Captains Log July 06′

The Live-Lining bite continues to be as good as it gets!!!!!!!   We are quickly catching nice limits of Rockfish between 20 inches and 34 inches using live Spot as bait.  The Spot fishing is also still very good, with pleanty of nice sized Spot to fill coolers with.

This Red hot live lining bite should be good for at least a week and a half or maybe two weeks.  Get out on the Bay and give it a try it is a whole lot of fun…..

If you want to experience some fast and furious live-lining action for Rockfish pick a date below that fits your schedule and give us a call.

For AM charter:  JULY……. Thurs 27,  Sun 30,  Mon 31,
AUGUST……Tues 1,  Wed 2,  Thurs 3,  Fri 4,  Sat 5,  Sun 6,  Mon 7,  Tues 8

For PM charter:  July……….Thurs 27,  Sun 30,  Mon 31,
AUGUST……….Tues 1,  Wed 2,  Thurs 3,  Fri 4,  Sun 6,  Mon 7,  Tues 8,  Thurs 10,
Fri 11,  Sat 12,  Sun 13

We are also now booking dates for the Spanish Mackeral, Bluefish, and Rockfish trips in September.   Last season the average September trip consisted of 30 to 60 Spanish Mackeral, 30 to 60 Bluefish and our limit of Rockfish, plus tons of undersized Rockfish.

Also to make a note our dates for the Fall Trophy Run in November and eary December are also booking up quickly.  We have about 12 dates still available in November and 7 dates still available in the first half of December.  Don’t miss your shot at a 50 plus pounder this fall.

Thanks,
Capt. Greg

7/18/2006-7/24/2006
Solomon’s Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

The Red Hot Live-Lining bite that we had last season at this time is back into full swing.  We have had very good catches of Rockfish between 20 inches and 36 inches using live Spot as bait.  This method of cathcing Rockfish is without a doubt the coolest way to catch Rockfish.  To use a good sized live fish to catch an even larger fish….. it just doesn’t get any better than that.

The bottom fishing for Spot in the Patuxent River continues to be very productive and an average half day bottom fishing trip with six anglers is producing 400 to 600 good sized Spot per trip.  On our Rockfish trips, we also do some bottom fishing to supply our bait for the Rockfish.

The PM Croaker fishing is still good, but the bite has gotten very late and some nights they have not been biting that great.  Because of this and the excellent day time Spot fishing close to home, we are most likley finished with our Croaker trips for the year.  This was a excellent year for Croaker and it is ending about right on schedule.

If you want to experience some fast and furious live-lining action for Rockfish pick a date below that fits your schedule and give us a call.

For AM charter:  JULY……. Thurs 27,  Sun 30,  Mon 31,
AUGUST……Tues 1,  Wed 2,  Thurs 3,  Fri 4,  Sat 5,  Sun 6,  Mon 7,  Tues 8

For PM charter:  July……….Thurs 27,  Sun 30,  Mon 31,
AUGUST……….Tues 1,  Wed 2,  Thurs 3,  Fri 4,  Sun 6,  Mon 7,  Tues 8,  Thurs 10,
Fri 11,  Sat 12,  Sun 13

We are also now booking dates for the Spanish Mackeral, Bluefish, and Rockfish trips in September.   Last season the average September trip consisted of 30 to 60 Spanish Mackeral, 30 to 60 Bluefish and our limit of Rockfish, plus tons of undersized Rockfish.

Also to make a note our dates for the Fall Trophy Run in November and eary December are also booking up quickly.  We have about 12 dates still available in November and 7 dates still available in the first half of December.  Don’t miss your shot at a 50 plus pounder this fall.

Thanks,
Capt. Greg

7/10/2006-7/17/2006
Solomon’s Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

As the summer’s heat finally shows up the fishing continues to be very good for all of the species that we have been targeting.  Including:  Rockfish, Bluefish, Spot and Croaker.  The livelining with Spot has been very productive for Rockfish 20″ up to 36″.  Spot fishing in the Paxtuxent River continues to be very, very good.  There are still pleanty of 1.5 to 4lb bluefish around, on 7/15 we caught 52 in about 2 hours time.  The PM Croaker fishing is still good, but the bite has gotten later.  Some nights they don’t start biting until 9 pm.  But when they turn on, you can normally catch your limit in less than 2 hours as we did on 7/15.

Here is a list of the dates that we still have available for charter for the rest of July and early August.

AM trips:  July:  Fri 21,  Sat 22,  Tues 25,  Wed 26,  Thurs 27,  Sun 30,  Mon 31,   August:  Tues 1,  Wed 2,  Thurs 3,  Fri 4,  Sat 5,  Sun 6,  Mon 7,  Tues 8,  Fri 11

PM trips:  July:  Fri 21,  Sat 22,  Sun 23,  Mon 24,  Tues 25,  Wed 26,  Thurs 27,  Fri 28,  Sun 30,  Mon 31,      August:  Tues 1, Wed 2,  Thurs 3,  Fri 4,  Sun 6,  Mon 7,  Tues 8,  Fri 11,  Sat 12,  Sun 13

Don’t miss your chance for some great summer time fishing, call for a date today.  This is a great time of year to take your kids fishing.  They will remember it forever.

