Captains Log October 07′

Just as expected the last few weeks have produced excellent fishing.  The live linning for Rockfish continues to be very productive, with a few bigger fish (over 28 inches) starting to make a showing.  The trolling for Blues 4 to 8lbs using plastic hoses has been very good most days.  The bottom fishing for eating sized was very good thru Tuesday the 9th, then the colder temps seemed to have pushed the bigger spot south.

If the weather remains stable and relatively warm, I fully expect the live-linning action to continue for about two more weeks.  The good trolling for the larger Blues should also continue for the next couple of weeks as long as the temps don’t fall too quickly.  After the live linning slows we will switch to a trolling and/or chumming for our Rockfish.  And by some time in early November we will put our Trophy Rockfish lures back in the water and begin targeting the late fall migratory trophies.  November and the first two weeks of December has always been a great time to catch Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish.  Below I have listed the dates still available for Fall Trophy Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay…….
November:  6,  7,  13,  14,  15,  26,  27

December:  2,  4,  5,  9,  10,  11,  12,  13

Then on December 17th we will be heading south on my other, larger, newer boat the “FIN FINDER” to fish the VA Beach Winter Striped Bass Season.  The fishing out of Rudeee’s Inlet, VA late December and January is simply amazing.  In fact, the waters off of VA Beach, VA serve as wintering grounds for close to the entire East Coast Stock of Adult Migratory Striped Bass.  The massive schools of baitfish called Menhaden serve to keep the Stripers feeding all winter.  With so much bait and so many Trophy Stripers in the area at the same time, the fishing action is truely world class.  We are offering a package deal, in order to offer our customers a great fishing get-away at a reasonable price.  Our package includes the following……….
An afternoon charter departing around noon
A morning charter departing just before first light on the following day
The tip for the mate on both trips
Fish cleaning (Ocean regs allow 2 Stripers over 28inches per person/per day)
Three hotel rooms with two beds per room for the night after the PM charter

All of this for just $330 per person for six passengers.  Because of US Coast Guard Ocean rules, we can only carry six passengers.  Don’t miss your chance to experience Trophy Striper fishing at its best.  Pick from the dates below and give Capt. Greg Buckner a call today……
December:  (17/18)  (18/19)  (19/20)  (21/22)  (28/29)

January:  (7/8)  (8/9)  (9/10)  (14/15)  (16/17)  (17/18)  (19/20)  (20/21)  (21/22)  (22/23)  (23/24)  (24/25)  (25/26)  (26/27)  (27/28)  (28/29)  (29/30)  (30/31)

Thanks to all who view this report and help my charter fishing business to grow,
Capt Greg Buckner                 (301) 873-1327