Mar
23

Let It Rain!

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If there’s one thing I like seeing in a spring forecast, it’s RAIN. For me rain means two things: I’m not going to work! I’m going fishing! Although there are stripers biting in the normal river areas, the bite is not in full swing yet. We caught one striper Monday evening using crankbaits but unless you want to soak cut …

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Mar
12

River Monsters!

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Well, I’m due for a fishing report! With water temperatures on the rise and the days getting longer, expect big fish to start pushing into the rivers. The fishing will only get better from here on out. The Susquehanna River is roaring from out last rain so me and Bret decided to hit the Patapsco …

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Feb
12

Four Seasons

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Saturday was my first time fishing with Captain Walleye Pete of Four Seasons Guide Service. Simply put, Pete lives the dream! I know he works extremely hard and says he’s tired after every trip, but how many people get to do what they truly love FOR A LIVING? His office is a brand new 27′ Judge Chesapeake …

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Feb
07

Light Tackle Beasts!

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I can’t complain, fishing has been good for me and my fishing buddies this winter. When Jamie invited me to fish with him and Dennis this afternoon aboard his beautiful 23′ Parker SE, I was ecstatic. We launched out of Taylors Island Campground and fished the mid-bay area from about noon until dark. We had …

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Feb
05

Susky Yellow Perch Down Under – Video

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  I hit the susky yesterday with my buddy Matt. We were  in hopes of catching some perch and maybe even a couple bass. We worked hard all morning targeting largemouth and smallies but never got bit. Ended up rigging for perch with natural color baits on 1/8 oz jigs in shallow water. We had the usual …

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Jan
25

Big Fish Arrival

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Lately, I’ve been lucky enough to win the battle against icy ramps. The past few trips I’ve been able to fish a spot where big fish are likely to show up in January. If there’s one thing that holds true about migratory stripers in the  Chesapeake Bay it’s this: THE BIG FISH ARRIVE FIRST.  January …

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Jan
19

Winter Carp Jigging

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The past few days have been great fishing on the Susquehanna river. We’ve been catching yellow perch in the deep channels as well as largemouth bass and carp in shallower waters when the sun is out. Perch have been hitting  2-4 inch grub tails on drop shot rigs. I have found that Gulp Alive grub …

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Jan
13

Susky Perch Jerkin’

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Fishing has been tough at the Patapsco River warm water discharges this winter.  The Constellation Energy plant is only operating at 1/3 capacity and Beth Steel is running at about 1/2 this winter. The other discharges are running about normal but nobody I know has had much success lately. I’ve been out twice with limited results and haven’t been motivated to go …

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Nov
21

Coastal Stock

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One of my favorite trips of the year is several miles off the coast of Delaware starting in November. This time of year the stripers are on the move South along the coast as the water temperatures up North fall into the upper 40′s – low 50′s. Stripers and blues stop to feed off shoals …

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Nov
10

Change of Pace and Place

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It has been nearly a week and a half since i’ve been out on the bay for stripers and i’m ready to get back in the game tomorrow. However, this afternoon  I was able to get after some fish in the Susqehanna river with my good fishing buddy, Matt. We launched at the Lapidum ramp and fished an area around the flats this afternoon for …

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Oct
21

The Bite Continues

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We have been finding good fish up north the past couple of trips. The fish are still holding on rocky bottom in 16ft of water and pushing bait into the shallows in the evening. I have been getting out with Paul most nights and have been bad about taking pictures- sorry.  The fish really haven’t …

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Oct
14

Back to Back Nights – Eastern Shore

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The past two nights I was able to get out with another one of my regular fishing buddies,  Shawn Kimbro and new fishing friend, Rich.  Day 1 It was flat calm and the fish were snapping anything we threw at them. We had a mix of low 20′s fish all the way up to 33 …

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Oct
07

October is here!

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Anyone who fishes the Chesapeake Bay for striped bass will tell you that October means get ready for the striped bass to start feeding. This evening I fished with Andy out of Rocky Point State Park in hopes for a good afternoon bite. I came prepared with four rods tonight, mostly home made jigs and …

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Sep
23

Full Moon – Chesapeake Beach Breakers

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9/23/10 With a full moon this night we had to try for some fish. I had a good report of breakers North of the gas docks earlier this week so Paul and I were going to pull his boat to CB in hopes to find fish. Before heading out, Paul noticed a post on Tidalfish of someone …

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Sep
12

Good Deale – Stormy Petrel

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I received a call from a fellow Captain, Steve Goins on Saturday evening asking if I wanted to mate for him the next morning (Sunday, 9-12-2010) aboard the Stormy Petrel. He didn’t have to pull my arm as I always enjoy fishing with Captain Steve. We left Deale, MD at 6:30am with a party of …

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Sep
10

Active Fish – Upper Bay

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My first Upper Chesapeake Angler log happens to be a trip with my good fishing buddy, Paul.  Get used to hearing his name around this blog. Over the past few years we have become good friends who fish together often. I consider Paul to be one of the better light tackle jig fishermen on the …

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