Capt. Greg

7/5/2006-7/9/2006
Solomon’s Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

The excellent summer fishing continues.  On Wednesday (7/05/06) we gave live-lining Spot a try and did well catching our limit of Rockfish in about two hours time with our keepers ranging from 20″ to 27″.  That day we also had a good catch of White Perch.  Friday PM we had a 1/2 day bottom fishing trip and we had very good catches of white perch and spot.  Saturday PM we went trolling to catch our Rockfish and did good.  On Sunday PM (7/10) we had an all evening Bottom fishing trip and we started fishing in the Pax. River and caught over 200 Spot and about 20 white perch.  We then headed south for the Croaker and by 10:15 PM we had caught our limit of 250 Croaker (10 anglers x 25 fish per man).

It looks as if the rest of this month is going to be a great time to go fishing.  The Rockfish have finally got their act back together, the Spot and White Perch are biting close to the dock, the Croaker are biting in the evenings, and even trolling for Bluefish is very good.

If you want to load the boat with a lot of fish, July is the time to go.  The Croaker bite should last thru the end of the month and the Spot/Perch fishing normally stays good thru early September.  Also we expect the Spanish Mackeral to be showing up in a couple of weeks.  These bueatiful, tasty fish are caught mixed in with surface feeding Rockfish and Bluefish in August and September.

Here are the dates that we still have available for July…………

For AM charters the July dates available are:  Wed 12,  Fri 14,  Sun 16,  Mon 17,  Tues 18,  Thurs 20,  Fri 21,  Sat 22,  Tues 25,  Wed 26,  Thurs 27,  Fri 28,  Sun 30,  Mon 31.

For PM charters the July dates are:   Wed 12, Thurs 13,  Fri 14,   Mon 17,  Tues 18,  Thurs 20,  Fri 21,  Sat 22,  Sun 23,  Mon 24,  Tues 25,  Wed 26,  Thurs 27,  Fri 28,  Sat 29,  Sun 30,  Mon 31

Don’t miss your chance to load the boat this July, call today to reserve your date.

Capt. Greg

6/27/2006-7/3/2006
Solomon’s Area
By Greg Buckner, Captain of the “Miss Susie”

The huge storm system that pounded our area for several days finally had its impact on our fishing.  On Tuesday (6/27) afternoon we went back to the area where we had been quickly catching our limits of rockfish and the fish were gone.  We struggled to catch a few keepers and decided to try another day with hopefully nicer weather.  On the AM of Wed (6/28) the weather finally broke, but the Rockfishing was difficult.  We did manage to catch our limit of two over 18″ but we had to work for them.  We did however take a break from Rockfishing in the middle of the trip and we loaded up on white perch bottom fishing.  These tasty smaller fish ranged from 7″ to 13″.  They fight very good for their size.  We ended up with close to 70 perch in just over an hour’s time.

On our PM trip on (6/28) we headed down the Bay searching for Bluefish and Croaker.  We found good numbers of both.  We trolled up 84 Bluefish from 2 to 5lbs in just under 2 hours.  Then we made one long drift for Croakers and caught 118 from 12″ to 19″.

On Friday (6/30) we went for Rockfish and once again we managed to get our limit.  We caught a few keepers trolling and the rest of our limit we caught light tackle Chumming.

On our Saturday and Monday PM trips we also did very good catching between 50 and 60 Bluefish and also catching between 120 and 160 Croakers.
The Rockfish should be getting their act together now and we are going to try livelining for them this week.  The Bluefishing on the afternoon trips should also remain strong.  The good PM Croaker fishing normally stays strong thru the third or fourth week of July. The White perch and Spot fishing are also red hot now and it should continue thru early September.

Here are the available dates………..
For AM charters the July dates available are:  Thurs 6,  Fri 7,  Sat 8,  Sun 9,  Mon 10,  Tues 11,  Wed 12,  Fri 14,  Sun 16,  Mon 17,  Tues 18,  Thurs 20,  Fri 21,  Tues 25,  Wed 26,  Thurs 27,  Fri 28,  Sun 30,  Mon 31.

For PM charters the July dates are:  Wed 5,  Thurs 6,  Mon 10,  Tues 11,  Wed 12, Thurs 13,  Fri 14,  Sun 16,  Mon 17,  Tues 18,  Thurs 20, Fri 21,  Sun 23,  Mon 24,  Tues 25,  Wed 26,  Thurs 27,  Fri 28,  Sun 30,  Mon 31

Give us a try this July you and your crew will have a great trip and catch a lot of fish.

Thanks,
Capt. Greg

Check out the pictures in the gallery of Blow fish we caught on (7/03/06)!!!!!!!!!!!

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