Lingering moderate weather continues to curtail slightly the Maryland deer kill, but unseasonable temperatures have added a new perspective to late fall outdoor life.
Spike Brown got an 8-point buck of 145 pounds in Pocomoke State Forest, then journeyed to Assateague Island where he landed a 12-pound, 3-ounce bluefish on cut mullet. What a day, but his wasn't the only bluefish catch, nor the biggest.
Bill Shockley, who handles the scales -- for both fish and deer -- at Shockley's Weighing Station, reports a flurry of late bluefish action. The biggest blue so far was the 14-pounder taken by David Weesner of Salisbury, also on cut mullet at the first crossover at Assateague National Seashore.