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By Peter Baker | November 4, 1990
If the unseasonably warm weather has your auto-cast finger twitching, there still is plenty of decent fishing around in fresh and salt water.In the lower bay, bluefish, sea bass and sea trout are still active. zTC Try the wrecks and stony bottoms for sea bass while using squid. Blues will take trolled spoons or hoses. Spoons cast into breaking schools work well also. The Middle Grounds, Tangier Sound and the mouth of the Potomac all have been good spots for blues.In the middle bay, the same methods will work well for blues in the 3- to 6-pound range, but the fish are reported moving south quickly as the weather cools, and catching them may take some work.
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SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | May 19, 1991
The O.C. Princess described by its owners as the ultimate fishing, and cruising boat, has been added to the fleet of party boats that serve Ocean City fishermen.The 88-foot O.C. Princess, which operates out of the Shantytown Pier, will run to the fishing grounds at 30 miles per hour. Its cabin is heated and air-conditioned, and is equipped with a galley to serve breakfast, lunch or dinner.The reason for the speed and accommodations is, said Charles Nichols, vice president of the Shantytown Marina, that fishing should be pleasant for families that come to Ocean City.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | August 15, 1993
Ocean City saw its first puppy drum of the season last weekend, a 10-pounder taken by Richard Gorleski of Denton as he was drifting near the South Jettywith squid. Ocean City got quite a number of puppy drum last season, so this is a good sign of more to come.They normally are taken on cut mullet or sand fleas. Most of the time the anglers are either fishing for tautog at the jetties or bluefish in the surf when they catch these fish.Puppy drum feed on worms and crabs turned up by the waves.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | May 26, 1991
There may be lots of "throwback" flounders in Ocean City, but there are also lots of keepers.The throwbacks under the legal limit size of 13 inches aractually a good sign, though, because it means flounder are spawning and are coming into the bays.BAlong with these smaller fish are good-sized flounder in the 2- to 2 1/2 -pound range. Barbara Glinka of Bahia Marina reported seeing some of these larger fish taken on the bay-going party boat Tortuga. She said live minnows have been the preferred bait.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | June 14, 1992
The charter boat Reelistic, with Capt. Bill Verbanas, drifted in an eerie darkness. It was an overnight shark trip and the anglers had not seen a fish in four hours. Earlier, during the daylight hours, they caught numerous bluefish and several blue sharks.The mate wandered over and watched the five-gallon bucket of frozen chum, slowly melting inside a plastic milk crate tied off near the transom of the boat. He scanned the black slick made by the chum, and noted the position of the ballons that floated the bait away from the boat.
SPORTS
By Mary Beth Kozak | July 26, 2002
Fishing report The locations Piney Run: Small "whacky" rigger plastic worms are your best bet to catch largemouth bass, said Jim Gronaw and Loren Lustig at the park office. Surface plugs, 4- to 5-inch Cinco and Stik-O worms have all been successful, too. Hot spots are inside and outside edges of the hydrilla beds. David Sterner of Westminster caught a 22-inch, 4.8- pound largemouth bass. A number of citation-sized catfish were captured on cutbait and chicken liver. Rick Lawson of Sykesville reeled in a 25-inch, 6- pound channel catfish.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker | April 23, 1992
CATCH-AND-RELEASE WORKSHOPSThe spring rockfish season starts a week from tomorrow. During the season, fishermen will catch and release thousands of stripers while trying to land that one allowable trophy of 36 inches or more.it is important that proper catch-and-release techniques are used. With that in mind, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association and the Department of Natural Resources are sponsoring three workshops to teach the proper methods.
SPORTS
May 22, 1992
OCEANSIDEOffshore -- Bluefish from 3 to 12 pounds were taken while trolling near the Lumps,Fenwick Shoal and Southeast Grounds. Wreck fishing has been excellent with sea bass up to 6 pounds and tautog up to 12 pounds being caught.Inshore -- Surf fishing was good, with schools of 3- to 10-pound bluefish invading Assateague,Ocean City and the Delaware beaches. Cut mullet was the preferred bait for the bluefish. The back bays yielded decent catches of good sized flounder. The flounder were hitting drifted minnows.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1997
Saturday is youth deer hunting day in Maryland and wildlife biologists say if weather conditions are favorable participating hunters could take as many as 2,000 deer statewide.In order to participate, hunters under 16 must have a state junior hunter license or a non-resident license and be accompanied by a licensed or exempt hunter 21 or older. Adults cannot hunt or carry a firearm, bow or other hunting device."This special youth deer hunting season provides an opportunity for young people to receive the undivided attention of an adult willing to pass on hunting techniques, safe gun-handling skills and the enjoyment of hunting," said DNR Secretary John R. Griffin.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker | October 11, 1991
**** EXCELLENT*** GOOD** FAIR* POORSalt waterOCEAN Inshore *** At the Ocean City inlet, tautog up to 6 pounds have been hitting sand fleas and crab baits. Surf fishing at Assateague and North Ocean City has been good, with bluefish, kingfish, spot, small sea trout and puppy drum the most frequent catches. Flounder fishing has slowed, but minnows or squid still will turn up a few keepers.Offshore *** The canyons continue to turn up some long fin albacore and headboats have been taking sea bass from the wrecks.
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