Striped Bass Fishing Charters
Atlantic Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) Rockfish, Striper
Book your next Striped Bass fishing trip with Hold Fast Charters and make memories to last a lifetime. We want to invite you and your friends out on the water for this once in a lifetime experience aboard our 30 FT Baja Fisherman. Capt. Fenton has been catching stripers in our local waters for over 20 years and knows how exciting it is to land one of these Trophy fish. Our striped bass fishing charters are available at different times of the year deepening on where they are during their annual migration as they move in & out of the bay and rivers. The majority of our large Striped Bass are caught in the Chesapeake Bay during Spring Trophy season that runs from May 1st thru June 15th and also during the Fall Season which runs from October 4th thru December 31st, 2018. Nice size fish can be also be caught and kept in the James River and York River during these prime fishing seasons for Striped Bass
We use several proven techniques to catch stripped bass but it usually depends on their location, time of year and what bait their feeding on. Most of our fish are caught trolling artificial lures around large schools bait and can range in size from 10 lbs to over 40 lbs. We also use casting method around bridges & structure, vertical jigging and occasionally float some live eels to catch citation size Stripers.
All the rods & reels, lures, bait, ice and other necessary gear will be provided on the boat but bring your own cooler if you want to take home what you catch. Bottled water is provided for everyone but you’ll want to bring your own food & other drinks if plan to eat during the trip. Adult beverages are ok too, but must be handled in an adult manor. Please remember to bring only plastic or can drinks, “NO GLASS BOTTLES”and “NO BANANAS” are allowed on the boat. As a safety precaution, it is at the Captains discretion to cancel and/or rescheduled any trip due to bad weather or any other unforeseen issue that may arise before or during a trip.
State Regulations for Striped Bass:
– Possession Limit and Minimum Size vary by season
– Capture Citation Minimum Weight: 40 lbs
– Release Citation Minimum Length: 44″
– State Record is 74 lbs Caught by Cary Wolfe in 2012
Check list of other things you might want to bring.
– Soft soled shoes
– Appropriate Clothing
– Medication if needed
Contact us today to schedule your Striped Bass Fishing Trip aboard Hold Fast Charters 757-592-2825