Spring is almost here…




The draggers are starting to bring in some nice flounder.  We are going to have a good dinner tonight fresh calamari and flounder.  Last year the first flounder caught on hook and line was March 24 let’s hope we get some warm temps like today to get this started!  It was such a great day with the temperature hitting 70.  We have been restocking the shop with a lot of new inventory.  We have the largest assortment of fishing rigs and it continues to grow.  Luciana is helping papou and is excited to be the minnow catcher once again :)  I’ll have the link for the Flounder Tournament so you can sign up online here shortly.  Below is our annual exclusive Guinness Trophy Mug.


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Special thanks to Ryan for the Promo cup!



Here is a nice shot of the Chincoteague Channel from Edgertons.  It will not be too long where plenty of boats will be on the water.


We have in live minnows!!!


Holiday Post


Save the Dates May 6th until May 17th !
2015 Flounder Tournament

MAY 13TH PIG ROASTchrismasssss

We wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  There are still some nice fish around as seen in the pictures below.    This is the time of year to reconnect with family and friends and appreciate all that we have.  We are so thankful to have such a great community and family. We have been holding regular hours of 8 am to 6 pm.


Remember to Save the Date for the upcoming flounder tournament in May!

May 6th through the 17th  Pig Roast on May 13!



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!!




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


Dan sherrill with a schoolie striper using calcutta swimshads!

Launch Results





Photo courtesy of Capt. Mike and His First Mate Brownie

Here is a good shot of the locket the day before the launch.  It was national news that the rocket was blown up after an unsuccessful launch attempt.  There is still some debris around the island and The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is closed today due to recovery of rocket parts.  Good news is that no one was hurt but the bad news is that it was an unsuccessful launch.

RELEASE 14-302
NASA Statement Regarding Oct. 28 Orbital Sciences Corp. Launch Mishap

The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.

“While NASA is disappointed that Orbital Sciences’ third contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station was not successful today, we will continue to move forward toward the next attempt once we fully understand today’s mishap. The crew of the International Space Station is in no danger of running out of food or other critical supplies.

“Orbital has demonstrated extraordinary capabilities in its first two missions to the station earlier this year, and we know they can replicate that success. Launching rockets is an incredibly difficult undertaking, and we learn from each success and each setback. Today’s launch attempt will not deter us from our work to expand our already successful capability to launch cargo from American shores to the International Space Station.”

Updates will be posted as available on NASA’s Orbital page, at:





October is here it is Drum Time, kingfish off the surf some flounder too…



October is here although the temperatures are still warmer than usual.  We are having a good bite off the surf; snapper bluefish, some nice kingfish, butterfly rays.  In the bay anglers are doing best with kingfish near the inlet.  Still a few flounder around too, but you have to put your time in.  Striped Bass have started showing up mostly a night bite.  Stop on in for all your fishing tackle and info.  We have in fresh bait!!!


Here is a good size butterfly ray they have a short tail.



Plenty of flounder off the surf taken on our East Coast high low rig tipped with spot and mullet.


This king fell for a mullet head…


Shane Whealton with a speckled trout!


Big Reds have come to the beach great job Tom!



48” red actually 2 caught by Tom Bradley


Bluefish, king, and a nice flounder.  Some good surf fish makes for a good dinner!

Chincoteague Report little blues some kings and occasional redfish…





Pickerel Bob’s wife Cindy outfishes him on the surf with this nice flounder caught on a gulp doubletail mullet.


Inshore report 9/18/14  A couple keeper flounder have been caught this week off the new Downtown Pier along with snapper blues, king fish, and small sea bass.  Thursday night we had a local bring in a 8/0 shark hook that no longer looked like a hook something straightened it out off the pier.  It will be interesting to see if anyone brings in a big one this weekend.

Along the Assateague CHannel we have had some spot showing up using small hooks with bloodworms/squid.  Still an array of flounder a lot of smaller ones but if you are patient you can pull in a few keepers.  One of the store friends had 2 keepers off a dock on S. Main and lost the “big” one  we hope for a good weekend TIght lines !


