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Key Dreams Fishing Reports 2017

KeyDreams, Tues. 28 Nov 2017, Striper

We were blessed with the wind laying down giving us some fishable weather. We took advantage of this and did some Striper fishing.  It was a finicky bite, but there was plenty of nibblers to steel our baits.  We kept our limit of really nice sized Stripers.

KeyDreams, Sat. 7 Oct 2017, Red Drum

We had friends and family get out fishing with us this weekend.  The forecast was sketchy at best but managed to take advantage of the Red Drum. Lots of fun.

KeyDreams, Thurs. 14 Sept. 2017, Big Red Drum, Ray and Shark

We had a Father with his sons on vacation get together with us this morning to go on the hunt for some Flounder and Big Red Drum.  We had some tough weather with high seas up to 5 foot lately so we had canceled our trips since the last report, finally we had a beautiful morning with south winds and the seas laid down.  The water was still sandy and the Flounder bite was really tough today, we didn’t catch any keepers, but the Big Red Drum, Ray, Shark and Sea bass gave us the most action today.  We ended up catching some Big Bull Red Drum today measuring 33 and 41 inches that weren’t big enough for the Big Fish Virginia Citation Award ( 46 inches for Red Drum ).  The 41 incher is bigger than it looks because the big guy holding it is 6’5”.  The Big Reds were released and swam off strong to fight another day. We were back to the dock around noon and beat the Afternoon Storm.  Lots of fun.

KeyDreams, Tues. 5 Sept. 2017, Flounder, Bull Red Drum, Puppy Drum

We had our hard core fishing couple with us again this morning.  The weather had been keeping them from fishing, but when it finally looked fishable for them they had to go.  It was a bit breezier then the forecast with winds at 15 to 20 and at times 20 to 25 knots which made fishing a more difficult but they wanted to go anyway.  Since the winds were out of the south the waves weren’t too big and we were able to keep the boat from rocking too much.  Other than the wind it was a Beautiful Sunny Day.  We caught a few nice Flounder up to 19 inches, we also caught some keeper Puppy Drum today for the cooler and Red Bull Drum at 37 inches that wasn’t big enough for the Big Fish Virginia Citation Award ( 46 inches for Red Drum ).  The Big Red may not have won a trophy but it sure gave him a fight to remember and wore him out for a bit.  The Big Red was released and swam off strong to fight another day. Lots of fun.

KeyDreams, Fri. 18 Aug. 2017, Flounder, Spadefish limit in the box

We had a Crazy Fun Family get out fishing with us this morning.  It was a beautiful day with light SW winds but just enough to keep it from getting hot out there on the bay.  We messed around with the Spadefish today and ended up putting their limit in the box.  It was hard to break away from the Spadefish action but they wanted some Flounder too.  We ended up catching a few Flounder with the time we had left.  We also caught the normal other stuff like little Seabass, Oyster Toads and such and got back to the dock around noon before the afternoon heat kicked in.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Thurs. 17 Aug. 2017, Flounder, Blues and Grey Trigger fish

Today we had a Father and Son go out fishing with us for some Flounder Fishing.  We caught 6 Flounder today up to 19 inches keeping only 2 for dinner today.  We definitely had a couple big ones on but they shook the hook.  The bite was finicky but they were there.  We also got Bluefish and Grey Triggerfish for the cooler.  It was beautiful today with light winds and some overcast keeping it cooler and we were back to the dock around Noon.  We also caught the normal variety of the other stuff like Oyster toads, small Sea bass and such.

