Captains Log October 06′

10/6/2006-10/16/2006
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

With the cooler temperatures comes change.  As for the live linning for Rockfish the cooler temps have brought a decent number of trophy sized fish (28″ to 38″) into the areas we have been live linning.  These fish are not the migratory trophies that we will see later in November and December but instead they are the resident “big fish” that are very elsusive and only caught at certain times of the year.  The action continues to be red hot and with the addition of a few trophies swimming around, it has been great fun the last few trips.  Catching a 30″ plus Rockfish on a spinning rod with live bait surelly is a great challenge and accomplishment.  I think the live linning should continue to produce for about another two weeks as it did last year.  Then we will switch to chumming and/or trolling.  By early November we should have a decent number of the ocean-run migratory fish in our area and we will begin trolling our “big stuff” in the deeper water going for the late fall trophies.  Our goal this fall is to catch one that beats our 57 pounder we caught last November.
The cooler weather has slowed the Bluefish bite.  But they are still here and with some time put into fishing for them respectable catches can be made.  The White Perch fishing has been heating up with the dropping temperatures.  If you want your chance to catch a trophy sized fish on light tackle get out with us soon and we will do our best to make it happen.  As for the late fall Trophies we only have a few days still open so get one before they are all gone……………

October:  18,  19,  24,  25,  29,  30,  31

November:  3,  29

December:  4,  5,  6,  10,  11,  12,  13,  14,  16,  17

Thanks to All,
Capt. Greg
9/27/2006-10/5/2006
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

It is often hard to describe how “good” fishing is at a given time.  Well fishing is excellent right now and a comment from a new customer of mine who fished with me Monday the 2nd on a 1pm trip put things into perspective.  As we were saying our goodbyes and shaking hands he looked me in the eyes and said….. “I am 74 years old and I have been fishing the Chesapeake Bay my whole life and that was the best fishing trip that I have ever been on.”  I politely said Thank You and went on to clean a dirty boat.  While cleaning the boat I thought about what was just said and I felt very thankful for having played a part in making that statement a reality.

Fishing really is that good right now, on days when the wind does not blow real hard we have been catching between 40 and 75 Bluefish from 4lbs to 10lbs in about two hours time.  That is after loading up on nice Rockfish (19″ to 26″) using live Spot.  With all the Rockfish and Bluefish now in our area it seems to me that we should have pleanty of fish to keep our fish box full until the November Trophies show up in a few weeks.  With the weather cooling and the fishing this good dates are going fast.  Below is a list of open dates, as you will see the Trophy dates in November and December are almost all gone….

October:  10,  15,  17,  18,  22,  24,  25,  26,  29,  30,  30

November:  28,  29

December:  4,  5,  6,  10,  11,  12,  13,  14,  16,  17

Thanks,
Capt. Greg

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