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.
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.
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: