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Posted on November 18, 2013 | Permalink

Tautog Fishing in Ocean City

Type: Ocean
Region: Eastern
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.

Tags: Tautog

Posted on October 15, 2013 | Permalink

Small Brown Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
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!

Tags: Brown Trout

Posted on October 4, 2013 | Permalink

Love Point Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
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.

Tags: Striped Bass, White Perch

Posted on August 19, 2013 | Permalink

Nice Looking Brown Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
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.

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Posted on July 18, 2013 | Permalink

Ocean City Fishing

Type: Coast
Region: Eastern
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.

Tags: Spot, Black Sea Bass

Posted on September 21, 2012 | Permalink

Striped Bass and Bluefish At Kent Narrows

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Eastern
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.

Tags: bluefish, striped bass

Posted on August 17, 2011 | Permalink

The Blues Are In

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
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.

Tags: Bluefish, Toadfish

Posted on July 7, 2011 | Permalink

Fishing in Baltimore

Type: Freshwater
Region: Northern
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.

Tags: Chain Pickerel, Redbreast Sunfish

Posted on June 23, 2011 | Permalink

Father's Day Weekend at Loch Raven

Type: Freshwater
Region: Northern
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.

Tags: Chain Pikerel

Posted on June 3, 2011 | Permalink

Loch Raven Fishing Report

Type: Freshwater
Region: Northern
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.

Tags: bass, pickerel, perch, bluegill

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