Posted on July 24, 2014 | Permalink
Bay Bridge Fishing
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.
Posted on July 9, 2014 | Permalink
Balto County Mixed Bag
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!
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.