The peninsula east of Chesapeake Bay and a narrow strip west of that body of water constitute what is known as the Coastal Plain. This has an area of 5,000 square miles, or more than one- half of the land area of the State. The peninsula is very low and level, nowhere rising 100 feet above tide, and much of it, especially near the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay is marshy. The Atlantic coast is bordered by sand bars, including broad lagoons of shallow water on their landward side. On the west side of Chesapeake Bay the Coastal Plain reaches an altitude of 300 feet in places, and shows much relief. Of the twenty-three counties of the State, the following are comprised in the Coastal Plain: Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico Dorchester, Caroline, Talbot, Queen Anne, Kent, and Cecil, on the peninsula, and Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary, and Anne Arundel west of Chesapeake Bay.
Late April to Early June: Trolling for Trophy Striped Bass (to approx. 40 lbs.)
June and July: Light tackle. Great fishing for croakers, trout and striped bass.
August to October: Light tackle fishing for bluefish, striped bass, mackerel, trout, flounder.
November: Trolling for Striped Bass.