Wow what a Spring is all I can say!!! This past Spring trophy Season was the best/most consistent Spring Trophy Season I have seen in about four years. We were very blessed this spring to have great fishing and to be double booked every day. Thanks to all my clients who come back year after year to enjoy what MISS SUSIE CHARTERS and the Chesapeake Bay have to offer!!! Without your continued support, the fishing we offer would not be possible.
With the slowly warming water the third week of May we were able to make excellent catches of Trophy Sized fish even after the official Trophy Season ended on May 16th. Now with the warmer waters we are into more of a summer pattern and either trolling smaller lures for Rockfish 18 inches to 35 inches or light tackle chumming. 3 out of the 4 times we have tried chumming we did very well using light tackle to catch nice sized stripers. As the water continues to warm, the Norfolk Spot will be arriving in massive numbers and as soon as they are here we will make the switch to light tackle live lining. The evening Croaker bite is just getting started and will be in full swing very very soon. If you are interested in a trip where we do a few different types of fishing and catch a variety of species, then you need to give a summertime evening trip a try. We normally depart from Solomons at 3 or 4 pm and first fish for Rockfish(2 per person), then Bluefish(10 per person), and then as the sun sets we anchor up and load the boat with large 11 to 19 inch Croakers(25 per person). It is not uncommon for us to return to port with our limit of all three species for everyone on the boat.