April 30, 2012

Fish Head - Lots-O-Bass Weekend Recap!!

Saturday - AM - Had Jim, Mike and Jay out. Decent fishing, stayed away from the fleet and worked for our limit on live bait and jigs. Congrats Mike on your 1st striped bass!! Maja spoons pulled through giving us steady action.

Saturday - PM - Had John, John, Pete and Zach. One large haul of the net gave us plenty of bunker. Live bait and jigs got it done as the bite really turned on at dusk. Sent the Majas out to change it up looking for larger fish...instant double header!!

Sunday - Funday - tried for blackfish to no avail. Finished the evening catching some quality bass on jigs!

April 22, 2012

Fish Head - Weekend Re-cap

Friday evening fun trip had a slow start until we were able to make bait. Broke everyone in livelining some nice bass and then got into the "Nat Geo" style blitz at the rocks around sunset. Great trip!!

Saturday searched for bunks in the fog - 1 throw got us 30 baits and off we went. Toothy bluefish moved in and made for steady action mixed with some nice bass. Kept a few eaters for the table and released the spawners.

April 21, 2012

LOWRIDER - Elliot Bass Charter

We had Niles and Randy out to get in on some of the great early fishing weve been having.Headed back to where we had em the night before ,steched out the wire and went right back to work,putting 3 in the boat rightg away on the spoons.Then it went quiet for a couple hours...Found em again and had a solid pick on the white Maja spoons releasing a bunch and only keeping thier limit Niles and Randy had sore arms to say the least.Then it really lit up late ..Beautiful night on the water !Niles and Randy see you in July for your Overnighter,Thanks Again for a memorable night!

April 19, 2012


We had Dave Steckley out with his friends Jim and Dave for an afternoon trip. With the SE blowing and scattered marks we put the wire out and went to work with the spoons. We had a very steady pick of fish and a limit in short order.With several fish released around the 20lb mark and mostly cookie cutters in the 12-15lb range. The marks we had were mostly 35-40ft so we were stretched out with the wire a ways. All the fish were caught on #4 MAJA spoons either green or chartreuse both worked equally well. On our way home we stopped on a small school and jigged a couple to end the night. Thanks guys for your hard work see ya in a few weeks!

April 15, 2012

LOWRIDER - Spoon Action

George and I ran out to test some spoons we got from Tony Maja 10min. in we had and released our first fish, so far so good.. We moved to the north and it got good a steady pick of bass to 20lbs on the lg chartreuse Maja spoon. We caught and released fish all afternoon and around dark got a call from Capt Joe a put the spoons away and jigged a few and left em biting. Great day on the water.

April 13, 2012

Fish Head - Shakedown Beatdown

Got the boat in the water after a 2 week layup of spring prep. Took her for a little shakedown cruise. Pictures tell the rest.....what a way to get into the new season. Hope is stays like this!! Kept a few eaters for the table (yum) and all the rest released. Nice to see mixed sized fish - some shorts (that's a good thing) and many jumbos. Great crew great time...it's good to be back on the water!!

April 8, 2012


I had Ed, Ed's wife Missy, son Ed and brother in law Tony out for the first of several trip with me this year. The last minute decision to fish yesterday paid off. We had the boat limit plus and a ton of fun with these early fish! Missy and her brother Tony had thier first bass ever and they are hooked. Great to see the look on thier faces when everthing is still new to them! Thanks for a great day. See you guys in May!

April 6, 2012


Had long time friend and customer Dave Steckly owner of Drakes Waterfowl Guides and his buddy Jim out for an afternoon Bass trip. Headed back to where we had em' this morning with Capt Joe and went to work. Dave and jim jigged thier limit in short order and went into release mode. The SE came up and the fish broke up a little so we finished up on the troll and it was game on again. With well over 20 fish released we had a great day! Thanks again guys for a great time!!

April 4, 2012


George and I were down by the boat and got a call from Capt Rich it was on so off we went... We headed out to the life and it was instant game on, as soon as the jig stopped it was railed. We ended up with over 20 fish in an hour or so kept our limit and went into release mode. Most of the fish were in the teens. What a great way to start the season. Get em' while they are here!

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