Offshore Weekend Action!


Tim Helman, Drew Cooley, and Kevin Whitworth from Martinsburg, WV with a 54lb Yellowfin and 4 dolphin with the largest one weighing 24 lbs fishing about “Habeas Porpoise”




Keith Pickett, Randy will, Eric Beck , Dan Fitchett, and Sam Poole from Eldersburg,MD had a great day fishing aboard “Rumor Has It” iwth 5 Yellowfin at the canyon weighing 59-65 lbs.





Justin Day from MD and Tyler Raymond from Minnestota checked in 2 citation Dolphin weighing 24lb and 26 lb at the Parking Lot fishing aboard the “Wire Nut”

Offshore Bite is Hot Right Now Inshore Croakers Wreck Flounder…



Team Pilgrim strikes again with Capt. Steve Shoemaker and first mate Theresa’s big mahicroakers IMG_9180 IMG_9182 IMG_9184 IMG_9185 IMG_9193 IMG_9194 joshbar unnamed-6 bftandmahi daninclint gmorningchinco wesbillnmattBiggest Mahi we ever weighed in a 50#er came in 2 days ago.  Some 40 plus pound bluefin tuna and a few yellowfin mixed in.  We have butterfish, sardines, and Ballyhoo and the blue and white islanders have been the ticket here lately.  Inshore wrecks are producing some nice flounder some spadefish and triggers;  keep you eyes out for some cobia out there too.  Inshore the croaker fishing has picked up with some croaker up to 14 inches.  Still a lot of smaller ones but if you pick through them you can get a pretty good meal.  Kingfish around the inlet and the surf has been slow here of late.  Sharks and Rays have been providing some pullage for the surf anglers.  Our blue crabs are really heavy right now and a lot of people are taking advantage of our crabbing special 4 handlines a net and bait for $15.99.   We are lucky to have some good weather and good friends who have brought in some nice seabass, mahi mahi, and tuna loins.  Swing on in and let o0ur family help you get hooked up!  Tight Lines!

Offshore Bluefin Tuna Big Mahi Inshore flounder fluke action some croakers showing up

Fishing offshore has really taken off here lately.  The 20 to 30 fathom line there are bluefin tuna and some big mahi mahi.  The tuna hole has yellowfin tuna and some bigeye.  Trolling ballyhoo and chunking butters have been producing remember blue and white is always a good color for bluefin tuna.  One of the Capt. secret weapon has been a cedar plug daisy chain.  The inshore wrecks have had some great flounder action.  Make sure to take a lot of bait and rigs.  Inshore action the flounder bite has been hit and miss.  The good ne3ws is that some of the bigger croaker have arrived.  I’ll have a lot of pictures to post here shortly.  Remember on the surf the big biters are out there.  Some of the late night surfcasters have been hooking up with some nice sized biters for our big fish Summer action.

Late June fishing Report with some pony pictures mixed in.



Hunter Martin with with his limit of flounder.  They had 36 keepers in the past week of fishing.3genfran

Fran, Ryan, and Charlie with 7 keeper flounder 3 seabass and 3 triggerfish.  3 generation of fishermen keeping the tradition alive!

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Little Josie fishing with Uncle Eddie and Jennifer with some nice keeper flounder caught in the Assateague Channel.DSC_0296 DSC_0300 DSC_0304 DSC_0305

Always a crowd pleaser our Famous Chincoteague Ponies!

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Jennifer with a 23” flounder Josie and Marilyn with another nice flounder picture below with Pop Tom.DSC_0324    IMG_9087

Mako Shark over 100 pound caught during the Tunament.

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Rebar Joe with 7 mahi mahi and some ncie seabass too.

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Tony Tolbard with a 28 pound citation mahi mahi !


Summertime and the Fishing & Catching are going well.

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Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there!  We appreciate all that our father has done for us and are lucky to have such a close family.  Here at Capt. Steve’s we are lucky to work together and are blessed with such a great customers and to live in a wonderful place.  Below is the past few days of fishing around here the flounder bite has been going really well inshore and offshore.  Some triggerfish, spadefish, and cobia have been hanging around the structure off the wrecks.  There have been some nice croaker reported from the Memorial Park Pier Jerry Fillman had about 10 around 14 inches fishing Friday evening.  The surf has been producing a variety of species blues, kings, croaker, sharks, and rays but the bite has been hit and miss.


We have just got in our restock of Gulp Baits and Fishbites.  Come on in for the best selection and prices.  We have had our best year of keeping big minnows in stock along with the largest selection of frozen bait and live minnows.  Our exclusive custom rigs have been proven productive for the surf and bay.  Stop on in and let us help you get hooked up.  Crabbing special 4 hand lines a full size crab net and bait for $15.95.  See you at the shop also last minute gift ideas for dad gift certificates, tide clocks, fishing t-shirts, sun protection shirts, brand new fishing combo…  See you soon and Good Luck Fishing!


Katie Bankers with a 214 pound bigeye caught aboard the Canyon Dreams II with Capt. Jim Gray!


Savannah, Doreen,  and Craig with a nice stringer of fish coming from the inshore wrecks.hn6tX

Capt. John abaord the Huntress had another successful wreck trip on the southern wrecks!


