The Fat Lady has Sung

15 05 2016

The game is over, for this season’s southern Chesapeake adventure, at least. While we certainly enjoyed our share of exciting moments chasing bull reds and trophy stripers on the lower bay flats, the weather was not our friend. Cool temperatures, dirty water and more east wind than you’d see during a tropical storm, all made for difficult sight-fishing conditions. ‘Boom or Bust’ is how I’d best describe the action. Still, when after what seems like a thousand casts you finally hook that behemoth drum, and she begins peeling 30# braid from the reel at an alarming clip, the wait is long forgotten. Or, as the boat is surrounded by 40-plus inch stripers who continue to ignore your near perfect presentations, when finally a monster inhales your offering and the battle is on, the wait is long forgotten. As one client aptly described it, after experiencing a mild case of buck fever, “this is not fishing, but trophy big game hunting!” Thanks to all my clients for your patience and perseverance, both those who succeeded and those who did not. This fishery will test the mettle of the most ardent angler. Therein lies the drug. 

Tangier Slam Rulers In Stock

14 03 2016

“Tangier Slam” Release Rulers now IN STOCK. Decals and flexible PVC available exclusively through Josenhans Fly Fishing. $15.99 + $3.50 shipping (tax incl). Contact Kevin Josenhans at or 443-783-3271. #releaserulerCheck this link to Tangier Slam


3rd Annual Huk Performance Fishing Red Trout Tournament

12 01 2015

This is going to be a great event! Fantastic tournament venue, food and fun! Mark your calendar today!

2015/01/img_4548.jpg 3rd Annual Huk Performance Fishing Red Trout Catch & Release Tournament

CCA Maryland Announces Huk as Title Sponsor for 3rd Annual Red Trout Tournament

5 01 2015

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/b56/18615203/files/2015/01/img_4511.png The Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland announced today an agreement whereby Huk Performance Fishing Gear (
has become the TITLE SPONSOR of the 2015 Red Trout catch, photo & release fishing tournament on September 18-20th, 2015. I have fished this tournament since it’s inaugural season and I have to tell you it’s a blast. Headquartered in Crisfield, MD we get to fish some of the best speckled trout and redfish waters on the Chesapeake Bay. Click on the links below for additional info.

3rd Annual Huk Red Trout Tournament

CCA/Huk News Release

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30 08 2014

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“Trout” Heating Up

14 06 2014

We’ve all been waiting for the speck fishing to heat up and with the recent spell of hot weather there is the anticipation of some North Carolina trout heading our way. Yesterday, while prospecting for a few of the spotted variety we happened across one of his cousin’s, the weakfish ; a.k.a. gray trout, grey trout, yellowfin, tiderunner, squeteague, or simply sea trout (This fish has more aliases than a bad rapper). Anyway, the six pound ‘weakie’ (had to throw that in there, sorry) was a pleasant surprise. Oh, and we did manage to land four ‘specks’ of 18 to 20 inches, so things are looking good for a summer run. Remember, all speckled trout caught in Virginia waters must be released until August 1st. Specks caught in Maryland’s portion of the bay may be kept, but the creel is now 4 per day.

Paul Anderson shows off his 27-inch ‘weakfish’

Chen Sun boated this fine redfish on a Berkley Gulp! Swimming Mullet

Chen Sun boated this fine redfish on a Berkley Gulp! Swimming Mullet

Josenhans FF – Summer Highlights

28 09 2013

Summer is fast leaving us as nighttime temperatures dip to the mid-forties, cooling the sound’s shallows and triggering a feeding instinct in the bay’s migratory fish species. Speckled trout are as fat as I have seen them this year, bloated with silversides, juvenile spot and baby bunker. Redfish are schooling into tightly packed schools and moving towards deeper water in preparation for their long migration south to the Carolina’s. While it can be tough some days keeping up with the constant movements of both species as they prepare for their trek south, it’s that challenge or ‘hunt’ that actually makes fishing fun. (Though I’m sure there are days when my clients would say otherwise) Enjoy some summer highlights..