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    09-24-2017, 08:46 PM
    Yakinzak replied to a thread 9/24 Brewerton Channel in Maryland
    I was fishing the shelves. So first one was on the drop of 8' to 15ish feet. 2nd one was in the bait balls in 20' of water. Plenty of 16-18 inch...
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    09-24-2017, 08:04 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Bass seminar in Main Forum
    Count me in. Thank you, Harry.
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    09-24-2017, 06:53 PM
    J. Rentch replied to a thread Severn River Surprise in Main Forum
    Wow, who would have thought
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    09-24-2017, 06:26 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Severn River Surprise in Main Forum
    Fantastic!
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    09-24-2017, 06:23 PM
    John clarified the action ratings of rods well and as others here have noted a fast action rod is probably the best all around rod for trolling. I...
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    09-24-2017, 04:55 PM
    Fished a couple of my spots today in and out of the Brewerton Channel. Yielded my limit in under an hour. Didn't have time to hit my remaining...
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    09-24-2017, 07:57 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Targeting specks??? in Maryland
    I've caught only a couple of specks here in MD because I rarely fish the southern Bay. But in FL they are common and I've caught many. There,...
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    09-23-2017, 03:07 PM
    Thanks. Sounds like you fish fresh water for them. Unicorn Lake on the Eastern Shore has the vegetation you mention and it is full of picks. No...
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    09-23-2017, 11:40 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Another Patapsco surprise in Maryland
    Congrats on the speck. That indeed is unusual for Ft .Smallwood. And large stripers swimming with the perch are a blast. They test your...
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    09-23-2017, 10:12 AM
    Mark replied to a thread What's Hot? in Main Forum
    I agree and I would add light to the above list of factors. Your best bet for blind casting top water striper success is during dawn or dusk -- low...
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    09-23-2017, 08:30 AM
    Try the mouths of the creeks and especially the creeks themselves. There are stripers present in each Severn tributary.
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    09-22-2017, 09:30 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Down's Park test ride in Maryland
    I live only a few miles from the park. You've chosen the right place to simulate big water conditions. The Chesapeake is about 9 miles wide...
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    09-22-2017, 07:26 AM
    Nice catch, John. What's fun about catfish on lures is that I suppose bait anglers targeting them fully expect that heavy powerful feeling of a...
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    09-22-2017, 06:58 AM
    Just to add to the conversation, I caught this fatty under the 450 (Naval Academy) bridge in July on a 1/8 jig with a white twister tail on light...
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    09-21-2017, 11:26 PM
    Stan, Absolutely, catfish hit lures. I've caught them on Rat-L-Traps, spinners and a simple jig and paddletail. I've also caught them...
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    09-21-2017, 08:03 PM
    As Mark mentioned, I was after Stripers in Weems this morning. I was using a 3/8 white buck tail with a 3" white paddletail and a 3/8 red jig with a...
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    09-21-2017, 07:54 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Church Creek, South River in Maryland
    :)
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    09-21-2017, 07:51 PM
    Yes, I hope your pickerel survived. I haven't seen a pickerel in any Severn tributary since last November. That means I also caught none in the...
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    09-21-2017, 02:58 PM
    John Rench and I visited the Severn at mid-morning today. The tide was high and falling. John set out for stripers and I was determined to find...
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    09-20-2017, 07:09 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Church Creek, South River in Maryland
    You're very welcome. Wish I could offer wise counsel in important things like the meaning of life. But I can catch perch and I'm glad to share what...
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    09-20-2017, 11:28 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Church Creek, South River in Maryland
    Steve, Church Creek is scenic and a very nice place to fish. My friends and I have caught stripers in the creek near its mouth where it...
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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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  • Yakinzak's Avatar
    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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