The Chesapeake Bay, with more than two thousand miles of shoreline, is the largest estuary in the world. Despite its size, it is basically a shallow body of water. There are deep spots (some greater than 90 feet deep) but there are lots of spots where shallow-water anglers can enjoy world-class angling.The upper Bay includes the waters from the Susquehanna Flats to the Bay Bridge. Middle Bay runs from the Bay Bridge south to the Honga River on the east and Solomons at the mouth of the Patuxent on the west. Finally, the lower Bay includes Crisfield on the east and Point Lookout at the mouth of the Potomac on the west including Tangier Sound, to the mouth of the Bay.With the recent cooler temperatures, you would think that Fall was here. It isn’t. There will be plenty od hot days left on the Bay, but Fall is just around the corner, and can be a very productive time on the Chesapeake Bay rivers.Cooling waters trigger increased feeding activity, so many anglers focus on breaking schools of stripers because it’s visual, and quite productive. In early September, surface breaking schools of striped bass are common in the early morning and… Read full this story
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