2016 Rockfish Season

Written by captpete Under Fishing news, Site news

The 2016 Rockfish seasons are set and we are ready to serve you for a 24th year. We are eager to see you again on the Bay! The Trophy season is set at a 35″ minimum and one fish per person. That should end up being much better for us than last year’s limits.

I am excited to tell you that we are in the process of some re-structuring which will eventually include electronic booking and payments. Instead of lots of back-and-forth on the phone or over email, now you and your group will have access to an online calendar that you can all look at at the same time, pick a date, book with your deposit, all with a few clicks on your computer or mobile device. I want to make it easier and more convenient than ever for you to get out on the Bay for your trip with family and friends or your corporate event.

I also hope to offer items such as hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and drink coozies at booking. This way, if you want to surprise your kids or guests, or just want to make your corporate outing better with some new Capt. Pete’s schwag, you can have your items waiting for you on the boat when you start your trip! Plus, it will be as easy as making a few clicks on your device.

Don’t worry, we will still provide the same personal service and attention to detail for your inquiries and to help you choose the right date and trip. We will still offer the same great service we have for 23 years, we just hope to enhance and simplify the booking and payment experience for you and your groups.

The new system could take up to a month to implement, so until then, give us a call or email and reserve your time and date to get out on the Bay for some monster Rockfish this spring!

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Happy Holidays!

Written by captpete Under Site info, Site news

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you happy and healthy and spending time with friends and family this holiday season. I sincerely thank all of you for once again giving me the opportunity to serve you on the Chesapeake. The faith and trust you have placed in me all these years is truly an honor. The older I get, the greater appreciation I have for it.

This year saw one of the biggest changes in the history of Capt. Pete’s Fishing Charters with the move to Rod and Reel in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. That move turned out to be the best thing I’ve done for the business in a very long time. Along with being closer to clients, I was also closer to the fish and was docked at a first-class facility. I had nothing but positive feedback regarding the move. It’s fun being there; lots of positive energy and new business.

Fishing was great out of Chesapeake Beach this year. We had plenty of rockfish, big spot and some good croaker fishing as well. I enjoyed getting to know the fishing holes in Eastern Bay and the Choptank River, as well as a bunch of new places on the Western Shore side of the Bay.

I will be putting the boat in the yard for the winter soon. I hope to give her sides some fresh paint this spring if Mother Nature allows it. One fairly big change I made to the boat this year was the addition of a full enclosure to the the back of the canopy for the late fall fishery. It made things much more comfortable on those gusty days in November and December.

I hope all of you have a happy and safe holiday season and I hope your 2015 gets off to a good start. Thank you once again for your continued patronage. I am now accepting bookings for the 2015 season, so call (301-481-1889) or email (pdi787@hotmail.com) soon for the best choice of dates. Email will be the best way to get in touch with me in January and February as I plan to do some traveling.

Best Regards,
Capt. Pete

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Capt. Pete’s Charters featured on WTOP!

Written by admin Under Fishing news, Site news

Hey everyone, check this out!

From the article:

“Bay captain Pete Ide signals to the oncoming crab boat he’d like to parley.

It’s a sunny day on the Chesapeake Bay and boaters of all sorts are out conducting their business. Ide had been steering his charter boat with his feet while instinctively scanning for fish and eyeing the sonar.”

In fishing news, a decent number of small bluefish and Spanish mackerel have shown up near Solomons and we’re seeing a few keeper rockfish with them. Croaker fishing remains strong with nice, big late-season fish at night. I only have a few nights left for croaker trips so if you want to try to squeeze one in, make it soon.

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