This has been a rainy, windy week for fishing. I did get out this weekend and we went Red Drum fishing across the bay. I could find the slicks created by the Drum and tracked them as they fed up the bay but could not get one to bite. We did catch Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish trolling. We also tried chumming at the target ship and caught Bluefish and released undersized Sea Bass. I enjoyed meeting a new customer, Lennie Ellis and friends. Thanks for fishing with me and wish we could have hooked up those big Red Drum. Hope to see you when the big Stripers arrive.
This past week was a slow one for charters but not for catching fish. Bill Johnson and his group of buddies showed us how it’s done using light fishing tackle this past week. We caught 7 different species(if you want to count seagulls too!). We primarily caught rockfish and bluefish but also we caught sea bass, flounder, oyster toads & a sucker fish all while chumming using Ugly Sticks and Penn 55SS spinning reels. Look forward to seeing the group again when we start catching the bigger stripers. Thanks for a good day.
Fishing has gotten better even though I didn’t think it could. We started catching more keeper Stripers(rockfish) this week in addition to Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Spot and Croaker. We had a great weekend despite the threat of tropical storm Danny as you can see in the photos below and I really appreciate everyone who came this week.
Hurricane Bill was thankfully going to have no effect on us up here on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay but it was hard to convince my parties the last couple of days to come. Two weekend charters cancelled thanks to the Weather Channel. It was slick calm both days and the captains that fished had wonderful catches. Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel & all kinds of bottomfish were caught.
I want to say “Thank You” to my summer mate, Jordon Strickler, who is returning to college. He will be a sophomore at Ferrum and I know he will do well again this year.
I enjoyed having a long time customer, Cornell Walker and his family and friends fish with me this past week. Here’s photos of Cornell’s grandson. We caught blues, mackerel, and spot.
Fishing still remains good. We’re catching Bluefish, Mackerel, Red Drum, Croaker and even had a couple keeper Rockfish. I’ve chummed, trolled and bottomfished. Many thanks to a lot of good people who fished with me and hope to see you again soon. I have lots of available days and the fishing is good so get a group together and come on down. Dave
Brian Tilbury with Grandson Nick and fellow Bethesda Fire Soccer Teammates Seth, Josh & James.
If you’ve ever fought a Bluefish you’d know why the BIG smile!!!!
Now That’s a Handful!
Perry Quarles and his family/friends enjoyed a full day of fishing…we did it all. We started the morning as the sun was coming up and were able to catch blues and mackerel right away. After a good catch we shifted gears and went Red Drum fishing. We struck ’em before the stormfront came through and as you can see they were 20 – 30 lb fish. Wanted to get a photo of the total catch for the day but the storm ran us off the dock. Thanks Perry, Chris, James, Reggie, Reggie II, Devon and Justin. (That’s the way to do it…take the youngsters fishing and showing them what’s the Ches. Bay has to offer!)
This past week we had some pretty weather and some good fishing. In addition to the red drum, bluefish, spot, & croaker, the Spanish mackerel arrived this week right on time. Boy, are they a pretty fish! Thanks to everyone who fished with me this week. I had a couple of days of some of my West Virginia friends back…Gary Morris and the guys. They had a really good time pulling in the drum in the mornings and then going after the blues. I also want to say thanks to Kevin Flippo, Penny, Amanda, Randy & Shannon from Richmond for fishing with me today. We ended up with 40 bluefish and 9 Spanish and I hope everyone had a good time. Next week I have several days open and also next Sunday, August 2nd. The blues, mackerels, and bottomfish are a good size for all ages to handle so it’s a good time to take a kid fishing before they have to go back to school. Of course, hooking and releasing the monster drum while they are here is a good choice also. It’s just the best of both worlds right now in the fishing arena! Just let me know if you want to get in on the action. Dave Continue reading Reds, Blues & Macks!→
Welcome to the new Bay Quest Charters Fishing Updates! I wanted to have a way to share fishing news and photos of recent catches and what better way to start off than with a citation. Yesterday, Robin & Sue Gill hooked and released 14 Red Drum & the one above was a 47″ Citation. These fish are great fighters and Sue is an avid angler who knew just what to do to get in this monster. In addition to the drum we had a good day bluefishing. Thanks Robin & Sue for fishing with me.
The Red Drum will be here for at least another month so give me a call so you can get in on the action. Blues, croaker & spot are running and the Spanish Mackerel have just arrived. Fishing can’t get any better than this!
Charter fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean