Captains Log June 06′

June continues to be a very productive month for Rockfish and Croaker, and also, as of the last few days Norfolk Spot and Bluefish.  The chumming action that we had been experiencing came to an abrupt stop on June 16 and has not started up since then.  So we had to switch gears and break out our jigging rods and when necessary our trolling rods.  Since we switched up the fishing has been outstanding with pleanty of Rockfish from 18″ to 26″.

On our June 20 PM trip we decided to give Bluefishing a try before we went for Croaker and we did very well.  We caught over 50 Bluefish from 2 to 5lbs in two hours.  Because of the high winds and storms we have not been able to make it down the Bay to go for Bluefish or Croaker since that trip.  It seems as if this strong southerly wind will not let up,  luckily the Rockfish are located close to the dock and the Spot are in the protected waters of the Patuxent River.

With the good numbers of Spot around, hopefully we can get into some live lining for Rockfish soon.  The good Bluefishing should continue thru October and the PM Croaker bite is normally very good through most of July.  The Spot fishing should remain strong thru Sept.  Here are the dates that are still available………..

For AM charters the July dates available are:  Sat 1,  Mon 3,  Wed 5,  Thurs 6,  Fri 7,  Sat 8,  Sun 9,  Mon 10,  Tues 11,  Wed 12,  Fri 14,  Sun 16,  Mon 17,  Tues 18,  Thurs 20,  Fri 21,  Tues 25,  Wed 26,  Thurs 27,  Fri 28,  Sat 29,  Sun 30,  Mon 31.

For PM charters the July dates are:  Wed 5,  Thurs 6,  Mon 10,  Tues 11,  Wed 12, Thurs 13,  Fri 14,  Sun 16,  Mon 17,  Tues 18,  Thurs 20, Fri 21,  Sun 23,  Mon 24,  Tues 25,  Wed 26,  Thurs 27,  Fri 28,  Sat 29,  Sun 30,  Mon 31

Call Today to get the date of your choice for Great July Fishing!!!

The red hot PM bottom fishing for Croaker continues, as well as good light-tackle chumming action for Rockfish.  Tuesday & Wednesday evenings the Croaker bite was early and we were limited out by 8:30 pm.  Thursday thru Sunday the bite was later but we still had very good catches (our limit or close to our limit).

Wednesday AM we had an outstanding catch of light tackle Trophy Rockfish.  We had our limit of over 28″ fish and even had to throw back two fish over 28″ while finishing out our limit of the 18″ – 28″ fish.  Our biggest was 35″ a true light tackle Trophy!!!  The chumming bite was slower but still good over the weekend even with the boat pressure.

As for Flounder fishing, we caught three on Wednesday and we should be giving them a try again this week.  The good Croaker fishing should continue through mid July. Here are the PM dates that we still have available………… June  15, 19,  22, 25, 28, 29; July 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16
The Chumming for Rockfish action should stay hot through the rest of June and continue through July, on our AM Trips we will be more selective on our Rockfish and try to get a few larger fish. Also we will soon begin to try Flounder fishing, Spot Fishing and Bluefishing. Here are the AM dates that we still have available…….. June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29; July 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16

Don’t miss out on your chance to load the boat in June and July!!!!!!!!!!!
Give us a call to get the date you want!!!!!!!!!!

As expected the evening bottom fishing for Croaker has started with a bang.  On our first Croaker trip of the season 5/31 after quickly catching our limit of Rockfish Chumming, we caught our limit of croaker (200 Fish, 25 per man) in about an hour and a half.  The next day 6/1 we did good catching 95 by 9:15, we left them biting because our party had to get on the road.  On 6/2 our Croaker plans were scratched because of the Thunderstorms.  On our 6/3 and 6/4 trips we did the half day Rockfishing thing and caught a few up to 30 inches on light tackle.

Our PM trip on Monday the 5th was a trip that was simply amazing.  We left the dock at 4pm and by 8pm we had captured our limit of Rockfish for 7 passengers and also our limit of Croaker.  That is 14 Rockfish (19″–26″) and 175 Croaker.  What is so amazing about this trip was how early in the evening the Croaker bit.  Normally they will start their bite around 8 or 9pm, last nite they started at 6:30pm.

The Croaker this season are of very good size, many of them are 16″ to 19″, the rest are between 13″ and 16″.  All of which are great fun on light tackle, especially when you get a double hittter.  These fish also make great table fare when filleted and fried or baked.  Fish cleaning is available even when we have tons of fish!!!!!

The good Croaker fishing should continue through mid July.  Here are the PM dates that we still have available…………  June  13,  15,  19,  20,  22,  25,  28,  29;  July 2,  5,  6,  10,  11,  12,  13,  14,  16

The Chumming for Rockfish action should stay hot through the rest of June and continue through July, on our AM Trips we will be more selective on our Rockfish and try to get a few larger fish.  Also we will soon begin to try Flounder fishing, Spot Fishing and Bluefishing.  Here are the AM dates that we still have available…….. June  13,  15,  20,  21,  22,  23,  24,  25,  26,  27,  29;  July 1,  3,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12,  14,  16

June and July showcase some of the best light tackle fishing the Bay has to offer, give us a try and you will have a blast, hope to see you and your crew soon!!!!!!!!!!!

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