By Jay Lloyd
ROCK HALL, Md. (CBS) — The rockfish are running on the nearby Chesapeake Bay, and it’s easy to arrange an action-filled charter fishing getaway.
Chesapeake Bay waters are relatively placid compared to the Atlantic, but there’s still some big fish — including a lot of full-flavored rockfish waiting for an angler’s bait.
Captain Rich Manley, who operates Traveler Charters out of Rock Hall, Maryland, near the fish-rich waters off the Chester River, says it’s a fish known elsewhere by a different name:
“Stripers. Rockfish we call ’em. Later on we’ll get the other fish, but right now it’s mostly stripers.”
Cap’n Rich is one of more than a dozen charter skippers in the area who usually take their limit well before a half-day excursion is over.
“A lot of action,” he advises. “You’ve pretty much got a fish coming in all the time.”
The tab is $450 for a group of six, although Cap’n Rich and other skippers can carry up to 12. It works out to $75 a head for a great time on the water and a freezer of fresh, flavorful fish for some summer grilling.
Start at www.rockhallmd.com and click on the fishing charter tab.