In July 2014, we welcomed our second boat to the family! She is a Custom Built 44 foot Bay Built style boat named "Rock Star". She's a U.S. Coast Guard Inspected Vessel that is licensed to carry up to 22 passengers plus 2 crew members on board! She's powered by a single 375HP, 8.1L, 6081 PowerTech John Deere Marine Diesel that pushes all 21 tons of her at a cruising speed of 16kts. The Rock Star boasts a 15 foot wide beam and a large, comfortable cabin. Give Captain Luke a call and plan your fishing adventure with LJK Outdoor... “the premier Charter Fishing experience on the Chesapeake Bay.”
Some of her amenities include a head (toilet), Heated cabin, dinette, Keurig Coffee Maker, Microwave, SiriusXM Radio, LED lighting, comfortable seating, lots of cup holders, and more!
She was just outfitted with brand new electronics. Among those electronics are the following... two Garmin touchscreen Chartplotter/Fish Finders, Airmar CHIRP Transducer, Furuno 32 mile Radar, Simrad Auto-Pilot, Standard Horizon VHF Radio, an EPIRB
Enjoy this video montage of the boat being built by the original owner Charles Nicholson.
I am Captain Luke Koller. Thank you for visiting the L.J.K. Outdoors website. I am the CEO and founding member of L.J.K. Outdoors, LLC. I am one of the youngest captains and charter business owners on the Chesapeake Bay. It is my belief that I have an obligation to perform at a high level for my customers and to do my part in preserving the heritage of hard working watermen.
The Captain's Story:
I was born in Maine but I grew up in Lusby, Maryland. At a young age I fell in love with the outdoors, enjoying all of the natural resources available to me here. I am an avid Fisherman and Hunter and have been since I was old enough to walk! My love for fishing started when I was young child fishing the Chesapeake Bay with my father. I'll never forget the boat rides we took out to the LNG Plant in Dad's little 17 foot Chris-Craft to chum for Rockfish! I always dreamed about how great it would be to make fishing my career.
By the grace of God, that dream came true for me at the early age of 15, when I landed a job as a first mate on a charter boat, working for Captain Harold Gill. During that time, I also blessed with the opportunity to fish for Capt. Bunky Conner, Capt.
Hank Connelly, Capt. Simon Dean, and others! After a couple years of fishing part time, I graduated from high school. I immediately found another opportunity to work full time out of Chesapeake Beach for Captain Mike Harris. It was a great experience that helped me develop a vast knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and various fishing techniques. After two years working as a full time mate, I returned to Solomons. Later, in 2009, I went to Maritime School and got my USCG Master Vessel Operator Credentials and began running fishing charters as a Captain! In 2014 I found my dream boat which is now known as the Rock Star! I got a loan, bought the boat, and jumped headfirst in the deep end of business/boat ownership! We formed the company LJK Outdoors, LLC. in 2014 and have not looked back. I love what I do. My story is truly a testament of the old saying "all things are possible through Christ".
~Capt. Luke J. Koller
When he’s not busy going to Star Wars conventions, you can find him slaying fish aboard the Rock Star! He’s no ordinary man. Daniel is as smart as he is tough. Some of his greatest attributes are his intense work ethic, being able to diagnose a problem and solve it quickly, his mental and physical toughness, and his masterful customer service skills! I never have to worry if things are getting done correctly on the back of the boat and there's no one I'd rather have on my team than my main man, Danny!
Kolby is best described as WTFO! From the backwoods of St. Mary's County, he grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay with Capt. Bootsie, Capt. Bunky Conner, Capt. Bo-bo, and others. When it comes to fishing, the man is like a hungry dog after a piece of meat. He can hunt! Kolby will work, work, and work some more to find the fish.