November has been a interesting month on the Chesapeake Bay. The big fish bite was good for a few days early and then the bite got really slow for about a week, there were a few days where the high boat at the charter dock only had 3 or 4 fish. The 18th and the 19th were good days. The 20th was slow and we did not fish Nov.21 thru Nov. 25 because of high winds and the West Virginia Rifle Season for deer.
We were back at it on the 26th and 27th and fishing was good. We caught 5 overs and 1 under on Saturday and on Sunday we captured 6 overs.
Today (11-28-05) we had our best bite of the Fall Trophy season. We had 11 fish hooked up and landed 7 overs and 1 under all before 11am. The reports I heard from way down the Bay today were also very good, which means we have fish moving this way. The fishing really does now seem to be getting better every day. I think this will be a December to remember.
Even with a few slow days and a few windy days, we really can’t complain about November. Especially since we boated the two largest Stripers we have ever caught. If you want to get in on the action and catch some December Trophy Rockfish give us a call we still have Dec. 19——–22 available for charter.
The big fish are officially here. On Wed. the 9th we landed 5 Trophies over 28″ and two under 28″.
And today 11/11/2005 we caught 6 over 28″ and one under. Two of the “over fish” were huge fish. One of them even broke my personal best from last Friday (55.4lbs). The other trophy was 48″ long and weighed right around 45 lbs.
The “BUBBA” was an impressive 52″ in length and weighed 57.00 lbs. Here are some photos that showcase an awesome day of fishing on the Bay.
If you want your shot at a fish of a lifetime this Fall, we still have Wednesday 12/13, Thursday 12/14 & Monday 12/19———–Thursday 12/22 available for charters. Give us a call; we would love to hook you up with the “Big One”.
As suspected the cooler water of fall finally slowed the Live-Lining bite. On 10-24-05 we struggled to catch fish as the Rockfish suddenly seemed to not want Live Spot. We came close to our limit but could not catch them all. A huge change considering we had been catching our limit in less than one hour for over a month. On <10-26-05 we scratched out our limit using live Spot. 10-26/ 10-27/ 10-28 we switched back to chumming and did well catching our limits in about 3 or 4 hours each day. The fish ranged from (18" to 26").
On 10-30-05 we headed way South looking for a Trophy and struck out due to rough seas and lack of Trophy fish. So we gave up the hunt and went trolling for the smaller shallow water fish and did very well, quickly catching our limit of Rockfish from 19″ to 29″. November 2 we did the same thing and caught the smaller shallow water fish and then went White Perch fishing and caught over 200 Perch. Half of these were big enough to be worth cleaning.
On 11-03-05 we started in the shallow water and caught our limit of small rock, leaving one spot open for a Trophy. Then we put our big stuff on and went trolling for bubba, and we caught one a Nice 41″ Trophy. We followed the same game plan on 11-04 and did exactly the same thing except BUBBA really was BUBBA (55.4lbs, 53″ length, 31″ Girth). The Largest Rockfish I have ever caught in my life.
So after catching that huge fish, I decided to give all day efforts for the big fish over the weekend (11-05 & 11-06). It was a good decision. On Saturday we had 8 Bites from Trophy fish and landed 6 Trophies. On Sunday we had 6 Bites and landed 7 Trophies. That’s right we had the first double hitter of the Fall a 35″ and a 36″.
The big fish seem to be showing up more and more daily. I look foward to a great late fall season. I still have one date in late November and a few dates in mid December available. If you want a chance to catch a once in a lifetime Rockfish give us a call.