Friday, May 27th—BIG DRUM!

Had a great group of guys this morning which included two friends of mine.  We caught our limit of rockfish by 8:00 a.m.,  and then headed for the Black Drum fishing grounds.  We caught 2 nice black drum that weighed 62 and 51 pounds!!! 

Saturday, May 21st

Well, this season has been all about really nice customers and good fishing aboard The Last Hurrah….this afternoon was no exception!  We left the dock around 1:30 this afternoon with 4 guys and 2 gals eager to catch some fish.  Within about an hour of fishing, we had boated their limit of 12 rockfish, plus lucky #13 for the boat.  I think the ladies surprised themselves at how well they battled their fish.  They did a great job!   The fish were all legal size with a few in the 25 – 27 inch range.  The seas were flat calm and the weather was perfect.  Great afternoon on the Chesapeake Bay!

Tuesday, May 17th

Ran afternoon trip today with some great guys.  We boated our 13-fish limit and had a few nice “overs” despite 30 kts winds and some  rough seas.  The limit is now 2 per person with one for the boat and they have to be 18-inches.   These fish are fast and fun.  Call to book!

Sunday, May 15th

Had Bill and MPT boys out this a.m.  Tough fishing at first and we endured a few hours without a bite.  I kept searching and eventually we put the smack-down on some nice stripers!  Within an hour, we boated our limit of 6 overs, lost one and then caught and released 5 more overs trying to bring in the rig.  We also caught some resident fish.  Good to see those smaller fish as the limit changes Monday.

Thursday May 12th

Whack, stack and come on back!  The fishing was red-hot tonight!!  We could not even get all 27 rods out before catching our limit.  One of the best bites of the season.  We could have a few more weeks of good fishing ahead.  Book a date now!

Wed. May 11th

Another trip for the BGC boys and another limit of rockfish!   These guys are always a great group.  The weather was perfect and the fishing was pretty steady.   

Saturday, May 7th Report

Saturday was my birthday and the fish-gods gave me calm weather and nice rockfish limits for both my morning and afternoon charter trips!  The water was stained and the bite was tough, but we managed to limit-out on both trips right at the end.  My mate, Capt. Kenny, calls it “Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat” 😉  The fish were a good grade too….up to 42 inches.  Great day. 

The Hurrah has now caught limits on 8 of the last 9 trips!  Here are some pics….

Last Hurrah Wins 2nd Place in Emerald Society Tournament

On Thursday, May 5th, The Last Hurrah caught a limit of nice rockfish despite stained water and tough fishing and won 2nd Place  for the three heaviest combined fish in the 2011 Emerald Society Tournament!  The total weight for the 3 heaviest rockfish was over 63 pounds!

May 2nd Trip

Had one of my favorite groups out this morning.  They brought some rough weather (as usual 😉 and the fishing was rather challenging,  but we all persisted and grinded out a limit of rockfish by about 12:30 or so.   It was not easy by any means, but very rewarding and always fun with these guys!

May 1st Trip

Calm seas and good fishing this morning!  Despite multiple short-strikes we managed to box our limit of stripers by 9:15.  A good time was had by all……except the fish.