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By Bill Burton | August 13, 1991
A pair of hefty sea trout won $5,200 for Lloyd Bloodsworth of Princess Anne in the fifth annual $15,000 Crisfield Pro/Am Fishing Tournament. His 5.81-pound was worth $4,500 as th biggest trout in the two-day contest, and another of 5.29 pounds took $700 as the biggest of the species checked in on Sunday.Jim Dawson of Monkton won $1,500 for the best bluefish, a 4.45-pounder, and he took another $700 for the best blue on Saturday, a 3.80-pounder. Bob Ford of Princess Anne took a 4.10-pound flounder worth $1,500.
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By John Woestendiek and John Woestendiek,SUN STAFF | January 14, 2002
What's in a name? When it comes to "lake trout" - that fried fish fare so unique to Baltimore it's almost a trademark - lies. Two for starters. Touted for decades on restaurant signs across the city, "lake trout" is filleted, breaded and deep-fried here at a clip of tons a week, then served up - usually in tin foil with two pieces of white bread - to customers who often assume that, based on its name, they are eating trout from a lake. But "lake trout" is neither. And if you are one of the few who already knows that, who has been told - perhaps by a frank fishmonger - that "lake trout" is actually "whiting," caught in the bay or ocean, well, that's not exactly right, either.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | October 23, 1994
Last week, the Department of Natural Resources placed in effect emergency regulations to reduce the take of sea trout and spotted sea trout by 25 percent in both the recreational and commercial fisheries.The regulations, mandated by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, change the minimum size for both fish from 12 to 14 inches for recreational fishermen and maintain a creel limit of 10 per day.Commercial fishermen will still abide by a 12-inch minimum size but will have their season limited to 44 days (Oct.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1999
Mill Creek, just north of Annapolis, was socked in by fog Friday morning as Capt. Ed Darwin moved about the Becky D, lighting the kerosene heater, warming the engine and chatting easily with a late-season charter party."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 2, 1993
Tomorrow and Wednesday, the Department of Natural Resources will hold public hearings on proposed changes to regulations for sea trout and spotted sea trout, and Capt. Butch Tawes of Crisfield said he expects lower bay fishermen to turn out in force to protest the changes.Under the proposal, recreational fishermen would be limited to 10 of each species per day for the remainder of this year and to five of each species per day starting next year. Sea trout or weakfish would become subject to the 12-inch minimum size that now apples to spotted sea trout.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1998
The weather finally feels like early November should -- chilly and a bit blustery -- and Chesapeake Bay fishing patterns are finally settling into late-season form.Since late summer, sea trout, bluefish and rockfish have been spread out in many areas of Chesapeake Bay and on the move. Over the past several days, however, chilly days and colder nights have dropped water temperatures into the 50s, and trout, blues and rockfish have begun to move to deeper and warmer waters.Perhaps the biggest surprise over the past several days has been sea trout (weakfish)
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
The Department of Natural Resources wants to change the regulations for recreational and commercial catches of sea trout and spotted sea trout to conserve the species and prevent long-term economic damage to the commercial fishery.DNR proposes to set size and creel limits for recreational and commercial fishermen and to close the Notebookcommercial season in the Maryland waters of the Atlantic Ocean and its coastal bays from July 1 through Sept. 30.If the changes in regulations go into effect after public hearings May 3 and May 5, recreational fishermen would be limited to 10 of each species per day for the remainder of this year and to five of each species per day starting next year.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | June 20, 1993
Sea trout, or weakfish as they are sometimes called, have hit the Ocean City waters.These fish, which are a silvery-purplish color, seem to glisten in the sun. They are hard fighters, and not so easy to catch as bluefish.Though taken on the same type of lures as bluefish, such as bucktails and twisters, the sea trout swims deep. While blues can often be seen churning the surface, the trout generally stay below the frenzy. Anglers casting lures must be patient and let the lure sink toward the bottom before beginning the retrieve.
