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Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: Way Back In The Day ()
Date: April 15, 2013 12:26AM

Anybody out htere ever go dip netting for herring in Dogue Creek in Mt. Vernon ?

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: Kluuy ()
Date: April 15, 2013 12:30AM

I used to. But when they stocked the creek with Great White Sharks I stopped.

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: Tough One ()
Date: April 15, 2013 01:47PM

Dogue Creek: The home of snake heads. That's your quarry right there.

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: Paxriver ()
Date: April 15, 2013 11:43PM

Check the regulation for dip net first.

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: stephen ()
Date: April 16, 2013 12:50PM

Never been there, I always go to DC, and as of yesterday there have been no Herring. Not suppose to use nets there, but everyone does.

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: April 16, 2013 07:42PM

Be warned - it's no longer legal to have River Herring in your possession!

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/regulations


"Moratorium on Possession of River Herring

It is now illegal for any person to have river herring in their possession—this includes blueback herring and alewife. All river herring inadvertently caught by anglers must be immediately released back into the water. In Virginia, regulations regarding the harvest and possession of river herring are set by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC). On January 1, 2012, VMRC enacted a regulation which makes it unlawful for any person to be in possession of river herring in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Anglers with concerns or questions should contact the Virginia Marine Fisheries Commission (VMRC) in Newport News at 1-800-541-4646. Additional information can be found on the VMRC website."

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: TxbCj ()
Date: April 17, 2013 10:07AM

I thought it was unsafe to eat from any of the waters around here....don't you have to go out to the bay or in the potomac itself to catch somethng worth eating?

Not to mention, all the immigrants who don't have licenses are overfishing, using nets to catch a lot of fish and eating up all the fish anyways...leaving none for us sport anglers....

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: stephen ()
Date: April 17, 2013 11:25AM

Herring come from the ocean and there for are safe to eat,rock fish too.

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: mark trail ()
Date: April 17, 2013 11:39AM

TxbCj Wrote:
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> Not to mention, all the immigrants who don't have
> licenses are overfishing, using nets to catch a
> lot of fish and eating up all the fish
> anyways...leaving none for us sport anglers....

The lake near my house is full of Indians, turban type, who fish using nets. They keep everything regardless of size and catch limits. I doubt they have a fishing license either since they ignore the laws. I called the game wardens office but they said they were too busy to look into it.

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: picture or it didn't happen ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:06PM

@mark trail - picture of it didn't happen

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Re: Dip Netting For Herring
Posted by: stephen ()
Date: April 18, 2013 12:14PM

If you have a non resident license for DC,$13. you can catch herring there and eat or use them for bait there. Just don't bring them into Virginia. DC owns the Potomac from the wilson bridge to the chain bridge.

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