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Captains Log July 08′

7/4/2008-7/29/2008
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

Since returning from fishing down South fishing has been incredible with the exception of one trip.  The live linning for Stripers has been excellent, with fish being consistantly caught between 18 and 35 inches.  The evening Croaker fishing has also been very good with limits (25 per man) being caught almost every night.  The day time bottom fishing for Spot and Perch has been fairly good.
Starting a few days ago we have been seeing several schools of breaking/feeding fish.  These schools have both Rockfish and Blues in them.  We have been catching fish in these schools casting topwater lures into the breaking schools, live baits are also working well in these schools.

We will be live linning for Stripers until late October or early November, the breaking fish will be good for the next two months.  The PM Croaker bite will stay strong until about the third week in August.  Before school starts again, take your kids fishing they will remember it forever.  We specialize in family trips, and are very patient and entertaining when it come to ensuring the kids and their parents have a great trip.

AM charters available:

August 1,  5,  7,  8,  10,  12,  13,  14,  15,  18,  19,  20,  22,  24,  28,  30,  31

PM charters available:

August 1,  5,  6,  7,  10,  11,  12,  13,  14,  15,  17,  20,  21,  22,  28,  30

Enjoy the pics below and sorry for the delayed report,

Capt. Greg Buckner        (301) 873-1327
6/24/2008-7/3/2008
Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

From June 24 th thru July 3rd we fished the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Area.  We targeted Cobia, Red Drum and Spadefish.  The Cobia and Red Drum bite was not very impressive this year.  We only managed to hook 8 Cobia and land 6 of them.  Our two largest Cobia landed were 78.6 lbs and 57.3lbs.  We also landed 14 Red Drum all of which were over 30 lbs, with a few over 45 lbs.  10 of our 14 Red Drum were landed within about 2 hours time, it was awesome.  At one point we had three trophy sized Reds hooked up at one time.  The Spadefishing was good and we landed our limit on most trips (5 per man).  They are are hard fighting fish that looks like an Angelfish and are a ton of fun on light tackle.

Enjoy the pics below and sorry for the delay,

Capt. Greg Buckner

Captains Log June 08′

6/12/2008-6/23/2008
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

Finally the Spot are here, actually they are two weeks early and that means live linning time.  We set out on June 12th with Bloodworms to catch a live well full of Spot and we did just that.  And then we took the fresh caught live Spot for a little ride to where we had been catching Rockfish trolling for the last few weeks and I anchored the boat up on a small school of Rockfish and we put our live baits over the side and began live linning. It took about 30 minutes to get the first bite and then it was game on!!!!!!!

We had Rockfish from 20 inches to 35 inches being caught as fast and as good as it gets.  As soon as a bait was in the water and 5 or 10 feet down it was gobbeled up by a hungry Striper.  This fast and furious action continued until I heaed south to Hampton, VA in search for Cobia and Red Drum.  The Croaker fishing got more consistant than it was in early June and the size of the fish also improved.

Enjoy the pics below and sorry for the delay,

Capt. Greg Buckner

5/22/2008-6/11/2008
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

May 22nd was our first day of light tackle chumming in 2008, we had a great catch with several fish over 28 inches.  The AM of the 22nd proved to be a fluke sine our success chumming slowed to a crawl with the exception of that AM.  With the chum bite slow we then switced to trolling smaller baits and some jigging to cath our limits of Striped Bass (Rockfish) from 18 inches to 35 inches.  The small bait trolling and jigging produced well for us we will be trying live linning as soon as the Spot are here.

May 25th was our first PM Croaker trip and we did so so, catching 80 or so Croakers mostly smalls to mediums.  For the next two weeks we had mostly good luck on the Croakers catching our limit or very close to our limit on most nights.  A few nights conditions were not great and the Croaker bite was slow.

