Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fishing for Trophy Chesapeake Bay Maryland Striped Bass - May 4-5, 2009

After taking the weekend off, it is time once again for another installment of our adventures, catching trophy rockfish on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay!
In the picture above, you will see what our crew did from yesterday. It was an overcast, foggy day for much of the morning. The current of the Chesapeake Bay was running very hard down the Bay. We caught our first Chesapeake Bay striped bass as we were putting out our lines. We caught another one shortly after we had everything out. Then, it slowed down for quite a while. Then, when the current started to go the other way, and the fog lifted some, we had five lines all go down at once! We landed all of the fish and we had our legal limit of Maryland rockfish before 11am! They all ranged anywhere from 32" to 40" in length! These guys were all very happy when they left and we hope to see them again soon!

The picture above shows what we did today! We got off to a slow start due to a hard-running ebb current and a pretty sharp north wind on the Chesapeake Bay, causing rough sea conditions. However, as soon as the current changed direction, the wind died down, and the fish came alive! Just check out what these happy fishermen came out with! At around 10:30 this morning, we spotted some bait on our fish finder, took a sharp turn, and had three on at one time! Not long after that, we had two more Maryland stripers hook up simultaneously. Then, we gradually picked at it until we had our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! As is the case with many of our customers, these are some long-time customers who keep coming back to us year after year. We're looking forward to seeing them again.

For anyone who might be interested in catching some of these mammoth stripers, we still have May 14 available. We do expect to book it, so if you want it, go to http://www.sawyercharters.com/ pronto!

Capt. Dave

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