Josenhans FF – White Perch On the Way!!

28 02 2012

The annual white perch run on the Nanticoke River is starting to show signs of life and if you want to get a good date, book your trip today. This is a great time to take home some delicious perch fillets for the fryer. The all-expense-paid trip is only $275 for the boat; this includes license, tackle, bait, ice for your catch, drinks and snacks! Just don’t forget to bring a cooler for your fish. This is a six-hour trip and a fun way to start the spring season. I’ll be starting these trips on Monday, March 5, and I expect the fishing to last at least two weeks. Don’t miss out. If you wait for the reports, I will probably be booked. Hope to see you on the water!!





Josenhans FF ~ Pic…eh…Crappie Report

24 02 2012

What began as a quest for trophy chain pickerel, soon morphed into a routine crappie expedition. The “speckled perch,” as my friend Shawn Kimbro so eloquently stated, were more eager to please. Rather than bore you with my mundane writings that would not do justice to an absolutely gorgeous day on the Pocomoke River, here is a link to Shawn’s take on the day in his blog Chesapeake Light Tackle. Shawn’s narrative is a refreshing change of pace, as it allows the reader to experience the trip through the client’s eyes.  You may wish to bookmark the site for future reference. Shawn has a gift for the written word and I thoroughly enjoy reading his timely and informative fishing reports during the course of a fishing season. You might also want to check-out Shawn’s new book, Chesapeake Light Tackle – An Introduction to Light Tackle Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. I intend to pick up a copy this weekend.

Don’t forget, CCA’s TieFest 2012 is this Saturday, February 25, at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester, MD. Show hours are 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. I hope to see you there!

Josenhans FF ~ Pocomoke Walk-On Trips

15 02 2012
I’ve had quite a bit of interest of late to fish the Pocomoke, with several folks looking to share a trip – I know it’s a long drive for many of you. If any of you would like to take advantage of this fun fishery, along with the walk-on cost-savings, please let me know. The price for two will be $140 per person , for three it’s $100 per person . This is the walk-on rate. You may still charter the boat for six-hours for just $275 – but you need to get your own friends ;-). This includes minnows (for perch and crappie, but they can be caught without bait), license, water, soda, ice, and coffee and donuts. You will need to bring your own lunch. Again, this is a six-hour trip.
Last Friday we had good numbers of crappie caught on fly and spinning gear, along with several pickerel to 24″ – and we weren’t even trying for the pickerel. A couple of bass, too. I have an all-pickerel trip this coming Friday so I hope to get some great photos. Stay tuned!!

Josenhans FF ~ Pickerel Come on Strong

4 02 2012

Yesterday, while crappie fishing on the Pocomoke, Tom Hylden and friends were pleasantly surprised by the good number of pickerel that ate our jig/minnow combinations. This should bode well for fly fishermen who seek to do battle with this aggressive member of the pike family. CCA MD is holding a Tidal Pickerel Championship and I believe the Pocomoke is as good a spot as any to take home the trophy. This is a “no bait” tournament, so if you would like to give the Pocomoke a shot give me a call and I’ll toss the minnows and concentrate on putting you on some good pickerel grounds. Back to yesterday’s trip, we did land maybe 30 or so crappie to 12-inches, along with a few bass to sixteen. Our final pickerel tally was maybe ten, not too bad considering our crappie gear. It was a fun mid-winter day on a beautiful tidal river.

Whitney Tilt shows off a good size Pocomoke pickerel


John Camp coaxed a couple of bass out of the brush


The makings of a fish-fry! All bass and pickerel were released.