So the March meet and greet will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017, at Marshall Hall. It's a great spot down in southern Maryland, and it's a free launch with a large parking lot and 2 boat ramps (in case there's lots of boat traffic coming in and out while we are launching). It's located at the end of MD 227 (Marshall Hall Road), and is a great spot that I have fished twice now from my kayak. I am by no means an expert, but I did catch my PB fish from a kayak, and PB blue catfish in general, from this spot at the beginning of the year. As far as timing, I'm thinking everyone arrive so they can launch by 8:30am at the latest. I know it's a long drive for many of us. I'm going to try to get there around 7:30 am so I can have my kayak all prepped and on the cart ready to be led to the water, and then just check to make sure everyone arrives and see them off. High tide looks to be at 7am, so assuming 30 mins to an hour of slack tide, anytime between 7:30-noon should be great for fishing. Low tide is supposed to be at 1pm. I was thinking we eat lunch at 2pm, probably at Accokeek Seafood like last year. I didn't make lunch at last years M&G, I was too stubborn to leave the fish I had just started catching late in the day. I'm open to suggestions to a different lunch location, or a different start/end time, just post here in the thread and we will try to get a consensus. Looking forward to a great meet and greet, and as always, wear your cold weather gear please. Drysuits, waders/dry top combo, etc. I imagine the water will be in the low 40s at most, so falling in would be extremely hazardous in a matter of minutes, and please fish near at least 1-2 other people at all times. For spots to try, recommended tackle, and other tips, I will refer you to last years thread. Last year, nightcrawlers were the best bait for me, but raw chicken breast was the ticket when I was there on 1/1/17. I would bring a variety of baits, whichever you feel comfortable with, as well as fishfinder rigs with J-hooks or circle hooks, 1-4 oz sinkers, and I also like to use the double hook bottom rigs as well. Again, as you'll read in last years thread, it helps to have a small float about 4-8in from the hook, to keep the bait off the bottom in prime feeding territory for blue cats. They can get very large here, as you'll see in previous posts by me and others, but the typical size range I would say is between 16-24in, prime eating size. Watch out for spines, and keep plenty of sanitizer and rags handy for bait, and the catfish slime in general, it gets everywhere. Also, blue catfish are an invasive, though a very well established one in this area at least; thus, I encourage everyone to keep/kill whatever they catch that's at least within that prime eating size range, and anything large than 30in can be left to your discretion. I will have a decent sized cooler, so any fish you don't want to bring home can be given to me (I owe my neighbors some fish), or any of the other members, the fish are quite tasty. Hope to see you all there, and I look forward to a safe and fun Meet and Greet. Who's in?