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. Captain Fenton has been catching Stripers in our local waters for more than 20 years and knows how exciting it is to land one of these Trophy fish. Most of our large Striped Bass are caught in the Chesapeake Bay during Spring Trophy season that runs from May 1st thru June 15th and during the Fall & Winter Season which is from October 4th thru December 31st, 2019. Nice size fish can be also be caught and kept in the James River and York River depending on the time of year.
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 at that time. Most of our Stripers are caught by trolling lures near large schools of bait in the Chesapeake Bay but we also use casting methods around bridges or structures and float live eels while drifting to catch citation size Striped Bass.
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:( Trophy Season May 1-June 15 / Bay Season Oct 4 – Dec 31 / Coastal Season Jan 1-Mar 31 )
– 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