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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.
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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 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.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | May 24, 1992
An Ocean City charter boat breaks through the inlet on its first offshore bluefishing trip. The fog lying over the eastern seaboard makes it seem more like a day in New England than a May day in Ocean City. But the anglers do not mind; their minds are on bluefish.The captain nervously scans the bit of the horizon he can see, hoping the fish are out there.Suddenly the fog lifts, and the sight is one of wonder. Just offshore of the Five Mile Buoy, as far as the eye can see, is a huge school of bluefish boiling on the surface.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | September 1, 1991
Ever since the waters calmed down after Hurricane Bob, offshore fishing has been hot. One of the most exciting catches has been the longfin albacore. These fish, which most anglers call true albacore, are the most valuable of tuna -- they are the ones that are canned and labeled "white meat tuna."Most of the longfins were taken in 100 to 200 fathoms of water on rigged ballyhoo or lures such as the green machine.The big eye tuna was also in evidence last weekend. Gregg Schmehling of Ocean Pines fought a huge 335-pound big eye for 2 1/2 hours on the Remedy II. The fish took a ballyhoo in the Washington Canyon.
SPORTS
By Bill Burton | March 28, 1991
Think mackerel run is over? Think againWhat a scare. For a couple days, mackerel action slowed to prompt fears the run was over. Yesterday, it bounced back, and everyone aboard the Miss Ocean City had at least 150.The run could continue for another week or 10 days. Meanwhile, headboats leave Fishermen's Wharf in Lewes daily, and Saturdays there are all-day trips to offshore wrecks for sea bass, tautog and ling cod. Call 1-302-645-8862.Calendar ...Tonight: The Striped Bass Advisory Board meets at 6 at Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, to discuss recommendations for the fall rock season.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | September 8, 1991
Labor Day doesn't mean the end of fishing. Some of the best offshore fishing is happening now. Anyone watching the overnight boats come into port will see there are plenty of yellowfin tuna and dolphin.We recently watched the Mud Bucket II arrive at the Talbot Street Pier with six tuna in the 40- to 60-pound range and 30 dolphin.Later we saw the Full House come in at Bahia Marina with 21 yellowfin tuna and a couple of dolphin.Anglers with smaller boats shouldn't feel left out. There is plenty of action closer in. About 5 miles off the beach, Spanish mackerel are hitting on small spoons, and the first and second lumps of the Bassgrounds are seeing false albacore, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and even bonito.
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