KeyDreams, Tues. 15 Aug. 2017, Flounder, 3 Times A Charm

We had a Family outing for Mom and Dad to get the Kids out fishing and catch some Flounder.  I was a too windy on first scheduled day and T-Storms on the second scheduled day, but 3 was a charm and it was gorgeous and easy to fish this day.  We ended up putting 8 Flounder in the box up to 22 inches.  Dad was the Flounder Magnet with the magic touch catching most of the Flounder today.  We all had fun, looking forward to fishing with them again next year.  We also caught the normal other stuff like bluefish, Seabass, Oyster Toads and such.  Back to the Dock around noon and beat the Afternoon Thunder Storms.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Fri. 11 Aug. 2017, Flounder, Spadefish

We had our Hard core fishing couple out with us again today.  It was a beautiful day with light winds but just enough to keep it from getting hot out there on the bay.  We ended up catching 5 Flounder today.  We messed around with some Spadefish and ended up putting some of them in the box along with a nice keeper Grey Trout.  We also caught the normal other stuff like little Seabass, Oyster Toads and such.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Fri. 04 Aug. 2017, Flounder, Spadefish Boat Limit

We had a family outing for Mom and Dad to get the boys out fishing with Key Dreams this morning.  It was a beautiful day with light South winds but just enough to keep it from getting hot out there on the bay.  We ended up starting with the Spadefish and they finally got the hang of the bite and got their boat limit of 28 Spadefish for the Cooler and released one, and also got one grey trigger fish for a little variety.  We spent the rest of the trip focused on Flounder and ended up catching 6 Flounder with 4 of them really nice Keepers ranging from 18 to 22 inches.  in the box.  We also caught the normal other stuff like little Seabass, Oyster Toads and such and got back to the dock before it got really Hot.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Thurs. 03 Aug. 2017, Flounder Fishing Couple

We had a Flounder Fishing Couple get out and go out fishing with us today for just Flounder Fishing.  We had a beautiful day with little wind and not too hot.  We ended up catching 16 nice Flounder today keeping 10 of them up to 22 inches for the cooler.  We also caught 3 nice eating size Bluefish for a little variety.  We also caught the normal other stuff like Croakers, Seabass, Eel, Skate, Oyster Toads and such.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Wed. 02 Aug. 2017, Spadefish Fascination, Young Justin Bieber look alike

We had a family visiting their Navy daughter.  Dad wanted to get the family out for some Family Fun fishing with us this morning.  It was a beautiful day with light winds but just enough to keep it from getting hot out there on the bay.  We ended up starting with the Spadefish and they were just having too much fun to leave and the current was just rite so we stayed with them for most of the trip.  Time flew by and they did want to catch some flounder to go along with their Spadefish so we ran off to get some flounder but with less than an hour we caught a couple Flounder but they were just a little under the 17 inch minimum limit.  We didn’t catch the other stuff today like little Seabass, Oyster Toads and such since we spent so little time flounder fishing today.  These guys were a lot of fun and kept us laughing, oh yea that’s not Justin Bieber.  They did say sometimes while visiting other places in the past they have had young ladies approach him thinking he was Justin Bieber.  We got back to the dock before it got really Hot.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Tues. 01 Aug. 2017, Flounder,

We had a group with family visiting in town and wanted to get the kids out for some fishing with us this morning for a half day trip.  These young’un worked hard trying to get some Flounder and we ended up catching 5 Flounder with 1 of them making it to the box.  We also caught the normal other stuff like little Seabass, Oyster Toads and a Croaker.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Thur. 27 July 2017, Spadefish and Little Flounder Girl

We had a half day Family Fun Fishing trip today where were 3 generations got out fishing with the kids on KeyDreams on this beautiful morning on the Chesapeake Bay.  The Flounder bight was finicky and the flounder magnet turned out to be the little girl today catching almost all of the Flounder.  I was told back home she out fishes everyone in the lakes and rivers too.  We did managed to get 7 Flounder with but only 2 keeper Flounder made it to the box.  We also caught a couple Spadefish, along with the other variety of fish like Oyster Toads, Sea bass, and Croaker.  It was a Fun and Beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay today.

KeyDreams, Mon. 24 July 2017, Flounder, Spadefish, Biting live baits heads off to counter Banana Curse

We had a Family Fun Fishing trip today for the Boys to get out fishing with KeyDreams on this beautiful morning on the Chesapeake Bay.  The Flounder bight was good and we did managed to get 11 Flounder with 6 Big Keepers ranging up to 24 inches.  We also spent some time working on the Spadefish that were finicky again today but we still managed to get a bunch for the cooler. 