Please enjoy the pics below and sorry for the long delay,

Capt. Greg Buckner

Captains Log May 08′

5/8/2008-5/19/2008
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

The Trophy Trolling bite has been good for the last two weeks with our limit being filled on 13 out of 15 charters from May 8 to May 19.  The weather was challenging and caused us to cancel several trip due to very high winds.  Our PM charter on May 8th was the best bite this entire Spring.  When we trolled over a large school of Trophy Stripers we had 26 lines in the water, after we had made two passes over the school we only had two lines still in the water.  It was absolute chaos with as many as 9 lines down at one time and several of these lines had two trophy rockfish hooked up at once.  Monday May 19th was the last day we trolled for the Trophy Stripers with our full Spring Spread of 26 lines and we did ok landing 8 out of our needed 9 trophies on an afternoon charter.
4/25/2008-5/7/2008
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

The streak continues…………  19 days, 2 charters per day and we have landed our limit every trip.  Many days we have had 10 to 16 passengers on board and still we have caught our fish.  A few days we have had to work hard to finish out our limit, but for the vast majority of our trips it is a question of how many Trophy Stripers did we catch and release on our way to our limit.  Today (5/7/2008) for instance we landed 20 Trophy Stripers over 32 inches on our AM charter and we landed 22 Trophies on our PM charter.  We have been catching 2 to 6 Trophy Rockfish over 40 inches per trip.  I strongly believe that the excellent Trophy bite will continue into late May.  Once the Trophy Trolling bite slows to a hault, we will switch gears and begin using light tackle to target Stripers from 18 inches to 40 inches with jigging and chumming.  And begening late May we will begin night/evening charters for Rockfish and Blues and as the sun sets Croakers.  June is also a great month for PM rock, blues and croaker trips.  Then June 24th thru early July we will be fishing from Salt Ponds Marina in Hampton, VA (Bay Bridge Tunnel area) for Cobia, Red Drum and Spadefish.  All of these hard fighting species are targeted while on anchor with spinning rods and reels.  Please call for details about these trips out of Hampton, VA.

As for dates available for charter……….

May  18 am or pm,  19 am,  20 pm,  21 am,  23 am,  26 am,  27 am,  28am,  29 am,  30 am,  31 am

Dates available for evening Rock, Blues and Croaker charters departing at 4pm…….
May 26,  27,  28

June 2,  4,  5,  10,  12,  16,  17,  18

Thanks to all who follow my fishing report,

Capt. Greg Buckner

Captains Log April 08′

The 2008 Chesapeake Bay Season has begun.  And the fishing action has been excellent.  Our pre season, light tackle, catch and release trips went very well with great catches and very satisfied customers.  Our best pre season charter produced 32 trophy Stripers over 28 inches, and our slowest trip produced 9 Trophies.  Our average Pre Season, Light Tackle Trophy Trip produced 20 to 22 Striped Bass over 28 inches.  Our largest fish landed on light tackle in the Pre Season was 45 inches long and weighed 39 lbs.

Our 2008 catch and keep Trophy Rockfish Season opened on Saturday April 19th and fishing has been excellent since its opening.  The bite was a little slower over the weekend because of the heavy fishing pressure from all the boats on the water, but since Monday April 21st the fishing action has been world class.  It has not been a question of are we going to get our limit, but a question of how many Trophy Stripers are we going to catch and release while filling our limit in search of bubba.  For instance, Thursday April 24th we landed 28 Trophy Stripers on our AM charter and on our PM charter we landed 31 Trophy Stripers.  The red hot Trophy Striper fishing should stay very good for at least the next 2 to 3 weeks.  Then as the Trophy Trolling bite slows we will switch gears and begin doing some light tackle chumming mid to late May to go after the very last Trophy fish to leave the Bay.  We will also begin our PM charters for Rockfish, Bluefish and Croaker in late May.  On these PM charters, we depart from Solomons at 4 pm and fish for Rock and Blues until the suns begins to set, and then we switch up and target Croakers as evening sets in.  These PM trips are great fun and we normally come home loaded with our limit of Rockfish from 18inches to 35inches and a good catch of Blues as well as our limit of Croaker (25 per man).

