We are still here and we are still fishing!

My apologies to all for the lack of attention to this site over the past year. As many of you know, you can find us on Facebook by looking up ‘Captain Pete’s Fishing Charters’. I am very active on Facebook and post lots of pictures and updates. It’s a far easier medium to communicate with customers. I can post pictures and updates with a few steps from my phone right from the boat.

2013 was a particularly challenging year. For the second straight year there were very few rockfish within a practical distance from Solomons so most of the year the Pelican was at Breezy Point Marina in Chesapeake Beach. This presented us with some logistical challenges, but seemed to be very popular with our customers as most of them are 20-30 minutes closer to Breezy Point than Solomons. I must say that the fishing in the upper bay was fantastic this year! We had lots of rockfish, spot and blues. Live-lining for rockfish was as good as it could possibly be, limits of rockfish being the norm, from the time the spot showed up in June until they left in early November.

When the spot left, we continued to fish out of Breezy Point, mainly trolling in and near the Choptank River for rockfish. That was good until the third week of November or so and I moved the boat down to the Point Lookout area where fishing was fantastic for a few weeks. We were all disappointed that the big migratory fish never showed up this fall. There were a few caught, but mostly we caught resident fish in the 4-12 pound class. The good news was that they were pretty plentiful and were so fat that they looked like striped footballs!

In all likelihood we will once again be Breezy Point most of 2014. I hope to hear from you soon!

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