June 1, 2011

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.


April 17, 2011

It looks like the 2011 Spring Trophy Season is going to be an excellent one, with great catches on day one and day two.  Colder water temps and an abundance of bait in our waters should ensure that our stock of migratory Trophy Striped Bass will be in our area for a while (hopefully till late May).  Our Spring Trophy Schedule is almost completely full with only the following slots available……….

May 8 @ 6am

May 9 @ 6am

May 10 @ 6am or 1pm

Aboard my other boat FIN FINDER we have a few additional dates available including APRIL 22 @ 6am.

Starting June we will begin our mixed bag evening trips where we depart Solomons around 3pm and first catch Rockfish and Bluefish and as the sun begins to set, we load up on big Croaker using light tackle.  These trips are a blast and we regularly return to port with 150 to 300 fish and often 3 or 4 species of fish.

Don’t forget to check us out on Face Book.  At the present I do have a MISS SUSIE CHARTERS FaceBook page, but due to difficulties with using my DROID to post updates, I am now using my personal Face Book page to provide “live” as it happens pics and updates.  Please visit my GREGORY BUCKNER Face Book Page to follow the action.

Hope to see you on the water!!!!!!!!!!!

Capt. Greg Buckner

January 2011

Wow, is all there is to describe the fishing action out of VA Beach this month aboard my other boat FIN FINDER.  We have fished nearly every day since December 30 and we have captured our limit of two stripers over 28 inches per person every day without fail.  Most days we are finding massive schools of trophy Stripers and while only using 6 or 7 rods, we are loading every rod up with fish all at one time.  For almost half of our trips we have loaded every rod with two trophy fish at one time. We are booked everyday through January 30, then our schedule opens up and we have several prime dates still available.  The two day package deal is a great way to experience VA Beach at its finest.  The two day package deal includes the following……..

Two charters on back to back days for 6 passengers

2 nights with 3 rooms (two queen beds per room) at the Days In

tip for first mate

fish cleaning (2 trophy fish per person)

All of this for $400 per person for 6 passengers (I have had to raise this price a little because of the rapid fuel price hike and the long runs we are making everyday).  On some days if our run to the fish is super long, I may have to tack on a fuel surcharge not to exceed $10/person/day.  The runs to the fish are long some days, but the fishing action is absolutely amazing once we arrive on the fish.

Spring will be here soon.  And our Spring Trophy Season begins on the third Saturday in April.  We will be running two charters per day, every day for a month.  I will be contacting my customers from last Spring to get confirmations for this years trophy season’s schedule in early February and after that I will list all available dates for the spring trophy season.  If you and your crew were not on last years book and are interested in a Spring Trophy date, please contact me as soon as possible and I will get your crew on the list, so once I have dates open up, we can schedule your crew for a prime date.

Enjoy the pics and hope to see you on the water this year……………….

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