Ferd, as for fishing Assateauge Island, they did catch a few red drum this year. The stripers, however, have not showed up in at least 10 years! I reside in that area and have not caught a legal sized fish in 8 years straight!! Basically, there are no fish here any more.
That is a terrible thing to hear. I have been up and around there but only for work purposes, but those waters looked so promising. I was in Chincoteague Island area and Cape Charles both on the VA end. Many years ago a co-worker had family in Cape Charles and we went out in the Chesapeake Bay. In a boat, we caught all kinds of fish even a shark. It was great fun and we filled the cooler and beyond. I know that is south of Assateauge and many years back like late 80's to early 90's...hopefully, it will one day recover. I remember hearing about the nudist place there and David Letterman got such a kick out of it with the island's ironic name.