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By Sue Hayes | September 29, 1991
The 1991 fishing season has certainly been an interesting one. The variety of fish taken out of our waters has caused many to go in search of the "Dictionary of Fishes" to identify unfamiliar species. We've had trigger fish caught on the Ninth Street Pier, grunts taken from the U.S. 50 bridge and sheepshead and puppy drum taken at the inlets.Anglers in boats fishing near the channel of the Route 90 bridge could often come up with seven or eight kinds of fish in a day. A top and bottom rig with No. 6 hooks baited with pieces of bloodworm and squid could catch a mixed bag of small croaker, large Norfolk spot, blowfish, lizard fish, grunts, porgies, sea bass, flounder, snapper blues and maybe a small sea trout.
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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.
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.
SPORTS
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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 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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