If you are interested in a Trophy Rockfish Charter, these are the dates still available for charter on my other boat FIN FINDER:
April 30 AM
May 6 AM or PM,    May 7 PM,    May 8 AM,    May 9PM,  May 12 AM or PM,       May 13 AM or PM

If you are interested in a PM Rock/Blues and Croaker Charter, these are the dates available for charter aboard the MISS SUSIE departing the dock at 4pm:
May 26,  27,  28,  30
June 2,  4,  5,  10,  12,  16,  17,  18

If you are interested in a light tackle chumming or a late Spring season Trophy Striper Charter aboard the MISS SUSIE, these are the dates still available:
For AM charters….
May 16,  18,  19,  20,  21,  25,  26,  27,  28,  29,  30,  31
June 1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  7,  8,  10,  12,  13,  14,  15,  16,  17,  18,  19,  20,  21,  22

Thanks to all of those who follow my fishing report and I look foward to fishing with all of you in 2008,

Capt. Greg

Captains Log December 07′

The fishing this late fall for Trophy Sized Striped Bass (Rockfish) has been consistantly excellent since the day after Thanksgiving.  In fact I would have to say this has been the best late fall the mid Bay has seen in 5 to 6 years.  Over the last few weeks, on our slowest day we still caught our boat limit for the day of 7 Stripers.  Every other day the question is how many Trophies did we toss back after we were limited out.  Some days we landed over thirty Trophy sized Striped Bass.  Multiple hook ups have been common.  We have also seen two big fish on one line several times this Fall. It really doesn’t get much better!!!!!!!!  Since the MD season closed on December 15th we have been fishing VA waters (only 14 miles from Point Lookout Marina).  VA waters have been just as productive as MD waters were earlier this month.  The PICS below showcase how awesome the fishing has been over the last few weeks.

We will be fishing aboard the MISS SUSIE from Point Lookout Marina in Ridge, MD through the end of the year.  Then we will be heading south on my other, larger, newer boat the “FIN FINDER” to fish the VA Beach Winter Striped Bass Season.  The fishing out of Rudeee’s Inlet, VA late December, January, and February is simply amazing.  In fact, the waters off of VA Beach, VA serve as wintering grounds for close to the entire East Coast Stock of Adult Migratory Striped Bass.  The massive schools of baitfish called Menhaden serve to keep the Stripers feeding all winter.  With so much bait and so many Trophy Stripers in the area at the same time, the fishing action is truely world class.  We are offering a package deal, in order to offer our customers a great fishing get-away at a reasonable price.  Our package includes the following……….
An afternoon charter departing around noon
A morning charter departing just before first light on the following day
The tip for the mate on both trips
Fish cleaning (Ocean regs allow 2 Stripers over 28inches per person/per day)
Three hotel rooms with two beds per room for the night after the PM charter

All of this for just $330 per person for six passengers.  Because of US Coast Guard Ocean rules, we can only carry six passengers.  Don’t miss your chance to experience Trophy Striper fishing at its best.  Pick from the dates below and give Capt. Greg Buckner a call today……

Single day trip available also, please call or e-mail for info

January:  (7/8)  (9/10)  (14/15)  (20/21)  (21/22)   (23/24)   (25/26)  (27/28)  (28/29)  (29/30)  (30/31)

February:  2 & 3 are booked all other dates are still available

Thanks and Happy New Years to all who read this report and help my business continue to grow,

Capt. Greg Buckner                                 (301) 873-1327

11/27/2007-12/9/2007

Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie

The Fall Trophy Rockfishing the last few weeks has been simply amazing!!!!  Some Falls getting a limit of Rockfish over 28 inches is a good day.  This year, every day since Thanksgiving, it has been a question of how many Trophy Rockfish are we going to catch and release once our limit is in the box, just to make the trip last a litte longer.  This past Wednesday we landed 26 Rockfish over 30 inches by 9:30 AM as an example.  Multiple hook ups have been common and action has been really good.  The fishing as good as it is right now reminds me of the way Fall Trophy fishing was 5 or 6 years ago, when the Fall fishing was as good or better than the Spring Trophy fishing.
The bite up closer to Solomons was slower today, we still captured our limit, it just took a while.  However, the bite just below the VA line was red hot today, just as it has been for two weeks.  Because of the slowing bite out of Solomons and the Hot bite in VA waters, we are going to start fishing out of Point Lookout Marina in Ridge, MD tomorrow.  This port allows us to be much closer to where the fishing is the best right now.  Because the bite has been so good in the Bay this Fall, we will be fishing out of Point Lookout through the rest of 2007.  We still have some open dates for this great fishing…..

