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Posted on April 21, 2015 | Permalink

Opening Day Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: St. Leonard, MD

Nathan went fishing on opening day of rockfish season with his dad and brother Landon in St. Leonard, MD. He was lucky enough to catch this 29 inch rockfish from the beach just before sun down . He was using bloodworms and a bottom rig.

Tags: striped bass

Posted on September 22, 2014 | Permalink

Surf Fishing at Flag Harbor

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Flag Harbor Beach

Location: Flag Harbor Beach in Late Evening
Tide: Flood and the Wind: 15-20 NE
Method: Surf fishing using Blood worms/ Cut Bait

On Saturday evening, Nathan tried out his new fishing reel combo he won from the Maryland Fishing Challenge off the beach at Flag Harbor. He caught a lot of spot, bluefish, and whiting. The big surprise was a nice 19 in rockfish that gave his new rod/reel combo a fighting challenge but Nathan came out on top and landed the fish. Thank you to DNR and Bass Pro Shop for sponsoring this great youth program!

Tags: Striped Bass, Spot, Bluefish, Whiting

Posted on August 4, 2014 | Permalink

Youth Are Out Tagging Diamond Jim

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Deale, MD

On July 31st Nathan went fishing aboard Never E-Nuff charters with Captain Shawn Pruitt out of Deale, MD to tag fish for the “Diamond Jim” fishing challenge. We caught and tagged 50 rockfish for the contest . We also caught a lot of Bluefish and even more rockfish. Captain Shawn and his first mate Steve made the trip really fun and exciting. The marine biologists from DNR on board were also very nice and answered all of our questions. Nathan can’t wait to go fishing on Never E-Nuff again. Thanks!

Tags: Striped Bass, Bluefish

Posted on March 21, 2014 | Permalink

Clavert Cliffs Trout

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

Nathan was able to get out before the storm and catch his limit of trout at Calvert Cliffs State Park. The bait of choice was green trout worms on a size 12 salmon egg hook with a single split shot weight. It was a great afternoon of fishing.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

Posted on February 25, 2014 | Permalink

Warm Day…Let's Fish

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Kings Landing Park

Date: 2/22/2014, Time: 12:30 pm, Temp: 61, Wind: 15 kt, Tide: Ebb

Nathan took advantage of the break in cold temperatures to get out and do some fishing today. We went to Kings Landing State Park around 12:30 pm at low tide and fished from the pier. We were using fresh shrimp on a basic bottom rig with double hooks. Nathan caught two nice size channel cats and a couple of smaller ones. Great first day of fishing for the season. Nathan can't wait for the trout stockings to begin and the opening day of rockfish season. Today took care of the itch for now.

Tags: Channel Catfish

Posted on November 19, 2013 | Permalink

Fun on the Bay even in the Cold

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: South of Cedar Point

Nathan went trolling on a friends boat South of Cedar Point on Saturday 11/16 in the Chesapeake Bay. The weather conditions were a light drizzle and fog with calm winds. We didn't travel far because of the dense fog and chilly air. We only picked up one 22.5" rockfish but still had fun on the water. We actually marked more fish at the mouth of the river on the way in.

Tags: Striped Bass

Posted on November 18, 2013 | Permalink

Family Fishing in November

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Private Pond in Huntingtown

Nathan went fishing on Sunday 11/10 at a local private pond in Huntingtown, MD. The temperature was very mild so we decided to target crappie by running a small tube behind a bobber. No luck, so Nathan switched to a bobber, small split shot, and night crawlers and caught a few Bluegills and sunfish. He worked on his casting and enjoyed the great mid November weather with his family fishing.

Tags: Bluegills, Sunfish, Crappie

Posted on November 8, 2013 | Permalink

Fishing at Cedar Point

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Cedar Point, Chesapeake Bay

We went trolling Saturday morning around 7:30am.Wind was calm and the temperature was warm for November. The only down side was the tide had slacked off. We set the lines in 35 ft. of water in front of LNG and trolled in a northeast direction zig zagging between 35 and 45ft of water. We had a five rod spread using spoons, bucktails, and umbrellas. The hot bait all morning was an umbrella rig with white teaser shads and gummies as the trailer. The rockfish were hitting it well. In some cases we caught double headers. All unders were sent back to the water quickly. It caught most of the fish and was set down deep in the water column.

We headed south again and we had all rods hit at one time but no fish hooked up except on the rod with the spoon. We knew instantly we had to check our lines and baits for bite offs. We thought most of the blues had left for the season but unfortunately we guessed wrong. Everything but the spoons were gone as we apparently went through a big school of blues just before getting to Cedar Point. Nathan still can't get over the fact a fish bit off all the shads' tails. We rigged everything up again before arriving at the Point. We could see several boats making tight turns south of the point so we headed in the direction to get in line with the other boats. As we arrived we saw what every fisherman likes to see, diving birds and breaking fish. We made a couple of passes with the other boats and caught what we needed and left with the fish still breaking the surface. All in all it was a great morning of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Tags: Bluefish, Striped Bass

Posted on November 1, 2013 | Permalink

Calvert Cliffs Rainbows

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

Nathan was fishing at Calvert Cliffs State Park for the second time since the fall stocking began and was able to catch three nice Rainbow Trouts using corn for bait. After about 45 minutes of fishing we stopped because he wanted to enjoy the great recycled tire playground they have at Calvert Cliff State Park before the sun went down and got cold.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

Posted on October 29, 2013 | Permalink


Cold Weather Dosen't Stop This Kid

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Flag Harbor

Nathan, age 5 was fishing on Friday 10/25 in the afternoon from Flag Harbor Beach in St. Leonard, MD at low tide. He was using a spinning reel and light action rod with a bottom rig with two size 4 hooks baited with blood worms. He needed a 4oz. Pyramid sinker to hold bottom because of the ebb tide and wind. Nathan reeled in these two nice sized White Perch. He also caught a few Spot, more White Perch, and rockfish in the 10 - 14" range that were quickly returned to the bay. We saw a lot of birds (gannets?) working the surface but just out of reach from the shore line to see exactly what species of fish were under them. All in all a great afternoon of fishing.

Tags: Spot, White Perch, Striped Bass

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