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    10-19-2017, 07:56 PM
    Excellent job! Very healthy looking fish
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  • Mark's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 03:58 PM
    Mike, I've seen John catch many nice-sized fish there. But indeed one of the interesting things about Tampa fishing is variety. One day I...
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    10-19-2017, 12:36 PM
    The MD DNR calculates YOY indices for species of fish other than striped bass. Among those are channel cats. You can find that data on this page: ...
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    10-19-2017, 07:13 AM
    I see on Michael's Map that there is also a Mill Creek off of the Magothy. I didn't know we had two Mill Creeks either. We have one on the...
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    10-18-2017, 09:17 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Slower/Lower in Maryland
    Ron -- That has to be the fattest striper I've seen pictured on this forum in a long time. Mike -- You're the essence of sartorial splendor. ...
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    10-18-2017, 05:01 PM
    Stan, You had me all excited. I thought you were going to announce catching an elusive Severn pickerel. But a catfish on a lure is a good...
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    10-17-2017, 05:44 PM
    John, You realize you stuck the hardhead catfish first. Paybacks are hell. Congrats on a good day -- new species and variety. Hard to beat...
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    10-17-2017, 12:16 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Book Plagiarism? in Main Forum
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Alex Haley and the late Stephen Ambrose are three famous best-selling authors who paid in some form for their transgressions...
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    10-17-2017, 11:03 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Book Plagiarism? in Main Forum
    On the other hand, as a local author of a fishing book, I do not appreciate the broad allegation of plagiarism that possibly could tarnish my work or...
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    10-17-2017, 10:53 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Flush Mount Fly Rod Holders in Dry Dock
    Michael, Tom, Yes. I used the Scotty Gear Head Track Adapter 438. ...
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  • Yakinzak's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 09:37 PM
    Marked my calendar for this one :)
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    10-16-2017, 11:51 AM
    This is encouraging especially since 4 of the previous 5 years' spawn were below the average. Our cool wet 2017 spring probably helped. This bodes...
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    10-16-2017, 06:52 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Flush Mount Fly Rod Holders in Dry Dock
    Those are some fancy cuts in the PVC. Very functional. With PVC elbows the rods could indeed be angled. You're correct about difficulties with...
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    10-15-2017, 02:55 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Flush Mount Fly Rod Holders in Dry Dock
    :)
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    10-15-2017, 02:54 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Nice day at Jonas Green in Maryland
    What an encouraging report -- hardly rookie results. Congratulations.
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    10-15-2017, 12:51 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Flush Mount Fly Rod Holders in Dry Dock
    Thanks guys.
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    10-15-2017, 12:50 PM
    Fantastic! Thank you for the well wishes. I'll post a report.
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    10-15-2017, 10:35 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Outriggers in Main Forum
    Just thinking...wouldn't outriggers get in the way when reeling in fish? I bring in many of my catches 90 degrees to the beam both sides.
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    10-15-2017, 10:19 AM
    I was looking for a way to carry two fly rods on my new Revo in the flush mount rod holders that are located behind the seat. Of course, flush...
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    10-15-2017, 09:57 AM
    Thank you. Good observation by your buddy. I noticed most of the photos had you guys positioned away from the edges. I hope to find bass...
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    10-14-2017, 07:09 PM
    Yakinzak started a thread Key Bridge 10/14 in Maryland
    Launched around 12:30pm and fished for about 1.5 hours just in the middle of the outgoing tide. Trolled the usual shelves and ledges that lead into...
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    10-14-2017, 07:03 PM
    Yakinzak replied to a thread Tide apps? in Maryland
    I use Windy. I've come to really like it.
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    10-14-2017, 11:26 AM
    That's an impressive outing. I'm heading to a Delaware pond in two weeks. Can you share your tactics? Where were fish holding? ...
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    10-12-2017, 01:51 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Fall Yellow Perch? in Main Forum
    Thank you for investigating. Isn't interesting that their precise dispersion locations remain a mystery even to experts? I wonder if the...
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    10-12-2017, 12:27 PM
    Mark replied to a thread knock-off hobie? in Main Forum
    I purchased a new Hobie Revo 13 yesterday for $2549 at DPS. It replaced a 2012 Hobie Revo which I bought new in the spring of 2013 for about $1800. ...
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    10-12-2017, 10:02 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Fall Yellow Perch? in Main Forum
    A few of my friends have caught yellow perch in Weems. Their catch catches have been extremely rare -- 2 or 3 annually among the hundreds of white...
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    10-12-2017, 09:16 AM
    Mark replied to a thread knock-off hobie? in Main Forum
    :) A fellow traveler.
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    10-11-2017, 07:46 AM
    Mark replied to a thread knock-off hobie? in Main Forum
    That’s funny. Two weekends ago my daughter and I assembled a large combined swing set/playhouse for my granddaughters. Hundreds of pieces and...
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    10-10-2017, 09:46 PM
    Yakinzak replied to a thread Great day in OC! in Maryland
    Love seeing the brotherly love here. Great job
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    10-10-2017, 09:44 PM
    Yakinzak started a thread Key Bridge 10-7-17 in Maryland
    My dad and I fished the brewerton and a few shelves before it during the outgoing moving tide. We trolled the usual 5-7 inch paddletails in depth...
    1 replies | 224 view(s)
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