December:  17,  18,  19,  20,  21,  22,  23,  26,  27,  28,  29,  30,  31

Then late December we will be heading south on my other, larger, newer boat the “FIN FINDER” to fish the VA Beach Winter Striped Bass Season.  The fishing out of Rudeee’s Inlet, VA late December, January, and February is simply amazing.  In fact, the waters off of VA Beach, VA serve as wintering grounds for close to the entire East Coast Stock of Adult Migratory Striped Bass.  The massive schools of baitfish called Menhaden serve to keep the Stripers feeding all winter.  With so much bait and so many Trophy Stripers in the area at the same time, the fishing action is truely world class.  We are offering a package deal, in order to offer our customers a great fishing get-away at a reasonable price.  Our package includes the following……….
An afternoon charter departing around noon
A morning charter departing just before first light on the following day
The tip for the mate on both trips
Fish cleaning (Ocean regs allow 2 Stripers over 28inches per person/per day)
Three hotel rooms with two beds per room for the night after the PM charter

All of this for just $330 per person for six passengers.  Because of US Coast Guard Ocean rules, we can only carry six passengers.  Don’t miss your chance to experience Trophy Striper fishing at its best.  Pick from the dates below and give Capt. Greg Buckner a call today……
December:  Dates available only if fishing in the Bay drops off

January:  (7/8)  (9/10)  (14/15)   (16/17)  (17/18)  (20/21)  (21/22)  (22/23)  (23/24)  (24/25)  (25/26)  (27/28)  (28/29)  (29/30)  (30/31)

February:  All dates available

Thanks to all who view this report and help my charter fishing business to grow,
Capt Greg Buckner                 (301) 873-1327

Captains Log November 07′

They are here!!!!  The Fall Trophy Rockfish took their time getting here because of the mild early Fall temps, however, they are now here in abundant numbers.  And the fishing this past week has been awesome.  We are catching loads of nice, Ocean Run, Migratory Rockfish from 30 inches to 47 inches.  We are trolling our complete 26 rod spread and multiple hook ups have been a very common occurance the past few days.  In fact we have caught and released several trophy Rockfish the last few days just to make the trip last longer.  It has been 5 or 6 years since fishing has been this good at this time of year this close to Solomons for this many days in a row.  And the best news it that the bite is not just concentrated in one area.  Excellent catches are also being made to the South and as of two days ago good numbers of trophy fish are being caught to our north also.  There seems to be massive quantities of baitfish everywhere in the middle Bay area and the Ocean Run Stripers are arriving and finding these schools and gourging themselves.  This will hopefully mean that the excellent fishing action will continue for the next several weeks.  From what I have seen and heard from what is being caught north and south of Solomons there is a massive number of Trophy sized Striped Bass in the mid Chesapeake Bay right now and this will be a Fall to remember!!!  Before the Trophy bite got hot, we live-linned to catch our limits thru 11/09 and the next week we trolled shallow structure to catch our fish.  We will continue to fish out of Solomons, MD until the bite slows here and heats up around Point Lookout.  Then we will run out of Point Lookout Marina in Ridge, MD.  The following are the dates I still have available for Chesapeake Bay charters…..
December:  13,  17,  18,  19,  20,  21,  23,  26,  27,  28,  29,  30,  31 (More early December dates available on my other boat with Capt. Sonney Forrest and Capt. Andrew Turner)

Then late December we will be heading south on my other, larger, newer boat the “FIN FINDER” to fish the VA Beach Winter Striped Bass Season.  The fishing out of Rudeee’s Inlet, VA late December and January is simply amazing.  In fact, the waters off of VA Beach, VA serve as wintering grounds for close to the entire East Coast Stock of Adult Migratory Striped Bass.  The massive schools of baitfish called Menhaden serve to keep the Stripers feeding all winter.  With so much bait and so many Trophy Stripers in the area at the same time, the fishing action is truely world class.  We are offering a package deal, in order to offer our customers a great fishing get-away at a reasonable price.  Our package includes the following……….
An afternoon charter departing around noon
A morning charter departing just before first light on the following day
The tip for the mate on both trips
Fish cleaning (Ocean regs allow 2 Stripers over 28inches per person/per day)
Three hotel rooms with two beds per room for the night after the PM charter

