Kevin’s best day of the year

More on this day, later…..when I go through the 465 photos from the trip to Crisfield, and figure out which of the hundred stories I want to tell you. But – till then…

Today, off Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay, aboard the Karen Ray II. Grateful for friends, for nature, for the fish who recently came in from the Atlantic Ocean, for the beauty of it all, including Kevin’s pleasure, as evidenced, below. An outdoor experience that will never be forgotten. It was his BEST day of the year!

kevin's big fish_edited-1

~ by kbosin on December 9, 2012.

10 Responses to “Kevin’s best day of the year”

  1. Kathy, We’re very impressed by the size of this fish. To ask an ignorant, landlubber question: What kind of fish is it?

    • So sorry – this is a 42 inch rockfish – striped bass. They’re running now down the coast from New England, up into the Chesapeake Bay, chasing smaller, oily fish called menhaden. We heard that recently whales where seen in the lower Chesapeake, chasing schools of big rockfish as they migrate up into the Bay.

  2. I moved to Alaska and fish for the fish up here now, but man, I miss those stripers. She’s a beaut!

    • Rosemary, I am sure they do! The island is all about soft shell crabs, and there are a number of restaurants. It’s oyster season now in the Chesapeake Bay, and the oysters are plentiful, healthy and delicious!

    • That’s saying something, if you’re fishing in Alaska now! Nice!

  3. Nice feesh!

  4. I remember the mouth watering soft shell crab sandwiches at Tangier Iskand. Do they still have them?

  5. What a fish and what a smile!

  6. Aw, I love that picture! that is happy Kevin and his happiest! I hope you froze some rockfish cakes to share with us later!

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