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Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament

April 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Captain Bob's Marina Flounder King TournamentIt’s spring – and no Chincoteague Island spring is complete without a Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament!

Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament is a local tradition that pays out cash prizes for the top winners, so if you like yourself some fishing and fancy yourself good at it, head on over to Chincoteague Island between May 16th – May 25th and register to enter. You don’t even need a boat! (but that would probably help)

Here’s a list of the rules and regulations for this year’s Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament:

  • Registration fee is $35
  • You can fish on the shore or off a boat.
  • You have 10 days to try and catch the biggest flounder, using a hook and line and in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations regarding size and creel limits.
  • Tournament legal fish may only come from within Chincoteague and Assateague waters. Outside the inlet gets you out of the tournament.
  • Daily weigh-ins take place between 1pm and 6pm at Captain Bob’s Marina, with the final weigh-in on Sunday, May 25th at 1pm.
  • Winner is the fisher with the greatest total daily weight of three fish or less.
  • Calcutta winner: heaviest flounder of the tournament.
  • Heaviest Croaker and Heaviest Gray Trout prizes are also available.

Five cash prizes will be given and will be based upon entree fees collected less tournament expenses:

  • First Place: 40% of take
  • Second Place: 25% of take
  • Third Place: 15% of take
  • Fourth Place: Ugly Stik/Penn Combo
  • Fifth Place: $50 gift certificate

Register online at Captain Bob’s Marina website or via mail, using the “2014 Printable Form & Rules” provided on the Flounder King Tournament page.

Lodging for Your Trip to Chincoteague

Don’t flounder around for Chincoteague lodging – whether you are here for the Marina Flounder King Tournament or just to getaway to the beautiful and inviting Virginia coast, Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay! Enjoy a great night’s rest in one of our guestrooms – it’s island lodging at competitive prices.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Chincoteage Island

December 9th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

New Year's Eve on Chincoteage IslandOne of the great things about Chincoteage Island is our tendency to march to the beat of a different drummer on occasion. Take New Year’s Eve for example.

New Year’s Eve on Chincoteage Island can be celebrated in the normal way, I suppose – whatever that means – or you can take part in the Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade.

And what is that, exactly, you ask? Allow me to illuminate:

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The Halloween Happening – Chincoteague Island Theatre Company

October 16th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Halloween Happening – this all-hallows eve, Chincoteague Island Theatre Company gives you a chance to tune into the past with two ghoulishly good, olde-time radio plays: “The Canterville Ghost” and “The Vampire’s Desire.”

The Halloween Happening - Chincoteague Island Theatre Company

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Grab Your Spoons! It’s The Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff

September 9th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff

The Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff – September 28th, 2013

There are a lot of beloved events on Chincoteague Island throughout the year but one of our favorites is the Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff.

Hosted by The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, the 14th annual return of the Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff will bring amateur and professional chefs from all over, all of them just itching to compete and share their delicious, sometimes secret, culinary concoctions, be they chili or be they chowder.

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Plein Air Art Show

August 23rd, 2013 by Katie Pate

The 2013 Plein Air Art Exhibition and Sale will be held on Saturday, September 14 from 6 – 10 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church Social Hall, at 6253 Church Street. This is the tenth annual Plein Air Art Show.

“Plein Air” is a French term that means painting in the open air – working directly from the landscape as it appears in the moment. More than forty artists from many states paint for two days throughout Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. What a wonderful landscape to capture!

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Summertime Saturday Art Stroll

July 28th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Get out and take a walk! Let the clean air off the sea penetrate deep into your lungs and cleanse you. And while, you’re at it, enrich your soul a little bit with some art.

The Art Stroll takes place at galleries and shops around the island from 6 – 10 p.m. on the Second Saturday of each month during the summer. You can meet the artists, working in a wide variety of visual media, listen to live music and enjoy fun for the whole family.

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Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

July 5th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Beat the heat this summer and get to the beach! Along with all the usual summer entertainment – swimming, fishing, beach combing and suntanning, we’ve got a great event coming up in Chincoteague this month. Join us for the Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival – taking place the weekend of July 19-21.

Along with arts, crafts, food and live music there will be lots and lots of the super-food blueberries!

The festival is taking place indoors and outdoors at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Arts & Crafts Event at the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

The Arts & Crafts Event at the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

There will be over 100 artisans from 12 states for our Arts & Crafts Event – it is the largest of its kind in Eastern Virginia.

And of course, lots of blueberries and blueberry products. You can pre-order fresh blueberries to pick up at the festival by calling Dick Jones at 540.273.2963. Save money this way and make sure they don’t sell out before you get a chance to buy a box. You can also pre-order the “ultimate blueberry pie” from Sugarbakers, by the slice or whole – they also tend to sell out quickly. Call them at 757.336.3712.

Other delicious blueberry products available at the festival include blueberry shortcake, homemade blueberry ice cream and breakfast items like blueberry pancakes and muffins.

Live Music at the Blueberry Festival

Here are some highlights from the lineup:

Saturday July 20

9:00 a.m. – Hemlock Hollow ~ This duo performs familiar favorites.

1:00 p.m. – Greg Shupe and the Men with Issues Band ~ An acoustic group playing country, bluegrass, blues, folk and even some pop and swing music with a few original tunes as well.

