Spring- Spring fishing begins with catch and release only. Large migrant striped bass fill the Chesapeake and her tributaries to spawn. Spawning grounds are protected and other areas are open for catch and release only. Early spring is a great time to catch that fish of a lifetime on light tackle.
Summer- Typically smaller rockfish, but catching over 100 fish/day is not uncommon. We may fish several different techniques and water depths. Mid to late summer we have opportunities to catch multiple species of fish including Spanish mackerel, bluefish, red drum, and cobia.
Fall- Early fall as water temps drop the other species leave the bay for warmer destinations. This is also when the rockfishing starts to heat up. Rockfish thrive in colder water and we start to see larger fish become more active.
Winter- Winter fishing for keeping rockfish usually runs through the 3rd week in December. We find nice schools of rockfish in deeper water and often find a really nice class of migratory fish. This is a great time of year to catch multiple 30+ inch fish on a jig. After the season closes we continue to catch and release as long as the bite is good and weather permits.