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  • Mark's Avatar
    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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    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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