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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Montgomery County, PA, USA
What is Happening in the Upper Chesapeake?
Fished near Stevensville last Saturday, I was very surprised to hear & experience that there were very few stripers around (within site of the Annapolis bridge). I can't blame the captain, it seemed like ALL the charter boats were concentrating on catfish; anyone targeting stripers was heading 2 hours south. Last year things seemed a little off, but for years before this had always been a slam dunk trip. Yes, just smaller schoolies, but it was a fairly quick drive, and kids always had a blast. Interestingly enough there was a young guy from Maryland DEC asking a lot of questions and taking measurements on both catfish and stripers.
Any thoughts or conspiracy theories welcome. I'd like to keep making an annual trip there & supporting the area/marina.
Catch & release is for guys who don't know how to cook