Stop on in as the Summer season is upon.  We are well stocked with all your fishing and beach needs.  Chincoteague’s one stop tackle shop carrying sunscreen, beach umbrellas, beach chairs boogie boards, insect repellant.  Also stop by and check out all of our fishing t-shirt we have in Guy Harvey, David Dunleavy, Calcutta, and Captain Steve’s Custom Designs.  The croakers are finally starting to show up they are running small and we should see an increase in the next few weeks mark your calendars for our Annual Kids Croaker Tournament. August Catching King Fish, flounder and rays off the beach.

We just got in our 2017 Pony Calandars

Plenty of bait in stock: flats of butterfish, squid, minnows, and bloodworms.20160716_192145

Willy and Toby Byler, David Mast, Wilmer Miller, and Alvin and Ivan Miller with a 251 pound bigeye tuna 3 yellowfin tuna and 4 mahi mahi chunking Saturday July 16th


Harvey Byler fishing with cousin Jeff Byler, Joel Jean Simon, and Josiah Brubaker caught this 168 pound Bigeye tuna after a 6 hour fight using 60 pound fluorocarbon using Capt. Steve’s butterfish 20160709_181404 20160709_181700 Ethan with his biggest tuna caught chunking!acfc3c2c-e632-47e3-9b23-92664d49f97f Butterfish__Peprilus_triacanthus butterfish

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Chuck Carter on Fin Crazy with a nice catch of tuna.IMG_3050

Isabella Matt and Burke with a great day 6 keepers fishing in 10 foot of water in the bay today. Burke was high hook with 3 keepers the biggest one being 3 pounds 4 ounces.IMG_3064

Come in and meet our friendly staff at Capt Steve’s…Kaelyn, Pete, and Rula.IMG_3069 IMG_3072 IMG_3078  

Harvey Byler fishing with cousin Jeff Byler, Joel Jean Simon, and Josiah Brubaker caught this 168 pound Bigeye tuna after a 6 hour fight using 60 pound fluorocarbon using Capt. Steve’s butterfish ‪#‎chincoteague‬‪#‎offshore‬‪#‎fishing‬.


Need a fishing Charter stop on in Captain Steve’s has the best fishing fleet. Check out this catch from yesterday aboard the Huntress with Capt. John they had their limit of flounder a good class of fish. We are also running shark charters too. If interested give us a call and we will get you hooked up!‪#‎chincoteague‬ ‪#‎fishing‬ ‪#‎baitandtackle‬

Mark, Carol, Lauren, and Mark showing off a great days catch!

Chincoteague Fishing First week of July

Offshore Report with Capt. Glenn finishing up June strong!

Capt. Glenn aboard the Shammy had 4 yellowfin and 4 mahi mahi outside the 20 line near the Parking Lot on cedar plugs and ballyhoo.  The last day of June.  He found some bluefin a few days earlier on the 20 line.  Fresh fish tonight for dinner!

Chincoteague Report Summer 2016


The Offshore fishing continues to be good weather permitting.  The yellowfin tuna and gaffer dolphin are being caught on the 100 line between the Washington and the Norfolk in the warm water.  Look for temperature breaks the temp is ranging from 69 to 73.  The fish are biting on cedar plus and skirted ballyhoo.  Come check out our new daisey chains and the newest hottest smoker lures.  They have tremendous action “They will raise the dead”  

CAPTAIN drew cooper brought in a 10.12 pound sheepshead and another one about 6 pounds

Also we are well stocked up on BIONIC ballyhoo try them out with our new mambo chains.  The largest selection of fishing tackle with the best prices.

Fun for the family we have our Big Pete Crabbing Special.  4 handlines 1 net and bait for $15.99 the crabs are thick

Fireworks The largest selection on the isands.  Calcutta Ramblers 1/2 the price of YETIS GREAT qUALITY



we book fishing charters and nature cruises STOP ON IN AND WE CAN GET YOU HOOKED UP


JT Edney with a 21″ flounder caught in front of the school, fan casting from a kayak using gulp on a bucktail from captain Steve’s


A pick off the surf this am with kingfish and perch…tight lines!  Jerry and Nick Fillman

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Our newest Crab Design T-shirt “You got to kill it to grill it”20160621_153433 20160621_172737

The newest hottest smoker lure come in 3 colors.  They have tremendous action “They will raise the dead”  


Ms. Doreen with a nice flounder caught off of Memorial Park Pier.20160623_111321

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Happy Belated Birthday Mrs. Lin with some nice flounder 20 plus inches fishing aboard the Lucky Dawg!


