I began fishing as a young boy in the ponds and creeks around my home for mainly bluegill or more often whatever would bite. Those early years instilled a love of the sport that I still have today.
I now do most of my fishing in the Bay and for different species. I have found that the health of the Bay and more specifically clean water has a tremendous impact on my success. I prefer low light, early and late, shallow water fishing for rockfish and trout. Recently with water clarity being impaired this method has become more and more challenging. Clean water is simply a must for increased and consistent catches from day to day. I seek out the water that appears to be the cleanest and clearest to fish and often it works for me.
A cleaner Bay would provide all of us and those to come, better fishing opportunities and hopefully create sportsmen and women for years to come.
—Bart, Crofton, MD