"We were in 24 feet of water, above a gravel or oyster shell bottom. We used a 3-foot fluoro-carbon leader, 6/0 hook and a half-ounce barrel sinker," he wrote. "The rockfish turned on about 9:30 a.m. We weighed anchor at 11 a.m. to come in before the rain -- and to clean fish."
MARYLAND: 25-65 miles – Among the many successful rockfish trollers, our friend Carl D. Brown wrote, "I launched out of Deale and headed towards the Eastern Bay. Water temperature was 59 degrees. Stayed in the channel trolling at 40 foot depth; caught a 33-incher on a white tandem bucktail rig 150 feet out from the transom."