It was quite a turnout! Sorry some of you traveled so far and didn't get a chance to run under the gun. Most folks hung around and had a good time anyway.
A fisherman was killed in a hit-and-run boating accident the previous weekend. While it is reported that the police have identified a boat that they believe may be involved, no arrests have been made. The gentleman who was killed had some affiliation with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the same folks who were out in the patrol boat hassling us on Saturday. It was probably to be expected that there would be difficulties in light of the recent tragedy.
It is my understanding that no permits are needed after October 1. However, I have heard through the grapevine that a delegation is going to go up to the VA DGIF and discuss this matter. Hopefully, we can get everything straightened out in a manner that's acceptable to everyone and run next year.