In the fourth episode of the Got Bait? series, the crew and their guest angler Capt. Walleye Pete Dahlberg, of Four Seasons Guide Service, head off to the Honga River in the Tangier Sound.

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Their target fish are speckled sea trout and striped bass. Team Bait is armed with soft crabs – a favored food of just about any fish that swims. Meanwhile, Team Lures hits the water casting with soft plastic lures, including BKDs and Bust ‘Em Baits. Who will catch more fish? Tune in to find out.


Yes, the day’s fishing was a bit different than the norm thanks to our sponsor’s boat, the Yamaha 190 FSH. If this boat looks a little unusual, well, that’s because it is. When’s the last time you spotted a 19’ jet boat that was a fishing-oriented center console? We’re betting never. And truth be told, we went into this fishing competition with a bit of trepidation. Would a jet boat really work as a fishing platform? Could the super-shallow draft actually give us an edge in the winding creeks and cuts of the Tangier Sound? And, would there be enough room on a boat of this size for four die-hard anglers to go about their business? In all cases, the answer turned out to be yes.

While we did also answer the question of which was better in this fishing situation (as you saw, lures kicked bait’s butt), we have to admit, there are at least three other questions which remain unanswered in the video. So just to set the record straight, we’re going to answer them right now.Got Bait? Marsh Island Mayhem - Striped Bass and Speckled Trout

1. Was this really the first time David out-fished brother Max?
No. But it is quite rare for anyone to out-fish Max.

2. Were those fish really eating May worms?
Yes. When we cleaned the trout (the stripers may have been catch-and-release only, but speckled trout are fair game in the Tangier during the month of May), its belly was full of them.

3. Most importantly, does Walleye Pete ever stop talking?
NO! But he is a heck of a lot of fun to fish with. We strongly recommend looking up Four Seasons Guide Service if you want to try some light-tackle casting with an entertaining guide. A guide who catches almost as many fish as Lenny Rudow. Almost.

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Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld,, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.