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    02-25-2018, 10:48 AM
    The gentleman who tied this Clouser Minnow is Joe DeMeo: It's almost too pretty to use...but I will! Joe is a charter member of the Free...
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    02-25-2018, 09:31 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Fish finder problem in Dry Dock
    I suspect that's the problem. I had the same FF and encountered the same problem. It stopped when I got a new battery. Also, I used dielectric...
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    02-25-2018, 09:26 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Southwest florida in Everywhere Else
    Sounds like fun. Glad to hear the snook are present.
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    02-25-2018, 09:23 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Community Pond in Fresh Water Fishing
    Stu -- +1 on that. We're communal lifters. Anytime you want to get out and need a hand, let us know.
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    02-25-2018, 09:00 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Career Day at Mattawoman in Maryland
    Remind me to never fall into the water at Mattawoman. Those are beasts, Matt. Your catches are amazing.
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    02-24-2018, 05:36 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Safety Pin Style Spinners in Main Forum
    Perch, picks, SM/LM bass and stripers will hit them. Good job. Enjoy.
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    02-24-2018, 09:52 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Fishing rules in General
    John, Your story about the colonial deed in Dorchester County is interesting. I did a little on-line digging about colonial deeds in MD and...
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    02-23-2018, 02:08 PM
    I understand. For ease of car-topping, you want a light canoe for sure. Used Mad River Kevlar and Old Town Royalex canoes in 15 to 16 feet...
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    02-23-2018, 12:19 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Fishing rules in General
    The vast majority of the dock owners I've met on the Severn and Magothy couldn't be nicer. They'll often ask how the fishing is and wish me well. ...
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    02-23-2018, 12:08 PM
    It's a good thing there are many ways to connect a leader to your fly line because none of them are perfect. However, I think the factory installed...
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    02-22-2018, 06:38 PM
    John, Thank you very much. Despite the title of this thread, I managed to spell all the words correctly in the PropTalk article. :) As you...
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    02-22-2018, 03:46 PM
    Ron, I must be having a brain freeze at the moment because I don't know what a FG knot is. A common knot for attaching a leader to fly line...
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    02-22-2018, 02:51 PM
    Frankly, I wouldn't. The Ultimate is a wonderful boat that needs no help to propel it. Take your time, explore the reservoir leisurely. You'll...
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    02-22-2018, 10:06 AM
    I enjoy my Ultimate 12 so much, I recently bought its big brother, the Ultimate 14.5. I first became acquainted with the 14.5 during...
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    02-22-2018, 09:30 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Red and hot in Everywhere Else
    Now that's what a FL trip should be like! Glad you got into them. Your jack was a good one. And ladyfish are a blast. I love it when they...
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    02-21-2018, 09:10 AM
    For those who'd like to learn more about the Free State Fly Fishers, please see the March 2018 issue of PropTalk Magazine. There's an article on...
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    02-20-2018, 08:09 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Red and hot in Everywhere Else
    Nice redfish John. I wouldn't say it was hot here today but we actually weren't far behind you in temperature. At least the variance was...
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    02-20-2018, 07:59 PM
    Mark replied to a thread I got that rock... in Maryland
    Good for you!
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    02-19-2018, 10:24 AM
    Mark replied to a thread I need a new reel. in Fly Fishing
    FishMoken, I have many reels but my favorites are two Scientific Angler Ampere reels. One is for 5 wt. line and one is for 6 wt. line. ...
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    02-18-2018, 09:24 AM
    That's an impressive boat. Did you build yours?
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    02-16-2018, 04:25 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Unicorn Lake in Maryland
    Thank you for the entomology lesson. Very interesting. Unicorn anglers should hope that when the queen moves residences this year she will...
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    02-16-2018, 09:48 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Unicorn Lake in Maryland
    Nice fish, Michael. Glad you could join us.
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    02-15-2018, 06:12 PM
    Mark started a thread Unicorn Lake in Maryland
    John Rentch, mchottie (Michael) and I visited Unicorn Lake in Millington for a few hours late this morning. It’s rare that you see any body of...
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    02-15-2018, 05:58 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Mattawoman Creek Thursday in Maryland
    Big and ugly catches for you. Congrats Ron.
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    02-14-2018, 09:57 PM
    Good point. I understand. As I mentioned I rarely anchor. Also, I avoid kayak fishing in areas with strong currents or heavy seas. When I anchor...
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    02-13-2018, 11:12 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Sure sign of spring in Main Forum
    John, Ron, I wish I had known...A few years ago I paid a "professional" more than I care to admit to remove a groundhog that had taken up...
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    02-13-2018, 10:21 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Must Go Fishing in Maryland
    Michael, You can definitely head under the bridge. Here's the bridge: Here's what it looks like after going under the bridge:
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    02-12-2018, 11:01 PM
    mytmouse, Mounting the front pulley of the trolley on the deck looks like a good solution to protect it from front impact dings. But here's...
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    02-12-2018, 12:18 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Must Go Fishing in Maryland
    I can relate to that. Glad you got out.
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    02-10-2018, 03:44 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Must Go Fishing in Maryland
    Jengles, I drove past Beachwood at 0930 today. I saw two kayaks on the water. You were in the right spot if that was you. I hope you did well.
    24 replies | 940 view(s)
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Grad of University of Maryland at College Park and Loyola College in Baltimore; husband, father of two, grandfather of four.
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Fan of Orioles and Terps. Always reading something -- mostly non-fiction. Raise canaries for fun.
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Retired -- 34 years with DoD.

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