That settles it. This spring I'm going. Thinking of camping and launching out of Elk Neck SP
Elk Neck is one of the better MD Parks as well, so that is a good choice.
Not sure how you go about it, but "live-lining" is the most fun way of fishing rocks that I have tried. My buddy who is also with the agency is a lifelong waterman. It is the only way he does it. We go out and catch small fist sized Spot, then live fish with them. Plus, you get double the time behind the reel. (Behind the rod or pole were leaving me too open).
Yeah, if you said you had more time on your pole I would have said something ;-)
Fishing out of a kayak has always limited my live bait abilities. If you use a bucket over the side, you have to pull it up every time you paddle up to a new drift. I'm looking into getting a small battery powered cooler/aerator that would just barely fit between my feet in the cockpit. (I refuse to paddle one of those sit on top bathtubs which can carry a truckload of stuff, but will give you a cardiac if you try to paddle more than 1 mile - I like to have the ability to paddle fast and far in pursuit of prey.) I'm also looking into using an anchor so I can cast/retrieve, although I have heard using an anchor with yaks can be dangerous.
I checked a guy last year who had an insanely awesome pedal paddle system. Kayak was built for the sole purpose of fishing and it takes away the true kayak fishing, but it was awesome. Light enough to move on your own and throw in the truck, but hands were always free and you used the legs for propulsion.
Never thought about not being able to keep bait fish, that makes perfect sense. The only time I could imaging a anchor being an issue is if you are in any significant current.
Those peddle propulsion yaks are made by Hobie. They are pretty awesome as they allow you to hold position while you cast. The drawbacks are that they are like $1700 for a decent model (I paid $800 for my 17' fast as hell sit-in) and they are still heavy and have limited range. I went out a couple times with some fellow kayak fishermen using them, and after like 1 mi I looked back and I was like, 'where did they go?' It's all about trade-offs. I wish I had enough money for both, but then I would just get a 20' CC!