I am coming down to lynnhaven and want to fish under the bridge, what are the regulations as far as anchoring, or is it smarter to get on the bank?
I read where people are getting tickets, what is that for, I do most my kayak fishing on the james river.
you can not launch inside the bridge but you can on the outside. anchoring on the inside is prohibited and you have to give way in the channel. i am sure there are other considerations.
I am going to be fishing in Lynnhaven on my yak pretty much all weekend. If you are looking to go out there are better places then under the bridge. Hit me up and I can probably show you around a little.
thanks for all the feedback and I hope to see some of you out there. i got a lot to learn about all hot spots. thanks again.
The way that current sometimes whips through the bridge...well, if anyone wants to anchor there...can I have your stuff?
Joking aside, there used to be a sign there listing the numbers of people that had drowned there. It can be a dangerous spot. Not to mention anyone who DID anchor would just be a target for the beach casters....
If you go under the bridge, watch out for runaway barges.
hurling lead, from either side is dangerous and illegal. be safe out there guys, we need to protect our access to the areas we love to fish... slinging lead and obstructing channels is not the way to do that. be safe out there.
Hmmmm....well when you kill someone with 4oz of lead to their temple, this post may just act as evidence of premeditation. Way to go!
I second Rockstar's post about being safe. The boaters on the water have just as much right to the waterway as surf casters. I have never had a problem with a boater being too close to shore. The reason is that if they start drifting too close I will yell out to them and POLITELY ask them if they could give some room. I have never had one get nasty or refuse. They are there to have a good time fishing just like the shore casters do. Likewise when I am in a stinkpot or my yak and I notice I am getting close I try to be observant and curteous to the shore casters. Anyway, lets all try to share the waterway and the love of fishing without putting our freedom or our lives at stake.
And it really wasnt towards Kayakers, more towards boats.. Kayakers arent big enough to do me any harm..
Same as on seagull or any other pier, you get yelled at, if you dont oblige, then you start getting casted at..
And I know for an absolute fact I'm not the only 1 to do this, nor am I the only 1 on this site to do this.. Hell, Ive physically seen 2 of your "high profile" members do it.. So dont jump on me about it..
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And dont be quick to state that "Obviously neither of you have been there .... blah blah blah". Being a shore fisherman, a Kayaker, and a boater who spends almost every weekend right by the Lesner, I have seen almost anything you can see there.
Nothing irritates me more than to have someone who has issues with personal space and if I set up to fish in a specific area, the laws of common curteosy dictate that I should be given ample room to fish if someone else decides to come near my space. However I just could not live with myself if I decided to hurl a killer projectile at the person just to make a point.
Ok now down from my soap box......where is Tug when I need his Soap Box emoticon. Anyway, has anyone caught any fish this week?
play nice everybody..
Anyway, has anyone caught any fish this week?
I caught an oyster toad....at the end of little creek jetty last night before the front chased me home.
Casting lead at boaters is exactly why we can't wade-fish the outside bar there anymore. Not because of some supposed law that the the dopes that run the city of VB just now (2 yrs. ago) started to inforce but because of a confrontation just like you described that happened there during the fall Trout/Striper season one night. Some knuckle-draging fools decided that a boater was too close to their spot and they thought it was OK to 'send him a message' by tossing lead at the boat. The boater complained to the right people and the next thing you know the VB finest were there the very next day handing out tickets for wade-fishing that bar and the rest is history.
If you're looking for someone to speak up and support this ignorance I'm fairly certain you won't find that here.
The inside of the bridge by the boat ramp has come close to being shut down too for the same reason and with the other side (DuckInn) closed down for a highrise condo that may never be built that is the last spot to fish the inlet. If you want to be known as the guy that closed down the last piece of beach that's still open to fish the Lesner bridge then keep tossing lead at boaters. I've fished both sides of that inlet for over 25 yrs. and do it now mostly from the Yak but I'm sure everyone will see your point when it's closed down to all that fish from the beach for good. .
Ok so this is the part that I really wanted to respond to, because I do have to agree with you that it is a real pain when a boater comes close to a pier because of the fact that around a pier should be reserved for pier fishing only. However, again if there is a problem, notify the pier management or call the Coast Guard and report the vessel.Same as on seagull or any other pier, you get yelled at, if you dont oblige, then you start getting casted at..
Anyway, just my $.02.
To answer my question from earlier, I have not caught any fish this week yet, but I am planning on getting my rods bent this weekend.
Hope everyone catches their limit this week.
Have a good one everyone.
If you're casting into or near a boating channel, what do you expect?And it really wasnt towards Kayakers, more towards boats.. Kayakers arent big enough to do me any harm..And that's why I don't fish piers. It seems people have the collective maturity of a 2 year old when someone gets near their toy.Same as on seagull or any other pier, you get yelled at, if you dont oblige, then you start getting casted at..And I know for an absolute fact I'm not the only 1 to do this, nor am I the only 1 on this site to do this.. Hell, Ive physically seen 2 of your "high profile" members do it.. So dont jump on me about it..
I really don't give a damn who does it. It's stupid and counterproductive. When you're not allowed to fish there anymore because someone gets brained with 4 oz of lead, you'll have noone to blame but yourself. I wouldn't blame VB for shutting those spots down if people are doing things this stupid there.
I got other things to contend with on the water rather than cast and fight with others. Retalliation would be nice but im not about to kill or injur someone over a fish or a spot to fish. Like to give the benifit of the doubt to everyone even boaters that get to close...maybe the motor died..maybe the current is ripping..anyhow theres alot of water out there to fish and wont kill me to move 10 feet or cast to another spot. Seems everyone these days are eager to kill each other over the simplest things....so quick to pull a gun or in this case lead..ugh just fish