|Ryley and I aboard the Wound Tight in 2015.|
|Ryley catching, tagging and releasing "Humpback".|
That first trip out was memorable to say the least. We went out on the Wound Tight in 3 ft chop and tried our best to catch some stripers. Of all the people on the boat, save the captain and mate, we were the only ones who didn't get sick. Shortly after venturing out the captain turned the boat around and took us in. We didn't even catch a fish!
The next year the wonderful people at the Maryland Fisheries Service took pity on us for the horrible time we had the previous year and let us go out on the Never-E-Nuff, We had a great time and the kids caught well over 60 striped bass and half as many bluefish!
But by far the most fun we have had, as a family, has been the
past two years aboard the Wound Tight going after trophy stripers! I have been
able to watch Ryley's skill level progress each time we head out onto the Bay.
I have also seen him grow up considerably these past two years. I can't wait for
this year’s trip! Below is a video from last year’s trip. Until then keep taking
your kids outdoors...
|Ryley with his 2014 and 2015 trophy striped bass.|