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Old 12-16-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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looks like i'm going to have to visit the east coast this summer. my younger brother just took a job in dulles, va. he's going to be driving out from california right after the new year and looking for a place in a small town maybe 20 miles outside. he doesn't care for the city. never has. it will be a good excuse for me to come out and see DC. my brother will fish for anything. he's not picky like i am. so what's available in the area? how far are you from some decent offshore fishing? any info would be appreciated. thanks! alan
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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Check me out www.aboveaveragesportfishing.com Depending on what month you get here we can fish offshore out about 25 miles and catch dolphin and jig for big Amberjacks and sea bass and triggerfish, then come inshore and catch some cobia. The website is new and will have more pictures up soon. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:53 PM   #3
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Alan: I don't have a charter website, but will help you out in any way I can. From Dulles, the closest fishing will be the upper Chesapeake Bay going out of Annapolis,which will can be anywhere from a hour and 15 min to 3 hour ride depending on Washington DC traffic. For offshore, Ocean City MD is probalby the closest, which is another 2 hours from Annapolis (without traffic). There are many inshore lumps and hills and the canyons are about 50-60 miles out.

I go out offshore with my brother (he has the boat) out of Wachapreague, VA, which is about 1.5 hours south of Ocean City. (he lives down there) If you are in the area and want to go out, let me know and you are more than welcome to go out with us when we go. Our offshore season usually goes from June through Oct with a trip in Nov for BFT if the weather will cooperate.

For fishing the bay, there are a lot of guys out of Annapolis and the area here on the forum that have boats and can give you good advice. (i.e B-Faithful (Greg) fishes a lot) Rockfish is big in the bay. I unfortunately do not have a boat yet and usually go down to my brother's by Wachapreague on the lower eastern shore. There is also great flouder fishing out of Wachapreague inlet in April and May, and we go a lot.

Let me know if I can help further.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:20 PM   #4
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where is he working in dulles?
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:17 PM   #5
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thanks, guys! he will be starting at orbital sciences. he's doing civillian satellite stuff this time. funny as hell. my kid brother, a satellite engineer. i still have my 19 foot grady. i'm halfway tempted to drag it out with me. alan
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:26 AM   #6
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Alan,

I would recommend against bringing your boat, there are a lot of folks here you can catch a ride with, myself included. I expect the cost of draging it across country and back would pay for a nice charter.

As others have said, the Chesapeake Bay offers some great fishing year round. Right now the Striped Bass (aka Striper or Rockfish) is in full swing 40 and 50 lb fish being caught right at the mouth of the bay. Offshore fishing bottom fishing is quite good also, an all tackle world record Snowy Grouper was caught this summer.

Feel free to PM me if there is anything specific you want to know.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:58 PM   #7
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thanks, again! alan
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