Welcome to the ol' Roanoke Rockfish Roller Coaster. Wait in line for the ramp. Hop into the line of boats on either side of the main channel. Drift in line, down, down to Big Rock. Motor back up. Hop in line. Do it again, and again, and again, if the hot sun doesn't fry your skin too much and if the heavy 350 grain line and strong rockfish don't turn your arms to jello.
Quite the crowd out there, even on a Thursday. But it is the Rockfish Capital of the World, after all.
Fish, fish, fish, drink a beer or two, eat a ham and cheese sandwich, and fish some more.