Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports featuring fishing reports of the striped bass fishing trips on the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis Maryland

We Are Open for Business & Fishing is Good!

Last Hurrah Charter Fishing LLC started fishing May 16th this year in order to take precautions against the virus that we are all sick of hearing about.  We are fishing every day now and using plenty of bleach and sanitizer.   Fishing has been very good to outstanding with limits every trip.  One day last week, we hooked 20 at once!

We have June:  2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18 Open.

Let’s Go Catching!

Charter Operations and Covid-19 Update

Last Hurrah Charters will commence charter operations on May 16th with some special precautions.  We will be providing sanitizer on board, wiping surfaces frequently, and requiring customers to wear masks while in the confined space of the wheelhouse.

Starting May 16th, charterboats are allowed 2 striped bass per customer at 19 inches or larger.   The last few weeks of May can be some of the best fishing of the year.  We offer a 5:30 a.m. trip and an afternoon trip that departs at noon or 1:00.  We may be moving the boat to our Annapolis marina in June depending on where the fishing is better.   We can take a max of six customers, but less is fine. 

Currently, May 16, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 are available. 

Please contact us today to book your trip!

Update on Operations During Covid-19 as of: April 30th 2020

I am getting flooded with calls and emails regarding current operational status, so I am posting the latest update:

While recreational boating is currently banned in the State of Maryland, Charter Fishing is still allowed, provided safety practices are followed.  The Maryland Striped Bass Season starts May 1st this year and some charter captains are proceeding as normal.  We wish them well.  Many other charter operations, including Last Hurrah Charters, have decided to wait two more weeks until May 16th to start fishing.  Given the size and layout of my boat, I feel that this is the responsible decision for us.  The 16th is the start date for keeping the resident striped bass that are smaller but more abundant.  The limit is 2 per angler which is twice as many as the trophy season.

Once we start fishing, we will issue a protocol email detailing loading and unloading procedures.  Maryland marinas, parking lots, docks and other public places are not allowed to have an excess of ten individuals present at once.  If you are travelling from out of state, please check current rules for your home state.

Notice Regarding Covid-19 Virus Pandemic

I have been receiving a lot of questions about booked charter trips and the current Pandemic.
The short answer is that I do not know when we will be able to start running charters.  I will be issuing refunds for deposits on trips that I have to cancel due to the Pandemic.  I have copied/paraphrased an email that a colleague issued to the MD Charter Captains.  It covers the details of our industry’s regulators and rules as they pertain to the current crisis…..

The DNR bulletin that went out after the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order was released on March 30, 2020.  This bulletin states that the charter fishery will be open in Maryland and that fishing for food will be permitted. However, as charter boats we are governed by:  the Federal Government, the United States Coast Guard, the State of Maryland and common sense.  Both State and Federal CDC guidelines PROHIBIT any non-family member to be within 6 feet of each other.  This is impossible to do on most fishing boats.  Secondly, State and Federal CDC guidelines PROHIBIT any group larger than 10 people.  (This one doesn’t directly affect LHCF since we are restricted to a maximum of 6 customers plus Captain & mate.)   Of course, this is assuming when we return to the marina that no one else is there. Businesses (including many marinas) are limited to 10 people including employees.

Next, State and Federal CDC guidelines REQUIRE any piece of equipment that changes hands in public to be disinfected. For example, when a mate puts out a fishing rod, a fish hits, mate grabs rod, the rod needs to be disinfected before handing off to the customer. As of now under Maryland’s Stay-at-Home order, charter boats technically fall under Public Transportation, which means taking passengers’ temperatures prior to boarding and disinfecting the marine toilet after each use.

Lastly, there is the matter of our insurance policies which add further complications to the matter.

Naturally, the safety of my family, my mate, and my customers will drive my decisions going forward.  We will run our operation when it is both legal and safe to do so.

Regards,

Capt. Scott Singleton
Last Hurrah Charter Fishing LLC

May 1st Season Start—Booking Up Quickly

Shortened Season means less available dates, so don’t procrastinate!   Last Hurrah Charters is filling the calendar quickly.  We offer two trips a day, seven days a week.  Morning trips depart:  5:30 a.m., afternoons:  noon or 1:00.  We will start fishing out of Tracy’s Landing (Deale) Maryland and then move to Annapolis if the fish push north.

We provide all licenses, rods, reels, tackle, and ice for the fish while we’re out on the water.  We can take a max of 6 customers but less is fine.  One group hires the whole boat for private charter.

Email or call us today!!

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Booking May & June Charters Now

Maryland Season starts May 1st this year, and we will be running two trips a day, seven days a week.   Mornings depart 5:30 a.m., afternoons at noon or 1:00.  We can take a max of 6-customers.  One group hires the boat for private charter.  All licenses, rods, reels, gear, tackle and fish-ice are provided.  Book now for a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay!

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Season Starts 5/1/20. Booking May & June Trips Now

Maryland Season starts May 1st this year and trips are booking fast.  We’ll run two fishing charters a day, seven days a week.   We can take a max of 6 customers.  We’ll be fishing out of Tracy’s Landing (Deale) and Annapolis depending on where the fishing is best.  All licenses, rods, reels, tackle, gear and fish-ice are included—just show up and go fishing on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!

Shortened Season = Limited Space. Booking Up Now!

The 2020 Maryland Fishing Season will start May 1st.  (No April fishing this year).  May 1st to May 15th will be “Trophy Season” with the resident Rockfish being keepable from May 16th onward.  The shortened season means limited calendar space and dates are booking up quickly.  Trip dates are booked on a first come basis once the deposit is received.  As usual, we will run two trips a day, seven days a week.  We can take a max of 6 customers, but less is fine.  All licenses, rods, reels, tackle, gear and fish-ice are provided.  Contact us today to reserve your trip on the Chesapeake Bay!

2020 Rockfish Season

The 2020 Maryland Striped Bass Season is right around the corner.  The official season dates have not released yet but a later start is looking likely.  May 1st is the probable start date right now.
As usual, we will be offering two trips a day/seven days a week.  Drop us a line to check date availability.

OPEN DATES WEEK OF THANKSGIVING

The Maryland Fishing Season runs until December 15th and the bite is ON!   There’s some great fishing to be had and the boat is fully enclosed and heated.  Now is one of the best times to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay.  We have trips open all of Thanksgiving Week.  Take some relatives out on the Bay for a Striped Bass fishing trip they will always remember!