Fishing report

October 20, 2006|By STAFF REPORTS

Piney Run -- Some largemouth bass caught on live minnows and plastics near hydrilla; cut baits and chicken livers are attracting catfish; and striped bass are hooking on chicken livers.

Prettyboy Reservoir -- "Now is the time to catch a trophy largemouth or smallmouth bass," Joe Butta said, citing larger fish moving into staging areas to feed for the winter. Plastics, jigs and crankbaits work. Trolling spinners and night crawlers work for white perch.

Gunpowder River -- Cool, clean water is flowing faster than 180 cubic feet per second, according to the Backwater Angler online report, combining with fewer anglers to increase chances of catching fish. Olives work well as lures.

Chesapeake Bay/Patapsco River -- Generally the same as last week, according to people at Tochterman and Sons. Anglers are live-lining with perch and spot for stripers, fishing at shallow areas at Key Bridge, as well as Sparrows Point and Miller's Island. Bass Assassins and Cordell Spot are other popular lures. Hackett's Point is another strong area for anglers chumming for stripers.

Ocean City -- On the surf, tautog, snapper blues and occasional keeper stripers are present, according to the online report of Oyster Bay Tackle's Sue Foster. Offshore anglers are finding a lot of sea bass.

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