Ryan Henkin caught a GIANT cat with Rivercatn guide service over the weekend check it out.
Kari's sika spike is on webisode #2. Visit our Webisode section or Facebook.
What an awesome trip with great people. Game Changer Sportfishing was on the ball. Captains Mike Moss and Matt Husman showed the group a great time as usual. We caught 6 fish and the biggest was 40" caught by Alex , Jason's son. Here are a few pics and a quick slide show with vid.. If any one has any questions about Game Changer Sportfishing, Under Armour or JO Spice please contact us.. We tr
Under Armour has some incredible wear coming out to comfort the hunters .. stay tuned..
Thanks to Dona and Ginger of JO Spice you guys are as advertised- the real deal. Chesapeake Pursuits appreciate the opportunities and relationships being built.
The landscape of outdoor video is always changing. We hope you enjoy the comforts of watching our pursuits when you want at the click of a mouse. Our first episode is eric's Kentucky buck he took last November.
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The sika is still definitely our unique niche however we do regularly pursue all game and fish. As always let us know what you think and feel free to participate in our many contests online. Jason@chesapeakepursuits.com
Just like the yellow perch the white perch make their spawning runs into the fresh waters of our Chesapeake tributaries. Another Chesapeake Pursuit.
Even with the unstable weather pattern MD has been dealing with the white perch have been trying to make a run. Been very hit or miss but when its happening we've been into citation sized white perch. 5 year old Brooke caught her first citation fish a healthy fat perch.
When fishing bigger bodies of structureless waters we switch from artificial to bait.
J.O.'s Southern Style fish fry batter was used to season the fish and this is an outstanding batter!
Not just to boast pictures but in the hopes of being helpful here is a weekend report from 3/2 .
Jason took his 5 year old daughter Brooke out for some light tackle fun. We boarded with good friend Al Heinken and his son Ryan. Its a once a year venture we take with the kids on MD's upper tidal river systems.
Saturday found us at the end of the in coming tide and leaving on the outfgoing. True to form the slack was our least productive. We caught Yellow perch on a variety of 1/8 to 1/4 jigs. Brooke caught her first fish on a lure saturday and it happened to be the first fish of the day a keeper yellow on a 1/8 oz black/chart 1" jig body tipped with minnow. Way to start the day.
We ended up with a nice mixed bag of crappie and yellows for the day all using the same structure.. Add in a Large mouth and solid pickerel. This type fishing I love it requires some finesse and and finding a pattern. I found todays pattern was deep and slow but close structure on a moving tide.
It's always nice, no great, to spend a day on the water with family and friends. Being a successful day was just icing on the cake. The day ended with some scenic snow showers on the upper Choptank and a bonus pickerel.
As most of you know Chesapeake Pursuits is about just that. The pursuits of all things Chesapeake and when hunting falls off its time right away to prepare for the spring treasures of our area. Mid to late Feb we usually expect to see our first yellows showing up on the spawning runs thru the Chesapeake tributaries.
Right on time for a much needed fish fry Jason, Larry and Brooke landed some eating fish. Fish were caught on channel ledges using a mixture of 1/8 oz shad darts and minnows.
We used a batter that included egg, JO's seasoning, flour ,salt and pepper.. Deep fried to a crispy taste of heaven. If your heading out good luck! And pick up some JO's fish seasoning.. its a must here!
As Eric mentioned Maryland's late youth waterfowl hunt was a huge success and bitterly COLD. The NW winds gusting to 40 MPH kept Jason's Avery Pro Grade goose decoys sliding upright until we pegged them all tight! The ground was hard as a rock and frozen.. The geese hunkered tight and waited out the wind... meanwhile .......
Jason and Alex had decide the best bet was to find some ducks trading back and forth as the winds calmed . We hit the road toward Dorchesters marsh.
We found an area on the marsh that had some leeward areas where puddle ducks wanted refuge. We were on the X for an hour. Teal and teal and more Green wing teal wanted in our spot.. Perfect for a young hunter honing his skills on shooting those marsh darts. Alex was able to limit on teal and these were his first ever puddle ducks, and beautiful mounting specimens at that. Jason being a professional taxidermist rarely gets the opportunity to mount fully plumed February killed drakes! BONUS!! On the wall they go... after the carcass was picked clean over the dinner table ( for those who've never eatin teal- Oh my! goood)
Congrats to Rachel and Eric on this day as well. After surfing the net it looked like Maryland's youth waterfowl day was a success!!
Although the ducks were no where near as thick as they are in the pic above, the Chesapeake Pursuits kids still had a banner day this past saturday. See our Facebook page for details and photos on Alex's excellent teal hunt.
Eric and Rachel once again found themselves way down in South Dorchester after a last minute phone call from a good friend. The report was that the strong winds (35 mph +) and bitter cold had the ducks leaving the big waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Fishing Bay, seeking shelter in the small feeder creeks and tributaries.
So with the decoys set, Eric and Rachel (and Duke, of course) hunkered down with the arctic blast at their backs for their last Father-Daughter hunt of the season. Like a kid before Christmas, Rachel was brimming with anticipation, in hopes of bagging her first diver ducks. As predicted, it wasnt too long before tolls of divers made their way from feeding grounds in the bay to the creek to seek refuge.
Several shots were fired at the fast-tolling blackheads until Rachel was able to get her "duck fever" settled down. And then she was finally able to connect on both Greater and Lesser Scaup. "Daddy, I think its 'cause of my lucky hat!" she exclaimed. Hey, its always better to be lucky than good, right?
As you can see from the screen-grab, this time it was the duck that got lucky. Just a few inches away from being in a batch of marinade and on daddy's grill later that afternoon! ....Speaking of which, stay tuned for the hunt video and recipes. Mmmmm... grilled duck :)
Eric and Rachel want to extend a great big thank-you to "Uncle Skippy" for putting us on the divers that day. It sure made this little ourdoorswoman happy to bag her first blackheads. Memories that will last a lifetime were made as we ushered the 2012-2013 waterfowl season out "Chesapeake Style. "
See y'all in the spring time.
Perch and turkey and rockfish are right around the corner !