Captains Log May 06′

The Light-Tackle action for good sized Rockfish continues.  On both trips Friday and Saturday and our Sunday trip the Chumming was spectacular, with fast action and fish up to 34 inches.  On Saturday afternoon after catching our limit of nice Rockfish chumming we found a school of “breaking” Rockfish.  We quickly rigged up for light tackle jigging and casting and our fishing party had a blast catch and releasing Rockfish after Rockfish from 17″ to 27″.

So far this year my afternoon charters have not wanted to get home late, so we have not done the Croaker fishing thing yet.  I do know, however, that the Capt.s  who are fishing for them are reporting very good catches.  We should start Croaker fishing Wed the 31st.

The pics below showcase some of the great light tackle fishing that the Bay has to offer in late May and the entire month of June…………

Here is a list of the PM Trips still available in June for Rockfish/Croaker:  Sat 3,  Mon 12,  Tues 13,  Mon 19,  Tues 20,  Thurs 22,  Sun 25,  Wed 28,  Thurs 29

Here is a list of the AM Trips still available in June for Rockfish:  Thurs 1,  Fri 2,  Sun 4,  Mon 5,  Tues 6,  Sun 11,  Mon 12,  Tues 13,  Thurs 15,  Tues 20,  Wed 21,  Thurs 22,  Fri 23,  Sat 24,  Sun 25,  Mon 26,  Tues 27,  Wed 28,  Thurs 29

Beat the Summer Heat, get out on the Bay in June, you are sure to have a Blast!!!!!!!!!

The 2006 Trophy Season ended with good fishing.  We caught our limit of Trophies through Saturday the 13th and on Sunday the 14th we were well on our way to our limit when we had to head home early because of a seasick crew member.

As expected we started light tackle chumming on Thursday the 18th, we tried an area which normally holds fish this time of year and we came up empty.  We resorted to trolling to catch a few fish.  But on Friday the 19th we went looking for another “chumming” spot and this spot was loaded with nice Rockfish between 18″ and 36″.  Great fun on light tackle.  We have fished this area for the past week and have done very well.  The average size of these fish 25″ to 26″ which is a great average size for light tackle chumming.

The PM Croaker bite South of Solomons is just kicking off and the boats who have fished for them are reporting very good catches.  Our first Rock/ Croaker Trip is scheduled for this coming Saturday.

Due to cancellations Sunday May 28 AM & Saturday June 3 PM are now available for charter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As for other PM dates that are still available for charter for Rock and Croaker…… May 29, 30;  June 12, 13, 19, 20, 22, 25, 28, 29

As for AM dates that are still available for charter…………..May 30, 31;  June 1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.

If you enjoy light tackle fishing find a date that fits your schedule, round up family or friends and give us a try in June.

The red hot Trophy Rockfishing slowed over the big tournament weekend, however the trolling bite is not over.  We continue to catch our limits almost every trip with only one exception.  Due to an auto accident that my girlfriend was in I have had to cancel a few trips and have had to have other Capt’s run my boat for two trips.  That is why there are a few gaps in the photos.  She is recovering now and because of her parents being there for her, I am now back on the boat and fishing hard.

Today (5/11) we had a party of 11 anglers and we captured our limit reasonably quickly and were back at the dock by 10:45 am.  The high winds caused me to re-book my afternoon charter.  There are still some large Trophies around; yesterday we caught a 43″ and a 41″

We will continue to troll for the Trophy Rockfish through the 15th.  And starting on the 16th we will switch to chumming if the Trohy Trolling bite has gone down hill.  We still have a few openings for next week and the following week (your best chance of the year to catch 28″ ++ Rockfish on light tackle).

We still have May 15, 16, 17,& (18 am) open if you are interested in a last chance effort to catch some Spring Trophy Rockfish, or if the trolling bite is over, we will be chumming for nice size Rock on light tackle.

May  24, 29, 30 as well as June 12, 13, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 28, 28 are still available for 3 or 4 pm charters going for light tackle Rock and Croakers.

May  24, 29, 30, 31 as well as June 1, 2, 5, 6,  11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 are still available for 6 am charters for light tackle Rockfishing.

These dates are going fast, so if you are interested in a late May or June Trip please contact us as soon as possible to ensure that we can get you a day that fits your schedule.

To the suprise to some people the Trophy Rockfishing continues to be red hot.  Many fisherman thought that the mild Spring temperatures would lead to a very short Trophy Season, but perhaps the past few days of cooler weather will keep them around a while longer.

Fishing has been very good, some days it is so good that we have been able to do some catch and release looking for a “big one”.  A few trips we have even had the bite so good that everyone in a 6 person party got to reel in 4 keepers each and we were still back at the dock at an early hour.  Other days we pluck a them and catch one here, one there 20 minutes later, and so on.  But all in all it has been a great Spring and I believe it will continue thru mid May.  Perhaps we will have to head South, but I think we should be able to catch our limit of Trophy fish thru the 15, 16, 17… of May.  The three major Tournaments are going to make fishing a little tougher over the upcoming weekend because of all the pressure on the fish, but hopefully by Monday things will be back into action.

We still have May 15, 16, 17 open if you are interested in a last chance effort to catch some Spring Trophy Rockfish, or if they happen to be gone, we will be chumming for nice size Rock on light tackle.

May 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30 as well as June 6, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22 are still available for 3 or 4 pm charters going for light tackle Rock and Croakers.

May 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 as well as June 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 are still available for 6 am charters for light tackle Rockfishing.

These dates are going fast, so if you are interested in a late May or June Trip please contact us as soon as possible to ensure that we can get you a day that fits your schedule.

A special thanks to all of our customers who have made this Spring Season a very special one.

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