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

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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 :)


Fishing Report Update Pictures to follow…

It’s been a busy time of year and we have been having a couple of computer problems which are currently being fixed.  We had a successful kids croaker tournament which just ended on Sunday with a party which concluded on Sunday afternoon.  Thanks to all our sponsors Penn, Famous Pizza, WCTG 96.5, and American Fishing Wire.  I’ll be putting reports up to date as we are getting a new computer.  I have been keeping up with the reports on our FACEBOOK page.  I know a lot of our customers are still not on facebook but the link is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Steves-Bait-and-Tackle/229211027101676?ref=hl   I look forward to getting everything back up to date and seeing everyone.  It is a good time to come to Chincoteague as the Summer season is wrapping up our better Fall fishing starts.  We have had some oversized red drum caught in the surf already and it generally hits is peak in September to October.  The wreck fishing continues to be good.  Just a few days ago I got a chance to go our with Capt. John, Brian, and Darryl we ended up with 53 keeper seabass and a couple of flounder.  In the bay croaker action has been pretty good our tournament winner came in on Sunday caught off the new pier in the downtown of Chincoteague.  As always if you need anything feel free to contact us at the shop 757-336-0569 or shoot us an e-mail stevesbaitandtackle@gmail.com   See you guys soon  Sorry for the delay I try to do the best with keeping things up to date.

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”