This is from yesterday. It was such a lovely afternoon. 75 F or so, light wind, clear skies, a few puffy clouds. This Double Crested Cormorant was sunning on the piling at the mouth of Flag Harbor when I set off.
"Location X" and quickly caught a limit of small rockfish (Striped Bass in Chesapeake). It helps to know where to go, and not to be afraid to go in shallow water near rocks.
Long Beach and set out the bottom rigs with circle hooks using Fishbites, an artificial bait. Croaker action was insanely fast; I had trouble keeping up with three poles, and many came up with doubles. Unfortunately, most were below the 9 inch minimum. However, a few were larger, and I came home with enough for fish tacos for Georgia and I for dinner.