Hooper's Island Bridge, our first stop out of Solomon's:
The Hooper family made Dorchester County their family home in 1669. Henry Hooper had a large family: he was married twice and had 14 children. Henry Hooper was one of the first commissioners of Dorchester County. Many descendants of the original Henry Hooper followed in his footsteps and served on the Dorchester County legislature as well. Upon his death, Hooper left parcels of land, with names such as Hooper’s Chance, Hooper’s Lot, Hooper’s Fortune and Hooper’s Forrest to his children.
Brown Pelicans. They stink a little in this kind of numbers, just like they did in Pismo Beach.
Speckled Trout in about a minute. When we circled back to try it again, no more luck. They were very abundant last year, but many appear to have been killed by a cold snap this last winter.
Bloodsworth Island. We found a bunch of stripers up in a deep spot in the creek. Good luck getting there on a low tide.
Hooper's Island Lighthouse, on the way back across the bay in the late afternoon. We had a boat limit of 18-24 inch stripers, the 3 specks, and 4 bluefish.