I love strolling the Chesapeake Beach docks on weekends, watching the comings and goings of the fishermen. While the life of a captain is a rough one, the men and women who charter fishing trips usually return giddy with excitement. How can you not share in their delight?
On tonight’s menu is Rockfish, a striped bass that is a Maryland delicacy. Adult rockfish spend most of their 30-year lives in the ocean, but swim into the Chesapeake Bay to spawn. Rockfish can grow to well over 28 inches in length (the record caught in the Chesapeake Bay was a whopping 65 pounds), but the smaller fish are the “best eatin'” according to the locals.
Now don’t you just love these happy faces?