Captains Log July 07′

Once again, I have let my fishing report become out dated, and I apoligize for that.  We have been so busy with our fishing charter schedule that it has been hard to make the time.  But here it is complete with some great photos to boot.

June was an interesting month, fishing was good for Rockfish but it seemed to change every day.  We had some very good chumming action for Rockfish the second and third week of June.  Then later in June we caught our Rockfish live linning and jigging.  The Bluefish bit very well the whole month and the Croaker for the most part were available in good numbers on our night trips.  And the Spot showed up in good numbers the last week of June.  We even went for Flounder on a few trips and captured a few keepers each time we went for them.

July 18 thru July 24 we fished out of Hampton, VA targeting Cobia and Red Drum.  We fished down there for 7 trips and landed 40 Red Drum near and mostly over 40 lbs. as well as landing 7 Cobia.  In addition to the Drum and Cobia we also landed too many Rays to count and a fair number of Sharks and Bluefish.  I think the crazy temperature changes this June really slowed the Cobia bite.  Hopefully next year things will be a little more stable and we can do much better on the “man in a brown suite”.  If you have never caught a 40 # plus Red Drum or a hard fighting Cobia on a spinning rod, give me a call and book a trip for next Summer.  Next year I am offering a two day deal for Cobia and Red Drum trips:  (a 6 hour afternoon trip 3 till 9pm and an 8 hour morning trip 5:30 till 1:30).  This will give each fishing party more time on the water with-out the long gruelling 9 or 10 hour day.  Check out all of the photos from our trip down to Hampton, the trophy fish pictured are truely awesome and each and every one of the Red Drum pictured were carefully Released.

As for the Solomon’s area right now, live linning for Rockfish is very good right now with some bigger (28″ plus) fish being caught every day.  The bottom fishing for Spot at the mouth of the Patuxent River is red hot also.  The evening Croaker bite down the Bay has been very good with nice sized fish and pleanty of them.  Trolling for Blues between 2 and 5 lbs has also been very good, on Monday July 2nd in the afternoon we caught 90 Bluefish in a little over two hours.

If you want to get out for some summertime fishing action, check out the dates below,  get your crew together, and give me a call or shoot me an e-mail.  Also, if the date you want is not listed, I do own a very nice second boat with a great Capt. and Mate and they might be available for your date, so give me a call either way.

AM charters available for July:   9,  16,  17,  18,  19,  20,  23,  24,  25,  26,  29,  30

PM charters available for July:  9,  12,  16,  17,  18,  23,  24,  25,  26,  30,  31

Capt. Greg Buckner       (301) 873-1327