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Chesapeake Bay Fishing

Chesapeake Bay fishing season opens officially on April 16, when Maryland's spring trophy rockfish season comes in, but a group of young men had a hard time waiting, particularly when it's Christopher Kalisz's bachelor party and word spreads that big fish are biting around the Calvert Cliffs Power Plant.

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The fishing pole overlooks Calvert Cliffs for one last pass at the power plant.

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Chris's future brother-in-law, Brian Beck, gets his second catch of the day.

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Chris Glodek gets his chance to troll for a strike.

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Glodek hooks a rock. The Captain's assistant pulls on the line while everyone watches.

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Not bad for a couple minutes of work. Chris is going to have a good fish to pan fry.

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"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine." J. Spicoli *

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The captain looks at his magic sonar box for a school rockfish.

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This is what Chesapeake Bay fishing is all about.

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Fishermen have to respect even the smallest of oyster toadfish. Their dorsal spines are venomous. And toadfish snap viciously when caught. This toad fish croaked louder than a bull frog.

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The cownose ray slaps his wings to get off the hook.

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The eyes of the cownose ray are located on the sides of their broad head. Common prey items include nekton, zoobenthos, finfish, benthos crustaceans, mollusks, bony fish, crabs, lobsters, bivalves, and gastropods.

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Our boat docks up and our fishing trip concludes. Now its time to celebrate our spoils.

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The Captain's assistant filets our fresh caught rockfish. Many five star dinners were eaten at the cost of one nice dinner in the District.

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A bust of Ayumma Yumma (the god of tasty rockfish), smiles down on Chris as he toasts his special day to the King of Beers.

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Mr. Kalisz, Chris's father, joins the after fishing party with a fine catch of his own.

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