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Hello. My name is Beth Synowiec. Some of you who frequent fishing forums also know me as Classic Rockfish. WELCOME!

I invite you to grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy the journey to see what I have been catching most recently. 

Beth Synowiec of Virginia Beach Virginia catching a nice golden tilefish on her boat the Classic Rockfish while fishing at the Norfolk Canyon on August 2018

Catching Golden TileFish

August 6, 2018

On a hot muggy August day, Kevin and I headed out in search of beautiful Golden TileFish...This was one of many goldens boated that day. For the full fishing report, please click on the salty blog page located at the top of this page via index. Enjoy & Tight Lines Everyone!



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Virginia Master Angler 2 Beth Synowiec Catching Citation Red Drum in October of 2017. Virginia Beach Virginia Fall Drum Action

Catching Big Red Drum

October 27, 2017

I had just rigged the line and baited the hook, as I dropped the line into the water sure enough I felt a resistance—WHAM Fish on!

The line started zipping, my adrenaline started pumping. What a blast to fight!



Beth Synowiec is a Virginia state recognized Master Angler 2 & is a Seven Time Recipient of the state awarded Virginia Expert Angler Award. An accomplished angler within the Hampton Roads community, Beth has earned an impressive list of top species in the angling clubs over the years.

Top Female Angler of the Year for the VBAC for 11 consecutive years since 2008.

Weight, Release and Overall Angler of the Year - NAC for the last four consecutive years 2014 - current.

National Saltwater Seminar Series instructor with George Poveromo 2016 , 2017, &  2018.


Beth fishes every opportunity she can from coastal Virginia’s inshore waters to the offshore canyons. She fishes frequently with her husband Kevin aboard their boat Classic Rockfish. 

As seen in...

Chesapeake Bay Magazine, April 2018   |   Salt Water Sportsman, January 2018

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Feature 1

Two Magazines, one national and one local in which Beth is asked to give her advice concerning saltwater fishing for the 2018 season. 

Chesapeake Bay magazine, APRIL 2018

Feature 2

Regarded as a Chesapeake Bay Expert, Beth was asked to write a recap of the Virginia Fishing Season of 2017 and make predictions for the upcoming 2018 season in Virginia. 

Salt Water Sportsman magazine, JAN 2018

Feature 3

Saltwater Sportsman magazine interviewed Beth for the Jan 2018 edition following her trip with George Poveromo, World of Saltwater Fishing. The article featured Beth's Quick Change Deep Drop Rig. 

Nothing like a fish on!