December in Chincoteague

Thanks again for voting Captain Steve’s the BEST Bait and Tackle Shop we received the Gold Choice winner for Virginia and The Eastern Shore!

The year is coming to a closer and Tom is playing with the sharks!  We went to our first of many shows this past week to restock the shop and our ever expanding inventory.  Chincoteague is still really nice this time of year there are a lot of snow geese around and plenty of ducks too.  The town is decorated with Christmas Decorations for the Holiday season.  This Sunday there is a tea party with Mrs. Clause 2 PM Hampton Inn & Suites, 4179 Main Street.  Limited seating.  Pre-paid reservations are required and can be made by calling 757-894-0924.  $15 per child.  Dress for a tea party!

The Polar Plunge is on 1:15 PM  New Years Daty plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can come up with!  Prizes await the best costumes in many categories.  Plungers must read and sign a waiver and release form.  For more info visit ChincoteagueChristmas.com

The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop is an end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight. That’s when the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the New Year!  Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator… It’s all perfectly natural here!  To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, you should head for the Downtown Waterfront Park around 10:00PM.

 

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Luciana and Anastasia both taking a picture with Santa.unnamed

Rest Assure Captain Steve’s will be well stocked with the top fishing lines of the Fishing Industry.  We are still open for those last minute gifts stop on in and make someone happy.

 

 

Happy Holidays!

12/06/2014

WE HAVE IN LIVE EELS AND FRESH BUNKER WILL BE HERE AT 9:30 – 10:00 AM

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Come on in the lines are not to long and we can help you pick out the perfect Christmas gift .  Along with the biggest selection of fishing tackle we still have a large inventory of beach chairs, stuffed animals, Chincoteague Apperal, stickers, Christmas Ornaments stop on in and we will be able to help you out and check out our ever changing specials!

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Jennifer Ott with a 22” schoolie striper off the Assateague Surf.

 

 

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Bella and Luciana building some towers!

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This is what happens after a hard day of work doing inventory!

Thanksgiving Sale!!!!

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving From Captain Steve’s

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Friday & Saturday SALE!!!

Captain Steve’s is open tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day from 7am until 12pm and will re-open Friday morning at 7am. Come on into the store for some very nice Thankgiving specials.

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Surf Rig Combo Valued at $36.50 on sale for $25.00 includes: Two different size East Coast High Low Rigs, Jumbo Surf Ball Rig, Snell Hook East Coast Surf & Bay Righ, J Hook East Coast Surf & Bay Rig, Two different size Delmarva Fish finder Rigs, and one rust proof ruler

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Flounder Rig Special: Buy any 5 East Coast Flounder Rigs, Get 1 FREE / Buy any 10 East Coast Flounder Rigs, Get 3 FREE

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Tsunami Fillet Kits marked down to a surprising $15.00! Includes: 8″ Fillet Knife, 6″ Fillet Knife, 5 1/4″ Serrated Combo Knife, Sharpening Tool, and Cutting board

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All Bucktails 10% off

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Buy Any Gulp Item and Get the 2nd Item 50%  off!!

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All Rods are 10% off!! Select Rods 20%

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All Sweatshirts and Sweatpants are %20 off

Winners from the 2014 Surf Tournament

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Captain Steve’s 2014 Surf Tournament Results

1st Place: Samuel Walp
2nd Place: Chris Cardinala
3rd Place: Phil King

Congrats to the winners and a big thank you to everyone that came out and fished this weekend. Not everyone caught fish, but we hope everyone had a great time. Thanks so much for all the continued patronage. See you all soon, and in the mean time keep those lines tight!

 

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Brian from Maryland with nice Puppy Drum off the Assateague Surf;  Brian also had a 26” striped bass barely missing the limit so we will give him an honorable mention! #RedFishIsGoodFish

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Pat Devlin caught a nice Puppy Drum and is taking it home for dinner! #AssateagueSurfFishing

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Sid, Kevin, and Duane went out with Captain Walt in the Chesapeake Bay and caught around 70 Rockfish and brought home these six keepers. #RockFishCandy #DinnerTime

Freedom Hunters & Tournament Pals

 

 

 

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“Saluting the noble work of our courageous men and women of the Armed Forces is our mission.  Freedom Hunters reflects the outdoor community’s appreciation to the troops by taking select active duty and combat veterans on outdoor adventures.  With help from conservation groups, outfitters, corporations, state agencies and landowners, Freedom Hunters will honor individuals from all branches of the Military.” -Freedom Hunters

Learn more about Freedom Hunters at: http://www.freedomhunters.org/

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“To honor and empower wounded warriors. To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. To help injured service members aid and assist each other. To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.” – Wounded Warriors

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

 

Captain Steve’s was honored to assist the Freedom Hunters and Wounded Warrior Projects last week. The fishing wasn’t great, but the company was outstanding. We encourage everyone that visits our site to check out these wonderful programs that assist our veterans and educate the public about wounded veterans and their families. A big thanks to everyone that came out (we hope you found that Buck!!) and hope to see you back again next time. Blessings to all our Veterans.

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CAPTAIN STEVE’S FISHING TOURNAMENT FUN

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Always a good time up here at the store, especially when Mr. Tom and Mrs. Rula are cooking. Haven’t had a lot of fish caught yet, but we’ve been having a good time with friends eating fresh venison, oysters, jerky, and drinking wine to warm up. We are grateful to have so many wonderful customers we call friends; the weekend is not over! YAMAS & Tight Lines Everyone!

