Outboards stolen

​Max asked us to share.  Any info would be appreciated.  These people need to be caught……
Attention Everyone : Need Your Help Please! 
My Boat Dealership Capt Max King’s Marine located at 3829 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach was broken into last night during the Super Bowl. It appeared to be three individuals. They cut my security fence on the east side of my dealership and cut second entry on the south side. 
After gaining access to the service yard they immediately started cutting and disabling security cameras. I.e. Painting the lenses or putting covers over them. 
After that they gained access to the junction box for lights under the awning and cut the power. 
They also cut the lock to the west security gate to gain access to the service yard with a vehicle or vehicles
They stole and remove 6 new or relative new F300’S Yamaha and control boxes. These motors weigh around 600lbs. So there vehicle or vehicles had to have room for 6 of these rather large and heavy motors along with equipment to be able to lift and remove them. 
The individuals (thieves) were first seen on security cameras at 7:15pm Sunday night and last seen around 1:15am. They would have had to exit the service yard on the west side of our Dealership. 
Any help or clues to who might have done this would be greatly appreciated and will also earn you a honorary fishing team membership for my fishing team for life! 
Total retail cost of lost property will most likely be over  $200,000 
Please share! Thanks!

Outboards stolen 

​Max asked us to share.  Any info would be appreciated.  These people need to be caught……
Attention Everyone : Need Your Help Please! 
My Boat Dealership Capt Max King’s Marine located at 3829 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach was broken into last night during the Super Bowl. It appeared to be three individuals. They cut my security fence on the east side of my dealership and cut second entry on the south side. 
After gaining access to the service yard they immediately started cutting and disabling security cameras. I.e. Painting the lenses or putting covers over them. 
After that they gained access to the junction box for lights under the awning and cut the power. 
They also cut the lock to the west security gate to gain access to the service yard with a vehicle or vehicles
They stole and remove 6 new or relative new F300’S Yamaha and control boxes. These motors weigh around 600lbs. So there vehicle or vehicles had to have room for 6 of these rather large and heavy motors along with equipment to be able to lift and remove them. 
The individuals (thieves) were first seen on security cameras at 7:15pm Sunday night and last seen around 1:15am. They would have had to exit the service yard on the west side of our Dealership. 
Any help or clues to who might have done this would be greatly appreciated and will also earn you a honorary fishing team membership for my fishing team for life! 
Total retail cost of lost property will most likely be over  $200,000 
Please share! Thanks!

Saltwater Fishing Tournament cut.

​Again the rec fisherman suffers the loss of a program that helps to promote va fishing along with data that is irreplaceable.  Please don’t let this go……this is such a big part of our fishery.  The loss will only be known if the program is not continued.
PSWSFA News

The Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament is defunded as of July 1 in the Governor’s budget. The program is funded with angler’s license money but those funds are targeted to be transferred to cover budget cuts. The citation program was established 1958 to promote and enhance recreational fishing. It has been a tremendous success and its loss will be acutely felt by tackle shops, charter captains, marinas and all other businesses that that depend on recreational fishing. But beyond this, it has become a valuable source of catch data not available anywhere else. The current cobia issues are an example where managers are using an old stock assessment that showed a continuing decline in the stock biomass and assume that trend has continued. The citation program shows that the spawning stock biomass has been increasing every year since the last stock assessment. This was a big reason Virginia was able to have a cobia fishery last summer.
 
The last time the citation program’s funding was taken, anglers yelled and the General Assembly restored the funding. It may be do so again this time but anglers need to be vocal and contact their representatives in Richmond, now. Refunding the program would be the best outcome. Another path could be possible budget language allowing a $3 assessment to recreational licenses. This would comply with the Governor’s budget cuts while allowing the VSWFT to be funded (again) by Virginia’s anglers. This would also generate enough to refund call-in registration to the federally-mandated Fisherman Identification Program. Paying for these programs twice is not ideal but is a better outcome than losing an irreplaceable source of data.

Happy New Year

​Now that it is the new year it is time for us to relax a little. A big thank you for all you support through this year.  We will now start getting the store ready for the new season.  2016 was a battle with mother nature refusing to give us settled weather.    Hopefully the weather cooperates more this year.  

Please call for hours because they will fluctuate until spring.

Have a happy new year!!!

Happy New Years!!

Happy New Years eve.   Hope you have a great day.  We will be closed new years day. Thank you to all our customers for your support through the year.  We wouldn’t be here with out you!!  May you all have a great 2017!!!

Fishing Report

The rockfish bite is improving.  They have had a few at 38 and 40 but most fish have been between 42 and 54.  With the majority at 54.  The bite has been spotty with most boaters catching 1 fish or more. We have had several fish over 50lbs  But there are some folks that are getting skunked.  Put your time in to catch fish.  But it may improve more as the cold hits from the north.  Northern states should get colder water which will hopefully push more fish this way.  Chatch em up.

Chris