During the day I looked down in the cockpit and saw a couple of them biting the heads off the live baits and my First mate taking pictures.  I later found out the story.  Apparently they were taking a break to have some Zucchini Bread that one of the guys was supposed to bring, but instead they realized he brought Banana Bread, so to break the Banana on a boat curse they bit the heads off some of the Live Bait to make amends.  

We also caught Skates, Oyster Toads and Seabass.  It was a Fun and Beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay with a Great bunch of guys. Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Sun. 23 Jul. 2017, Flounder and Spadefish among Friends

We had a group of friends get together with us today for a Day on the Bay fishing on KeyDreams.  It was a beautiful Sunny day on the Bay.  We only caught 4 Flounder today with the biggest measuring 24 inches.  We did spend some time working the Spades that were feeding finicky but still managed a nice bunch of Spades for the cooler.  These guys just seemed to love getting out on the water and enjoying a day off work having a good time together. We also caught Seabass, Croaker, Oyster Toads and Skates. Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Sat. 22 Jul. 2017, Flounder, Southside Boys and Girls Club Flounder Tournament

Today we had the East Coast Repair & Fabrication Team participating in the 2017 Southside Boys and Girls Club Flounder Tournament.  It was a slow flounder bight today but they did manage to catch 9 Flounder today with 4 of them nice sized keepers up to 22 inches. 

They were in 1st place for about 20 minutes because we were the 1st to weigh in.  After all the weigh-ins, they placed 7th overall.  They did manage to win the Sponsor Championship as East Coast Repair & Fabrication – Key Dreams, by having the Heaviest Flounder among the Sponsor Boats.

I was so glad that they really enjoyed themselves, for them it was more about the boys and girls club then winning a tournament, Great bunch of men with big hearts.  We also caught Bluefish, Croaker, Skate, Oyster Toads, Seabass, and an Eel.  It was a bit Breezy out of the south but still a beautiful Day on the Chesapeake Bay.

KeyDreams, Sun. 16 July 2017, Flounder, Spadefish, Trigger fish, Grey Trout

We had a beautiful morning with light winds and much cooler then the heat wave we just had.  Today a Dad got his son out fishing with us for some Family Fun on the Chesapeake Bay.  The Flounder bight was slow and picky but we did managed to get 4 Flounder with a couple nice keeper up to 22 inches.  We also caught Some Spadefish, Grey Trigger, Grey Trout, Seabass, Skates and Oyster Toads, which gave them some good rod bending.  It was a Fun and Beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay today.

KeyDreams, Sat. 15 July 2017, Spadefish

KeyDreams, Fri. 14 July 2017, Spadefish

KeyDreams, Thur. 13 July 2017, Spadefish and Flounder

KeyDreams, Mon. 10 July 2017, Flounder, Spadefish

We had a ½ day Family Fun Fishing trip this morning to get out and do some fishing with KeyDreams on this beautiful morning on the Chesapeake Bay.  The Flounder bight was a little slower today, but we did managed to get 5 Flounder with 4 nice keeper Flounder ranging up to 21 inches and worked over the Spadefish who were also being finicky this morning.  We did manage 9 Spadefish for the table as well.  We also caught Skates, and Oyster Toads.  It was a Fun and Beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay today.

