Captains Log June 08′

6/12/2008-6/23/2008
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

Finally the Spot are here, actually they are two weeks early and that means live linning time.  We set out on June 12th with Bloodworms to catch a live well full of Spot and we did just that.  And then we took the fresh caught live Spot for a little ride to where we had been catching Rockfish trolling for the last few weeks and I anchored the boat up on a small school of Rockfish and we put our live baits over the side and began live linning. It took about 30 minutes to get the first bite and then it was game on!!!!!!!

We had Rockfish from 20 inches to 35 inches being caught as fast and as good as it gets.  As soon as a bait was in the water and 5 or 10 feet down it was gobbeled up by a hungry Striper.  This fast and furious action continued until I heaed south to Hampton, VA in search for Cobia and Red Drum.  The Croaker fishing got more consistant than it was in early June and the size of the fish also improved.

Enjoy the pics below and sorry for the delay,

Capt. Greg Buckner

5/22/2008-6/11/2008
Solomons Island Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

May 22nd was our first day of light tackle chumming in 2008, we had a great catch with several fish over 28 inches.  The AM of the 22nd proved to be a fluke sine our success chumming slowed to a crawl with the exception of that AM.  With the chum bite slow we then switced to trolling smaller baits and some jigging to cath our limits of Striped Bass (Rockfish) from 18 inches to 35 inches.  The small bait trolling and jigging produced well for us we will be trying live linning as soon as the Spot are here.

May 25th was our first PM Croaker trip and we did so so, catching 80 or so Croakers mostly smalls to mediums.  For the next two weeks we had mostly good luck on the Croakers catching our limit or very close to our limit on most nights.  A few nights conditions were not great and the Croaker bite was slow.

Please enjoy the pics below and sorry for the long delay,

Capt. Greg Buckner

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