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By Special To The Evening Sun | May 15, 1992
CHESAPEAKE BEACH -- Allan Sosslau of Edgewater fished differently for rockfish yesterday -- and caught a record.While aboard Capt. Mike Harris' charterboat Compensation, he landed a 50-inch striper of 64.70 pounds. The fish with its 32-inch girth will be both a new Fishing In Maryland and Maryland Sportfishing Tournament reecord.The fish was caught at the Summer Gooses near here and Tilghman Island on a No. 21 silver Tony Accetta spoon, which wasn't fished near the surface as most rockfish baits are during the current trophy season.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1998
This is the time of year when chumming becomes the preferred method of many Chesapeake Bay fishermen angling for rockfish, blues and sea trout, and Richard Novotny has come up with a new twist to an old idea.Chumming is the process of baiting the water with fish oils and bits of flesh to attract fish, bringing them up current into the chum line where baited hooks await.On charter boats, head boats and hardcore recreational fishing boats, alewives are fed into a grinder and spooned or ladled over the side steadily enough to entice the fish but not heavily enough to feed them.
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By PETER BAKER | June 19, 1991
MATAPEAKE -- The Department of Natural Resources met with the Striped Bass Advisory Board in the Tidewater Administration complex here last night to review the penultimate set of regulations for the 1991 fall striped bass season.The regulations, which must finally be approved by the state, appear to set up a season that will do away with the greatest problem fishermen faced last fall: too many fish caught in too short a time.Last fall, during the first rockfish (striped bass) season in Maryland waters since January 1985, the recreational and charterboat seasons were closed early because each group had caught its quota of the allowable catch of 750,000 pounds.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 19, 1998
Chessie Racing's six-day brush with dire straits is over.The Maryland entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race successfully completed its critical rendezvous with a charter boat off the southeastern coast of Argentina yesterday, made repairs and has resumed its Leg 5 journey to Sao Sebastiao, Brazil."
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By Peter Baker | October 6, 1991
On Wednesday at 5 a.m., the fall seasons for recreational and charterboat rockfish fishermen open in Maryland waters of Chesapeake Bay, with a minimum size of 18 inches and a maximum of 36 inches.This year, the recreational season is expected to have two parts, with the first session running through Oct. 26 and a creel limit of two fish per person over that period.If the allowable harvest of 456,747 pounds has not been caught by Oct. 26, then the season will be extended with a creel limit of two fish per day per person until the quota has been reached.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1997
CRISFIELD -- Inside the cabin of Curtis Johns' new 50-foot charterboat, the air was warm and thick with cigar smoke and conversation, while outside, Tangier Sound was roiled by a cold northwest wind into a display of raw power and brutal beauty.Johns and Keith Ward, two Crisfield charterboat captains who have felt the economic pinch caused by the pfisteria outbreaks this summer in a handful of tributaries off Tangier Sound, had organized a fishing junket to get out the word that fishing in the Crisfield area is safe and fruitful.
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By Bill Burton and Bill Burton,Evening Sun Staff | October 17, 1990
This Saturday's shutdown of the Maryland charter fishery for rockfish, which was announced yesterday, should ease rising tensions between charterboat skippers and recreational fishermen who had their season closed last Sunday by the Department of Natural Resources.Meanwhile, fisheries managers in the District of Columbia announced its season will continue until its scheduled end Nov. 16, with a limit of two a day. "We don't have the same problem [overcatching] here as they do in Maryland," spokeswoman Bonnie Rampersaud said late yesterday.
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December 8, 1993
If there is a lesson to be drawn from the tragic sinking of a Maryland fishing charterboat that killed two people Sunday, it is that the shallow, placid Chesapeake Bay can swiftly reveal its powerful and dangerous darker side.Gale force winds thrashed the El Toro II and crashing 8-foot waves pried apart the planks of her hull, flooding the engine room and killing the pumps designed to bail out the leaking boat. Survivors spent two hours bobbing in the cold, raging waters near the mouth of the Potomac River before being rescued by helicopter and boats.
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By Bill Burton | October 25, 1990
This week ...Because of recent rains, there's a lot of water coming through Conowingo Dam, but brothers Ray and George Conway got 17 white perch, three of which were 11 to 12 inches from deep holes in the Susquehanna. They also took five "eating-size" catfish and a 15-inch smallmouth.Weather fronts can disrupt Susky fishing dramatically. The next to the last day of the charterboat season for rock, Tom Goodspeed and I fished it with guide Earl Ashenfelter, and got only one strike.Ashenfelter had figured he found the fish -- the previous day his two anglers got their four fish, three of which were of from 35 to 36 inches.
