Thursday, June 22, 2017

Went Fishing Again

Another sunrise over the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Mike, Bob and I met Pete at 5 AM at a marina on the South River for a commercial hook and line fishing trip. We stopped briefly at Thomas Pt. Shoals Lighthouse (1 keeper, I caught it) and some dinks, and the Bay Bridge (dinks, no keepers)
 We found ourselves fishing for suspended fish up near the approach to Baltimore Harbor, where 4 of these sailed by in formation.
Bob caught this Channel Catfish on a jig. Fishing was tough, though best in the morning.
Finding fish wasn't that hard, but getting them to bite was, but ultimately we managed 42 keepers, up to about 30 inches long; enough that Pete won't lose money on the trip after paying for gas, but not a bonanza.  The life of a commercial fisherman is not always easy, even when you have free labor.
 5 PM found us back at Thomas Pt. If you enlarge the picture, you can see the Bay Bridge in the background, and . . .

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