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Michigan Family Hit’s it BIG! Short Notice Walk-On Spots Tomorrow Morning, 8 April!!!

Posted by on April 7, 2014

The boys fish may have been bigger…..but yours was prettier!


Recieved a call from a concerned mom about her three boys’, one being her husband, needing to go fishing bad.  They had a VA Beach trip scheduled but was canceled…..somehow they found me!  We were lucky enough to have fair seas and overcast skies and a pretty good “bucket” of fish under the boat!  None of the family of four had ever fished for or caught a Striper……family trips are great and this one was awesome!  I’m never overly thrilled with teenage boys or early 20’s……. cause I’m jealous!   The two boys on this trip were certainly fine young men and ready to rumble with Chesapeake Bay Rockfish, rumble they did!  From beginnging to end they were getting bent sticks with some real nice fish in the mix.  Dad and the two boys caught on quick….mom was wildly enthusiastc but a bit “inexperienced”. LoL!   The boys were on right away and dad was quick to follow…..couldn’t be out-done by the boys, especially with his bride wittnessing the event!  I  think she was rooting for the boys…….

“Dad” with one of his good ones!


Throughout our fishing trip we caught a good number of Stripers…..some big, some small!  “Mom” caught on to the technique soon enough and was hooking up!  John, the oldest son at 23 just graduated from college and Thomas, a newly designated “adult” at 18 is on his last spring break from High School.  John and Thomas were going nose to nose on fish…..both catching plenty and some good ones.  John hooked a REALLY big fish and fought it for a few minutes.  The fish was just shy of the boat with the leader almost to me when it popped off.   My “expert” eye called it 40″ or more……but……Thomas was happy it was gone!  LoL.  It wasn’t long and Thomas was hooked up with a good one!  He fought it perfectly and had it to the boat in short order…….it was the biggest fish of the day!

Dad happened to hook up with a good one at the same time as John……nothing like a good father/son pic with nice fish!

The smiles tell it all!!!

A beautiful 35″ Striped Bass for Thomas! Not bad for his first time ever on the bay for Stipers! Biggest of the day!


John caught several really nice fish with several close to 30″ and over….unfortunately for him his baby brother was the man today!

Recent College Grad. John with his second place fish! Not bad John!!!! If only you didn’t shake off the BIG one!


I’m very fortunate to be in the business of taking folks fishing and hopefully providing a great experience to be remembered for a long time.  On this trip the family JACKPOT was hit.  A wonderful family lucked into a good situation on our Chesapeake Bay and I was there to help them along the way!  Mom, Dad,  John and Thomas did a great job learning quickly and making my job easy.  Truly it’s days like this one that keep me coming back for more!  Thanks Pilarski’s!  It was truly my pleasure!!!!  Hope to meet again!


SHORT NOTICE WALK-ON TRIP- group of three had to cancel!

Tuesday Morning, 8 April, 3 spots available

Launch from Solomons Island Boat Ramp at 6am, return around 1130am

I provide all tackle, baits and license.  Heat is free!

If you are interested in going or have questions give me a call at 703-395-9955

I think the bite will be very good!!!!   West wind is best!!!  Even though it will be windy….it won’t be rough….wind coming from shore we are fishing near.  Good Stuff!!!!







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