Nathan Williams, Youth Angler
- St. Leonard, MD
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Posted on November 8, 2013 | Permalink
Fishing at Cedar Point
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Cedar Point, Chesapeake Bay
We went trolling Saturday morning around 7:30am.Wind was calm and the temperature was warm for November. The only down side was the tide had slacked off. We set the lines in 35 ft. of water in front of LNG and trolled in a northeast direction zig zagging between 35 and 45ft of water. We had a five rod spread using spoons, bucktails, and umbrellas. The hot bait all morning was an umbrella rig with white teaser shads and gummies as the trailer. The rockfish were hitting it well. In some cases we caught double headers. All unders were sent back to the water quickly. It caught most of the fish and was set down deep in the water column.
We headed south again and we had all rods hit at one time but no fish hooked up except on the rod with the spoon. We knew instantly we had to check our lines and baits for bite offs. We thought most of the blues had left for the season but unfortunately we guessed wrong. Everything but the spoons were gone as we apparently went through a big school of blues just before getting to Cedar Point. Nathan still can't get over the fact a fish bit off all the shads' tails. We rigged everything up again before arriving at the Point. We could see several boats making tight turns south of the point so we headed in the direction to get in line with the other boats. As we arrived we saw what every fisherman likes to see, diving birds and breaking fish. We made a couple of passes with the other boats and caught what we needed and left with the fish still breaking the surface. All in all it was a great morning of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.