■ 07 March 2011 As spring rapidly blows in - yes that's a shot at the weather - it's easy to forget about one of the area's favorite fish.
Striped bass are migrating back to spawning grounds in the Chesapeake Bay and the northeastern coast and many other species are getting ready to take their place as the focus of our attentions.
The coastal season ends at the end of the month, giving us just a few more weeks to join in the fun.
The good thing, however, that we can keep in mind while waiting for species like flounder and drum to grab out attention, is that the Virginia Trophy Season for striper starts in the Bay on May 1.
But by then our minds will be on other things.