With the cooler temps of late I was hoping for a good bite so I launched out of Leesylvania SP at daylight. Got bait quickly and ran for some deeper water, avoiding the bouys from crab pots and trotlines on the way out. The water was like glass with no wind, water temp was 71 degrees. I anchored at 30 ft on a break that dropped to 65 feet and deployed three lines, one in the deep water, one directly behind the boat and one on the shallow flat. In three hours fishing, I boated 9 fish: 40, 39, 35, 29, 25, 23, 22, 19, and 18 lbs. Most of the fish came from the deeper water but the largest two came from the shallow flat. Tide: last three hours of outgoing...not strong but steady flow. When I was leaving the dock I noticed a commercial boat attending the minefield of bouys just outside the no wake zone. I pulled up along side and asked what they were fishing for and what equipment they were deploying. They stated they were after crabs and used pots and trot lines. They were very friendly and took the time to explain their techniques to me. I expressed my concern about the trot lines and they assured me that they were hookless and that they were not after fish of any kind. We exchaged greetings and I left them to their work. Overall it was an informative encounter and a great day to be on the water. Tight lines to all.