Did several trips this week and one thing was common on all trips……we caught lot’s of fish every day. Launching from Solomons I averaged about 70 miles a day. Have located good schools of stripers, Blues and Macs in several locations from Solomons to Sharps Island on both the East and western side. Every day seems a bit different than the next. Most Stripers in schools have been 16″ or a bit bigger. A few keepers are caught each day. The best stripers I have found have been on shallow structure early. However, on a couple days recently I had massive schools crashing bait in 4′ of water with a better grade of Stripers. This particular day I was escaping a NE wind hoping to find something in protected water. Jackpot was hit……massive breakers in nasty NE wind but in a great protected area. Flat water, Stripers, blues and even a couple of macs in 4-7′ of water……cool! Don’t overlook near shore water! I got lucky on this day but am definetly paying attention to near shore waters more now. Yesterday I was running to a eastern shore locaton so a lovely lady angler could partake in a nice bathroom. While running in skinny water I noticed a swirl in real skinny water at high noon with a bright sun…..I slowed down and looked and I’ll be dog-goned if there weren’t a nice school of stripers chasing bait in 1.5-3′ of water. We stopped and popped several fish with a couple of keepers in the mix then continued on to the indoor bathroom.
When the wind gods don’t blow you can bet on a great day on the water as long as you are willing to burn some gas. I have had decent schools near Solomons but more often than not some good runs are needed to locate active fish. My binoculars have been a crucial piece of equipment on all my trips lately.
WALK-ON TRIPS AVAILABLE NOW!
With light tackle fishing really good and some open dates this coming week I thought some Walk-On trips should go up! Game plan will be shallow structure early for big stripers……after that running to the breakers and fishing main stem structures all on the jig/plug……good stuff! Come on out and give it a shot!
Here’s the dates: MORE WALK-ON’s next week! Posting them soon……
Tuesday, 26 aug- 6 am-230 pm – booked solid
Wednsday, 27 aug- 6 am-230 pm -booked solid
Friday, 29 aug- 6 am-230pm- booked solid
Here’s the deal:
Cost: $120 each
All baits and tackle provided…you can bring your own if you want
Launch from Solomons Island boat ramp under the bridge at 6am
I will fillet all the fish at the end of the day
You don’t need a license…boat is licensed to charter, you don’t need a license.
If you are interested in one of these trips give me a call at 703-395-9955 to reserve your spot