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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.
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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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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1996
The two gentlemen on the Cindy Maru had it down, this business of drifting for white perch. And over the space of an hour or so yesterday morning, a parade of fishing boats formed at the mouth of the Severn River, following the lead of the Cindy Maru.So, with a half-dozen bloodworms on board -- left in the cooler from the previous evening -- it seemed only natural to fall in line for a short while and ride the current and wind across the 23- to 22-foot flats to the rise of the bar at Tolley Point.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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