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By Bill Burton | March 1, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- A 16-day spring rockfish season has been scheduled by the Department of Natural Resources for the main Chesapeake below the Bay Bridge.In final deliberations, the DNR decided against a full month's fishing as had been urged by the Striper Bass Advisory Board and charterboat skippers.Instead, the May 11 through 26 season, which includes three weekends, will offer recreational anglers opportunity for large rock at the peak of the post-spawning run.And big fish it will have to be. The department stuck with its original minimum size limit of 36 inches, which represents a fish of nearly 20 pounds.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 1, 1998
Blackbeard and his fellow pirates were lured to the British Virgin Islands for the same reasons we were: hidden coves, calm waters and some 50 islands within sight of one another, most ringed with pristine white sand beaches.Unlike the pirates, we weren't looking for a cave to stash pieces of eight. We came to sail the clear, blue waters that draw yachters and divers from around the world, increasingly these days with their children aboard."We're spending a lot more time together on the boat than we would at a big resort with kids' activities," observed Joan Williams, a Virginia working mom of two who was anchored nearby.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1997
CRISFIELD -- Inside the cabin of Curtis Johns' new 50-foot charterboat, the air was warm and thick with cigar smoke and conversation, while outside, Tangier Sound was roiled by a cold northwest wind into a display of raw power and brutal beauty.Johns and Keith Ward, two Crisfield charterboat captains who have felt the economic pinch caused by the pfisteria outbreaks this summer in a handful of tributaries off Tangier Sound, had organized a fishing junket to get out the word that fishing in the Crisfield area is safe and fruitful.
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December 8, 1993
If there is a lesson to be drawn from the tragic sinking of a Maryland fishing charterboat that killed two people Sunday, it is that the shallow, placid Chesapeake Bay can swiftly reveal its powerful and dangerous darker side.Gale force winds thrashed the El Toro II and crashing 8-foot waves pried apart the planks of her hull, flooding the engine room and killing the pumps designed to bail out the leaking boat. Survivors spent two hours bobbing in the cold, raging waters near the mouth of the Potomac River before being rescued by helicopter and boats.
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By PETER BAKER | June 13, 1993
There was a snarl of boat traffic off the northwest edge of Poplar Island Friday morning, a fisherman's rush hour. The morning rush southbound on I-95 was never like this.Virtually all aboard the couple of dozen boats circling an area of shell bottom on the eastern edge of The Hill were smiling.The reason for the crowd of boats and the good humor of the fishermen was that the black drum were biting -- and the anglers were catching fish, some of which weighed more than 80 pounds.The black drum run in the Stone Rock and Poplar Island areas has become something of a rite of early summer, a fathers' day gift for middle bay fishermen between the end of the spring trophy rockfish season and the arrival of the summer blues.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
The parameters of the fall rockfish season for recreational fishermen and charter-boat customers have changed again, +V Department of Natural Resources Secretary Torrey C. Brown announced yesterday.Under the latest revision, the recreational season will end Saturday at 8 p.m. The charter-boat season will run Saturday and Sunday, as well as Nov. 14 and 15.Fishing will be limited to 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. in all cases.Earlier this week, DNR had indicated that both the recreational and charter-boat seasons would end at 8 p.m. Sunday.
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By Special To The Evening Sun | May 15, 1992
CHESAPEAKE BEACH -- Allan Sosslau of Edgewater fished differently for rockfish yesterday -- and caught a record.While aboard Capt. Mike Harris' charterboat Compensation, he landed a 50-inch striper of 64.70 pounds. The fish with its 32-inch girth will be both a new Fishing In Maryland and Maryland Sportfishing Tournament reecord.The fish was caught at the Summer Gooses near here and Tilghman Island on a No. 21 silver Tony Accetta spoon, which wasn't fished near the surface as most rockfish baits are during the current trophy season.
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By Peter Baker | October 27, 1991
The charterboat season for rockfish ends tonight, and fisheries managers will decide this week whether the recreational season, which ended its first phase yesterday, will be extended.Ten days ago, it seemed that the seasons were going according to plan. There were, however, already changes in the works because fisheries biologists had concerns about the charterboat catch being fast and furious -- and the captains cannot deny that the fishing was good.What seems to gripe some of them is that there appear to be a tremendous number of stripers in the bay this year -- and more big fish around than some of them ever have seen.
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By PETER BAKER | June 13, 1993
There was a snarl of boat traffic off the northwest edge of Poplar Island Friday morning, a fisherman's rush hour. The morning rush southbound on I-95 was never like this.Virtually all aboard the couple of dozen boats circling an area of shell bottom on the eastern edge of The Hill were smiling.The reason for the crowd of boats and the good humor of the fishermen was that the black drum were biting -- and the anglers were catching fish, some of which weighed more than 80 pounds.The black drum run in the Stone Rock and Poplar Island areas has become something of a rite of early summer, a fathers' day gift for middle bay fishermen between the end of the spring trophy rockfish season and the arrival of the summer blues.
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By Peter Baker | October 27, 1991
The charterboat season for rockfish ends tonight, and fisheries managers will decide this week whether the recreational season, which ended its first phase yesterday, will be extended.Ten days ago, it seemed that the seasons were going according to plan. There were, however, already changes in the works because fisheries biologists had concerns about the charterboat catch being fast and furious -- and the captains cannot deny that the fishing was good.What seems to gripe some of them is that there appear to be a tremendous number of stripers in the bay this year -- and more big fish around than some of them ever have seen.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 25, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- The Department of Natural Resources, after a review of catch estimates, determined yesterday that the charter-boat season for rockfish must close Sunday night at 8.The charter-boat season, with a total catch limit of 161,000 pounds, had been scheduled to run until Nov. 11."We project they will have reached their quota [by Sunday]," said William P. Jensen, director of fisheries for the DNR Tidewater Administration."The first phase of the recreational season was scheduled to close Saturday -- and it will."
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