See the full lineup on the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival website.

Lodging for Summer Travels to Chincoteague

Whether you come for the blueberry festival, the Pony Swim, fishing or simply relaxation on the beautiful Atlantic seashore, our Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of the Chincoteague and provides modern comforts in a historic and bucolic atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

4th of July Celebrations in Chincoteague

June 19th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Do you have plans to celebrate Independence Day weekend? Well, you better make them fast because it is just around the corner!

We only have a couple more openings for the 4th of July – and its no wonder with all the fun this little island hosts!

Start with the 88th Annual Chincoteague Island Volunteer Fireman Carnival, taking place July 3 – 6. Come out for rides, games, great Eastern Shore food, raffles and tons of family friendly fun!

89703935On Thursday July 4th the Fireworks show will start at 10 p.m. at the Carnival grounds.

Chincoteague Lodging for 4th of July Weekend

As of this blog, we have two rooms available on Wednesday, July 3rd: Captain Jack’s and the Bay Room. We also have the Upper Deck Room available on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 & 7th.

Our sister inn, Island Manor House, has multiple availabilities for Wednesday July 3rd and the Hummingbird Room is available both the 3rd and the 4th.

If you want to stay with us for Independence Day weekend, consider spending the 3rd and 4th at the Island Manor House and then spend Friday night July 5th camping on the beach – it will add some adventure to your trip! Then, you can return to the lap of luxury when you check in at Miss Molly’s on Saturday July 6th.

Join in the small town fun of our carnival in a picturesque seaside setting!

Summer Fishing in Chincoteague

June 3rd, 2013 by Katie Pate

Some of the best fishing grounds on the Mid-Atlantic Coast are found in the waters surrounding Chincoteague Island. Fish either the inland waterways surrounding the Island or venture into the open Atlantic Ocean for deep sea fishing. Whatever your preference, fishing in Chincoteague is going to be a fun and productive experience.

Chincoteague Fishing Report

Check out our local bait and tackle shops for current fishing reports. Steve’s bait and tackle shares great photos of local catches that will make your mouth water!

Chincoteague Fishing Charters

The Wonderfull 1, a charter boat owned by Capt. Wayne Lewis

The Wonderfull 1, a charter boat owned by Capt. Wayne Lewis

Wanna get your own boat for the day or have a captain bring you to their favorite fishing inlets? Whether you want to go out deep sea fishing or cast for flounder in the bays, a fishing charter is a great way for to spend a summer day in Chincoteague. Check out the Charter Boat Association web page to find the Captains that are the best equipped to suit your fishing needs and desires.

Chincoteague Flounder Fishing

By far one of the most popular fish to hook, flounders are prevalent in the spring and early summer months in the channel. By June, Flounder are competing with croakers for food.

Spring time flounder fishing in Chincoteague Bay depends highly on two factors: water clarity and temperature. Most fisherman agree that flounder start biting when water temperatures reach 50 degrees. The best fishing of the year is usually in water between 60 and 70 degrees.

Water clarity is just as important as temperature. Flounder feed by sight and if the water resembles chocolate milk the fish will have a hard time seeing your bait. Usually the creeks and the western shore (in a west wind) retain more clarity.

Virginia Beach Fishing Trip Planned for this Summer?

Thrill your wife and invite her on the fishing trip with you. Even if she isn’t into fishing, when the two of you stay at Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast, she will be thrilled to spend the day on the seashore and a wonderful night in this lovely, historic Chincoteague Inn.

 

 

Spring Roundup of the Chincoteague Ponies

March 14th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Next month, the infamous Chincoteague Pony herd will be rounded up for vet checks. The southern herd will be rounded up on Friday April 6 and the Northern herd on Saturday April 7. You will be able to see the Southern herd in the Southern Corral, just off the road that takes you to the beach.

This is one way to see the Chincoteauge Ponies all together besides the main pony swim in July. If you’re not into crowds, this is an alternative.

Observing Ponies on Assateague

You don’t have to attend a penning or the pony swim to see the wild herds on Assateague.

To see wild ponies, first head to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island.

Pponies can often be seen in the marshes along Beach Road and from the observation platform on the Woodland Trail.

Ponies can often be seen in the marshes along Beach Road and from the observation platform on the Woodland Trail.

There are a few parking pull-offs on Beach Road, but if you don’t have much luck there, your next best bet is to take a walk along Woodland Trail, also off Beach Access Rd. The trail is paved for part of the way. About half a mile into the trail, there is a pony viewing spot. It is clearly marked. Note: The mosquitoes can be vicious, so bring spray!

You can also sign up for a tour of the wildlife refuge and the opportunity to see more wild ponies at the Visitor Center. The tours are at 10 and 4. If you are interested in this tour, be sure to sign up for it early because they fill up quickly.

To get more of an up-close encounter with the ponies, head to an unusual location: McDonald’s! The McDonald’s on Maddox Boulevard is right next door to the pony pen. Often there are seven or eight ponies and with their foals. For a quarter, you can get corn feed out of a dispenser and feed the ponies.

Chincoteague Lodging

Please consider Miss Molly’s your home away from home when you visit Chincoteague.

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