Chesapeake bay rock fishing became popular in 1965 when the rockfish, also called striped bass, was named the official Maryland state fish. The silver-flaked, irridescent-striped rock fish is known for its fighting ability and size (just look how big they are!).
Rockfish, or striped bass, are considered the premier sport fish of Chesapeake Bay and are a delight to eat. It's a real challenge to catch them! Take a look at our photo gallery to see what's been caught while on the Wild Kat in the bay.
The record for the largest rockfish was caught in 1995, weighing in at 67 pounds, 8 ounce. Now, let's get our rock fishing and feast on.