All of this for just $330 per person for six passengers.  Because of US Coast Guard Ocean rules, we can only carry six passengers.  Don’t miss your chance to experience Trophy Striper fishing at its best.  Pick from the dates below and give Capt. Greg Buckner a call today……
December:  Dates available only if fishing in the Bay drops off

January:  (7/8)  (9/10)  (14/15)  (15/16)  (16/17)  (17/18)  (19/20)  (20/21)  (21/22)  (22/23)  (23/24)  (24/25)  (25/26)  (26/27)  (27/28)  (28/29)  (29/30)  (30/31)

Thanks to all who view this report and help my charter fishing business to grow,
Capt Greg Buckner                 (301) 873-1327

10/17/2007-11/6/2007
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

What a crazy fall.  Live Linning Spot in November with outstanding results who would of thought it possible???  But with the mild temperatures in October and early November, the Chesapeake Bay has cooled much slower than normal.  And because of this everything is behind schedule by two to three weeks.  If you are a fan of light tackle live linning for Trophy Sized Rockfish it works out perfectly.  In fact our last two trips (11/4 and 11/5) the live linning has been as good as it gets with fast and furious action and trophy sized fish.  I am not sure how much longer the live linning will hold up or how much longer we will be able to catch Spot for bait, but for now it is what I plan to do for my next few trips.  If the live linning comes to a quick hault, that is ok to because there are also decent numbers of Trophy Resident Rockfish being caught trolling over structure and good hard bottoms.  The really big Trophy Migratory Rockfish should be showing up over the next week or two and we should begin catching some of the 40″ plus fish soon.
Late November and the first two weeks of December has always been a great time to catch Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish.  Below I have listed the dates still available for Fall Trophy Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay…….

November:    14,  20,  21

December:   4,  11,   12,   13

Then on December 17th we will be heading south on my other, larger, newer boat the “FIN FINDER” to fish the VA Beach Winter Striped Bass Season.  The fishing out of Rudeee’s Inlet, VA late December and January is simply amazing.  In fact, the waters off of VA Beach, VA serve as wintering grounds for close to the entire East Coast Stock of Adult Migratory Striped Bass.  The massive schools of baitfish called Menhaden serve to keep the Stripers feeding all winter.  With so much bait and so many Trophy Stripers in the area at the same time, the fishing action is truely world class.  We are offering a package deal, in order to offer our customers a great fishing get-away at a reasonable price.  Our package includes the following……….
An afternoon charter departing around noon
A morning charter departing just before first light on the following day
The tip for the mate on both trips
Fish cleaning (Ocean regs allow 2 Stripers over 28inches per person/per day)
Three hotel rooms with two beds per room for the night after the PM charter

All of this for just $330 per person for six passengers.  Because of US Coast Guard Ocean rules, we can only carry six passengers.  Don’t miss your chance to experience Trophy Striper fishing at its best.  Pick from the dates below and give Capt. Greg Buckner a call today……
December:  (17/18)  (18/19)  (19/20)  (21/22)  (28/29)

January:  (7/8)  (8/9)  (9/10)  (14/15)  (15/16)  (16/17)  (17/18)  (19/20)  (20/21)  (21/22)  (22/23)  (23/24)  (24/25)  (25/26)  (26/27)  (27/28)  (28/29)  (29/30)  (30/31)

Thanks to all who view this report and help my charter fishing business to grow,
Capt Greg Buckner                 (301) 873-1327

Captains Log October 07′

Just as expected the last few weeks have produced excellent fishing.  The live linning for Rockfish continues to be very productive, with a few bigger fish (over 28 inches) starting to make a showing.  The trolling for Blues 4 to 8lbs using plastic hoses has been very good most days.  The bottom fishing for eating sized was very good thru Tuesday the 9th, then the colder temps seemed to have pushed the bigger spot south.

