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SPORTS
By Staff Reports | September 29, 2006
Piney Run -- Fall fishing tournament Oct. 7 from 6 a.m. to noon, with $300 going to the largest legal tiger musky. Jim Gronaw reports of some largemouth bass caught by anglers using senkos. Some channel cats are being caught on chicken livers and cut baits. Prettyboy Reservoir -- According to Joe Butta, the window for bass is relatively small, with anglers needing to catch the fish as they move from deep structuring to the shallower water for feeding. This is usually in the early mornings or late evenings, using crankbaits, plastics or jigs.
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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 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 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.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | September 15, 1991
It's that time of year when the locals head out to their favorite flounder hole and give it one last try. The flounder are making their move as they sense the coming of fall and the call of the Continental Shelf.There was a flounder lull for a couple of weeks, and many `D anglers gave up the search for the elusive fish. Now the flounder are back, and anglers are fishing for them once again.Since the flounder are heading out, it makes sense that the inlet area has been a hot spot for fluke.
SPORTS
By LONNY WEAVER | May 28, 1995
On a recent trip to Ocean City, I just missed seeing Manchester's Kelly Dyer weighing in the first mako shark of the season. The dressed weight of this impressive fighter was 127 pounds, and it took a bluefish bait in the Washington Canyon.Dyer was fishing aboard Rick Obriecht's Bad Influence, captained by Tracy Dwyer out of Fisherman's Marina. Professional shark angler Mark Sampson told me it was the earliest such reported catch he had ever heard of in the Ocean City area.The Maryland mako record is the 766-pounder caught by Frank Gaither in July 1984.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker | October 18, 1991
**** EXCELLENT*** GOOD** FAIR* POORSalt waterOCEAN Inshore *** Small blues, puppy drum, flounder, kingfish and spot have been taken in the surf at Ocean City and Assateague, with mullet and bloodworms the best baits. Tautog continue to hit sand fleas at the Inlet and along stone bullheads. Some flounder to be had on drifted minnows from the Route 50 bridge.Offshore * Large sea bass have been taken from the wrecks. Small sea trout have been hitting at Little Gull Shoals. Some long-fin albacore were turned up at the canyons last week.
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