Josenhans FF ~ Specks Still Going Strong!!

14 06 2012

Speckled trout catches show no signs of slowing down! During a recent five-day stretch my clients boated a total of 100 trout!! That’s an average of 20 per day if you don’t have your calculator handy¬†ūüôā While we’re not seeing quite the number of big females that we had several weeks ago, the mostly male specks have been averaging 16″-21,” so no small potatoes there. Every so often a roe-laden female will push the tape to 23-inches. In¬†addition to¬†casting the shallows for specks we have tried jigging-up some flounder with mixed results. Dave Wilmoth, Rob McColligan¬†and Rob’s son Jeremy managed two beautiful flounder of 21″ and 17,” in addition to 18 specks to 22″; along with¬†a 32-inch rockfish caught by Jeremy. On the very next day, Lou Pochettino, his son¬†Dave Pochettino¬†and Dave’s son Alex, along with Lou’s son-in-law Gus McKee and Gus’ son Mac were patient enough to boat four keeper flounder of 18″ to 19-1/2″. Eight pretty speckled trout to 21″¬†were also brought to the boat.¬†Lou was treated to seeing his two grandson’s¬†out-fish¬†their dad’s. We are hoping for a repeat of the super flounder fishing that we had last summer and it appears that things are right on track. Specialized Baits¬†bucktails and Berkley Gulp! Swimming Mullet¬†did the job on the flatties. I look for continued good fishing for specks and the flounder should get better with each passing day. It looks to be a great summer here on Tangier Sound!

Michael Avara and Steve Malan with a brace of specks

Jim Davis landed this nice speck

Glen Cooper fooled this fat trout on a very windy day

Glen and Jack Cooper with one of a dozen trout caught by 9 a.m.

Tim Riley showing off one of 24 specks boated

Tim even threw in a nice rockfish

Jeremy McColligan and dad Rob shows off Jeremy’s 32-inch striper

Jeremy getting in on the speckled trout action

Dave Wilmoth with a nice speck

Alex Pochettino struck first with a nice flounder

Mac McKee shows off his first speck with Grandad looking on

Dolphin gave Alex and Mac a show as good as Sea World!

Mac and dad Gus with a big flounder


Josenhans FF ~ Better Late Than Never

5 06 2012

As promised, here are some final shots from a very successful spring Susquehanna Flats season. Though many of the BIG stripers had spawned and gone by mid-month, there were enough new recruits in the 30-inch plus range during the last two weeks of the season to keep things interesting. All-in-all a great way to start the summer striper season. Thanks again to all who fished with me and I look forward to seeing you again soon, either for some Tangier Sound fishing or next spring on the flats.

My Best!! Capt. Kevin Josenhans