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    09-19-2017, 12:43 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Perch at Weems in Main Forum
    Here's a Weems Creek perch from yesterday: It would have been a normal sized catch a few weeks ago. Yesterday, it was my only perch near 10...
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    09-18-2017, 10:12 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Aging baby boomers in General
    Two small stripers for me and 9 white perch until mother nature intervened with a steady rain. Here's John: He had the good sense to...
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    09-18-2017, 10:02 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Perch at Weems in Main Forum
    I don't know the water temperature that drives them to deeper water, but I know from experience that they will be present in the Severn's creeks and...
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    09-18-2017, 09:36 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Aging baby boomers in General
    Stu, The issue you raise is important even for those of us (knock on wood) who have no physical ailments. Today John Rentch and I launched...
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    09-18-2017, 09:15 PM
    Great job! They look very healthy.
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    09-18-2017, 03:57 PM
    Congrats on your catch. You were brave to hold that slimy, toothy devil over the cockpit of your SINK. I think I would have cut the line!
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    09-18-2017, 03:51 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Aging baby boomers in General
    Stu, I'm sorry to learn of your physical issues. It's no fun to be sidelined from things you enjoy. Good luck with your surgery in...
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    09-17-2017, 10:10 PM
    Nice story and I was MAD about your magazine when I was a kid.
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    09-15-2017, 06:35 PM
    Mark replied to a thread New addiction in Main Forum
    http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/silicone-skirts/360732.aspx https://www.barlowstackle.com/Search.aspx?k=Jig+skirts I cannot vouch for the quality...
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    09-15-2017, 06:24 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Perch at Weems in Main Forum
    That's fantastic. You had a lot of perch pullage but I'm more excited about your pickerel. I have not seen one, much less caught one, on any Severn...
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    09-15-2017, 03:58 PM
    If I see white caps and waves crashing on the shoreline, I don't go. Generally, I'm cautious anytime the forecast indicates winds in excess of 10...
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    09-15-2017, 02:43 PM
    You're very welcome.
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    09-15-2017, 06:36 AM
    There's a designated launch area for car-top boats. Signs will direct you to the site once you enter the park. It's to the right of the remains of...
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    09-15-2017, 06:31 AM
    Excellent! It's no small measure to write a book. Now you have a second that no doubt will become a staple of info for our kayak community, just...
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    09-14-2017, 07:47 AM
    Mark replied to a thread New addiction in Main Forum
    Very nice. Once you get into making your own you'll find that indeed it is addictive and you can make more than you'll need. However, friends will...
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    09-14-2017, 07:29 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Hawg Trough alternative? in Main Forum
    That's would not be a problem for those of us who catch mostly shorts. However, I can see your dilemma given the two-fisted behemoths you snag. ...
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    09-12-2017, 08:26 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Perch at Weems in Main Forum
    Excalibur, I'd say that right now a white perch outing to Weems Creek is about as much of a sure thing in fishing as there can possibly be. It's...
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    09-12-2017, 03:05 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Hawg Trough alternative? in Main Forum
    Yardsticks are indeed an inexpensive alternative but a Hawg Trough and its counterparts are nice because they cradle fish for accurate measurements...
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    09-12-2017, 02:55 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Key Bridge 8/9 in Maryland
    Nice striper and I agree, the flounders must have rented honeymoon suites all over the Bay. They seem to be everywhere this year.
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    09-12-2017, 02:52 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Mid-Severn Report in Maryland
    Stan, That's a very good outing, not only for the fish you caught but for your keen observations of nature. That's a big part of the enjoyment...
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    09-12-2017, 07:59 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Impromptu Slower Lower 9/9 in Main Forum
    Wow. That's a lot of action. Congratulations to each of you...except for hooking the CNRs. I thought those devils had departed the Bay by...
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    09-11-2017, 07:27 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Speed Matters...I THink in Maryland
    Bingo! You can do everything else right -- speed, direction, lure size, color, etc. But if the fish aren't there it won't matter. Immediately...
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    09-09-2017, 08:16 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Hurricane rod in Fly Fishing
    No. I'm sorry if you went to the clubhouse expecting it to be open. The gentleman in charge of Saturday's tying session had a conflict that...
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    09-09-2017, 06:31 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Windy Goodhands in Fly Fishing
    Thanks Harry. I remember that day you caught those flounders on the fly. I was as surprised then as I was today.
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    09-09-2017, 05:03 PM
    Mark started a thread Windy Goodhands in Fly Fishing
    Today I hosted a kayak outing of the Free State Fly Fishers at Goodhands Creek. Our group caught lots of white perch and one member caught a 26...
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    09-09-2017, 06:23 AM
    Nice going Al, hope that next month will be a great one!
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    09-07-2017, 12:34 AM
    I use two knots regularly. One is Lefty's Loop. There are several ways to tie it, but this link shows the precise way I do: ...
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    09-05-2017, 06:35 PM
    I've never used any of the hard plastic lures you mentioned. However, I know from ample experience that certain tried and proven lures work...
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