11-16-2006, 03:17 PM
My brother did the Miss Chris 2 years ago said it was the worst party boat he ever went on. They caught only a few fish. So 2 weeks ago when I told my brother I was going on the Miss Chris he said stay away. I did not believe him as this is prime time for Stipers. About 30 of us on board, 8 hour trip, very cold. Water about 55 degrees.
The entire boat caught 4 - 18 inch Stripers and about 2 22 inch Stripers and 6 skates all day long.
Bait was cut bunker and fresh clams.
Horrible, for a captain that does that for a living, absolutely horrible. He takes us straight out a couple miles sits for 2 hour and nothing. Makes maybe 4 more moves every 90 mins, each time nothing but he would not move. I got back to Ocean City, NJ later that evening and the party boat there was just finishing scubbing down the boat. They had limited out on Stripers. Avg size 31 inches.
11-16-2006, 03:19 PM
That just ain't right...sorry about your experience but thanks for the heads up.
11-16-2006, 03:34 PM
What a shame. Years ago it was the best headboat in the area. Thanks for the info.
11-16-2006, 05:15 PM
Thanks for the heads up!!! It's getting harder to find good captains that will TRY their hardest to put you on fish. Last year we lost 4 hours on a fuel pick up problem on an over night canyon run, and he didn't even give us any extra time. Needless to say never out with him again ever.
12-02-2006, 03:16 PM
if you want fish, go to the market. if you want to go "fishing" with your buddies, brother or by yourself, then go fishing.
just be glad you got out, have the abilty to wet a line, and be around your friends.
some people never apperciate the experiance for what it is, they simply focus on the negatives... like the cooler not overflowing.
im sure the skipper worked hard to get the fish that were caught, its not his fault your line wasn't bit. attacking him personnally is bullchiit. im sure if you had a problem when you got to the dock, he'd gave you your money back or a free pass.
if you had warning from lots of folks, why the hell did you even give the guy a chance,?you kinda set yourself up for a bad time, unless you limited out, won the fish pool, and bought a winning lottery ticket on the way home... i bet it would have been a great trip then.
its kinda like buying brakes for your car, knowing it needs a battery, then b!tch!ng that it still wont start
you just cant make everybody happy, what else can i say
12-02-2006, 08:40 PM
Sorry to hear about your bad luck on the Miss Chris.
If you are still interested in fishing for ocean-side rockfish, give me a call. I run a charter boat called the Good Chance out of Lewes DE. I generally leave the dock at 5:30 or 6am (depending upon tides) and fish at least until 2pm, often longer. I am still using LIVE SPOT for bait which, as you probably know, is the absolutely best bait for rockfish and many other gamefish.
Due to bad weather conditions (wind!!) the last day we fished was Wednesday and for a 1/2 day trip, we caught 20-25 fish and kept 6, largest being 36".
Give me a call or email if interested. My vessel is CG certified to carry 14 people and has a fully heated cabin. She's a 46ft twin diesel Chesapeake deadrise.
I believe that you have fished in the past in Wenona, MD which is actually when I am from..... I just come ocean-side in October - December for light tackle rockfishing plus a little seabassin. I'm guessing that in the past you fished with Capt Larry T., Capt. Art B or Capt Dicky W. I know all of these guys extremely well.
Capt. Chris Lesser
Good Chance Outfitters
Deal Is MD and Lewes DE
12-05-2006, 06:32 PM
Are you doing strictly charters or are you doing open boat charters? If you're doing open boat what are the details regarding price and numbers neded.
12-09-2006, 04:25 AM
----I always cosidered Head Boat fishing a individual effort thing. sometimes LOFT is the reason for poor catches ---
---Snaping suspenders ----( Due to bad weather conditions (wind!!) the last day we fished was Wednesday and for a 1/2 day trip, we caught 20-25 fish and kept 6, largest being 36".)-On another Capt's trip results in my humble opinion is a Unprofessonal approch --