...But not such a good day for fishing.
Barefoot and I had a date reserved with Walleye Pete to try fishing on the Susquehanna Flats, the big "knob" at the upper end of Chesapeake Bay where large stripers often gather in large numbers during spring to feed on the abundant herring, and get ready to spawn. I called Pete yesterday and asked for the fishing report, and his reply was "It sucks!" I called Barefoot and we consulted and decided to risk it anyway, both having taken the day off work.
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We left home at o'dark fifty nine, and met Pete at the dock in Perryville on the Susquehanna River. We left the dock a little after 6 AM, and motored out to southern end of the Flats at Sandy Point:
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We threw lures in the Sandy Point region a while to no avail and then headed off to the other side to take advantage of an incoming tide.
Back at the dock, we met an old fishing friend we hadn't seen in a few years, and spent a while complaining about the sad state of the Striped Bass population.
We have another date with Pete in a couple weeks. Hopefully the fish will arrive by then.