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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.”READ MORE: 'This Senseless Act Crushes Us': Mother Of Temple University Student Killed During Attempted Robbery Off-Campus Demanding Justice
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.Teen Shot Nearly 20 Times, Killed Outside Of North Philadelphia Rite Aid, Police Say