Key Dreams Charter Boat Service
2019 Fishing Reports
Key Dreams Fishing Reports 2019
KeyDreams, Sun. 29 Sept. 2019, Red Drum Citation for Dad and fast Seabass action for kids
We had a Dad get his two daughters out for a Half Day Fishing Adventure with us today. It was a beautiful sunny day with light south winds. The goal was some fast action small fish for the Girls and a chance for something Big for Dad. The plan came together with the kids catching countless little fish like Seabass, porgies, pufferfish, oyster toads and such. The Big Red Drum showed for Dad and measured in at 47 inches for a Big Fish Virginia Citation Award. The Big Red was released and swam off strong to fight another day. Lots of fun.
KeyDreams, Sat. 28 Sept. 2019, Flounder, Bull Red Drum 52 Citation,
We had a Group of friends get out with us today. It was a beautiful sunny day with light south winds. We caught 7 Flounder from 12 to 17 inches some Croaker a couple Puffer fish, over 50 little Seabass and of coarse Oyster Toads. The Big Rod Bender for the Day was a Big Bull Red Drum that measured in at 52 inches for a Big Fish Virginia Citation Award and he gave this Big Man a workout. The Big Red was released and swam off strong to fight another day. Lots of fun.
KeyDreams, Wed. 25 Sept. 2019, Big Bull Red Drum are here.
We had our hard-core fishing couple with us again this morning. The weather including Hurricane Dorian had been keeping us from fishing, but when it finally looked fishable, we had to go. It was a Beautiful Sunny Day. The Flounder were finicky, and the bite was lite resulting in a few lost Flounder and a short. We hooked up on 5 Big Bull Red Drum and landed 2 of them that were over 40 but not quite 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 Reds were released and swam off strong to fight another day. The other Big Reds fought much harder and probably bigger, but after a couple long runs it pulled the hook and got away. We also caught lots of the other stuff like Oyster Toads, Seabass and such. Lots of fun.
KeyDreams, Thur. 22 Aug. 2019, Boat limit of Spadefish
We had a Couple Fun Couples get out fishing with us this morning. The Spadefish bite has been Awesome with Boat Limits almost every trip in August. It was a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay with light SW winds. We messed around with those Crazy Fighting Spadefish and ended up putting 24 in the cooler and Caught and Released a few more just for the Fun of it. We also caught the normal other stuff like Black Seabass, Bluefish, Oyster Toads and such. Lots of Fun and back to the dock for lunch.
KeyDreams, Sun/Mon 11/12 Aug. 2019 Boat Limits on Flounder Spadefish Bluefish and Some Spanish
Sunday we had a Beautiful Day, Boat was Warmed up and Ready to go and our charter never showed up, so I took my First Mate out fishing. The fish were snapping everywhere we went today. First we messed around with the Spadefish and caught our limit and released 6 more in 15 minutes, so then we went and caught a limit of Flounder up to 23 inches. My First Mate caught the biggest, but the Captain caught the most, call it a tie. Monday was another beautiful day so we decided to do it again. Just like Sunday we started with the Spadefish and caught our limit and released 5 more in 15 minutes, then we went for some Flounder caught mostly shorts this morning but we quickly put 2 in the box then decided to do something different today. We trolled for Spanish and Blues catching our limit of Bluefish and some really nice Spanish Mackerel to add to the catch of the day. We also caught the normal other stuff like little Seabass, Oyster Toads and such and got back to the dock in short order. Lots of Fun, it was good to have a day for the Key Dreams Team to play.
KeyDreams, Wed. 7 Aug. 2019, Flounder, Spadefish and Spanish
We had a Family Fun Fishing trip today. It was a beautiful day with light winds and calm seas on the Chesapeake Bay. We started out on the Flounder Hunt this morning and they were hungry this morning. We ended up catching 8 Flounder up to 21 inches and 5 for the cooler today. Then we messed around with the Spadefish for a while and had some fun with them. Then we trolled for some Spanish and Bluefish while keeping a vigilant eye out for cruising Cobia. We were back to the dock and all fish were cleaned before the big afternoon storms came into the area. We also caught the normal other stuff like little Seabass, Croaker, Oyster Toads and such. Lots of Fun.
KeyDreams, Sat. 27 Jul. 2019, Spanish and Limit of Spadefish
We had a group of Family and Friends get together with us today on KeyDreams for some Flounder, Spade fishing. It was a beautiful day with calm seas and light SW winds. We started messing with the Spadefish and after catching a bunch for the cooler and releasing some we went to test their skills at some Flounder Fishing. The Flounder bight was tough and they came up to short to keep today. We shifted gears and did some Spanish Mackerel trolling and hunting for Cobia. Only saw a couple big cobia that were stubborn and wouldn't eat the eels, but it was still quite exciting seeing them swimming by the boat. We caught some Spanish and Blues while trolling and they realized they had caught the Spadefish Bug and wanted to mess with those Wild and Crazy Spadefish again. We went back to catching Spadefish and they caught their Boat Limit of Spadefish. 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 and Family. Lots of Fun.
KeyDreams, Sat. 13 July 2019, Flounder, Shark, a Boat Limit of Spadefish and Cobia
We had three couples Fishing with us for some Family Fun this morning. They wanted to treat themselves to a fishing trip with KeyDreams on this beautiful Day on the Chesapeake Bay. We messed around with those Crazy Spadefish and caught their Boat Limit of Spadefish for the cooler and soon to be frying pan. Then we challenged their skills with some Flounder Fishing and landed 8 Flounder with a couple big ones for the box. We also caught a 5 foot Shark, and a Cobia and a bunch of other things like Bluefish, Grey Trout, Oyster Toads, Black Sea Bass, and Skates. It was a Fun and Beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay today.
