Well some of you might have seen the post in boating board of the charter Manayuk Jake had out of hoopers island. MJ and friend Ed joined Anthony, his dad and myself. We headed out at around 2:30 pm yesterday and went straight to buoy 72 to go get out limit of rockfish. Took us about 45 mins to get there. Right when we got close we heard a big boom! Scared the bejeebers out of me! They were firing at the target ship out there. It was some show! Many more booms and the amunition lighting up the sky around the target ship. Back to fishing....The mate started to chum and with in 5 mins I had first fish on. It was unbelievable. Steady rockfish for the next 1 hr. We were throwing back 19 and 20 inchers to see if we can get bigger ones. Everyone limited out and even got an extra fish for the mate all around 20". I would say a total of around 60 to 70 rock were caught all together. Biggest was Anthony's 22 and a half incher. Bait was bunker guts. Threw a couple live lines out. Never even touched! Only the bunker guts. Kind of made me feel like I was fishing in the Bass Pro Shops fish aquarium! It kind of felt like cheating. Moved ship and went to see if we could get some croaker. Ended up moving another time when first croaker spot only produced a few small fish. Setup at next spot and proceeded to catch small croaker and some nice spot. Then the blues came in and gave us some real fun. Largest that we put in cooler was a little over 3 lbs. Captain was fishing with us and he lost one that was well over 5 lbs. It felt pretty good to get into some blues! Two large rays were caught and 1 of them was by Anthony's dad. He had a good time fighting it for about 15 mins. Gaffed it and released it. Was well over 60 lbs! Also caught were a few whiting(mullet, kingfish, whatever else you want to call it) and a small 12" trout. Called it a day and headed back in at around 8 pm. Not a bad trip for 100$ per person and had the whole dang boat to ourselves. All the fish caught we could of caught from shore last year but after the year we have had, it felt pretty darn good to get into em. It was a pleasure meeting MJ and his friend Ed. And of course Anthony's dad. Hope to see you guys again this fall at the tank. I would recomend this charter to anyone. The captain was a real cool guy and so was the mate. The day charters are 450 and the weekends are 550 for 6 to 8 hours. Only problem is that hoopers island is an hour away from the choptank pier! If anyone wants the # MJ, Anthony and I have it. Tight Lines!