Category: 2005 Fishing Reports

Captains Log November 05′

November has been a interesting month on the Chesapeake Bay. The big fish bite was good for a few days early and then the bite got really slow for about a week, there were a few days where the high boat at the charter dock only had 3 or 4 fish. The 18th and the… Read more »

Captains Log October 05′

The Fishing over the last four weeks for Rockfish has been excellent. We have been using live Spot and easily catching our limit of two Rockfish over 18″ per person. In fact the fishing has been so good that it is taking less than hour to catch our fish. Since “live lined” Rockfish take the… Read more »

Captains Log September 05′

The red hot live lining action came to a screeching hault around mid August and forced us to go looking to find our fish.  By looking, I mean looking for breaking fish (schools of fish feeding on the surface).  Once found the action begins…   Trolling 6 rods rigged with diving planars and small spoons produces… Read more »

Captains Log August 05′

On 7-26-05 we found that light-tackle Rockfish bite we had been looking for.  And for the last three weeks we have had some of the best “live bait” fishing action available anywhere in the Chesapeake Bay.  We have been catching our limits of Rockfish from 20″ to 38″ very quickly.  After catching our Rockfish we… Read more »

Captains Log July 05′

Light Tackle chumming for Rockfish remained consistent until Saturday AM the 16th, the first trip we failed to catch our limit while chumming this year. So for the afternoon trip we brought out the secret weapon “Live Spot.” And the fishing using “Live Spot” was excellent. Boats all around us that were chumming were not… Read more »

Captains Log June 05′

Friday May 27 was our last day of catching the Trophy Rockfish trolling. On that day, we easily caught our limit or trophies on both our AM and PM trips. The very next day, we caught plenty of fish trolling, but nothing over 28″ and the story was the same for most other boats. So,… Read more »

Captains Log May 05′

I apologize for the delay in getting our fishing report posted on-line. The Trophy Trolling bite was simply spectacular this spring, with consistent catches of 28″ to 47″ Rockfish each and every trip. Our heaviest fish of the spring was 42 lbs, caught by Stacey Fessett (4/21/2005), and our longest fish of the spring was… Read more »

Captains Log April 05′

The 2005 Trophy Rockfish season opened with a bang. Fishing has been excellent. We have been easily catching our limit on both morning and afternoon trips, allowing us to even catch and release a few fish. Our longest fish of the season so far was caught Thursday th 21st by Stacy Fosset. The big fish… Read more »