The Spanish are here!!!!!!!! The Spanish Mackeral arrived in abundant numbers just a few days ago. Yesterday we targeted them for about 3 hours and landed 49 between 15 inches and 26 inches. While trolling for the Spanish Mackeral we also landed a good handful of small (eating sized) Blues and Rockfish. The Spanish Mackeral should stick around our area thru all of September and with the good numbers already here this should be a great early fall season for the Macs. The bottom fishing for Spot in the Patuxent River slowed early in August, but over the last few days has heated up to the wide open status. In fact today (8/19) we ran an afternoon bottom fishing trip and in less than 3 hours of fishing our crew of 7 anglers had landed 439 large and Jumbo Spot.
The nighttime fishing for Croakers was excellent thru 8/13 with limits of 25 per man almost every night, but since then the bite has slowed as it does normally in late August. Because of the slowing and seemingly inconsistant Croaker bite, we have ran our last nighttime Croaker trip for the 2008 season on 8/18. The live lining for Rockfish stayed very good thru late last week and since then has been a little hit or miss. And with the massive numbers of breaking fish available we have been spending much of our time chasing Mackeral, Blues and Rockfish trolling and casting lures. The Live Linning will heat back up any day now and as soon as mid September gets here the Rockfish will migrate to structure and be very easy to target with live Spot. The excellent live linning will continue thru late October, in fact last year we caught good numbers of fish over 30 inches on live bait thru the first week of November.
The larger Bluefish from 4 to 8 lbs have finally arrived to their feeding grounds and are biting very good, especially in the afternoons. Last Friday afternoon we landed 130 Bluefish from 4 to 8 lbs in less than 2 hours time. This hot Bluefish bite should continue until the second or third week of October.
Don’t miss out on the red hot fall fishing we have the next two months, book your charter today!!!
August AM dates: 22, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31
August PM dates: 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29
September AM dates: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
September PM dates: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30
Thanks and enjoy the photos,
Capt. Greg Buckner