Hi, I'm new to the forum, hoping this is the right place to post for some fishing advice. I plan on fishing near Downs Park in Pasadena, MD this upcoming weekend. I've caught plenty of catfish and perch in my previous trips, but I'd like to try to catch a striped bass. My question is, during this time of the year, are striped bass something that I can reasonably expect to catch there? I believe it is only about 5 feet of water that I'll be in, right off of a pier.
I've caught a few smaller rockfish at the same location in late September, but I was just curious to know if any rockfish were around the shallower water this time of year in that part of the bay, and what techniques/baits I could try if so.