By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Not everyone in town and in the suburbs is going to stay indoors and devour turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day.
If you enjoy saltwater fishing fun with the kids, buy a dozen bloodworms, chop them into small pieces, attach several to a high/low bottom fishing rig (think small, snelled hooks with fairly light sinkers at the end) and drop them into the tidal Potomac River, from Smith Creek north to the St. Mary's River, and on toward St. Clements and the Wicomico. The Patuxent River offers big spot from the O'Club to Benedict, says the Tackle Box's Ken Lamb, down in Lexington Park. The tasty spot also are found in the Hawk's Nest and Kingston Hollow area of the river, as well as Green Holly and the Helen's Bar where croakers (hardheads) provide bonus catches.
If all is found proper and the applications are approved by Virginia officials and the International Game Fish Association, the Old Dominion can boast of an all-tackle world record freshwater blue catfish of 143 pounds.
Some Chesapeake Bay boaters who haven't had an easy time finding rockfish while trolling are switching to chum ground-up menhaden baitfish and the catches can be quite good, especially in the waters below Hooper's Island Light and south of Cedar Point.