Thursday, December 22, 2016

First Rockfish of the "Catch and Release" Season

Yesterday was the end of the recreational Striped Bass (or as we call them in Maryland, Rockfish) season. However, you can still catch 'em and throw 'em back. I went out with my son Corwin late this afternoon for a trial at the rips. I caught two fish, and he lost two jigs. Seems like a fair trade. Both fish were in the low to mid 20 inch range; I didn't even measure them.
When we left the dock, the bay was nearly still. In the 3/4 of an hour we were out the wind rose from almost nothing to about 20 NNW, and I decided to pull the plug after the third drift and run home through the building chop.

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