Spots and Stripes: A Day on the Piankatank River with Capt. Chris Newsome

For my birthday present, I got a day fishing the Chesapeake Bay with Capt. Chris Newsome of Bay Fly Fishing. My good friend Kevin of Sweet and Salt joined me for a day of fantastic fishing. Check out his more thorough recap here
Almost all the photos credit goes to Kevin on this one. Nice work bud. 
Capt. Chris finding us some Peanut Bunker (Menhaden)
Ridiculously gorgeous morning. 
Fish finders. 
A Healthy Striper. 
My fish of the trip.
Just a great fish. 
Look at that snaggletooth. 
Kevin found the only red of the day.
Nice work, Kevin. 
If you are looking to get on the water, now is a great time to do it. If you are looking for a guide, Capt. Chris is one of the best. I’m hoping to get the video up and rolling in the next week or so.  Until then. 

Good Fortune

Weather can surprise. Sun can shine.
Friends can call. Plans materialize.
Work postponed. Play prioritized.
Sandwiches and sardines. Celery sticks and seltzer.
Picnic on a boat with a motor that won’t turn.
Anchored to a spot often overlooked.
Poorly tied flies and good fortune.
Eager fish to sun burnt hands,
cheeks,
and smiling eyes.

My catch of the day. What? Oysters are alive.
Action shot.

Look at all those spots.