Spring means different things to different people but for the angler it is the new dawn of another year of fishing. Dawn, viewed from a boat on the Chesapeake, can be a moment to remember.
With the planer boards and lures still in the boat we head out in anticipation of what the outcome of the day will be.
When you are trolling the Chesapeake you will not be on the water alone. Sometimes though you may feel like you are in the smallest boat on the bay!
Passing the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant one is remined of the ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan.
Spring migratory stripers are the name of the game. Here a successful fisherman beams with pleasure after pulling in his first big striped bass.
Its been a tough spring for fishermen targeting the spring migratory stripers in the Chesapeake. Season opened with windy conditions spawned by toronado storms that ravaged the south followed by dirty water from the flooding of the Susquehanna and surrounding rivers. What has been difficult for the fishermen has in turn been good for the fish by reducing the harvest of the large spawning fish.