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Captains Log July 05′

Light Tackle chumming for Rockfish remained consistent until Saturday AM the 16th, the first trip we failed to catch our limit while chumming this year. So for the afternoon trip we brought out the secret weapon “Live Spot.” And the fishing using “Live Spot” was excellent. Boats all around us that were chumming were not catching while we easily caught our limits, with some fish in the mid 30″ class. The live bait bite lasted for only a few days and starting 7/21 we have been forced to troll to catch our Rockfish. The trolling bite has been good and with the exception of one trip, we have easily caught our limits. Any day light tackle fishing for Rockfish will pick back up and hopefully we can put the trolling stuff away while targeting Rockfish.

July 13th was our last evening trip for Croaker. We did very well with both the Rockfish and the Croaker, catching our limit, but the Croaker bite was so late that it is not worth the wait when we have great Spot fishing close to home.

As mentioned above, the Spot are here and they are biting very well. Catching 100 Spot in an hour or two between six anglers is common.

The Bluefish have also made an appearance and we have been catching them when we try trolling for them. Some of these fish weigh up to 5 or 6 lbs.

Light tackle chumming for Rockfish has been awesome for the last few weeks. We have been catching our limit daily and several days we have seen fish over 28″(really nice fish this time of year).

Evening Croaker fishing has also been excellent. We have been catching our limit (25 per person) almost every evening we try bottom fishing. Many of these Croakers are 15″ to 19″ and are great fun on light tackle. As the summer continues on, the evening Croaker bite has been getting later and later. Some nights they have not started biting until 9:30 PM. But when they bite…HOLD ON… because they come on fast and furious.

Captains Log June 05′

Friday May 27 was our last day of catching the Trophy Rockfish trolling. On that day, we easily caught our limit or trophies on both our AM and PM trips. The very next day, we caught plenty of fish trolling, but nothing over 28″ and the story was the same for most other boats. So, for our afternoon trip on Saturday, May 28, we switched gears and broke out our light tackle rods and started chumming. It was a great move, we had great light tackle action with plenty of rockfish from 18″ to 28″. That night, we bottom fished for croaker for the first time of the year and had a good catch with close to 100 croaker from 11″ to 18″, one 14″ sea trout, and 1 12″ bluefish. Every trip since that first day of light tackle fishing has been excellent, with plenty of keeper rockfish in the chum slick and great croaker fishing every evening. We even caught our first keeper flounder of the season on 6/1/05. It was a 24″ slab. It looks like this summer will have plenty of great light tackle fishing for us in the months ahead.

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Captains Log May 05′

I apologize for the delay in getting our fishing report posted on-line. The Trophy Trolling bite was simply spectacular this spring, with consistent catches of 28″ to 47″ Rockfish each and every trip. Our heaviest fish of the spring was 42 lbs, caught by Stacey Fessett (4/21/2005), and our longest fish of the spring was 47″, caught by John McIlwain (5/4/2005). Other notable trophy fish caught were a 41 lb lunker caught by Eldon Charles (5/21/2005) and a 40 lb giant caught by 7 year old D’Andre Harvey (5/27/2005). Go to our photo gallery to see all these trophy fish.

Captains Log April 05′

The 2005 Trophy Rockfish season opened with a bang. Fishing has been excellent. We have been easily catching our limit on both morning and afternoon trips, allowing us to even catch and release a few fish. Our longest fish of the season so far was caught Thursday th 21st by Stacy Fosset. The big fish weighed 42 lbs and weasured 45 inches. The photos below are just a few examples of some of the trophy fish we have been catching daily.