-2); striped bass –Michael D. Collier, Sandston (64-0); swordfish — no entries; tautog — Alexander Thompson, Deale, Md. (16-14); true albacore — no entries; tuna bluefin — Brian Davis, Virginia Beach (196-0); tuna other — Lily Yoder, Virginia Beach (77-0); wahoo — no entries.

Leaders listed in Va. fishing tourney | | The Daily Times

Va. Beach marina boss working hard to be green


When she strolls around the massive expanse of her Marina at Marina Shores, she thinks she’s making a difference for the environment. When she heads into the massive boat-storage building, she sees hundreds of vessels illuminated by light passing through plastic panels instead of energy-sponging electrical lights.

"Green," she says.

At the swimming pool, she smiles at the pastel chairs, benches and tables made out of recycled plastic instead of wood.

"More green."

Along the property’s eastern edge, she marvels at the cranes, ibises and herons that make a tidal marsh their home.

"Mother Nature is as green as it gets."

The 56-year-old Higgs sees it everywhere.

Va. Beach marina boss working hard to be green | |

Virginia Beach Invitational Release Updates:

Below is the number of Releases on Thurs 07-23-2010:

Wahoo: 0

Victory Lap: 1

Get R Done: 2

Waterman: 7

Canyon Express: 2

Tippecanoe: 5

Special D: 1

Sniper: 6

Reel Hot: 1

Warrior: 2



We will keep updating as the boats arrive.