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Maryland Fishing Just Off Of Kent Island Is Absolutely The Most Exciting

By Mile Smith

Kent Island, in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland is known all over the world for its wonderful fishing. Among anglers it is known as the place where one can enjoy a wonderful day, in a beautiful location, while satisfying one’s desire to catch the limit on his fish. There is no doubt that one will find Maryland fishing at its best off of Kent Island.

The original occupants of Kent Island were the Matapeake tribe of Indians and part of the island bears their name. A number of other tribes used the island, in the summer, to catch fish and dry them for the winter as well as visit and exchange information. Early explorers to the island included Captain John Smith and in the 1600′s the English settled there.

The island received its name from the birthplace of one of the early settlers. In these early days, the state of Virginia claimed the island and after several years it was decided that the island belonged to Maryland. It is the largest island on Chesapeake Bay, being 200 miles long and up to 30 miles wide at one point.

Water flows into the Bay from over 400 creeks and rivers with the rivers contributing most of the fresh water providing over sixty-four thousand square miles of waterway. This vast area provides an excellent fishing area for those who are interested in this sport. While fishing, one may enjoy some of the beautiful wild life, such as the migratory waterfowl, which are abundant in the area.

A fisherman will find Striped Bass (also known as Rockfish), Blues and Trout in the Bay when trolling or White Perch, Hardhead and Spot Fish when bottom fishing. This wide variety offers unlimited opportunity for a fisherman to catch his limit. It also offers a wide difference in bringing in a fish, with some larger ones putting up a good fight.

There are many charter boats for fishing or cruising available to take you to the best locations for fishing or sightseeing. Maryland is known around the world for its famous striped bass which grow to enormous lengths in that area. Having your picture taken with a trophy-winning bass gives you “bragging rights” among fishermen.

Many fishermen come from all over to compete for a fishing trophy. This competition is held from April 17 to May 17 with a trophy awarded for the one who catches a striped bass 28 inches or longer. From May to December one is allowed to catch two of these fish 18 inches or longer. It is interesting to note that the largest fish ever caught in the Bay weighed 67 pounds and 8 ounces. Anyone will find Maryland fishing at its best off of Kent Island.

One of the best fishing ventures that you will ever experience is a fishing charter off of Kent Island in Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing site contains great information explaining specifically what such a trip offers regarding Chesapeake Bay fishing . Book a trip now and enjoy some of the best Chesapeake Bay striper fishing to be found anywhere.

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Smith, Mile "Maryland Fishing Just Off Of Kent Island Is Absolutely The Most Exciting." Maryland Fishing Just Off Of Kent Island Is Absolutely The Most Exciting. 10 Jul. 2010. 30 Jul 2014 <>.

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