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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 Sue Hayes | August 18, 1991
Hot August nights bring anglers to the beach, where they throw their lines into the water in a search for something bigger than a Norfolk spot or snapper bluefish -- and that something is usually the dusky shark.The sharks, with lengths up to 12 feet, do not bother swimmers and are rarely caught during daylight hours. At night, however, they cruise closer to shore to feed on small fish.They have a long, pointed snout and are bluish to leaden gray with a white belly and resemble a sand shark except they have teeth and the sand shark doesn't -- something to keep in mind when extracting the hook from the fish.
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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 Bill Burton | January 11, 1991
The promise of bigger freshwater bass in Maryland this year will be the topic of thousands of anglers who visit the seventh annual BASS Expo that opens a three-day run today at the Timonium Cow Palace of Timonium Fairgrounds.Thanks to the spawning season close last year, we can look forward to bigger fish in non-tidal waters, which under management techniques initiated in '90 require the release of all freshwater bass between March 1 through June 15.Jerry McKinnis, host of ESPN's popular "Fishing Hole," will talk about widespread speculation that one of 20 pounds will be taken -- but not in Maryland.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | September 20, 1992
It's that time of year. Fish sense the coming of autumn, the dropping water temperatures, and the need to migrate south. They begin feeding heavily, and large flounder that kept to themselves all summer suddenly make their move out of the bay. (One wonders where they've been all summer.)One of the best places to fish for flounder this time of year (for folks without a boat) is the U.S. 50 bridge. The bridge offers two channels that are teeming with fish. Two to three hours on each side of the high tide are the best times to go.Anglers should cast into the channels with frozen shiners hooked through the eyes with a 2- to 3-inch-long strip of squid hooked beside the shiner on the same hook.
SPORTS
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.
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.
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