Sunday, May 30, 2010
Due to the brutal economic conditions now prevailing, this is the first time in a week that we've been out, but as can be seen above, this one was a dandy! We left Hoopers Island early in the afternoon in search of those prized Chesapeake Bay striped bass. The weather was as good as you could ask it to be with calm seas and plenty of sunshine. The fishing was slow at first as we started out trolling. After just a handful of fish in a couple of hours, we decided to break out the chum! As soon as we switched over and started throwing out chum, it was like night and day! These Maryland rockfish would have eaten the bottom off of the boat if they could have! Within one hour of chumming, we had our legal limit of Chesapeake Bay rockfish! These fish ranged anywhere from 18 to 30 inches in length, the prettiest fish you've ever seen. You can't see all the fish in the picture, but there were 22 of them for 11 people! These guys have been fishing with us for several years now, and always seem to do well! Some guys just have all the luck!