A Different Kind of Pier Fishing


Our trip to Kiptopeke State Park was different.  Alvin and I left at 5 am.  It took two hours to get there.  It was a cloudy morning with a slight breeze, and the tide was going out.  I was catching stripers with a speck rig, and Alvin caught his first flounder.  I also caught a puffer fish on the speck rig.  The stripers were different there.  They were long and lean and had a darker color.  They weren’t thick like they are here.  We caught a variety of species.

We fished from 7:15 am to about 9:30 pm.  We do plan to go back sometime in the future and camp along with fishing.  The pier there is different.  It has grass growing on it.  It’s like an island shored up with concrete around it.  They also have several concrete ships moored about 200 yards out in the water to make a reef around one side of the pier.  The fish like it.  At sunset people came out with cameras to capture the sunset behind the concrete ships.    Many were taking photos of a crab that was in the grass.

If you haven’t been there, I recommend that you visit.  You’ll want to stay for longer than just a day.  All we did was fish, but I’m sure there is more to do there.  The Lord blessed us.  It was enjoyable to experience God’s creation in a different place here in Virginia.


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