The 2010 Spring Trophy Season opened on April 17 and we had good fishing on opening weekend due to high winds which kept the masses off the water and allowed us to catch the trophy fish which were not beat up by heavy boat pressure. The rest of the month produced nice catches of Trophy Stripers. Enjoy the pics…………….
May 2010 was a good month with the big Spring Trophy Stripers being caught through May 16. Then for the remainder of the month we did a mixture of trolling with smaller lures and light tackle chumming. We had to work a little harder this May then we had to the last few springs, but we still managed to catch our limit on almost every trip, and we ran two charters every day from May 1 through May 16. Enjoy the pics………..
Fishing was good overall this month, Rockfishing was good, but not great. Early in the month live lining was excellent, then we had to work our butts off to find and catch rockfish. Most days with lots of effort we would capture our limit of Rockfish. The Croaker fishing was also good this month in the evenings, numbers were great and the size was ok.
On June 21, I headed south to target Cobia and Red Drum from VA Beach. This year we had a few good days and a few slow days fishing for these huge and awesome fighting fish. On our best afternoon trip we landed 11 huge red drum over 35 lbs and our best cobia trip was 5 keepers. All in all a good trip down south, with the exception of the last few days we were there, when cold water from the Ocean pushed into the mouth of the Bay and slowed the bite to a stop.
Looking forward to getting back down there next year to chase these fun fighting fish again.
July fishing was good overall, with some amazing top water lure fishing for Rockfish early in the month when the fish showed themselves. The evening Croaker fishing was incredible this year in July, with some of the largest Croakers I have ever seen being caught. Several evenings we caught our limit of 25 per man in less than 2 hours. Towards the end of the month, when we targeted them the Bluefish bite was very good also.
August fishing was of mixed results with the super hot temps we were dealt. Rockfishing was either feast or famine, as the hot temps had the fish tightly schooled. When the fish showed themselves and broke the surface the fishing action was excellent, and when they did not show themselves they were difficult to find and catch. Luckily the Bluefish and Croaker fishing were excellent. The Croaker bite remained very good through the third week of August. And the Bluefish bite continued through the entire month.