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Mid-Bay Boilers Working all Week! Stripers, Blues and Macs! All Walk-On’s filled…more coming for next week!

Posted by on August 22, 2014

Nico with a nice mac he caught using a 3/4 ounce Specialized Baits, Lil’ Bunker…….we were crank’in them hard!


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.

Nico with a nice surface plugged Striper! He had the hot stick today! Many keeper Stripers, blues galore and a Mac to boot!


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.



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



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