Jersey Rick with 2 nice flounder in Assateague Channel.


Luke and Jayson Clim with a 20 inches flounder caught jigging with a Capt Steve’s Football jigging rig of the rocks.


Snapping Turtle on Beach Rd, please use caution when driving we love our turtles!


Common tern on the bridge to Assateague.


Gary Miller with a 6.13 pound flounder caught in the wind today on said and minnow combo drifting the Assateague Channel ‪.


Capt. Drew Cooper aboard the Pequod with 2 nice sheepshead the biggest weighing 11.12 this beautiful Father’s Day.


Doug Foster from Piles Grove NJ with 2 keeper flounder 18 and 20 inches using Capt Steve’s jigging rig fishing Assateague Channel. Doug came in and thanked us for good advice. Thanks doug for your patronage.


Clearnose skate caught off the Main St pier!


Cownose ray. Boy was that a fun fight!

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Jimmy spending a beautiful sunrise with Lucianna!

Chincoteague Fishing report through mid June.

The Offshore fishing continues to be good weather permitting.  The yellowfin tuna and gaffer dolphin are being caught on the 100 line between the Washington and the Norfolk in the warm water.  Look for temperature breaks the temp is ranging from 69 to 73.  Come on in and pick up some skirted ballyhoo and spreader bars.  There are offshore charters available contact Capt. Glenn on the Shammy 703-407-1882 Capt. Keith aboard the Rumor Has It. Capt. Frank Murphy “White Lightning”703-407-2700  Capt Len Gupta Magic Dragon. 717-552-0691

Inshore along the 20 fathom line there are big bluefish false albacore and mako sharks.  Take out some wire leader and mackerel along with your trolling gear for best bets of hooking up.  Bluefish are hitting cedar plugs and meat.  Capt. Steve’s stocks BIONIC ballyhoo and we have Tournament Chum.

The inshore bite just keeps getting better and better…. with this 7lb 2 oz  27 in flounder caught Monday June 13th.   Shark fishing on the beach has picked up along with the kingfish.  Sharks are around the limit we have had them up to 5 foot.  If you would like to go we hava a Captain or that.  We have a Captain for everything just stop on by the shop and we can hook you up with a fishing excursion, sightseeing cruise, even a classic Taste of Chincoteague which features crabbing, clamming, and fishing.  

We have the largest selection of bait with the best prices stop on in let our family help you out.  


Denny Kauffman from Waynesboro with a 27 inch 7.2 pound citation flounder. He caught it on minnow and Capt. Steve’s White Popeye jig Monday June 13th


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Curtis Lambertson with a 5 pound flounder his first keeper ever !


Stop in to the store to get your Flounder!!!KbxWY

Capt. Steve’s camo shirts YzZcU

Some real time action from Toms Cove Chris Martin with a 19.5 inch Flounder on his first cast off the rocks using the Capt. Steve’s jigging rig. Mr. Jerry came through with the big net rumor has it Mr. Jerry has swagger and game. Nice catch! √

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Chris Martin from Chambersburg PA with a limit of flounder Sunday morning 06/13


Heather mellott with a big ray off the dock


Mark bitner with a big ray off the dock


Shammy strikes again with some nice yellowfin tuna


Rob Liningerwith a big ray off the dock


Fishing off the rock 20.5 inch took a jerk shad off the football jig.IwR1i

Rob Borowicz and Martin Korner had a good day with 2 yellowfin tuna and 6 dolphin trolling skirted ballyhoo with Capt Frank aboard the Aquaholic


Caleb from NJ with his first saltwater fish a kingfish caught this morning

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“Think we are going to need a bigger boat”……Hammerhead shark took this one!!!


