Josenhans Fly Fishing Newsletter

1 05 2010
Just got done a busy week on the Susky Flats! Fished all half day trips – sometimes two-a-day – Tuesday through Friday. For the most part fishing was fantastic! The first three days the wind blew NW like a strong spring cold front that wouldn’t leave. We fished Tuesday and Wednesday in steady 20 to 30 K winds but hardly noticed because the fishing was so good!
 
Catches of up to 75 fish a trip (4 – 5 hours) kept clients happy. While most of the stripers were schoolie males averaging 3 – 6 lbs., there was the occasional fish to 12 pounds that would surprise the happy angler and test his drag setting. Biggest of the week was 29 pounds and unfortunately (somewhat) I was the lucky angler. Big fish was caught on a gold Tony in eight feet of water.
 
We caught fish on topwater lures like Stillwater Smack-It and Storm Chug Bug, Bass Assassins, Tony spoons and flies. Largest fly-caught rock of the week goes to Jack McKenna for his 8 pound striper on Friday evening. Fish were wide-spread as we found them on the north, west and southern edges of the flats. I think towards the later part of the week the real big fish were beginning to spawn, as the catch ratio for myself and the other guides was much in favor of the school-sized fish.
Still a fun week and I am already looking forward to returning next year. I will probably be keeping my boat in a slip in Havre de Grace next April, so I can skip the constant driving back and forth. Thanks to all who joined me this year and I hope to have you back next season.
 
I’ll be starting my Tangier Sound trips next week and I hear from some friends that the rock are biting! I’m hoping for some speckled trout this spring, so if I hear of, or run into any good concentrations of this great game fish I’ll post here. Also, if anyone would like to try their luck at a big red drum (25 lbs. +) I’ll be running evening trips out of Crisfield during the month of May. This is mostly fishing near the bank with peeler or soft crab baits – not some guys cup of tea – but you do have the chance to catch a monster drum, along with specks and stripers. Let me know if there is any interest and we’ll discuss our options. Here are a couple of the bigger stripers that we caught on topwater right at dusk.
Tight lines,
 
Kevin  
 
Capt. Kevin Josenhans
Josenhans Fly Fishing
10154 Grapevine Road 
Mardela Springs, MD 21837
443-783-3271

 


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