Nope and it ain't looking good for this weekend either with the wind they're forecasting. I'm gonna wake up about 0200 and see what's what and make a decision then.
There's always electrics. I can clamp a trolling motor to my canoe and almost plane that thing. Paddle when needed. I prefer a canoe. I'm probably going to make outriggers so I can stand up to bow fish the snakeheads and have more stability when touching off 3 1/2" magnums at Geese. They have central drive kayaks with trolling motors. The new batteries make it easier as well.In past years, I owned two different pedal kayaks. But with worsening spinal and leg issues, I cannot pedal any more. All of my kayaking in my own boats since 2020 has been by paddle.
I'm probably going to take one more trip out on the lower Patomac or out of Solomons. I'm still 0 for any bigger saltwater fish off my boat. No problem catching catfish by the Wilson Bridge. I didn't have a downriver/bay capable boat till almost October though.
That's the way it was 3 weeks ago in the Little Choptank, birds a plenty but no Rock.Well, I am no less frustrated. Actually worse.
We launched my friend's boat at Shipping Creek at 11:00 Saturday. Right away he had engine issues. We messed around with that for about an hour and then the engine started to run like a champ. But we were concerned enough that a long run to the Choptank/Gooses etc was not an option.
So we stayed in Eastern Bay. After the tide turned to outgoing at about 12:30, things were really looking up. We were seeing bird shows in a number of places all around the lower part of EB. Birds working at Hollicuts Snood, down by #2 Red, over by #2A Red, just south of Shipping Creek, just off the Green Can - literally all over. Multiple shows, with hundreds of gulls, BIG gulls too. The kind of bird shows we dream about. Except these were nightmares. NOT ONE FISH underneath these birds. Never saw a single breaking fish. Never marked a single fish below. NOTHING. I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. Plenty of bait though!
It was frustrating.