Fishing Conditions

The fishing conditions are good. With the abundance of silversides, means more striped bass and trout working in the shallows and grass. 

 This guy and his family pulled in several nice striped bass (he opted to catch & release his fish) working shallow water, even in less than considerable conditions with all the north wind. 

This guy and his family pulled in several nice striped bass (he opted to catch & release his fish) working shallow water, even in less than considerable conditions with all the north wind. 

Plenty of perch - which are one of our favorites to eat, are here too. 

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Perch 

Can make a great fish fry!

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Perch Fillets

A few perch fillets can quickly add up to a couple pounds of fish.

Scouting out shorelines and areas for spotted trout this week.

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Fishing Trips & Schedule for July

For the month of July & August: the fishing schedule based on the prevailing conditions is as follows:

Morning Trips: Depart at 5am and return at 9am.

Afternoon Trips: Depart at 1pm and return at 5pm.

Morning and afternoon trips are 4 hours and cost $300. Typically 3-4 anglers (will accommodate families up to 5 people).

Evening Trips: Depart at 7pm and return at 10pm.

Evening trips are 3 hours and cost $225

Call /text 410-330-1242 or email adam@hiexped.com to book trip. All trips require a $100 deposit to hold date.

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Modern Fish Act

We support the Modern Fish Act. We hope our elected officials in Washington DC will vote yes for Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (H.R. 200).

Fishing Outlook - Memorial Day Weekend

The light tackle fishery is doing well, working shallow water points and structure. There are plenty of striped bass schoolies ranging 15" to 25" in many places, and some speckled trout action to the southern parts of the Honga River and Hoopers Island. We have been fishing everyday and finding different patterns in different locations this year, most notably the preferable color pattern. Sunrise and sunset have the best times for topwater plugs.

The big take away that I have seen this week, seeing large 24" to 36" snakeheads swimming along the bulkheads in Solomons in harbor last week, very poor water conditions in there. However, most people focus on heading right out, but fish are working right inside along structure - best times sunrise or sunset.

The fishing for Memorial Day weekend should be great. Call to book a trip.

Fishing Inspiration

There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man’s life to know them, the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.
— Ernest Hemingway
 Sunset - Honga River 

Sunset - Honga River 

The same is true of fishing and life.

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A rockfish from the shallow waters.