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  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 182
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Posted on November 12, 2019

Rockfish Weekend

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
Location: North Beach, Chesapeake Bay

I fished out of Annapolis on Saturday afternoon with a great bunch of guys. We looked for fish under birds without any luck. Chasing the birds down to North Beach, we found fish on the depth finder in 25/30 of water off shore. So, we began casting large jigs and pulling fish off the bottom. We would go back up-wind and continue the drift. We all limited out plus we tagged 12 fish too, up to 25 1/4. I caught 13 fish, the biggest being 28 1/2. It was amazing and why I try to live everyday on the water.

Tags: Striped Bass, Youth Fishing


  1. Lisa Hopps, Recreational Angler
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  3. Total Reports: 14
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Posted on November 12, 2019

2.5 lb. Largemouth Bass

Type: Nontidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Pocomoke River

Lisa Hopps, disabled angler, caught a nice 2.5 lb. largemouth bass this past week on the Pocomoke River. The bass was caught on a small spinnerbait with a white skirt. The water temp was 52 degrees and the air was 38 degrees on a falling tide.

Tags: Largemouth Bass


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 182
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Posted on November 7, 2019

Patuxent River Trolling

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Patuxent River between Brooms Island and St Leonard Creek

Yesterday, 11/06/19, we fished the Patuxent River because the bay was just too rough. We were trolling bucktail jigs behind #1 planers between Brooms Island and St Leonard Creek, catching a few keepers. We released all fish.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Henry Gessford, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on November 6, 2019

Nice Catch, Henry!

Type: Nontidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Chicamacomico River

Henry Gessford, age 12, caught a 15 crappie with a live minnow on Nov 1st while fishing on the Chicamacomico River.

Henry received a FishMaryland certificate for this catch. Congratulations!

To see if your catch might be eligible for a certificate and to find out how to submit it for consideration visit dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/FishMaryland.aspx

Tags: Crappie, Youth Fishing


  1. Sarah Chlebnikow, Youth Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on November 6, 2019

Sarah's First White Perch

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Central
Location: Chesapeake Bay

Sarah Chlebnikow took her first trip on a boat and went out on the Chesapeake Bay. She caught some undersized rockfish that were put back and her first white perch. She said we have to take her out again.

Tags: White Perch, Youth Fishing


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 182
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Posted on November 6, 2019

Saturday Morning Outing

Type: Nontidal and Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert Cliffs State Park

I met a friend at Driftwood Beach on Saturday to do some striped bass fishing. As it turned out, the bay was too rough so we headed to Lake Collusion. We spent about two hours fishing before my buddy had to be somewhere else, catching only one largemouth bass on a beetle spin before we had to leave.

I went home and changed up my gear to a 4wt fly rod and I headed over to Calvert Cliffs State Park. There I caught and released two trout and three bluegill on a bead head nymph.

Tags: Largemouth Bass,Golden Trout, Rainbow Trout,Kayak Fishing, Fly Fishing


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 182
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Posted on November 6, 2019

Monday on the Bay

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
Location: Chesapeake

We tried to fish Monday morning out of Solomons. First stop was near Cedar Point to fish below some working birds. We caught four fish, only one keeper out of the group. We ended up leaving shortly thereafter, due to the waves and wind.

Next we headed to the eastern shore to fish around the Hooper's Islands chain, but found no fish there. I did notice that the water temperatures at Hooper's Islands were in the 53/56 degree range. The temperatures in the main stem of the bay were in the lower 60s.

Then we headed back over and tried to fish outside of Goose Creek area. The waves were now even worse and we feared being pushed onto the shoreline. Finally we tried the Patuxent River, we saw no action there either. It was a pretty rough day on the bay.

Tags: Striped Bass


  1. Eric Packard, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 182
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Posted on November 4, 2019

Calvert Cliffs State Park

Type: Nontidal
Region: Southern
Location: Calvert Cliffs State Park

I took an hour and made a few casts with my fly rod at Calvert Cliffs State Park and caught nine rainbow trout on a bead head nymph. All fish were released. What a great evening!

Tags: Fly Fishing, Rainbow Trout


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 84
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Posted on November 4, 2019

13 lb. Blue Catfish

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Susquehanna River

I caught this 13 pound blue catfish on 11/3/19 on cut bluegill in the Susquehanna River near Port Deposit.

Tags: Invasive, Blue Catfish


  1. John Horgan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 84
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Posted on November 4, 2019

Blue Catfish

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Susquehanna River

John Horgan caught two blue catfish, 12 and 14 pounds, on Saturday 11/2/19. He was using cut bluegill for bait while bottom fishing in the Susquehanna River near Port Deposit.

Tags: Invasive,Blue Catfish

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