Black drum are hopping

June 19, 1994|By Lonny Weaver

The Polvinale family, fishing out of Harrison's at Tilghman Island last week, was witness to how good the black drum fishing is when it got into a school that averaged better than 65 pounds.

Forty to 80-pound drum are being caught regularly on drifted soft crab and peeler crab baits at Stone Rock and Poplar Island.

Good catches of spot, white perch and croaker are awaiting anglers fishing the bottom at the mouth of the Choptank. Use crab for croakers but bloodworms for the perch and spot.

Good blue fishing continues in the Middle Grounds and at the mouth of the Potomac. Captain Eddie Davis, fishing out of Smith Creek in Ridge, reports that these blues are in the 3- to 6-pound range and are being taken in chumlines.

Davis also reports that bottom fishing for croaker, spot, flounder and trout at the mouth of the Honga River and around Cornfield Harbor heated up last week and should continue.

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