Pete at 5 AM on the South River for a walk on trip. Out of the South, we headed up to the Thomas Point Lighthouse, where there were no fish, and it was going to be extremely rough. From there we headed across the Bay and north, up to the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which we reached just before sunrise.
This illustrates both how poor the Striped Bass population is, and how it got that way.
As the population has declined, the Stripers, which fish is schools, have stayed together, but become more concentrated in certain areas, in this case the upper bay.
So we contributed to the problem by going back to the Bay Bridge and getting our limit live-lining Spot. I haven't done that in years! It was kind of fun.