Redbeard’s Charters specializes in light tackle fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. We believe in following the fish as they move up and down the Bay to give our clients the best chance at a fish of a lifetime. We will launch wherever we have to in order to maximize your time aboard. We go the extra mile to put clients on the fish of a lifetime. Depending on the season, we will chase Striped Bass, Bluefish, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel and even Cobia!
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FISHING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the world’s most impressive resources. The sheer size of this watershed is really incredible. With each changing season brings new and exciting opportunities for anglers on the Bay.
Spring: April – May
During these months on the Bay, the large migratory Striped Bass have made their return to spawn. This time of year creates unique opportunities for light tackle anglers to target and catch monster Striped Bass in as little as 2 feet of water. We will spend our time searching for these giants and throwing various artificial baits to trigger bites. It’s important anglers understand these fish are vulnerable during these months. The future of the stock depends on the successful spawn of large Striped Bass. Due to this, Redbeard’s Charters practices catch and release for any Striped Bass measuring 34″ or larger during the Spring season.
As the water temperatures rise and the Striped Bass breeding stock has left the Bay we will begin seeing an influx of other species. The chances of catching Bluefish, Spanish Macks, Red Drum and Cobia increase with each day. The Bay holds a resident population of Striped Bass that we will continue to target as well. These months are optimal for anglers interested in targeting and catching different species. Reach out to Capt. Nick for more specifics.
Fall: September – November
As the water temperatures begin to drop on the Bay, the fishing heats up! The Fall bite on the Bay can be some of the best fishing of the year for light tackle anglers. Large schools of Striped Bass will be crashing through menhaden, fattening up for winter. Early Fall is a great time to throw topwater over structure and watching these fish explode on a lure never gets old. We will spend time chasing birds working over schools of a number of species. Don’t miss out of this incredible time on the Bay
As temperatures drop and that winter chill sets in, the Bay continues to transition and offers the hardcore angler plenty of opportunities to bend a stick. These months aren’t for everyone but the most experienced anglers know that these chilly months can be some fantastic fishing.