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Happy Thanksgiving to all our family, friends, clients, and customers! Much to be grateful this year! We are thankful for the time we have shared with everyone. All the best!
The fall striped bass fishing has been great - lots of fish. Fishing the mouths of rivers, structure and contours has been productive, beginning of the flood tide has been the more productive tide this past week. Fishing an hour before sunset has been good also with the fish turning on about a half hour before the sunset. This past week for us has been consistently 18" to 24" and the occasional 30".
Most of our trips now until the end of season in December, are all day trips working river mouths and searching & chasing birds.
We do not troll at all. We like spinning and jigging for striped bass on very light tackle, our rods are rigged with 10lb braid and 30lb fluorocarbon leaders. Our go to rig is a 1/2 oz white SPRO bucktail, or use a 1/2 to 3/4 oz jig head with a 6" soft plastic. If and when the big 40" fish show up, we will bump up to 20lb braid.
Based on the fishery of 2016 & 2017, we are adding for 2018, an all day trip for redfish and cobia. The prevailing fishery and water conditions have been increasingly favorable to making this a regular trip vs a fish of opportunity. These fishing trips for redfish or cobia, are seasonal, and will be available from mid July to mid September.
We have posted our 2018 Trips and Rates. We added a few fishing packages for 2018, including adding redfish & cobia to species targeted.
The fishing this fall has been great. Just came in from another fantastic evening of fishing. There is a lot of fun working topwater lures for rockfish this time of year. The past two weeks and this evening included just throwing topwater lures on the shorelines in 2 feet of water has been consistently producing some nice fish in the 18" to 25" size. Live lining in the deeper choke points is producing some nice fat fish in the 25" to 34" size.
So with the nice weekend coming up, it would be a great time to head out and fish around Hoopers Island. Jon boats are perfect for this type of fishing. (The fish don't care what type of boat you fish from) Get out on the water and enjoy the fishing.
Fishing Dates Available for booking.
The fishing has been really good this year, in terms of rockfish (striped bass) even with the past couple of weeks of hot weather we have been managing some nice fish for this time of year. Just this past week we had some surprising fluke action ranging from 15" to 18". So while many boats and anglers go up the bay or up the Potomac River past the 301 bridge, there is plenty of good action right here. I do read some of these fishing reports that are posted... I would disagree with the consistency of speckle trout (sea trout) in this area, at least from my standpoint, I have fished almost everyday since the end of March, and to this day have caught 3, take it for what it's worth.
September and October will be here soon, and we start filling up fast by mid August, so now is the time to pick a date and book a charter for the fall, if you are interested.
As always we are very grateful for all our customers and clients that choose us. Tight lines!
Kind regards - Adam
We have an opening for fishing on this Saturday July 8, 2017. The morning action has been good with the cooler water in the morning. Call or text 410-330-1242 to book a trip.
Great light tackle action in shallow water 2-5 ft for striped bass working grass beds, shorelines, and structure.
New services for 2017 Summer Season
We have a couple of openings the week of June 5th. Great light tackle action right now. Email email@example.com
Sharing a few beautiful pictures from, a client, Mitch Adolph. We made some trips to specifically photograph pelicans. Mr. Adolph won the Grand Prize, first place, and third place "summer" in the 2016 Maryland DNR Photo Contest. Here are a few more pictures.
Great year fishing the back creeks and shallows.
Hoopers Island and Honga River: The week of September 12 to September 17, 2016, the weather was good, the best fishing was on the incoming tide. Lots of 18-24" rockfish working points and structure. A good mix of speckled trout and redfish were caught, most in the 12-14" range.
Hoopers Island sunset Friday night, 9/2/16.
Your guide, Adam Xenides, is happy to be in the Top 29 things to do on the Chesapeake Bay, check out the great article. Some great ideas and info from the Washingtonian about planning a day on Chesapeake Bay.
Always be safe on the water. Great story and happy ending.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Awesome weather, but not the best for gunning, colder weather would be nice. A few hundred bufflehead on the Honga.