I plan to start looking in about two weeks, unless we get a real warm-up before then. Some minor boat maintenance issues to take care of for spring decommissioning first. I'd expect some big cows to show up sometime late in March. Won't be long now!
Water temp on the flats is 39 degrees. Needs to warm up around 45 for things to start turning on.
The most common lure to throw is a 5" or 7" Bass Assassin w/ 1/2 oz jig head. The bait boys will use live herring with a circle hook, purchased at Herbs Tackle in North east Maryland.
There are ramps at Anchor Marina, North east MD and Elk Neck State Park.