A flat calm, moonlit night made for a wonderful dinner cruise across the Potomac to a seafood restaurant on Saturday night. This is an annual event for these friends from the Tappahannock area and I really enjoy having them onboard and appreciate their business.
Charter bookings were slow this week but when I did go we caught a lot of fish, as well as, some other surprises. Catches included bluefish, croaker, stripers, spot, seagulls, oyster toads and hard crabs! Today on the Open Boat Day we had a great time and everyone had lots of fish to take home. Friday, October 1, will be another Open Boat Day and if the requests keep coming in for these I will set aside some more days. The $100/person with the mixed groups seems to be very popular. If you have a particular time when only a couple of you can go shoot me an email or call and I’ll see if I can get some fill-ins to make the day. Dave
Plenty of bluefish, some spanish mackerel and even some stripers. I still have some open slots available on Saturday, August 28th’s Open Boat Day for the $100 per person. I can see the changes coming almost daily now for fall fishing. It won’t be long and we’ll be gearing up for the fall large Stripers.
I wanted to share long time customer, Dave Creel’s, YouTube video. He and his group are a lot of fun and I think you will enjoy watching the video plus you’ll get a good recipe for cocktail sauce and how to fry rockfish. Thanks, Dave. You and your group are good fishermen so it makes my job easy.
Still catching Bluefish & Red Drum — also the Spanish Mackerel have arrived. Haven’t been bottom fishing lately but know there are plenty of croaker around also. I still have openings for the Open Boat Day on Saturday, August 28, I need to fill in order to make it a GO, as well as, plenty other days throughout the year.
All you anglers out there looking for action on BIG fish you better get a group together within the nex tmonth while the Red Drum bite is on. We had a lot of citations this week as you can see from the photos from the last 2 days of fishing. This has been the best I have ever seen it. After catching and releasing the Drum, we’ve gone after the blues and had good numbers there also. I have August days still available and this action will only be around for a few weeks. If you can only go on a weekend I have open Aug 7, 22 ,28, 29, Sept. 4, 5 & 6.