Speaking of Fishing Bay oysters in Elliott's Island: The Land That Time Forgot, the late Captain Calvert Evans of the schooner Sarah C. Conway said,
"They grew the best oysters on the Chesapeake Bay. Lord, they were some kind of good oyster. They had just a good flavor. They weren't what you'd call real salty like Chincoteagues--they're too salty. But they were not fresh. They were just about a good brackish. Everybody that ever tasted them said they were the best they ever tasted."