Autumn on Tangier Sound

3 12 2017

Sorry I haven’t posted much but I’ve been on the water a lot, and by the time I get home the computer screen is just a blur. I often take the easy way out and simply post photos on my Facebook @JosenhansFlyFishing and Instagram @KevinJosenhans accounts. Please check out all my social media sites for current fishing reports. A picture really is worth a thousand words.

We’ve enjoyed a fantastic fall, fishing for stripers and speckled trout out of Crisfield. Shallow water action was great around Smith and Tangier Islands casting DOA CAL Shad Tails in Pearl or chartreuse colors. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love the DOA 4-inch Shad tail, especially for larger stripers. The action is extremely lifelike at slow or higher retrieve speeds. Attach to a 3/8 or 1/2 ounce DOA Premium Jig Head and you have my go-to rockfish bait. Check it out at

Enjoy some of my favorite shots of Autumn on Tangier Sound, with a few bonus pics out of Madison on the Little Choptank.


Specks on the Increase 

24 07 2016

Tangier Sound speckled trout catches have improved of late. We enjoyed a couple of good days recently while casting   D.O.A. CAL Shads to stump-infested waters near the many marsh islands in this area. Rigged on a 3/8 ounce jig head the shad tail exhibits a remarkably lifelike swimming action that entices both specks and rockfish. Be careful while cruising the shallows near the islands as the centuries old stumps love to gobble-up bright, shiny lower units. Slow go is a must. I look for speck catches to steadily increase, with the peak sometime in late September. 

June Walk On Notice

31 05 2016

I’ve had a few requests to run some walk on trips as a cost sharing measure. I have two dates open for two or three anglers to get together to split the fee. They are Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21. This will be for a full day (8 hour) trip out of either Crisfield or Cambridge (Location is negotiable). Depending on location, targeted species may include rockfish (stripers), speckled trout, bluefish and possibly flounder. Cost for two will be $275 each, for three $185 each. License, tackle, ice and cold drinks included. If interested, please call me, Capt. Kevin Josenhans, at 443-783-3271 or email It’s a great trip, don’t miss out!

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


New ‘Tangier Slam’ Release Ruler¬†

26 02 2016

“Tangier Slam” by Release Ruler is a custom fishing ruler – made in the USA – available exclusively at Josenhans Fly Fishing. Current MD/VA seasons, size and creel limits are clearly displayed for striped bass, speckled trout and redfish (the Tangier Slam). We will carry a quality 3M adhesive backed decal (same material found in automotive wraps),  along with a flexible, yet durable PVC model that can be rolled up for convenient storage. The PVC end can be folded at a 90 degree angle for accurate fish measurement. Dimensions are 3″ x 36.” Manufacturer suggested retail is $15.99. Contact Kevin at or 443-783-3271 to reserve yours today. 


Speckled Trout Wintering Grounds

16 02 2015

November 1, 1987
“The Navy canceled tests of underwater explosives in Chesapeake Bay after a blast killed as many as 3,000 sea trout and produced criticism from fishermen and officials. “We were surprised we had any kill at all” from Friday’s explosion, said Diane Palermo, a Navy spokeswoman. The explosion came a year after the Navy promised the charges would not cause significant fish kills.”
Courtesy (go figure)

Present Day – Does anyone remember when this test occurred? I know, I’m showing my age (and yours if you answer). If I remember correctly, the majority of the fish were juvenile spotted sea trout. I was surprised at the time because it was reported November 1st and I thought all the specks had left for the season. Now I’m told the juveniles may winter here. I think it was the main bay off Solomons somewhere. I bring this up because the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has applied for permission to conduct a new tagging study using acoustic tags – signal tracking – on speckled trout in the bay region. I’m not read in on the project so I don’t know the current status. In addition to tracking the fishes movements a temperature sensor will be implanted in the fish which should help us to understand cold weather migration and cold stun kill events. So little is really known about the speckled trout’s winter migration patterns. If approved, the results should be published in early 2016. You may reply to me by email if you don’t want to do it here. Thanks!


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

Walk- On Notice – Oct 13 & 14

8 10 2014

I have two walk-on trips available for one or two anglers on Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14. Sorry for the short notice but I hope you can make it because fishing has been very good! I already have one angler and I need one or two more. If one (for a total of two) cost will be $250 each. If two (for a total of three) cost will be $170 each. Please call, text or email me ASAP if interested. Don’t miss this great fall fishing!! or 443-783-3271.


NY Times Fishes Crisfield

1 08 2014

Nice article by NY Times freelance writer Tim Neville who fished with me last September.

Catch of the Week

13 07 2014

A few nice specks made a showing this week, including Mike Anderson’s 26-inch, six-pound trophy pictured below. If the wind would take a break for more than a day or two I believe our catch numbers would increase as well. Bluefish of two to three pounds are slamming Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows rigged with single hooks while casting to shallow water structure. What a blast this is on my feather-light G. Loomis spin tackle!