Caleb and Nate caught 5 keepers flounder this morning using Capt. STEVE’S GULP and minnows Danny out fished his dad with the biggest flounder out of the crew. HE said all you have to do is stick the rod in the rod holder.hxQrv

Capt. Steve’s at the end of the rainbow…….need we say more!!!!!


Sunset over the marsh. Wish you were here!!!


Evie and Hershey with a nice catch of flounder from the inshore wrecks.


Capt. John and crew Rusty and Darryl aboard the Huntress has an awesome day they limited out on Yellowfin tuna had a bunch of releases and some nice gaffer dolphin. The tuna bite has been hot they said it reminds them of the good old days!


Luciana with her first flounder that she reeled in by herself.  🙂



Seabass for dinner.  We love having fresh fish on the menu daily!

Fish Report for the end of May


Ray and barb with 2 nice striped bass this beautiful first day of June #surffishing3c2a4717-9cc0-4f8e-8c76-75c48369b9e7Tommy Daisey with a 37” red caught fsihing near Wallops


Tommy once again with a nice black drum surf fishing!IMG_0900

Burk, Isabella, and dad Matt with Isabella’s first keep flounder!!!! She out fished the boys today, GIRL POWER !!!


Lost the name but this gentleman caught this nice rockfish off the surf #stripedbassIMG_2359

Derek Jenkins’ the catch of the day with a 5.8 pound flounder using pink gulp and minnows! ‪#‎flounder‬ ‪#‎chincoteague‬ ‪#‎fishing‬IMG_2362 Richard Eicher from Captains Cove with a 24.25 inch 6.8 pound flounder fishing the Chincoteague Bay using live minnows on a tandem rig bottom hookIMG_2363

Bernie and Billy Hampton with 2 nice striped bass off the Chincoteague Surf !IMG_2365

Curt Lambert with his first keeper striper off the beach useing Capt Steve’s high low rigs and peeler.IMG_2367

Ranger Rick with another nice striper! Nice job !IMG_2371 IMG_2372

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Steve and Darla Horne from Linthicum MD 2 nice stripers of the Chincoteague surf.IMG_2439 IMG_2440

Jeff Bell with the help of his son JB with a 28” bluefish off the Chincoteague Surf this evening. ‪#‎chincoteague‬ ‪#‎surffishing‬ ‪#‎memories‬IMG_2444 (1)

Larry Birchfield with his first striper off the surf today 40 inches and 25 pounds IMG_2446

Derick Tryon with a 20 lbs 30 in black drum off the surf.

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Michelle Knauf Had a great time fishing with Capt. Gleen Clawson aboard “The Shammy”. They caught 4 dolphin, 3 Mako Sharks, and 2 Hammer Head sharks.13343139_1103963329626437_2785266130209688806_n

Aj Oliver with his first striper caught off the Chincoteague surf using bunker from Capt. Steve’s13335782_1105564792799624_7340608373031293496_n

Frank Horning continues on his good streak with a striper and black drum off the surf!

Chincotegue Fishing Update and Tournament Results


Frank Chris and William with a nice catch.  But there is a backstory Frank was not paying attention to his rod when a fish grabbed his bait, knocked down his rod and carried into the ocean 😂 Chris was able to cast out and snag his pole real it in and the fish was still on.  #unbelievableIMG_2324

The Martin family with a great catch off the surf.  Filling up their freezer drum and rock.IMG_2330

Erica with her first striper caught off the beach 🙂20160519_141208

Owen with a nice striper caught and released off the Chincoteague Surf.20160519_142045-1

Shawn Carpenter our American Fishing Wire Rep from Wilmington with his first black drum caught off the Assateageu surf he also caught4 stripers in a good day of fishing using the Capt. Steve’s  East Coast High Low rig tipped with peeler crab.20160519_145304

Curtis gets into the Spring action with another stirper caught.20160519_153423

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Owen caught and releases this nice striper.  Hew has been coming into the shop since he was a young boy now he is all grown up and turned into a good fisherman!  20160519_155313

Last fish of the day before heading back to the shop for the Flounder Tournament Pig Roast and give aways!20160519_165438

