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Posted on July 23, 2013 | Permalink

Stripers and Perch at Fort Armistead

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Hawkins Point Shoal/Fort Armistead

Friday July 19th, I fished the Hawkins Point Shoal/Fort Armistead. There were lots of fish right off the edge of the shoal moving from 7 ft. to 13 feet of water. I fished a 3" yellow jigging spoon and caught this stripper on the first drop, as soon as I went to pull up the fist time it was fish on. Every time I drifted over, I caught a fish. Mostly 12 - 14 inch stripers, but a few nice White Perch to take home were in the mix.

My daughter found this small creature in the cooler after I cleaned the fish, it was swimming around in the remaining water. She would like me to ask you what it might be.

DNR Response: That little guy is an Argulus, it is usually found on the skin and scales of Striped Bass from August to October. Here are a link with more info about Argulus.

Tags: Striped Bass, White Perch