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Posted on November 9, 2012 | Permalink

Great Day Fishing on a Charter

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Solomons Island

A while back on September 16th, we took a charter with Captain Jamie of the Kelly D out of Solomons Island. Sorry for the late posting, I had some camera troubles. The boat fit seven of us (plus the deck hand and captain) comfortably. Captain Jamie and his deck hand did a great job and I highly recommend them if you’re looking to have a great time.

We had a blast catching spot, rockfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel. While trying to target rockfish, we had a hard time getting the live lined spot past the aggressive bluefish. The spot were getting demolished and ripped apart by the teeth of the bluefish. We managed to bring a few rockfish keepers onboard, but overall the bluefish were the biggest of the day.

Live lining the spot was very exciting (for those that have never done it before) – it was something I’ll never forget. You could literally feel the spot through the line and rod begin to "try" to get away right before your bait would get slammed by the predator.

My brother (red shorts) caught a citation Spanish mackerel. I (green shorts) held up my largest rock and mackerel catch (missed citation by half an inch). I couldn’t believe how good the mackerel was and how tender the meat was.

We caught most of the mackerel on spoons while trolling and following the birds/bait fish. The majority of the bluefish and rockfish were caught live lining spot.

Overall, we ended the day eating 43 keepers: 6 rockfish, 10 Spanish mackerel, 24 bluefish, 1 croaker, 1 spot we caught too large for bait, and 1 whiting.

Tags: Spanish mackerel, striped bass, bluefish, spot, croaker, whiting