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Posted on October 28, 2014 | Permalink

Eager Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Upper Gunpowder River

I caught these rainbow trout last week, in the Upper Gunpowder River.They eagerly hit the spinner lure I was casting and drifting through the current. Thanks to the DNR for the fall trout stocking in one of my favorite spots!

Tags: rainbow trout

Posted on August 22, 2014 | Permalink

Bite Best After Sunset

Type: Tidal
Region: North Eastern
Location: Susquehanna River

I caught this 19" Channel Catfish in the Susquehanna River, near the Conowingo Dam. While using nightcrawlers for bait on an ultra light rig, I was able to catch and release a few small Channel Catfish, rockfish, and White Perch. The "bite" was best around sunset. Tight lines!

Tags: Channel Catfish, Striped Bass, White Perch

Posted on July 24, 2014 | Permalink

Bay Bridge Fishing

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Upper Bay
Location: Bay Bridge

This past weekend, my brother and I fished around the pilings at the Bay Bridge. No rockfish, but got a few large Spot and White Perch. Also released a small Bluefish.

Tags: Spot, White Perch, Bluefish

Posted on July 9, 2014 | Permalink

Balto County Mixed Bag

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Loch Raven and Upper Gunpowder

This report is from the past holiday weekend. Caught a few Chain Pickerel from Loch Raven, while running spoons over the grass beds. Catch and release of course. Also fished in the upper Gunpowder, near the NCR trail, in various put and take areas. The trout bite was excellent in the morning hours. Kept a few hatchery raised fish for eating, and released all the smaller browns, along with a few tiny Smallmouth Bass. Drifting small nightcrawler pieces along the bottom was the most effective technique. Tight lines!

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chain Pickerel, Smallmouth Bass

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

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