Less than a month remaining to make final standings

 

There is less than a month for anglers to catch one of the state’s top angling awards.

The Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament runs with the calendar year that will end Dec. 31.

Following are the current standings of the tournament:

Black Drum — James W. Johnson Jr., Gloucester (90-0), Bluefish — Ray Bryan, Lowry (20-8), Blueline Tilefish — Pete Knott, Virginia Beach (21-12), Cobia — David B. Otts, Elizabeth City, N.C. (107-6), Croaker — George A. Jeter, Portsmouth (4-0); Dolphin — Robert Foley, Virginia Beach (43-0); Flounder — Pete Knott, Virginia Beach (12-10); Gray Triggerfish — Bill Perron, Virginia Beach (4-8); Gray Trout — Eric Cafini, Suffolk (9-8); King Mackerel — Ed Boekestyn, Jasper, Canada (38-0); Kingfish (Roundhead) — Devin Kanusek, Dinwiddie (2-0); Pompano — Theodor A. Rau, Erie, Penn. (1-10); Sea Bass — David Cohn, Virginia Beach (6-0); Sheepshead — Virgil Lipumano, Virginia Beach (14-10); Spadefish — Joshua C. Proffitt, Manassas (11-12); 11-12); Spanish Mackerel — Buddy Sylvia, Reedville (5-8); Speckled Trout — Michael W. Whittaker, Chesapeake (12-6); Spot — John Guthrie, Sutherland (1-2); Striped Bass — Michael D. Collier, Sandston (64-0); Tautog – Alexander Thompson, Deale, Md. (16-14); True Albacore — none entered; Tuna (Bluefin) — Brian Davis, Virginia Beach (196-0); Tuna (Other) — Henk Vandergiessen, Virginia Beach (220-0); Wahoo — Jeffrey Spurgeon, Virginia Beach (70-3).

Total catch citations issured — 1,503.

Releases — Amberjack, 157; Black Drum, 180; Blue Marlin, 82; Bluefish, 35; Cobia, 99; Crevalle Jack, 5; Croaker, 1; False Albacore, 4, Flounder, 8; Red Drum, 701; Sailfish, 22; Shark, 41; Sheepshead, 34; Spadefish, 3; Spanish Mackerel, 1; Spearfish, 12; Speckled Trout, 222; Striped Bass, 74; Swordfish, 1; Tarpon, 9; Tautog, 20; Tuna (Bluefin), 7; White Marlin, 1,248. Total releases, 2,966. Combined citations, 4,469.

Less than a month remaining to make final standings | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times

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Author: Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

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