KeyDreams, Sat. 8 Jul. 2017, Flounder, Spadefish

We had a group of friends from college get together with us today on KeyDreams for a ½ day of Flounder and Spade fishing.  It was a beautiful day with SW winds.  We caught 14 Spadefish and a couple nice Flounder up to 24 inches today.  Some of these guys never been fishing before so everything was new and exciting.  These guys seemed to just love getting out on the water and enjoying a day off and having a good time together. They had plenty of fresh fillets to share with friends at the beach tonight.  We still caught the other stuff like Skates, Oyster toads, Seabass, and Croaker.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Wed. 5 Jul. 2017, Flounder, Spadefish, 48th Anniversary

We had our Hard Core Fishing Couple on board again today for their 48th Wedding Anniversary.  This young lady and her husband love to go fishing every year for their anniversary with us.  A beautiful morning with calm seas was perfect for this couple.  We caught our Boat limit of Spadefish and 12 flounder up to 24 inches today.  We also caught a Shark, Skates, Oyster Toads, Seabass and Croaker, It was another fun day with these guys as usual and a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.

KeyDreams, Mon. 03 July 2017, Flounder, Spadefish

We had a family group outing for getting the Kids out fishing with us for a Quick Morning trip.  It was a beautiful morning with light SW winds but just enough to keep it from getting hot out there on the bay most of the morning.  We fished for Flounder for a short period of time and ended up only catching couple undersized.  We messed around with the Spadefish and ended up putting 14 nice sized ones in the box.  We also caught the normal other stuff like little Seabass, Oyster Toads, Skates and such and got back to the dock around 11am before it got really Hot.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Fri. 30 Jun. 2017, Flounder, Spadefish

We had a Dad get the boys out fishing with us this morning.  It was a beautiful day with light SW winds but just enough to keep it from getting hot out there on the bay.  We ended up catching 6 Flounder with one of them 21 inches.  The Spadefish ended up taking center stage today catching their limit and keeping the rods bent with those Crazy Fish. We also caught the normal other stuff like Bluefish, Skates, Croaker, Roundhead, Porgy, little Seabass, Oyster Toads and such.  Lots of Fun.

KeyDreams, Thu. 29 Jun. 2017, Flounder, Shark, Bat Ray

Got these guys out for a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.  The Flounder were biting good today but keepers were hard to find today.  We caught 17 Flounder with 3 of them nice sized keepers. We also had a reel screamer Bat Ray and a Shark today. We also caught Skates, Bluefish, Seabass, Croaker, Grey Trout and Oyster Toads.  It was a fun day as usual again with these guys.  A beautiful morning on the Chesapeake Bay and lots of fun.

KeyDreams, Thu. 22 Jun. 2017, Flounder, Bat Ray

We got these guys out for a beautiful day of fishing.  The Flounder bight was really tough today but did managed to get 3 barely legal keepers out of 7 Flounder.  We also caught a variety of the other stuff as well like a Crazy fighting Bat Ray, Skates, Oyster Toads, Trout and Croaker.  It was a fun day.  Another beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.

KeyDreams, Sun. 18 Jun. 2017, Flounder, Shark

We got these guys out for a Father’s Day gift from the Wife this morning and it was a beautiful day.  The Flounder bight is still a bit slow but did managed to get 5 up to 20 inches.  We also caught a variety of the other stuff as well like Shark, Skates, Oyster Toads, Trout, Seabass and Croaker.  It was a fun day.  Another beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.

KeyDreams, Sat. 17 Jun. 2017, Flounder, Grey Trout,

We got one of our Crazy Fun Families out with us again today.  Last time they fished with us my First Mate lost her Voice from laughing and joking so much. The Flounder bight was Ok and we did managed to get 7 Flounder up to 18 inches and 4 Grey Trout.  We also caught the variety of other things like Skates and Oyster Toads.  It was a Fun and Beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay today.

KeyDreams, Wed. 14 June 2017, Flounder, Birthday Fishing Trip

We had our Hard Core Fishing Couple on board again today for her Birthday Fishing trip.  They have been married for 47 soon to be 48 years and love to fish together.  This young lady of 85 years and her husband love to go fishing every year with us.  A beautiful morning with calm seas was perfect for this couple.  They caught 11 nice Flounder today up to 22 inches, and 5 surprise Cobia showed for our viewing pleasure as well, but they all had lock jaw.  We also caught lot of Skates and Oyster Toads, little Black Seabass and Croaker.  It was another fun day with these guys as usual, and a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.

