Winter Update


A lot of my anglers ask me when I started fishing. The first fish photo was when I was about 20 months old with a nice blackfish. I can’t say for sure that I caught it but I wouldn’t be surprised if I did. The next was when I was about 30 months old with my first boat. You can’t see a rod but I was probably trolling for stripers.
I have started tying up some new flies for this year. I fully expect the bass to come back in good numbers and pretty close to keeper size. The boat is at the Marina having a new fuel tank installed and that should be done in the next couple of weeks. I’m probably going to launch it a little sooner than normal this year. I had to raise my prices a bit this year. I didn’t want to but I had to. Now all four guides at my dock are charging the same. Just so you know this year I already have days booked for albies. I know that a lot of you want to wait to see what is going on before you book but I don’t want to see you miss out by waiting. Stay well and I’ll keep you posted.

That’s a wrap

We pulled the boat this morning and put 2020 to bed. The good news was there were a lot of stripers around and they gained a couple pounds and added a couple inches. The blues were pretty much non existent and the bonito as well. The albies showed up and then got blown out by a series of storms. Tons of shad were here as well as three different species of mackerel. Made a lot of new friends this season as well as getting to spend some time with old friends and that was pretty good. Stay well over the winter and we hope to see you in the spring.

The run has begun

What do you do on a cloudy day in the fall with no wind, rain or fog? We left the dock before the sun came up and were greeted by hundreds of birds getting their breakfast. We fished for five hours and it was pretty much non stop all morning. Huge schools of bass and […]

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What a difference the weather makes

This morning Ryan & Mike came out with their dad Peter in hopes of finding the invisible albies. The winds switched to the east and were blowing pretty steady. Add that to the big heave from the hurricane off Virginia and that took away most of our options on where to fish. We put a […]

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Striper thumb and shad finger

Steve and Bob came down Thursday for another adventure on a day when the fog didn’t lift till we got back to the dock. When we got to where we needed to be it was pretty much non stop for about four hours. We had more doubles than singles and I spent then day going […]

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A Grand Slam for Gail

We left the dock early this morning under perfect conditions. Heavy overcast, fog and flat calm seas. We passed by the places that held bass two days ago without seeing any life except shad and there were lots of shad. Pretty much everywhere you looked you saw shad. We played for a while and caught […]

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Back at it

Sunday morning brought Jon and Jeanine back for their second round.We left the dock at a balmy 34 degrees and ventured out. We found the fish where we left them last Wednesday. Jeanine struck first again with a chunky shad and Jon soon followed with a striper. We picked up a few more fish when […]

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Striper city

Thursday brought Dr. Jon all the way from California to catch the ever elusive albie. We left early and began the quest. Unfortunately the albies did not get the memo and were in hiding for the day. Fortunately the stripers were here in good numbers and in good sizes so we were busy all day. […]

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Two trifectas and the boat gets the slam

Dr. Jeff and Frank came up to spend Sunday morning looking for our friend Albert. We left the dock early and headed out. We found lots of hungry bass and a few bluefish. Dr. Jeff got his trifecta with a bunch of shad and Frank completed his with our first bonito of the year. There […]

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After the blow

Davids bass David took the ride down to seek one of his favorite fish. We started out and in the first 15 minutes or so put a half dozen bass in the boat. They weren’t as big as the ones that we had been catching lately but it was a good start. We left them […]

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