Chuck Carter aboard the Shammy with Capt. Glen Clawsen with a citation wahoo and some nice mahi too.floundernathan  IMG_8116 IMG_8132

Dave Snyder with a nice flounder 19” caught in the Chincoteague Bay.maricio

Mauricio caught a 36″ sand shark with a new Penn Battle reel purchased at Captain Steves.


Mauricio Jr caught his first Shark.   Great fightsharkdad

David had no problem biting the biter.  All sharks were safely released to get bigger into the Ocean.nathanbluefish nathanshark

Who’s Ready To Fish??



AHOY! Captain in training, Luciana (Jimmy’s daughter), is beginning to learn the water just like the rest of her family. Are you interested in a fun trip for your family? Fun trips are for families that want to learn more about fishing around Chincoteague Island; often anglers will clam, fish, watch dolphin, and more. Stop by the store and ask our staff about the Chincoteague Experience Trips.

Fishing Report: September 15, 2014

The weather here on the island is nice and cool in the mornings and evenings and warm in the middle of the day. You might enjoy relaxing on the beach in the afternoon (bring a jacket just in case) and roasting a hot dog over a nice fire or walking over to one of our local ice cream shops and enjoying a sweet treat with the family. No matter your vacation mission; it’s time to fish, it’s time to relax, it’s time to stop by Captain Steve’s, and it’s time for some fun!

Inlet and Surf: Anglers are catching Kingfish, Bluefish, and a few Croakers and baits of choice are: Bloodworm, Squid, and Bloodworm Fishbites.  Reports of Sharks and Rays caught using cut baits, mackerel, and squid. A few Flounder are being caught off the surf using bucktails, cut bait, and blood worms. A few Red Drum were caught off the surf using fresh finger mullet and spots.

Channels: Kingfish and Croakers still hanging around the channel; anglers having the most success with bloodworm and fishbites (Flavors: bloodworm, squid, and shrimp). Scattered reports of Flounder and baits of choice are: cut bait, silversides, and gulp bait.

See You All Soon! Tight Lines Everyone.


John Siewny with a nice catch of Kingfish (whiting) and Croaker caught near the inlet using bloodworm and bloodworm fishbites. #GreatTastingFish


Curtis and Derek from Washington DC caught two very nice Flounder and a bunch of Kingfish in the Assateague Channel and the inlet. They chartered a trip with Captain John aboard the Huntress Charters. #BroughtHomeTheBacon


Mr. Ralph with a puffer fish caught off the docks in the Assateague Channel. Careful ladies… he’s married. #Fishbites #Bloodworm


Nate with a 25 inch sandshark caught off the new pier using squid. #nightfishing


Debbie, Cindy, Reyer, and Cole from Pennsylvania enjoyed some nice family time while crabbing on Assateague Island. #CaughtSomeKeepersToo #TeachingKidsTheBasics


Sarahsuh from Virginia spent all afternoon crabbing on Assateague Island. This lady angler fished harder than anyone else I saw all weekend.


Travis Wright with a ray caught in the Chincoteague Channel. #LongTail

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Captain Pablo, Eric, and Brian from Chatham Massachusetts, aboard the Donna Jean II, caught a 61 inch Wahoo and nice Albacore Tuna offshore. #GoRedSox #Beantownies


We’ve posted this sample pic before, but we have a lot of inquiries about Red Drum rigs and these are two of our most popular. On the left we have an East Coast High Low Rig with 5/O circle hooks and on the right a Fishfinder rig with a 7/O J-Hook complete with two different style weights. Baits of choice are: Bunker, Finger Mullet, Spot, Peeler Crab, Shrimp, Bloodworm, and Clam.


September 11th Memorial


September 11th Memorial

Captain Steve’s would like to take the time to remember all those that are no longer with us, and send our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends that lost loved ones on September 11th. There is never enough appreciation for all those that serve our nation as US service members, firemen, policemen, medical response teams, and all the other jobs out there that civilians depend on everyday. All the staff at Captain Steve’s says thank you and may God bless this great nation.