Charles County, Maryland, May 22-23, 2008
Paul invited me to fish for croakers Thursday night and Friday morning off Cobb Island. I took off from the office and arrived around 8pm, just as the sun was beginning to set.

It was a short trip from Cobb to the croaker grounds and we quickly set anchor and began to fish. Paul immediately pulled in a very large croaker and continued to add fish to his pile for the next few hours we were out there. I, however, did not have any luck. I had exactly one tap on the line and that was it for the rest of the night.

It wasn't any better the following morning. Paul continued to catch fish and I continued to feed them. The heavy rain we had in our area the past few days really changed the salinity because besides pulling in croakers, Paul also caught a few catfish.

EQUIPMENT: We used spinning rods that were between 7 to 8-feet long rigged for bottom fishing. basically a 3-way swivel with an 8-ounce teardrop sinker and a short leader tied to a #4 or #6 baitholder hook.