Last year I entertained myself during Hurricane Irene by blogging about the storm, so I thought I’d do it again with Sandy.  While some storm tracks have Kent Island directly in the path of the storm, it looks more likely that it will come ashore about 60 miles north of us.  That’s too close for comfort with a storm this big.  As of 3:00 PM Sunday, we are just starting to see the first bands of the hurricane.  It’s raining lightly and winds are from the northeast sustained at 29 knots at Thomas Point Light on the Chesapeake Bay. If the storm stays north as projected, I don’t expect a strong storm surge. Tides were pretty high last night, but the northeast wind will actually push water out of the Bay.  We might even seen record low water, so I’m standing by with my relic hunting gear just in case some of the colonial sites and shipwrecks are exposed.  Our biggest concern is trees and limbs coming down and flooding from the expected heavy rains. Since this is a fishing site, I’ll also report that fishing was not particularly good yesterday although we did catch a few on topwater in the Eastern Bay shallows. Stay tuned and I’ll do my best to keep you in the loop about the storm.

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Blogging Irene – Kent Island
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Posted Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at 3:14 pm
Filed Under Category: Fishing Reports
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  1. Roger T says:

    Caught a few nice large mouth “on top”in a large pond in the mountains of PA this morning..good stuff!

    Hope everyone stays safe and the bay fairs well,Sandy sure is a big ole girl.
    Shawn,Looking forward to your blog on the storm..

  2. Mike F. says:

    Hey Shawn,

    How bad do you think this storm will effect fishing?

  3. Shawn says:

    I think we’ll be out this week, but back in business by next weekend in the rivers, and wide open in two weeks. Quite frankly, perfect timing for the migratory fall run.

  4. Mike F. says:

    That is just what I wanted to hear. This will be my first fall season, so I am looking forward to it.

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