If the weather remains stable and relatively warm, I fully expect the live-linning action to continue for about two more weeks.  The good trolling for the larger Blues should also continue for the next couple of weeks as long as the temps don’t fall too quickly.  After the live linning slows we will switch to a trolling and/or chumming for our Rockfish.  And by some time in early November we will put our Trophy Rockfish lures back in the water and begin targeting the late fall migratory trophies.  November and the first two weeks of December has always been a great time to catch Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish.  Below I have listed the dates still available for Fall Trophy Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay…….
November:  6,  7,  13,  14,  15,  26,  27

December:  2,  4,  5,  9,  10,  11,  12,  13

Then on December 17th we will be heading south on my other, larger, newer boat the “FIN FINDER” to fish the VA Beach Winter Striped Bass Season.  The fishing out of Rudeee’s Inlet, VA late December and January is simply amazing.  In fact, the waters off of VA Beach, VA serve as wintering grounds for close to the entire East Coast Stock of Adult Migratory Striped Bass.  The massive schools of baitfish called Menhaden serve to keep the Stripers feeding all winter.  With so much bait and so many Trophy Stripers in the area at the same time, the fishing action is truely world class.  We are offering a package deal, in order to offer our customers a great fishing get-away at a reasonable price.  Our package includes the following……….
An afternoon charter departing around noon
A morning charter departing just before first light on the following day
The tip for the mate on both trips
Fish cleaning (Ocean regs allow 2 Stripers over 28inches per person/per day)
Three hotel rooms with two beds per room for the night after the PM charter

All of this for just $330 per person for six passengers.  Because of US Coast Guard Ocean rules, we can only carry six passengers.  Don’t miss your chance to experience Trophy Striper fishing at its best.  Pick from the dates below and give Capt. Greg Buckner a call today……
December:  (17/18)  (18/19)  (19/20)  (21/22)  (28/29)

January:  (7/8)  (8/9)  (9/10)  (14/15)  (16/17)  (17/18)  (19/20)  (20/21)  (21/22)  (22/23)  (23/24)  (24/25)  (25/26)  (26/27)  (27/28)  (28/29)  (29/30)  (30/31)

Thanks to all who view this report and help my charter fishing business to grow,
Capt Greg Buckner                 (301) 873-1327

Captains Log September 07′

2007 continues to be a very productive year for fishing the Chesapeake Bay from Solomons, MD. The very good live linning action for Rockfish (18″ to 26″) continues as does good bottom fishing for big “eating sized” Spot. We also have Bluefish and Spanish Mackeral in our waters at this time and we should continue to have good catches of these toothy fish for about the next four weeks. And the live linning action for Rockfish should remain very productive for at least four more weeks. If you have never live linned Spot for Rockfish, don’t miss your chance in 2007, call and book your trip today. The November and December trophy dates are booking up quickly so if interested in a late Fall Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish trip contact Capt. Greg today and schedule a date. It is also time to start looking foward to the Ocean Winter Striped Bass season out of VA Beach. We will be taking the “Fin Finder” south to VA Beach mid December to fish the waters off the coast the last two weeks of December and all of January. The fishing down this way in the Winter is simply world class and with the package deal that we are offering it is also very affordable. For the Winter Striped Bass Ocean season each angler can keep two Striped Bass over 28 inches. Below are the dates still available for live linning, bluefish, mackeral, and spot trips from Solomons, MD…. September 6am or 12noon: 24, 25, 27, 28(am only) October 6am or 12noon: 1, 2, 3, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 Please call or e-mail for Late Fall or Winter Trophy dates.

Thanks, Capt. Greg Buckner (301) 873-1327

Captains Log August 07′

Wow!!!!   That is the word that describes fishing right now out of Solomon’s, MD.  July was great for Rockfish using light tackle rigged with live Spot as bait.  And the last week and a half the live linning action has been as good as it gets, with nice sized fish from 20 inches up to 34inches.  The bottom fishing for White Perch and eating size Spot continues to be very good.  And the Bluefishing a little ways south of Solomons is also as good as it gets, when we make the run South.  This past Monday we landed 50 Blues from 3 to 6 lbs in 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Croaker are still being caught right at dusk and after, but the action, as it always is this late in the summer, is not real consistant.  We gave the Flounder a brief try this past Wednesday and landed 8 with only 4 people fishing and 3 were keepers.  I think with a better drift and some more time to go at it we could have had a good catch of 10 or more keepers.


