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I went to Coleman bridge because the wind was forecasted at 15-20knots at the lower bay. From TKAA forum, I learned that Coleman Bridge could be a good back up place for HRBT and Kiptopeke for kayakers coming from the Nothern VA. I launched from a state park next to the bridge. the place was well protectd from wind. There was no white cap by the bridge @ 10-15MPH NE wind. I fished four hours along the bridge. The boaters seemed very nice to kayakers. I bought 3 eels from Groaften/s Fishing supplies. I had 2 pullages but I Icouldn't land them. I though stripers were small. And I forgot to set the hook. I forgot that I was not using a circle hook. Though one guy on a jon boat landed a 35incher (it seemed to me) on a Stretch 25. I saw one under sized striper caught by a boater. This area is similliar to RT 2 bridge by Solomons, except the water is clear and very deep (70'-80'). Also the area is very narrow. The water temp was 47F. The state park comes with boat ramps, personal craft launching area and Port-o-jons. Coleman bridge a good backup place for me, in November and December. Since I have the backup place I am willing to drive to Kiptopeke before the end of the season Even though wind forecast is over 15mph.