September Fishing Reports

SEPTEMBER 10, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 157th trip of the 2003 season we had a bottom fishing excursion with James Perry and friends for a total of 15 anglers. We filled the coolers at Cook’s Point with plump medium and Jumbo Norfolk “Slab” Spot and Gray Trout (“Weakfish”). It was nice to see a good catch of Weakfish today as they have been very elusive this year! Capt. Cindy Sheridan served as 1st Mate today.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 156th trip of the 2003 season we had a last minute cancellation, so Capt. Al Jones and I went hook & line commercial fishing at “Ol’ Reliable”. It was nice to spend a quiet day with just Capt. Al & me on the boat. We caught 49 Rockfish from 18” ­ 25”, 16 Snapper Bluefish, 35 Jumbo Norfolk “Slab” Spot, and this Hickory Shad (released ­ moratorium)! It was the 1st Hickory Shad of the year for us. They really are making a comeback which is good to see. The Old Man of The Sea and a Hickory Shad

SEPTEMBER 8, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 155th trip of the 2003 season we welcomed Michael Jerbi, “Ol” Duke Wachter, and friends for a total of 5 anglers. We slithered right back down The Bay to “Ol Reliable” to continue the floggin. We chummed for Striped Bass (“Rockfish”) with light spinning tackle. We rigged up with standard chumming rigs and used cut bunker and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 10 portly Rockfish from 18″ – 23″ (our limit) plus our boat fish at this location. We also released a few undersized Rockfish. We also caught a few late season Jumbo Norfolk “Slab” Spot. We even caught an Atlantic Croaker (“Hardhead”) – hey they’re supposed to be gone now! Then we went Flounder fishing and managed to capture 2 keepers and several throwbacks. This has been a horrible year for Flounder, so I was real happy with 2 keepers. TJ Reiber (on left in group picture) served as 1st Mate today.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 154th trip of the 2003 season we welcomed Brycon Corporation for their annual Charter Fishing Trip for a total of 11 anglers. We slithered right back down The Bay to “Ol’ Reliable” to continue the floggin’… We chummed for Striped Bass (“Rockfish”) with light spinning tackle. We rigged up with standard chumming rigs and used cut bunker and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 22 portly Rockfish from 18” ­ 24” (our limit) plus our boat fish at this location. We also released a few undersized Rockfish. We also caught a few late season Jumbo Norfolk “Slab” Spot. Capt. Cindy Sheridan of the Summer Duck Charter Boat Service (not pictured) served as 1st Mate today. Capt. Cindy is helping me out while I am interviewing for a full time 1st Mate.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 153rd trip of the 2003 season we welcomed CorpAssist, Inc. Baltimore and D.C. Offices for their annual afternoon Company Summer Picnic and Charter Fishing Trip for a total of 15 anglers. Jil, Little Jimmy and Sarah were special guests of CorpAssist, Inc. We sashayed right back down The Bay to “Ol’ Reliable” to continue the floggin’… We chummed for Striped Bass (“Rockfish”) with light spinning tackle. We rigged up with standard chumming rigs and used cut bunker and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 30 portly Rockfish from 18” ­ 24” (our limit) plus our boat fish at this location. We also released a few undersized Rockfish. We also caught a few late season Jumbo Norfolk “Slab” Spot. Capt. Cindy Sheridan of the Summer Duck Charter Boat Service (on far left in group shot) served as 1st Mate today. Capt. Cindy is helping me out while I am interviewing for a full time 1st Mate.