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Striper (Rockfish) Time of Year

 

Captain Steve’s Annual Surf Tournament is this weekend! The tournament is free of charge; sign up here at Captain Steve’s anytime this weekend when you arrive. Largest Striper by weight caught off the Assateague Surf (here in Virginia) will win the tournament. Rod and Reel Combo prizes along with a lot of good friends and laughs here at Captain Steve’s… we are looking forward to seeing everyone here! Fresh Bunker and Live Eels are available for this weekend.

Also check out:

  • Insulated Fishing
  • Flamless Zippo Hand Warmers
  • Bucktails
  • Fillet Sets

All Striper Tournament T-shirts and Sweatshirts are 20% off & all clothing is Buy 1 item, get 50% off the second!!!!

It is cold here…we mean burrrrr! Bring your layers. Captain Steve’s supplies Muck Boots and Fishing waders as well as jackets, hats, gloves, rubber boots, and hoodies. This cold weather is exactly what we wanted for the Striper Tournament. See You All Soon. Tight Lines!!

 

 

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Rob Dunning with a 25 pound striper taken off the surf using cut bait off the Assateague Surf!

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Dan sherrill with a schoolie striper using calcutta swimshads!

Thank You Veterans

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Veteran’s Day Weekend is over and yesterday we continued to celebrate with Veteran’s and their families here on the island. Captain Steve’s would like to thank all of the Veteran’s past, present, and future that serve our great nation; may God bless you all and your families for sacrificing so much to protect everyone here on the homefront.

Fishing Report: November 12, 2014

The weather cooled off a lot and the Rockfishing are turned on; anglers fishing jigs, swim baits, and live eels are doing well fishing structure, casting, or trolling. The bay side is producing great numbers and on the Chincoteague side anglers are fishing the creeks and channel for decent numbers. A few keeper Rock caught off the surf using cut bait and live eels. Red Drum still being caught off the surf; anglers are using cut bait, peeler crab, and clams. A few scattered snapper bluefish and kingfish in the area, but the numbers are few. Plenty of dogfish sharks off the beach and a few skates.

Stop by the store and grab your live eels and more fresh bunker in soon! Tight Lines Everyone!!

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Tanner with some nice Tautog’s out fishing some wrecks in the bay. #TannerIsTheMan

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Tanner with a nice Rockfish caught using strawberry flavored bubble gum. #RockFishBites #SwimBaits

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Mr. Rick Kirkland caught a nice Red Drum off the Assateague Surf using fresh Bunker.

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Josh with a beautiful Puppy Drum caught on the Assateague Surf using Fresh Bunker. #TwoSpotsJosh

Fishing in November

 

FISHING TOURNAMENT THIS MONTH!!

Well November is here and the island is fairly quiet, oysters are being harvested, football is on TV, the island creamery doesn’t have a line a mile long, people are no longer wearing socks with their sandals, and anglers have the beach all to themselves. What an exciting time to visit Captain Steve’s and catch up on all the local fishing news as well as stock up on a great supply of fishing tackle. We have a fantastic selection of Penn Rod and Reel Combos as well as other brands like Daiwa, TICA, Saltiga, Shimano, Sea Striker, Wright & McGill, Abu Garcia, Star Rods, and more! Rods range in weight allowance from 3 oz – 14 oz and are up to 12ft tall. This is the time of year that sand spikes come in handy and we have the good old fashion PVC spike and several other aluminum varieties. Beach carts are sold here at Captain Steve’s and anyone that has dragged their fishing equipment through the sand can vouch to how convenient the carts are. The carts come in small and large with different tire styles and accessories.

Penn Battle I is on sale now at Captain Steve’s. We are making room for the Battle II that is also here at Captain Steve’s.

November 21st – 23rd is our 19th annual Rockfish Tournament off the Assateague Surf. No charge… just fun and prizes. Sign up here at Captain Steve’s when you arrive on the island. Look for sales on Rods and clothing apparel during our tournament.

The bayside is still consistently reporting good numbers of Rockfish in the area. The creeks and channels on the Chincoteague Side are producing Rockfish daily, but the sizes are smaller. Swim baits are most popular with anglers using Gulp, ZMan, Calcutta, Tsunami, Rapala, MirrOlure, Yo-Suri, Gotcha, and more. On the surf, anglers are using cut bait (Bunker, Mullet, and Spot) on East Coast High Low Rigs or Fish finder Rigs. Snapper Blues and Kingfish are scattered on the beach and biting best early morning or late evening. Red Drum are still scattered and anglers are having the best luck early morning and late evening on cut bait. The drive on is open. We expect to get some live eels in soon!!!

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at Captain Steve’s! Tight Lines.

 

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Lucky Chucky showing off his fishing skeelzzz once again with a 32 inch Rock caught off the Assateague Surf.  #ChuckyIsLuckyButHisRockfishIsDinner

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Rockfish caught off a dock in the Assateague Channel caught off a crystal minnow. Early morning and late evening are good, but night time is even better.

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Leon and Tyler Rose shot a 200lb 11 point Buck. #ChincoteagueSurfAndTurf

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Nice double header on an East Coast High Low Rig; showing off a pretty snapper bluefish and a dogfish shark. #DoubleTheFun

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Glenn and Mr. Ted enjoying a nice crab feast right here at Captain Steve’s. Mr. Tom and Ms. Rula are always making something good to eat around here. #IslandLife