Tom Bradley from around Lititz PA with a surf caught striper.20160519_170136

Ray Fogle with the tournament winning fish 4.11 pounds took home the bacon!20160519_184857

Speaking about pork a good time was had by all.  We have the best customers it’s great to be able to get together with everyone.20160519_185549

Mrs. Sandy with a Hogchoker one of the nicest ladies you will ever meet 🙂20160520_135119

Brian and Bill with some nice flounder fishing the Chincoteague Bay.20160520_155139

Capt. Tim with a 9 pound bluefish he caught while flounder fishing!20160520_164246

Frank Malino with 2 flounder during the tournament.20160520_165556

Slim and Joe had a good day at the beach #freshstriper #dinner20160520_165813

Jason Imler abaoard the Reel Nauti Hooker gets on the board with this flounder.20160520_170236

Hunter Rippeon with a 3.12 pound flounder took 9th place in our annual tournament.  20160521_093008

John with a 38 pound striper taken off the Chincoteague Surf on the walk on area!   #happybirthday #bigfish20160522_181316

Ray Fogle took first place here is the $ shot 1000 cash Congrats!20160522_182010 Paul Rippeon took 3rd with a 4.6 pound flounder $30020160523_110754

Capt. Charlie with a 6th place 3.15 pound flounder he received a Penn Battle Combo and a $100 Famous Pizza GC20160523_202831

The guys hanging out @ Capt. Steve’s Uncle Andy was telling a story about his parents.  Always a good time hanging out with friends and family  IMG_2170 IMG_2213

Luciana on stage at the Little Miss Chincoteague Pagent. #proudparentsIMG_2249

Mr. John Hanna from Lititz PA pulled in this nice flounder within an hour of being on the water.  Nice Catch! IMG_2256 IMG_2257 IMG_2258 IMG_2262 IMG_2263 IMG_2265 IMG_2267 IMG_2268

Chris Holler and crew with some nice striped bass off the Chincoteague Surf.IMG_2272 IMG_2280

Bill won the framed map donated by GMCO George.  He was here this past week bringing the most up to date island maps.  Stop on in and get your todayIMG_2301 (1) Scott and Crew with a few big stirpers off the beach.    IMG_2313

Chris Brashears and Paul Rippeon representing the Frederick MSSA took 2nd and 3rd respectively with these big flounderz.IMG_2315

Seabass is in ad we got some nice ones.  #seabass #dinnerIMG_2317

Nice big #knotheadIMG_2319 Duke the birthday boy gets his first striper off the Chincoteague surf.  Congrats on the great catch!

Chincoteague Fishing Update lot of Pictures through mid May

It’s been a good Spring run once again this year.  We are having a good flounder tournament too.  Tomorrow night Thursday isMay 18th is the get together for tournament participants from 6-8 pm.

Flounder Tournament Board Update through 05/16

Steve Long 4.5
Bill Martin 4.4
Glenn Matthews 4.1
Charlie Koski 3.15
Rodney Arbogast 3.10
Adam Martin 3.7
William Miller 3.6
Tristen Heffelfinger 3.4
Michael Kelly 3.3
Travis Mayor 3.1

We have in live peelers stop on in and stock up.  Nice minnows too.

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Chincoteague Fishing Report through early May Flounder Tournament


Joe Baranco with a nice striper off the Surf!IMG_2013

Capt. Tom with a nice rockfish.  He is so good his cooler is always full of fish.IMG_2005

The Hungarian gulash was really good thanks to Imre and Laszlo for the great food.  Good company and good food.IMG_2008

Jeff Kirk getting in on the Spring Run action with this healthy striped bass off the surf. IMG_1997

Teddy Daisey with a 40” striper caught off the boat casting into the breakers.IMG_2000

Bill Brown taking some time off of work and putting a little time off the surf was rewarded with this nice fish.IMG_1995

Bob Nickel caught this beauty off the surf this afterIMG_1992

Tom Sherk with a 42” 23 pound striper off the surf he was fishing with Paul Zimmerer who had a 35.5 inch which had to go backIMG_1994