Here’s little Jimmy with a keeper Rockfish

SEPTEMBER 5, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 152nd trip of the 2003 season we welcomed Dale Hill, family, and friends for a total of 10 anglers. We sashayed right back down The Bay to “Ol’ Reliable” to continue the floggin’… We chummed for Striped Bass (“Rockfish”) with light spinning tackle. We rigged up with standard chumming rigs and used cut bunker and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 20 portly Rockfish from 18” ­ 24” (our limit) plus our boat fish at this location. We also released a few undersized Rockfish. We also caught a bucket full of Jumbo Norfolk “Slab” Spot. Capt. Cindy Sheridan of the Summer Duck Charter Boat Service (not pictured) served as 1st Mate today. Capt. Cindy is helping me out while I am interviewing for a full time 1st Mate.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 151st trip of the 2003 season we welcomed Jean Alberts and the gang from Creative Investments for a total of 12 anglers. We sashayed right back down The Bay to “Ol’ Reliable” to continue the floggin’… We chummed for Striped Bass (“Rockfish”) with light spinning tackle. We rigged up with standard chumming rigs and used cut bunker and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 24 portly Rockfish from 18” ­ 25” (our limit) plus our boat fish at this location. We also released a few undersized Rockfish. We also caught 1 Snapper Bluefish and 4 Jumbo Norfolk “Slab” Spot. Capt. Cindy Sheridan of the Summer Duck Charter Boat Service (not pictured) served as 1st Mate today. Capt. Cindy is helping me out while I am interviewing for a full time 1st Mate.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 150th trip of the 2003 season we welcomed Jim “Lead (pronounced Leeeed) Rod, Jr.” Boland, Jr. & coworkers from The Home Depot for a total of 3 anglers. We sashayed right back down The Bay to “Ol’ Reliable” to continue the floggin’… Conspicuous in his absence was Jim “Lead (pronounced Leeeed) Rod” Boland, Sr. as rumors of a purported excused absence were summarily quashed… We chummed for Striped Bass (“Rockfish”) with light spinning tackle. We rigged up with standard chumming rigs and used cut bunker and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 6 portly Rockfish from 18” ­ 24” (our limit) plus our boat fish at this location. We also released a few undersized Rockfish. Then, we went to Calvert Cliffs to do a bit of bottom fishing. We rigged standard bottom fishing rigs fished from light spinning tackle. We used bloodworms and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 45 Jumbo Norfolk “Slab” Spot and 10 nice White Perch at this location. Capt. Al “The Livin’ Legend” Jones served as 1st Mate today.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

For our 149th trip of the 2003 season we welcomed Phil Bartlet and friends for a total of 7 anglers. We sashayed right back down The Bay to “Ol’ Reliable” to continue the spankin’. We chummed for Striped Bass (“Rockfish”) with light spinning tackle. We rigged up with standard chumming rigs and used cut bunker and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 14 chunky Rockfish from 18” ­ 23” (our limit) plus our boat fish at this location. We also released a few undersized Rockfish. We also caught 2 Snapper Bluefish. We did a bit of bottom fishing there, as well for Jumbo Norfolk Spot and caught a 5 gallon bucket full of nice “Slabbers”. Capt. Cindy Sheridan of the Summer Duck Charter Fishing Service (standing on far left in picture) served as 1st Mate. Capt. Cindy is helping me out while I am interviewing for a full time 1st Mate.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2003
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
By Capt. Jim Brincefield

Today was the first day of September, a Monday and the Labor Day holiday. We had the day off, so how does the Croakerhead Clan spend a day off ­ GO FISHIN’!!! For our 148th trip of the 2003 season we welcomed The Croakerhead Clan including Mommy (the real Jil Carrie), my stepfather Brad Walker, Jil’s mother Ms. Sarah Fitzgerald, Jimmy and Sarah (our kids), Brandon and Michael (Jimmy & Sarah’s 1st cousins), some friends of the kids, the Horne family (family friends) and their kids for a total of 16 anglers. We slithered right back down The Bay to “Ol’ Reliable” to continue the spankin’. We chummed for Striped Bass (“Rockfish”) with light spinning tackle. We rigged up with standard chumming rigs and used cut bunker and razor clams for hook bait. We caught 32 chunky Rockfish from 18” ­ 24” (our limit) plus our boat fish at this location. We also released a few undersized Rockfish. We did a bit of bottom fishing there, as well for Jumbo Norfolk Spot and caught a few.