Happy Thanksgiving and tournament wrap up…


Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to everyone who came for the tournament.  We had a good time although no keeper stripers were caught.  Ranger Rick had a 25.5 and almost made the mark but even the fish stretcher could not help him out.  We will be putting on  Spring Tournament with both black drum and striped bass and will be doubling up the prizes.  We are still waiting for the migratory run of the stripers which are coming down the coast most are close to NJ/DE on their way down.  We are getting in LIVE eels striper candy.  We also have the largest selection of artifical swimshads and baits swing on by and pick some up.  We are also running a buy 1 get 1 half off on all our Gulp branded baits (thru and clothing apparel stop on in and get some of your holiday shopping out of the way.  We wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! 4834833f-33a8-4acf-9285-d526c4fe35e4 6d02314f-bb4b-493c-b3ed-0996d1ac4a58 20151120_092814 249392b5-01c7-4f79-b543-f3e3c97b2d13

Fishing Report and Upcoming tournament this Friday Saturday and Sunday

IMG_9678 (Small)Jersey Rich was a nice rock.  Our annual surf fishing tournament is this upcoming weekend Friday Saturday and Sunday.  We just got in a bunch of fresh bunker so anglers come on down and catch some fish.  Off the surf there have been dogfish, skates, king fish, and some stripers.  It looks to be a great weekend and we have some good prizes for our FREE tournament just come by the shop and sign up sign in sheets are at the front counter.  First place gets a Tsunami Airwave Rod with aa Penn gold 6500 reel,  2nd will get a Tsunami with a Penn Battle and 3rd will get a Tsunami Rod with a Penn Fierce II.  We look forward to another good tournament and a fun time for all!

Fishing Report through late October

Fall Fishing is upon us and we are starting to see some keeper stripers being caught around the structure.  Nothing big yet but a few up to 32” caught on swimbaits 4” and 5” has been working the best.  In the surf we have been seeing some small bluefish and some kingfish and a few skates and rays and occasional red drum too.  It’s that time of the year for the big reds although we have not seen them in the numbers of the past few years.  Smaller stripers have started showing up and with the colder weather should help push them down south.  tuna

Drew Cooper, Mr. Roland, and Capt. Glenn on a fun trip with some nice yellowfin tuna chunking in the Canyon.


Joe with a catch and release sandtiger off the Assateague Surf.unnamed-10

Carol Enemark from Chincoteague with first day ever surf fishing her first striped bass


Here is a 210 # mako caught by Terry Conrad aboard the charter “Rumor Has It”  they also had 3 mahi mahi and 1 yellowfin tuna!



From Capt. Walt the fall fishing in the shallows has picked up as of late.  The stripers are chasing baits close to the Va/Md. line 40 plus fish days are common and they have been having some days of 80 plus fish casting artificials on light tackle. on points, sod banks, jetties, and submerged rocks. hooking up consistently to fish up to 24” aboard Capt. Walt’s Light Tackle Charters.unnamed-13 unnamed-14

We just got back from Disney a few days ago it was a good trip after a long and busy Summer.  Good to be back home :)

Weekend Wrap Up some big reds a few kingfish seabass and a few flounder too great Oyster Fest weekend

Fall condition are here and so are a few big reds too.  A lot of snapper blues some kingfish skates and occasional flounder off the beach.  We are having our clothing sale buy one get one 1/2 off and have some new styles in.  Come buy and check us out!


Brandon caught 3 big reds all caught and released this past Friday off the surf.


Stanley with a 12.8 pound bass caught locally.


Joe with an early birthday present caught on the walk on at the Assateague Surf.

End of September Update Go Away WIND…

It’s been really windy here on the island despite the weather we have been catching some fish off the piers. Stop on in as we have some good sales going on out fishing clothing apparel.  And 10 % off on all of our Penn Rod and Reel Combos.  Blue crabs are still going good come on in and get outfitted.  Also come on by and pick up some Ben’s bug spray as mosquitos have been bad.12036516_970192083003563_4665591349694994219_n

Joe B. from Delaware with a nice croaker caught using bloodworms on the Downtown Pier!12032147_970204309669007_5901408019804104324_n

Bob Nickel caught some nice croaker in the pier using shrimp.  He said come on down Randy…11921610_970182949671143_4089715298640577572_n

Nick and Laure catching some small silver perch on their Honeymoon  Congrats on getting married!b6d01e_e5f96ea6cd3343e794473189afd07652.png_srz_p_119_148_75_22_0.50_1.20_0

Outdoor festival is slated for October Oct. 23-25 fishing tournament will be the 24th and 25th!

