In this week’s Road Trips article, we’ll take a different road, not a paved highway, but a road of water leading to fish and great times on the Chesapeake Bay. This is a Road Trip with Capt. Dick Whitehill aboard the Miss Karen.
The coming weeks on the Chesapeake highlight Capt. Whitehill’s specialty – Spanish mackerel. The delicious, hard fighting mackerel have moved well up into the Middle Peninsula waters, and Capt. Whitehill, armed with Clark Spoons and other mackerel-enticing lures, is ready to put lots of Spanish Macs on ice for his clients.
While Captain Whitehill fishes for flounder, croakers, spot, bluefish, cobia, rockfish, red drum, speckled trout, tautogs and other species in and around the middle Peninsula, his passion is catching Spanish mackerel.
“It’s a faster paced way of fishing,” he noted. “But if you can get on them, you can fill the ice chest in short order.” Dick confessed to catching the delicious tasting fish up into the 7-pound category. That is a nice Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Whitehill can also arrange combination trips in August and early September. One of his most appealing combo packages is to troll and catch Spanish mackerel, then settle down for some fast paced bottom fishing with spot in mind. The tasty and prolific spot are now moving up into the mouth of the Rappahannock, and if you can get find a good school, you can put 50 or more on ice in no time at all.
So if you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, try a Road Trip for Spanish Macs with Capt. Dick Whitehill. Call 434-978-1941 or check out his website at www.misskarencharterfishing.com