Josh Barfield took a day off from guiding Striper catches on the beach to land this nice 21 lb Striper. IMG_1985

Randy Orr with his first striper of the Spring season #fishon #rockfish #dinnerIMG_1991

Lazlo, Imre, and Gene were hanging out in the back. Imre and Lazlo were giving tutorials on how to make authentic Hungarian cuisine over an open fire. IMG_1980

Curt Mitchel and Rob Koons from Western Md. with some nice stripers. Some of the best surf fishing they have ever had off the Chincoteague Surf this past weekend. ‪#‎memories‬‪#‎surffishing‬‪#‎chincoteague‬IMG_1983

Jon, Clint, and JP had a great run on the surf catching multiple fish with these weighing 27.4  Clint fish got him a nice Release Surf Reel #striper #winner #surffishIMG_1975

Lazlo and Imre showing off a couple of their Stripers caught with a few nice releases as wellIMG_1976

Yasmeen and Brian Natzle from Montrose PA 2 nice stripers and 1 black drum off the Assateague surf this morning. ‪#‎springrun‬ ‪#‎mothersday‬IMG_1971

Freddy T. got in on the Striper action

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Bill Martin was on the beach early morning striperIMG_1969

Jason, Dylan, and Dakota with their surf guide Gary with 3 nice stripers off the surf this morning ‪#‎springrun‬‪#‎chincoteaguefishing‬‪#‎fishon‬‪#‎pennfishing‬IMG_1962 IMG_1964

Phil Allen and Eddie with a good catch off the Chincoteague Surf they kept these 2 rock and 1 drum! ‪#‎springrun‬‪#‎chincoteague‬‪#‎fishing‬


Sung and Connie with some nice stripers #bigfishIMG_1958

Mike and Lisa with 2 big stripers off the Chincoteague Surf. Fishing has been good. Time to get out there. It was Lisa’s first striper off the surf smile emoticonIMG_1953

Frank and Steve 2 nice rock and a winning black drum #penngold #winnerIMG_1956

Tommy Daisey with his first striper of the Spring season a boat fishIMG_1951

Guess who is back?  It’s Ron and with a nice striper  was NY Ron now WV Ron nice fish #striper #chincoteague #fishingIMG_1947

Kevin with one of the biggest stripers of the surf #stripedbass #walloffame #rookieIMG_1949

Nick from Bowie with a 22 pound striped bas off the surf

Chinctoeague Fishing Report Striped Bass Trophy Season

It is that time of year again our Virginia Striped Bass Trophy Season starts today May 1st through May 15th go here and apply for the FREE permit

This allows you to keep a striped bass for the first 15 days of May and report it within 2 weeks.  The striped bass and black drum fishing is continuously getting better as we usually hit its peak in the middle of this month.  Make sure to vary your cast as a lot of times these fish come in close to feed.  We have in fresh bait consistently live peelers, fresh bunker, bloodworms, minnows etc..  Below are some of the recent catches from our Chincoteague Beach.  Enjoy !


Imre with a nice striper caught and released on the last day of April !  Nice catch #stripedbass


Huntress Chartes at it again with Darryl and Rusty 5 keepers in the bay #flounder #fluke #dinner20160424_180617

Mr. Curtis with a nice black drum off the Chincoteague Surf20160425_075141

Joe had a great day with his first and second black drum off the Chincoteague Surf


Egrets on the loose  20160430_074654

New Calcutta Ramblers 20 ounce stainless steel cups greatly insulated for hot or cold20160430_095742

Mr. Bruce for sticked up by Anastasia and Luciana and got talked into playing Old Maidc6480e08-b713-4a60-a9c0-007ed83e956b

Chris Fritz with a nice black drum off the Chincoteague Surfd03d795f-17c4-4f06-ae37-a4cf9168877a

Nice striped bass 40” just a few days to early to keep but it is also nice releasing a big fish to be caught again 🙂


Ike Swart, John Harke, Mrk Julian, and Capt. Josh had a good day off the surf with 2 nice drum and a nice striped bass!

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Xristos Anesti.  Some family church pictures from this weekend! #orthodoxeaster #2016