The striped bass, or rockfish, recreational fishing season opens Monday in the Chesapeake Bay. Rules set by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission for 2022.
The spring season lasts from Monday through June 15. Each hook-and-line fisherman may possess one fish a day, and it must be at least 20 inches and not more than 28 inches long. A fall season in the bay will open Oct. 4 and end Dec. 31. Size limits in the fall are 20-36 inches, with a one-fish limit.
The Virginia Coastal Season also opens Monday, continuing through Dec. 31, with a size range of 28 to 36 inches, and possession limited to one per person.
The Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament, operated through VMRC, issued last week a list of citation catches in 2022 to date. A number of local anglers have caught at least one citation fish so far this year. The list of citation winners stretches back to the coldest days of winter and comes forward to the present and includes the following:
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