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 http://www.doalures.com

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





August Breakers! – Walk On Opening

9 08 2016

Leaving from Madison on the Little Choptank we are enjoying excellent fly and light tackle angling with breaking stripers and bluefish. Spanish mackerel are around as well. While I am currently fully booked for August I do have one open walk on date for a six hour trip. I need one angler to share the cost on Tuesday, August 16. The trip will run from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Cost is $225 and includes license, tackle, ice and cold drinks. Contact Kevin at kjosenhans@aol.com or 443-783-3271 if interested. 





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 kjosenhans@aol.com. It’s a great trip, don’t miss out!





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 kjosenhans@aol.com 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 kjosenhans@aol.com or 443-783-3271 to reserve yours today. 

  





Susquehanna Flats – Take 3!

20 01 2016

Josenhans Fly Fishing is currently taking bookings for the Susquehanna Flats catch & release season that runs from March 1 through May 3. That being said, I’m only fishing April 10 through April 22, so I have a very limited number of dates available. Half, 3/4 and full day trips are available. Fishing license and top-of-the-line Sage and G.Loomis tackle is provided;  as are my custom tied flies, ice, bottled water and soft drinks. The past two flats seasons have been a washout, so let’s hope the third times the charm. There was a good number of thirty-inch rockfish in the bay this past fall, so I’m counting on their return to the spring’s pre-spawn staging grounds. When it’s right, there’s nothing like it! Contact me to discuss your trip at 443-783-3271 or kjosenhans@aol.com.

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LaJan of CWA with a big striper

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First Week at the Flats in the Books

11 04 2015

Muddy water but some very nice fish being caught. Here are our three best of the week.  

     





Fisherman’s Island Red Drum

11 03 2015

I have one spot open to share a  trophy red drum trip with another angler on Thursday, April 30. We will be casting lures or flies to cruising red drum and stripers on the flats of Smith and Fisherman’s Island on Virginia’s lower eastern shore. Contact me for details at kjosenhans@aol.com or 443-783-3271. 







Good Year for the Susquehanna Flats?

23 02 2015

While last year’s Susquehanna Flats catch and release season surely tried the patience of even the most passionate flats aficionado, I look for better things to come as this spring approaches. Here’s my reasoning. This past fall saw a pretty good run of striped bass in Maryland’s mid and lower bay. Beginning in mid-September, Tangier Sound and the bay proper along with the shallows surrounding the bay islands of Tangier, Smith, South Marsh, Holland, and so on, provided some of the best fly and light tackle angling for rockfish that we’ve experienced in several years. As the waters cooled, stripers gravitated towards the deeper channel edges of lower Tangier Sound, Smith Point and the mouth of the Potomac River. While the strong 2011 year class was well represented, many fish in the 28″ to 32″ category were also brought boat-side. These bigger males should begin returning to the spawning grounds in March, and I have to believe many of the 2011 fish, which should be approaching twenty inches or better, will tag along and fill in the gaps. There is always the chance of a true trophy of 40-inches, or more. All we need is some relatively clean water. Hopefully, most of the heavy snow melt gives the Susquehanna river basin a break for a change.

To that end, I will once again be trailering my Jones Brothers to Havre de Grace for this very special spring fishery. I still have a few open dates remaining during the month of April, so if you would like to get in on this fun shallow water fishery please email or call me at your earliest convenience. I can be reached at kjosenhans@aol.com or 443-783-3271.

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