Today was REBOUND DAY! After a tough night of
fishing in Delaware
just 9 hours
earlier we were due for a rebound.
fish in 3 hours of fishing sound?
It is hard to believe but the fish finder
today was marking new underwater islands made of fish.
The striped bass and bluefish were so thick
we literally had fish fighting over our lures and flies as we retrieved
Taylor caught 67 and I caught 62 fish
bringing our total numbers
to the following:
Dad (421 fish); Taylor (412 fish)
with a Grand Total of 832 fish to date.
Note that Taylor
is now trailing me by single digits – only 9 fish down with 2
States to go.
Taylor made the best comment today when he
where they are but I can hear them coming". The top water feeding
frenzy was so crazy at
times that literally you
could see fish flopping on the surface for hundreds of yards in every
Today’s fish count of 129
previous best day of 69 which was set in Maine
just a week ago on the Penobscot
Our guide today was Captain Russ
Wilkinson of Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing out of St Michaels, Maryland. We met Captain Russ at
6:30am today and spent
the first 45 minutes in
hunting mode as we searched for the tell tale birds that mark the
striped bass that scavenge the bait fish of the Chesapeake all year
hours later we were wore out and anxious
to put an exclamation point on today by driving home to see the rest of
family before departing for Alaska tomorrow morning.
The RV made it!! As we pulled into home we noticed
that our odometer just crossed over the 14,000 mile mark. Everything
about today was a beautiful ending to the journey of the lower 48
States – Maryland
delivered big time.
The only other note I’ll
the spectacular thunderstorm the night before in Easton,
MD. We decided to make the
Wal-Mart parking lot
our final overnight location. When
air-alert/tornado sirens began to sound around 11pm we quickly went
into wide area search
mode looking for signs of trouble – luckily the scariest
moment was the shock
of the sirens going off.
Next stop - Anchorage,
Alaska - State #49 here we come!