Frank V, Frank IV, and family with a good catch fishing charter with Capt. David aboard the “Schools Out”


James Dasch, Michael Uhden, Edward Henry from Maryland were fishing aboard the LIP RIPPER, caught their limit of Flounder ranging from 16 1/2 to 23 inches in Queen Sound. Big Shout out to Mike and Kenny.


Ryder Brophy from Franklin PA with his first shark caught and released off the Assateague Surf this afternoon.mako2 mako

Zach Roy Andy and Kirk with a 110 pound mako!Dnixz

Rodney and crew with another inshore limit of flounder!Y1z4v

Jacob Rabuck and Brandon Collins with 14 triggerfish and 5 flounder fishing the inshore wrecks using Capt. Steve’s Clams and Gulp on bucktails and rigs. They also saw a 7 foot thresher shark that skied twice before going back to the deep.


Bob & Bonnie Jagger of West Brookville NY limited out in Assateague Channel on single hook rigs with live minnows of their boat Campion Explorer.  They say hi to Jerry and Sandy from Tom’s Cove great catch guys!



Harry Freshman and Jeff Martz limit out again from Wynesboro PA and Martinsburg, WV they have been having pretty good luck here lately.  Yhey will give the fish a break for a little and be back next month for some more.



Paul and JC with a nice mako caught on Friday.


Capt. Phillip Thornes aboard Drag’n Baits with a successful


Chris and Hunter with 5 keeper flounder in the Assateague Channel using bucktails!YJ3Jz

Some good mahi action offshore this past weekend.sVboa x05PD

Good photo of Pete and Mrs. Carol :)

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Nick Mohn. Fine tooth shark. Cut spot


Sophia with this 59 pound cobia caught on the Bayside with her uncle Michael! IMG_3930.JPG


The cobia fishing has been pretty good as of late Capt. Michael came in and bought a new Penn Liveliner Rod and Reel Combo the rig has been lucky as they have been having really good luck !


Tyler Eid with a 24” flounder


Don Fitch from MD with a 25 flounder with bucktail and gulp shrimp


Chincoteague Report through June 15



Denny and Evan Wagaman limited out  06/15′  Denny caught a 21” double header!IMG_9060Seabass and lots of them.  Here is a good catch of black seabass off the wrecks with Capt. Joe abaord the “Rodbuster”  picted Little, Joe and Luke Britton caught using Capt. Steve’s East Coast Flounder Rigs tipped with squid. #fishon #seabass #fishfordinnerIMG_9063

Evan Wegman from Chambersburg PA with a pair of nice fish fishing the Chincoteague Channel. IMG_9067

Ethan Blevins and friends with some flounder fishing in the bay. #3fluke #bigminnowsbigfish2015-06-159508.00.14

Jeff High with a nice shark caught and released off the surf this foggy morning #catchandrelease #funfight #earlymorningfish


June Report

IMG_9053Silvia, Sierra, Bill, and Russell Dewire from Hughville, PA had a great fishing day today! Four keeper flounder, one of which was a whopping 7 pounds 7 ounces! These guys were caught with large minnow.






Stasia the crabbing specialist




Anastasia had a good time crabbing with Uncle Jim on Assateague catching over 20 keeper crabs.





Captain Tony Prato, Cody Metcalf, and Nick Raymond had a successful maiden voyage aboard The Magic Dragon with this nice yellowfin and a couple dolphin



Rodney arbogast and clay golf from DE and MD limit using captain Steve’s big minnows and silversides! ‪#‎limit ‬‪#‎chicnoteaguefishing‬‪ #‎fishon‬jonpm5


Flounder action though June 8th and a mako too

Fishing has been good when the weather has been permitting.   We have had some high winds and rain but the water is still pretty clear.  It looks to be getting better heading into midweek.  We have been getting in fresh bunker pretty regularly and have some nice minnows.  Stop on in as we have a few specials running on our big tubs of chartreuse swimming mullet gulps.  Some buy one get one of our 15# hi seas line, and also buy 1 get 1 on some of our soft plastics.  Tight Lines!


Mr. Ralph caught his limit recently including this 25” big one weighed in at 5.10 pounds fishing off the dock in the bay.He limited out using his Dillsburg fishing method,


Christian from Tom’s Cove with a 24” flounder off the pier.


Captain Pavlo with some false albacore trolling while working…EWmgH

Andy the horse and Joe the Chef hanging out at Capt. Steve’s.


Justin Ranch, Jason Alvis, and Charlie Altemose had a successful charter trip with Capt. John.JoBdH KV371

Captain Drew Cooper aboard the Ahi with a nice mako caught by Keith from Frederick Md. Check out the teeth !


Come on in and check out our exclusive East Coast Flounder Rigs. They have been the most productive flounder rigs we sell. We have them in an assortment of colors. Proven to catch big flounder match the up with some of our BIG minnows and catch fish!


Mr. Ron who moved here from NJ with a 5 pound flounder caught off the dock in the Chincoteague Channel using a BIG minnow from Capt. Steve’s!ahwcW

Here is a 21” flounder who fell prey to a white bucktail in the Assateague Channel tipped with a Gulp 5” swimming mullet.