14 Days Left in the Season and We’re Still Boxin’ Limits

Water temps are down to approx. 44 degrees and the fishing has become rather technical.  We are still filling coolers though and have limited-out on Rockfish 9 of the last 10 trips.  The fish are fat, healthy and hard-fighting.  Most days we are hooking 6-12 fish at once when we troll through a school.  The action is fast, exciting and fun for all ages.

It is beautiful out on the water this time of year and the good fishing is a bonus.  There are only 14-days left in the Maryland 2014 Season.  Come on out with us for one Last Hurrah!

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Less than a month left and the bite is on!

Air and water temperatures have dropped, Fall Turnover has occurred and the fish are snapping!  The past week had everyone tense with anticipation as periods of quiet trolling were interrupted by total chaos.  Throughout the weekend, the fish took their time getting happy but once they turned on and started biting, excitement and big catches ensued.  Hooking six to fourteen fish simultaneously has become commonplace lately.  It’s a blast watching all of my customers in the back of the boat cranking in  two fish on every rig.  This is my favorite time of the  year, and there’s not much season left.  The boat cabin is enclosed and heated so don’t be a sissy about the weather 😉  Call or email today to book one “Last Hurrah” for 2014!

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Fishing is as good as it gets right now!

The water temps have cooled, the fall turnover is in effect, and the fish are schooled up and feeding!   Fishing has been phenomenal lately with fat, “football” fish in the 20-30 inch range.   It’s not uncommon to hook 7 to 12 at a once and fight two fish on each rig.

November is filling up fast but there are a handful of dates still up for grabs.


Fall Fishing

With less than a month and a half of season left, we were all frustrated with this weekend’s weather.  North winds 25-40 kts. made fishing impossible all weekend and we lost two days that we cannot get back.   Before the front came through, catching was superb in a few different locations.  The grade of fish ranges from 17-inch throwbacks to 30+plus inch beauties.   Breaking fish and diving birds are common lately.  I caught several keepers the other day jigging light-tackle spinning gear.

Time is running out but Last Hurrah Charters still has a few prime dates left to fill.  The boat cabin is heated and fishing action is hot.  Call or email today to book your Fall adventure on the Chesapeake.

Only 60 Days Left in the MD Striper Season…it’s the Last Hurrah!

Time is running out, and stripers are running thick in our part of the Chesapeake Bay.  Stripers, a.k.a. “Rockfish,” are schooled up thick now and often attacking baitfish near the surface.  Nothing is more exciting than approaching acres of breaking fish with seagulls diving into them and having every rod hook-up with a nice fish!  Last Hurrah Charters still has a few days left in Oct. and Nov. and several days to fill in December.  The boat is heated, so don’t be a wuss!  Contact us today to book your Fall Striper trip!

Fall Rockfishing on the Bay

“Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller.  It’s hard to believe that it is October already.  The 2014 Maryland Striped Bass season ends on December 15th and that will be here before you know it.  Give Capt. Scott a call or email today to reserve your Fall Chesapeake Bay fishing trip before it’s too late.  Fall can be a magical time on the Bay with breaking fish, diving birds, and intense angling action.   We are still utilizing light-tackle and bait to catch limits of Rockfish every day but we will soon switch to trolling and  jigging.  On the most recent 65 trips, we have boxed full Rockfish limits on 60 of them.  We are still catching some decent Bluefish too.

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Chum & Get It

It was another great week for Rockfishing in the middle Chesapeake Bay.  There are a lot of undersized fish around, but we caught limits of keepers on every trip this week along with some medium-large Bluefish and a few rogue Spanish Mackerel.  We are still utilizing light spinning tackle and chumming techniques.  If you enjoy light-tackle fishing, this is the last hurrah (pardon the pun) for the season.  Soon, we will be switching over to trolling tactics.  Contact us a.s.a.p. for your chumming trip.

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Temps are cooling but fishing is still hot

The last week provided comfortable temperatures and hungry rockfish.  Most days, the rock limits came quickly and the bluefish were either scarce or in great supply.  I received reports  about acres of breaking bluefish eating everything in their path earlier this week.  Each charter boat caught 50-80 of them.   Unfortunately, we were off that day!  We did catch a few large  Spanish Mackerel recently but they are likely on their way south.  Our schedule is starting to open up a bit and we are currently booking the rest of Sept. through Dec. 15th, which is the season finale.

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Last Hurrah for Live-Lining

Fishing continued to be very good this week with consistent Rockfish limits and some hit or miss Blue-fishing.  Some days, we boxed 20-30 Bluefish in short order and others it was tough to find a few.   The live bait is becoming more and more challenging to procure and we will likely only be live-lining for a few more weeks. Here’s some pics from the past week:

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Come get some!

Live-lining for Rockfish with light-tackle is still in full-swing with Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel being boxed on the troll.  Fishing is still red-hot most days with crowds of boats being the biggest hindrance.  Ignorant boat-handlers with no clue, no common-sense, and no courtesy tend to run right on top of deployed lines.  Loud motors, prop-wash, and boat wake spook fish!  Weekdays are always easier fishing.  There is still time to cash-in on the live-lining bite before the bait leaves.  Come on out and go fishing with Last Hurrah Charter Fishing LLC.   Here are some pics from the past week:

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