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By Bill Burton | December 7, 1990
THE OTHER shoe has dropped, and another, and expect many more to hit the deck. It's almost as if the wearer of the shoes is a centipede.Following all the rockfish woes, along came the bluefish problem, and now it's sea trout and flounder -- not to mention tuna, swordfish, marlin, sea bass, porgies -- and the list goes on and on.As for blues, Delaware and Virginia have implemented a creel limit of 10 a day; Maryland will be next. Pete Jensen, who heads tidewater fisheries for the Department of Natural Resources, said the management plan probably will be published next month, with hearings held in March and the plan implemented by the time the blues return.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 16, 1998
The early fishing seasons for rockfish closed Sunday on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, but fishermen who frequent the tidewater needn't pack it in until the fall season opens Aug. 15 because there still are excellent angling opportunities.Among the best fishing news for bay anglers is an influx of sea trout over the past several days, including large numbers over 20 inches in length."We had expected to see good numbers of weakfish [sea trout] to 20 inches this summer," said DNR Fisheries Service biologist Martin L. Gary.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1999
On Sunday, with fall fishing patterns firming up on Chesapeake Bay, Tom Haller of Lusby caught a big piece of late summer action off Randall Cliffs -- a state-record Spanish mackerel.For the most part, Spanish mackerel move out of Maryland's bay waters in early to mid September, as water temperatures begin to drop.According to a catch report filed with the Department of Natural Resources, Haller was fishing aboard Capt. Charlie Marenka's charterboat, Jennifer Anne, trolling parachutes and large bucktails off the western shore for big rockfish.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
If there is a bright side to the passing of Tropical Storm Dennis and Hurricane Floyd earlier this month, it is that rivers and streams east of the Catoctin mountains and smaller reservoirs and lakes are in better shape than they were all summer. And as fall begins, freshwater fishing is picking up nicely. "Freshwater action should only get better in many locations, as water temperatures are now falling in the optimum range," said Fisheries Service biologist Martin L. Gary.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 2, 1999
The Department of Natural Resources yesterday submitted its final proposals for waterfowl seasons to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including a 60-day duck season with five-duck bag limit. Duck hunters will be allowed to take one additional teal during duck season, bringing the total bag to six. The USFWS has allowed Maryland to extend the snow goose season to 107 days, with the last of three splits ending March 10. Split dates for snow geese are Oct. 16-Nov. 26, Dec. 6-Jan.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 29, 1999
Estimates of the early rockfish season range from good to excellent, but it already is clear that this year's spring season is unlikely to match last year's."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1998
The weather finally feels like early November should -- chilly and a bit blustery -- and Chesapeake Bay fishing patterns are finally settling into late-season form.Since late summer, sea trout, bluefish and rockfish have been spread out in many areas of Chesapeake Bay and on the move. Over the past several days, however, chilly days and colder nights have dropped water temperatures into the 50s, and trout, blues and rockfish have begun to move to deeper and warmer waters.Perhaps the biggest surprise over the past several days has been sea trout (weakfish)
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 9, 1998
Rockfish, it seems, get most of the attention as species of fish successfully restored after decades of overfishing in bay and coastal waters of Maryland and other Mid-Atlantic states. However, there are indications that flounder, croaker and sea trout also are rebounding from years of over-exploitation.Croaker, of course, have been larger and more numerous in the Chesapeake Bay than has been the case for many years, and state fisheries biologists say the repeated annual abundance may ensure a strong future.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 9, 1998
Rockfish, it seems, get most of the attention as species of fish successfully restored after decades of overfishing in bay and coastal waters of Maryland and other Mid-Atlantic states. However, there are indications that flounder, croaker and sea trout also are rebounding from years of over-exploitation.Croaker, of course, have been larger and more numerous in the Chesapeake Bay than has been the case for many years, and state fisheries biologists say the repeated annual abundance may ensure a strong future.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | August 8, 1993
Offshore tuna fishing has been excellent. Last weekend, anglers found a huge school of bigeye tuna beneath floating debris northwest of the Washington Canyon. The fish were in 40 fathoms of water, and some weighed more than 100 pounds.Many boats caught two to four fish before leaving. Although there is no limit to the number of bigeye tuna an angler can keep, a 100-pound bigeye is still considered a baby fish, so conservation-minded anglers were using good sense.Anglers at the Jackspot are still doing excellent chunking for bluefin tuna with pieces of butterfish.
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By Peter Baker | August 6, 1998
Upper Chesapeake Bay: Bluefish, although small, have made their way above the Bay Bridge. Numbers are still low, but larger schools of 2- to 3-pounders have been cruising the mouth of the Severn River for a few days and should continue to move north. Oyster lumps off the Patapsco, Magothy, Gibson Island, Chester River and Kent Island are good for white perch, spot and catfish. Bay Bridge pilings also good for perch. Croaker catches have been sporadic at Belvedere Shoals, Podickory and Love points.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 16, 1998
The early fishing seasons for rockfish closed Sunday on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, but fishermen who frequent the tidewater needn't pack it in until the fall season opens Aug. 15 because there still are excellent angling opportunities.Among the best fishing news for bay anglers is an influx of sea trout over the past several days, including large numbers over 20 inches in length."We had expected to see good numbers of weakfish [sea trout] to 20 inches this summer," said DNR Fisheries Service biologist Martin L. Gary.
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