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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 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.
NEWS
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.
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.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker | October 11, 1991
**** EXCELLENT*** GOOD** FAIR* POORSalt waterOCEAN Inshore *** At the Ocean City inlet, tautog up to 6 pounds have been hitting sand fleas and crab baits. Surf fishing at Assateague and North Ocean City has been good, with bluefish, kingfish, spot, small sea trout and puppy drum the most frequent catches. Flounder fishing has slowed, but minnows or squid still will turn up a few keepers.Offshore *** The canyons continue to turn up some long fin albacore and headboats have been taking sea bass from the wrecks.
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.
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