May (Deale MD)
Trophy Striped Bass Fishing at its Finest
May is our peak season for Trophy Striped Bass fishing. If you ever wanted to break that 50lb barrier or want that fish of a lifetime, this is the time to fish the Chesapeake Bay. Each year, during the month of May we target these large breed of stripers as they make their way North and South through the Chesapeake’s main stem. Our location in Deale puts you smack dab in the middle of the annual migration route. This season is short and sweet and books up well in advance. The end of May will also offer the beginning of our Black Drum season. These fish can weigh up to 80lbs and put up a great fight.
June, July - Mid August (Annapolis MD)
Summer Light Tackle Fishing & Cruising!
June starts the beginning of our summer fishing season. In early June we will head to our Summer location on Back Creek in Annapolis Md. Over the past several years we have found that the best fishing in the bay is on our Northern fishing grounds and being in Annapolis puts us a short boat ride to the best action. In a regular trip we may live line, chunk, troll or jig to target resident stripers up to 36-38 inches. Size limits have now decreased, and more liberal bag limits begin. There is a great opportunity during this time to catch large stripers on light tackle. Perfect for large company outings and family trips. Summer fishing is very hands on and a blast for the kids. Outside of the Striped Bass fishing, bottom fishing is heating up as well. By the time Mid-June rolls around we will start to see large numbers of white perch and spot. The first of the bluefish will also be arriving and maybe even a straggler black drum! When you’re finished your trip…..hop on over to downtown Annapolis and visit one of the many pubs and have a cold beer or cocktail or dine at one of the many fine waterfront seafood restaurants.
Late August - September (Solomons Island MD)
Cobia, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Bottom Fishing.
Towards the end of August and during the month of September we move our boat to Solomons Island Maryland. Our primary targets are Cobia, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and an assortment of bottom fish. This is by far some of the best fishing of the year as we chase the Cobia and Red Drum that average between 30 and 60lbs. We use a variety of techniques and these fish can be targeted all during the daylight hours and well into the night. This is the perfect time of year to book an evening/night fishing trip. In addition to the Cobia and Red Drum, the Spanish Mackerel run is also at its peak. These speedsters can be caught trolling for jigging and make great table fare on the grill or smoker. Lastly, a very short run from the dock you will find an assortment of bottom fish. If you’re looking to fill your cooler before the Fall, now is the time.
October (Deale MD)
The name really says it all, “Rocktober”. As the water temps begin to drop, the rockfish school up into mad feeding frenzies. This is the time of year to witness all out “blitzes” on baitfish. We use several different methods during this time of the year and typically they all work just as equal. We are also still catching a few bluefish and it’s also a great time to target some jumbo White Perch on some of the deeper edges. If light tackle jigging is your thing…this is a great month.
November - December (Deale MD)
It’s time for Fall fishing!
Looking over our records we have caught some of largest fish during this time in the Mid Bay. The best part of this season is that you can potentially catch a migratory fish and resident fish on the same trip. Conditions change from year to year, but fishing is typically very good. Jigging is a great method to catch a variety of sizes during this time. If trolling, we will deploy a variety of small baits and big baits and pound out large bait marks on channel edges and drop-offs in the main stem of the bay and in some of the local rivers. One bite may be a feisty 20-inch fish and next could be a 50 pounder… you just never know. Air temps vary quite a bit in November. One day it can be 75 degrees, the next day 40 degrees. December tends to be on the cooler side. Do not worry about getting too cold…the cabin is fully heated!