KeyDreams, Thu. 11 July 2019, Cobia and Boat Limit of Spadefish
We had a Family Fun Fishing Trip today on KeyDreams for this beautiful morning on the Chesapeake Bay. We fished for those Crazy Spadefish for some of that Crazy Rod Bending Fight you can count on when a Spadefish hooks up. We caught our Boat Limit of Spadefish then went Trolling and looking for Cobia. We caught a few Spanish and Blue while trolling and Cobia Hunting. The biggest Rod Benders were the Cobia's as we hooked up on two Cobia, one was big enough to keep, but the other was only 35 inches so we got a pic and released him. We finished the trip with some Flounder fishing and caught a few that we released. We also caught the other variety of fish like Oyster Toads, Skates, Sea bass, and Croaker. It was a Fun and Beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay today.
KeyDreams, Sun. 7 July 2019, Limit of Spadefish and Spanish Mackerel
We had a group of friends get with us today on KeyDreams for a day of Spadefish, Flounder and Spanish Mackerel fishing. It was a beautiful day with South West winds. We started looking for Flounder but the bite was tough with one short flounder, so anxious to whack those crazy fish we switched to Spadefish and caught our Boat limit of Spadefish. Then we got 8 Spanish Mackerel and a Bluefish while looking for Cobia. 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. We still caught the other stuff like Skates, Oyster toads, Seabass, and Croaker. We were back in port and I had the fish cleaned before the Storms hit the area. Lots of Fun.
KeyDreams, Tue. 2 July 2019, Flounder, Limit of Spadefish
We had a Family Fun Fishing Trip today on KeyDreams for this beautiful morning on the Chesapeake Bay. We fished for Flounder for a little while then switched over to the Spadefish for some of that Crazy Rod Bending Fight you can count on when a Spadefish hooks up. We caught our Boat Limit of Spadefish and went back to Flounder Fishing. We did managed to get 4 Flounder with 3 keeper Flounder up to 19 inches in the box with all those Spadefish. We also caught the other variety of fish like Oyster Toads, Skates, Sea bass, and Croaker. It was a Fun and Beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay today.
KeyDreams, Fri. 28 Jun. 2019, Cobia, Limit of Spadefish
We had group of friends join us on this beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay with light winds and calm seas. We caught a couple Flounder then jumped into the Spadefish ended up taking their limit and releasing a couple keeping the rods bent with those Crazy Fish. When we were done with the Spadefish we went looking for Cobia and put this 47 incher in the Cooler. We also caught the normal other stuff like a shark, Skates, Croaker, little Seabass, Oyster Toads and such. Lots of Fun with new friends.
KeyDreams, Tue. 25 Jun. 2019, Limit of Spadefish
We had some regulars join us again this summer. This lovely couple enjoyed a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay with light winds and calm seas. The Spadefish ended up taking center stage today catching their limit and keeping the rods bent with those Crazy Fish. We did some Flounder fishing but ended up with 11 Flounder just undersized, so0 we focused on Spadefish. We also caught the normal other stuff like little Seabass, Oyster Toads, Skates and Bluefish. Lots of Fun with old friends.
KeyDreams, Sun. 23 Jun. 2019, Flounder and Spadefish
We got a family trip in this afternoon for these guys and it was a beautiful day. The Flounder bight is still a bit slow, caught 15 and managed to get 7 nice keepers up to 19 inches. The Spadefish bite is picking up nicely. We put 18 Spadefish in the Cooler today. We also caught a variety of the other stuff as well like Skates, Oyster Toads, Seabass. It was a fun day. Another beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.
KeyDreams, Mon. 17 Jun. 2019, Flounder
We had some friends get together for some Flounder fishing with us today. Last time they wacked them and they did pretty good this trip too, catching 17 Flounder with 6 keepers up to 19 inches for the cooler. A few nice Grey Trout also hit the cooler. We also caught a variety of the other stuff as well like Skates, Oyster Toads, and Croaker. It was a fun day. Another beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay.
KeyDreams, Wed. 5 Jun. 2019, Flounder, Cobia,
It was a beautiful day. We had a quick morning trip, did some Flounder fishing and got one nice 20 incher Got on a Cobia big enough for the box at 45 inches. It was another fun day on the Chesapeake Bay.
KeyDreams, Summary May 2019,
It was a typical May, when the wind blew it blew hard in all directions with short interludes of calm seas. Near the end of May the weather started to get more stable like its trying to get into the summer pattern.
Tog season closed May 15 but not before we had a chance to get on some of those delicious eating fish. Some days the bite was tough, and they are a tricky fish to catch, some days we hit dozens of togs, every day was different.
The Croaker started bighting good around the middle of May, although mostly small.
Flounder bight was tough, but a few nice fish were caught, our largest for May was 18 inches. The Flounder bite picked up real good June 1st last year and got better as the water warmed up.
Red Drum have been cruising into the Bay coming up the coast really good the last couple of weeks along with the Cobia.
My First Mate and I got out for some Flounder and Cobia fishing on a Beautiful Day on the Chesapeake Bay. We ended up with 7 Flounder up to 18 inches and messing around with some Cobia releasing a few since the season doesn't open till June 1st. Overall we had Lots of fun fishing with Great People.
KeyDreams, Sun. 28 Apr. 2019, Tautog
We had Family Fun trip this morning with a Father, Son and Brother fishing with us today for some Togs. These nice days are sparking Spring Fever. It was another beautiful day with south winds and mostly sunny. This was their first ever Tautog fishing trip and they got the technique down did excellent for their first time. The bite was good today and sometimes on fire as they ended up catching 26 Togs keeping 6 of them up to 20 inches for dinner.
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