The Red-Hot live linning should continue for the rest of August, as should the trolloing for Bluefish and bottom fishing for Spot and Perch.  Also, with the high salinity in the Bay at this time, I expect a good showing of Spanish Mackeral late August and all of September.  Yes, it is hot but so is the fishing, treat yourself and book a late Summer trip today.  Here are the dates that are still available for August and September………………..

August:  AM Trips 7,  10,  12,  14,  15,  16,  17,  21,  26,  28,  29,  30,  31

PM Trips 7,  9,  13,  14,  17,  20,  21,  23,  24,  28,  29,  30

Saptember:  AM Trips 1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  11,  15,  16,  17,  18,  19,  20,  21,  22,  24,  25,  26,  27,  28,  29

PM Trips 3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  10,  11,  12,  13,  14,  16,  17,  18,  19,  20,  21,  24,  25,  26,  27,  28

I am also now booking late fall Trophy Rockfish dates in the Chesapeake Bay for November and December as well as Winter Trophy dates in VA Beach for late December, January and early Febuary.

Thanks and Have a Great Summer,
Capt. Greg Buckner            (301) 873-1327

Captains Log July 07′

Once again, I have let my fishing report become out dated, and I apoligize for that.  We have been so busy with our fishing charter schedule that it has been hard to make the time.  But here it is complete with some great photos to boot.

June was an interesting month, fishing was good for Rockfish but it seemed to change every day.  We had some very good chumming action for Rockfish the second and third week of June.  Then later in June we caught our Rockfish live linning and jigging.  The Bluefish bit very well the whole month and the Croaker for the most part were available in good numbers on our night trips.  And the Spot showed up in good numbers the last week of June.  We even went for Flounder on a few trips and captured a few keepers each time we went for them.

July 18 thru July 24 we fished out of Hampton, VA targeting Cobia and Red Drum.  We fished down there for 7 trips and landed 40 Red Drum near and mostly over 40 lbs. as well as landing 7 Cobia.  In addition to the Drum and Cobia we also landed too many Rays to count and a fair number of Sharks and Bluefish.  I think the crazy temperature changes this June really slowed the Cobia bite.  Hopefully next year things will be a little more stable and we can do much better on the “man in a brown suite”.  If you have never caught a 40 # plus Red Drum or a hard fighting Cobia on a spinning rod, give me a call and book a trip for next Summer.  Next year I am offering a two day deal for Cobia and Red Drum trips:  (a 6 hour afternoon trip 3 till 9pm and an 8 hour morning trip 5:30 till 1:30).  This will give each fishing party more time on the water with-out the long gruelling 9 or 10 hour day.  Check out all of the photos from our trip down to Hampton, the trophy fish pictured are truely awesome and each and every one of the Red Drum pictured were carefully Released.

As for the Solomon’s area right now, live linning for Rockfish is very good right now with some bigger (28″ plus) fish being caught every day.  The bottom fishing for Spot at the mouth of the Patuxent River is red hot also.  The evening Croaker bite down the Bay has been very good with nice sized fish and pleanty of them.  Trolling for Blues between 2 and 5 lbs has also been very good, on Monday July 2nd in the afternoon we caught 90 Bluefish in a little over two hours.

If you want to get out for some summertime fishing action, check out the dates below,  get your crew together, and give me a call or shoot me an e-mail.  Also, if the date you want is not listed, I do own a very nice second boat with a great Capt. and Mate and they might be available for your date, so give me a call either way.

AM charters available for July:   9,  16,  17,  18,  19,  20,  23,  24,  25,  26,  29,  30

PM charters available for July:  9,  12,  16,  17,  18,  23,  24,  25,  26,  30,  31

Capt. Greg Buckner       (301) 873-1327