Fall Fishing Frenzy
Presented by Capt. Steve’s Bait & Tackle
Saturday: Lines in 7 a.m. / Lines out 3 p.m. / Weigh-Ins at The Jackspot 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Lines in 7 a.m. / Lines out 1 p.m. / Weigh-Ins at The Jackspot 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Awards Banquet 4 p.m. – 6 p.m
Open Category (any legal species not listed above)

Weigh Station:
The Jackspot
6262 Marlin Street (off of Main St.)
Chincoteague, VA 23336

Captain’s Meeting:
Friday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m.
The Jackspot
6262 Marlin Street (off of Main St.)
Chincoteague, VA 23336
Entry Fees:
Fishing from boat: $50, up to 4 anglers including Captain
$10 each additional angler on boat

Fishing from Kayak or Paddleboard (Green Division): $25
Fishing from Land/Surf Fishing: $10
Youth Division for kids ages 12 & Under: $5

Guaranteed Cash Payout: $1,000
1st Place (across all divisions): $125
2nd Place (across all divisions): $75
3rd Place (across all divisions): $50


There has been a good class of yellowfin tuna off the coast we are just hoping the weather conditions calm down so we can have some more fresh tuna for dinner.  Pictured above and John, Rusty, and Darryl 2 of the 5 were citations over 70 pounds!  THey went 5 for 10 on Yellowfin chunking.11934992_969639469725491_7261039378584358930_n

Fall Cleaning good thing Luciana is little she helped reorganize our front showcase.

Mid Septem

Get out to the beach as the water is crystal clear and in the high 70s.  You can see schools of baitfish swimming in the waves being chased.  The surf has been providing some steady action with bluefish, some kingfish, and pompano.  The red drum bite has slowed but we are hoping with these cooler temps it gets things going again.  Croaker action has picked up a bit in the bay with some croaker up to 16 inches caught near Memorial Park.


Billy Hampton and Tommy Daisey with some nice keeper flounder biggest was over 2 foot! IMG_9461

Another satisfied charter with Huntress a boatload of seabass.IMG_9462

Chara Whitmore with 2 nice flatties!IMG_9465

James “Carter” with a big flounder!IMG_9478 IMG_9484

Crabbing are on the way to the beach sheepshead creek.  IMG_9489

Manheim flounder catchersIMG_9294

Mixed bag of fish with Ken

Chincoteague Fishing REport through Sept. 11 2015

We have been getting fresh bait in frequently including spot, mullet, and bunker.  Our crab special is still running 4 handlines a new and bait just ask for the “Big Pete Crab Special”

We are moving into my favorite time of the year.  School is back in session Football is on tv and the Fishing gets better also I like the cooler temps too.  This past week has been pretty good with some nice catches of bluefish and pompano off the surf.  Occasional red drum too mostly being caught on cut bait with Capt. Steve’s High Low rigs.  One red even took a lure out there!  In the back bay we have seen some kingfish caught near the inlet.  The flounder fishing has been tough but a few keepers are still being caught.  Crabbing is really good this time of year.  Offshore wrecks are still producing some nice sea bass and some flounder off the railcars.  Baby grouper have also shown their presence in the bay along with some eating size yellowtail shrimp.  They are great for dinner.   unnamed

Team TUMP with a big butterfly ray off the beach!11949483_1617339598514536_6218217743135266843_n

Cole Tyndall with a red drum off the Assateague Surf11999066_960242457331859_8600547455181076375_n

Mike Lindey from so pa with a 30 red drum using cut bait. Awesome fish there was also a lot of bluefish out there tooIMG_0344clarkfisher

Clark Fischer overnighter in the Washington 15 yellowfin 42 mahi sept 520150827_174652

Lucian loves Bluefish!20150901_162037

Another pretty grouper off hte dock20150901_205119

Happy Birthday Mrs. Bonnie20150902_160327

George with his first ever fish a gag grouper caught in the back bay.20150903_161443

Izid with a Lizard Fish you never know what you are going to catch this time of year!20150907_091831

Raplh with a Big Jimmy Big crabs and heavy this time of year.20150908_084649

Our newest sign….20150908_173957

A great time of year to hit the beach not crowded and it is open all the way to the point.20150909_162733Sandy and Jerry with a home made turn back scracher.  We have the best friends/customers :)