Posted on November 18, 2013 | Permalink
Tautog Fishing in Ocean City
Location: Inlet in Ocean City
Saturday, November 9th, my brother Kevin Haitmanek and myself fished the inlet in Ocean City for Tautog. They were biting all day on green crabs along the rock walls, pilings, bulkheads with the ideal water depth around 25'. We ended the day with three legal sized fish at 16", 16.5", and 17" respectively. Lots of fish were released, and even more broke off.
Posted on October 15, 2013 | Permalink
Small Brown Trout
Location: Upper Gunpowder
On Saturday, October 12th I caught (and released) several small Brown Trout in the Upper Gunpowder near Parkton, Maryland. Drift fishing nightcrawlers on the bottom was the most effective rig of the day. Although all the fish were relatively small native fish in the 6-10" range, their bellies were stuffed! Most likely with all the stonefly nymphs that you could see floating in the water. The second picture is another reminder to watch where you step, especially near the waterline!
Posted on October 4, 2013 | Permalink
Love Point Rockfish
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Love Point
My brother and I caught these two rockfish, 18.5" and 19", while trolling off of Love Point this past Saturday, Sept. 28th. The White Perch were an added bonus.
Posted on August 19, 2013 | Permalink
Nice Looking Brown Trout
Location: Upper Gunpowder
I caught this Brown Trout from the Upper Gunpowder on Sunday, August 11th. My brother also caught a Rainbow Trout from the same area. Both fish hit on pieces of nightcrawlers, bottom rigged and drifted through the current.
Posted on July 18, 2013 | Permalink
Ocean City Fishing
Location: Route 50 Bridge in Ocean City
On Sunday, July 13th, I fished from the Rt. 50 Bridge in Ocean City. I caught several good sized Spot using a bottom rig baited with nightcrawler pieces. A lot of small Black Sea Bass were also caught and released.
Posted on September 21, 2012 | Permalink
Striped Bass and Bluefish At Kent Narrows
Location: Kent Narrows Bridge
This is a 18.5 inch bluefish I caught while fishing near the Kent Narrows Bridge this past Saturday. It weighed approximately 3.5 lbs. Out of the three of us that were on the boat, we caught well over 100 rockfish, all of which were between 10-15". They were stacked up by the bridge pilings and breaking the surface chasing silversides and bay achovies. Minnow plugs did the trick for lots of catch and release action. We also had great action following the breaking birds further up the channel, but no legal size rockfish.
Posted on August 17, 2011 | Permalink
The Blues Are In
Location: Solomon's Island
This past weekend I was on a boating trip in Solomon's Island, Maryland. After catching oyster toadfish all morning on bull minnows, we spotted some breaking fish off a nearby sandbar. When we got closer, it became more chaotic as the birds swooped in to grab fish right from the water. Using a silver minnow lure, I was catching one on every cast, along with some rockfish. None of the rockfish (that were landed) were of legal size, but put up a great sporting fight nonetheless.
Posted on July 7, 2011 | Permalink
Fishing in Baltimore
Location: Gunpowder River and Loch Raven
Last weekend, I fished two of my favorite spots in the Baltimore area; the Lower Gunpowder River in Carney, MD, and Loch Raven Reservoir. The Lower Gunpowder was at its typical low summer levels and easy to traverse. Despite the levels, redbreast sunfish were readily striking my crayfish crankbait. Plentiful and aggressive.
After the Gunpowder, I fished Loch Raven for an hour in the early evening, before dusk. I caught and released three chain pickerel on a red and white spoon. Again, they seemed to be holding in the grass beds, adjacent to the deeper water, rising up to strike.
Posted on June 23, 2011 | Permalink
Father's Day Weekend at Loch Raven
Location: Loch Raven Reservoir
This past Sunday, my brother Kevin(pictured) and I decided to get Dad out for a rare few hours of fishing in the afternoon. We drove to nearby Loch Raven, off of Warren rd, in Cockeysville, MD. Between the 5 and 8pm we caught and released 4 chain pickeral, fishing right from shore. These fish were holding in the emerging grass beds, and aggressively striking as the lure passed by. Red and white spoons(with wire leaders) were the winning choice. All the fish were released unharmed after a few photos.
Posted on June 3, 2011 | Permalink
Loch Raven Fishing Report
Location: Loch Raven
Here is a quick report for my recent stops at Loch Raven. Over the last week and a half, I stopped by Loch Raven after work, for a few one to two hour fishing sessions. Using a gold Rapala, I caught a yellow perch, and chain pickeral. The bass was caught on a chrome Baby Zara spook. Using ultralight tackle, I did have some pickeral break off in the sunken timber. All the fish were caught under similar conditions...about 630-800pm, right before sundown, and close to the shore. Basically, each spot that was fished is easily accessible to shore fisherman on foot. I noticed a large amount of broken timber that has washed ashore after the heavy rains recently. Tons of minnows were tucked in close to the shore, in and around the wood. Likewise, the bass, pickeral, perch and bluegill can been seen very close by. This was a great opportunity to fish right from shore before the heavy grass comes up.