Monday, April 19, 2010
These fine folks left Hoopers Island with us at around 5am in search of some Chesapeake Bay rockfish. The fishing was slow starting out and the seas were a bit rough, once again, due to a northwest wind. We had a couple of knockdowns that didn't materialize. We persevered, and eventually picked up three Maryland stripers within a 30 minute span. This happened just as the current began to ebb. Then, as the current picked up, the wind died down, and when this happened, the fishing got even better. Within another hour, these folks pictured above had their limit of Maryland striped bass! The smallest in the picture was 30 inches long, while the biggest, on the right, was a whopping 43 inches long!