KeyDreams, Sun. 11 Jun. 2017, Flounder,

We had a gorgeous day for a Grandpa, his Sons and Grandson and friend to go fishing today.  We ended up catching 9 Flounder up to 20 inches, a Grey Trigger fish, a Shark, saw 1 Cobia with lock jaw also caught Oyster Toads, Seabass and Skates.  It was a fun day on the Chesapeake Bay. It was good to get these guys out, they were crazy fun to fish with.

KeyDreams, Sat. 10 Jun. 2017, Flounder

We got a quick family trip in this afternoon for these guys and it was a beautiful day.  The Flounder bight is still a bit slow, forgot how many we caught, but did managed to get 2 nice keepers up to 19 inches.  We also caught a variety of the other stuff as well like Skates, Oyster Toads, Trout and Croaker.  It was a fun day.  Another beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.

KeyDreams, Sat. 03 Jun. 2017, Flounder

This lucky guy had a trip gifted to him so he could take his friends out for some Flounder fishing today with us on this beautiful day.  The Flounder bight is still a bit slow but did managed to get 5 Flounder and 3 in the box ranging 16-19 inches.  We also caught a variety of the other stuff as well like Skates, Oyster Toads, seabass and Croaker.  It was a fun day.  Another beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.

KeyDreams, Thur. 1 Jun. 2017, Flounder, Shark

It was good to see these guys back again this year for Family time doing some Flounder fishing.  The Flounder bite is still light and picky, not very committed to eating.  We caught 8 Flounder with 3 of them nice sized keepers up to 19” for the cooler.  We also caught Shark, Skates, Seabass and Oyster Toads.  It was a fun day again with these guys.  A beautiful morning on the Chesapeake Bay and lots of fun.

KeyDreams, Sat. 27 May 2017, Family Fun, Trout and Croaker,

Had a great forecast for the morning and it ended up being a beautiful day on the Bay.  We had Mom, Dad and their 2 kids out for a family fun and fishing Day on the Bay.  We did spend short periods of time looking for some flounder for Mom and Dad and caught Skates, Oyster Toads, Seabass and a Keeper Grey Trout.  We spent most of the time playing with the kids and the smaller faster bighting fish.  They ended up with a keeper Grey Trout and some medium croaker for dinner.  The kids were very competitive in their race to catch the most fish (mostly Croaker).  The little girl was so cute petting the fish, even the minnows, and my first mate informed me that her little brother was a Hugger. So Cute.  Watching the Family have so much fun together catching those croaker was great.  Lots of fun.

KeyDreams, Fri. 19 May 2017, Striper at the Dock

While catching bait at the dock my First Mate has caught a couple Baby Striper, good sign for the future.  A little kiss and back in the water you go, see ya later when you’re a Big Striper. HooRah.

KeyDreams, Thur. 18 May 2017, Joy Ride, Sightseeing and Croaker,

Had a good forecast for the morning and a couple of longtime friends wanted to get out on the bay for some sightseeing, and a little Croaker action for fun. They had a Ball and the Croaker were small to medium but bighting fast and the two friends acting like kids were getting competitive.  Watching the 2 Ladies acting like little girls and having so much fun catching those croaker was great.  Lots of fun with Great People.

KeyDreams, Sat. 15 Apr. 2017, Tautog

We had another 3 pac Family trip today for a quick half day trip looking for some Togs and just having fun on the bay.  These nice days are sparking Spring Fever.  It was another beautiful day with light south winds and sunny.  The bite was still slow and finicky and they ended up with 1 big enough to keep for dinner.

KeyDreams, Wed. 12 Apr. 2017, Tautog

Got a Dad, Son and Grandson out today for a quick half day trip looking for some Togs.  It was a beautiful day with light south winds and sunny.  They did pretty good for their first time at tog fishing.  The bite was slow and finicky and they ended up catching 7 Togs, released 5 that were just short of size limit and 2 nice keepers for dinner.   

 

 

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