Garrett's Marina located on the Rappahannock River, the cleanest river in Virginia, is within easy reach of anglers and fishermen from Richmond to Fredericksburg and beyond even as far as Washington. "The Rappahannock is one of the rivers that is still unspoiled," said Lewis Muse of Garrett's Marina Inc. "It's a big river so the crowd is not as bad," Muse added, favorably comparing the Rivah to the likes of Lake Anna and other nearby bodies of water. Spring is well known for the croakers highlighted by the Tappahannock Rotary Club "Big Croaker" annual fishing tournament in May click here to visit or enter the tournament. Muse and the folks at the full service Garrett's Marina have a public boat ramp and can point out all the good fishing spots for you. Croaker and striped bass are plentiful within the waters of the Rappahannock, Muse said. And that's not all. Check out the latest Fish News from Garrett's Marina!
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For the serious or occasional fisherman, our location is within one half mile of prime fishing at Bowlers Rock light (buoy #19). Morattico Bar, frequent home to croaker, spot, perch and rockfish, is only four miles down river. Flounder, trout, spanish mackerel, cobia, bluefish and larger rockfish are often found in less than a 45 minute run towards the mouth of the river at the Chesapeake Bay. On December 12, Bud Waleski caught a citation 45" rock fish in the Rappahannock River. Bud fishes out of Garrett's Marina on his vessel "SCEAM".
Places to go on the web
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Virginia Fishing Licenses, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia's DGIF Outdoor Report, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries offers outdoors-related news delivered to you inbox! Follow the link to subscribe.
Tides.Info, Tide Predictions for Bowlers Rock
Virginia Fuels Tax Refund, gasoline purchased and used in a pleasure boat is eligible for a refund of all or part of the Virginia motor fuel tax that was paid. The Virginia tax is 17.5 cents per gallon for gasoline.
BoatingStore.com, thousands of marine products offered on-line through our dealer association
R. W.'s SPORT SHOP, carrying a full line of fishing supplies
Sport Fishing Magazine, your online resource for sportfishing boats and equipment reviews, techniques, fishing vacation info, and inspiration to empower the ultimate saltwater sportstman
BoatTest.com, a boat buyer's research site
Saltwater Fishing, On-line Communities:
The Hull Truth, Boating and Fishing Forum, a free message forum for the discussion of boating and fishing
Tidal Fish: All Fishing, All the Time!, free registration required. This on-line community includes a message board specifically for Virginia's Northern Neck.
Chesapeake Angler Magazine, free registration required. A new on-line community, this forum includes a message board specifically for Northern Neck fishing reports.
Rotary Club of Tappahannock -
May Croaker Tournament
Aylett Country Day School -
Fall Rockfish Tournament