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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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    09-19-2017, 11:53 AM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Perch at Weems in Main Forum
    I cannot speak for current perch status in Weems as I have not tried for them recently. However, last week John Rentch and I found several large...
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    09-19-2017, 09:05 AM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Perch at Weems in Main Forum
    My experience of catching perch in the Severn creek shallow areas is that they begin leaving in late Sept and will be mostly gone by late Oct. A few...
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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, 04:50 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Aging baby boomers in General
    Sorry about your injuries. Those of us in the senior ranks fully understand your experience. I'm actually surprised that there are not more...
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  • Mark's Avatar
    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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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 05:25 AM
    Great job. I agree with you about keeping lines in the water even when just moving to a new spot. You never know what you can find.
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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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  • J.A. Veil's Avatar
    09-16-2017, 08:20 PM
    Great work guys. The southern MD waters are quite productive these days. I caught a 21" redfish and a few trout this morning -- but I was...
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    09-16-2017, 03:52 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread knock-off hobie? in Main Forum
    Shortly after the Native Slayer Propel kayaks were introduced, Chinese knock-offs began appearing. The price was quite a bit lower and so was the...
    2 replies | 214 view(s)
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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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    09-13-2017, 08:32 AM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Speed Matters...I THink in Maryland
    The previous commenters offered a lot of good tips. The subject of trolling speed, depth, direction has been addressed at various times over the...
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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, 07:42 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Perch at Weems in Main Forum
    If you are fishing when the sun is up high, look for shady spots in shallow areas near the shoreline or under piers. I use a small Bignose...
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    09-12-2017, 05:11 PM
    J.A. Veil replied to a thread Mid-Severn Report in Maryland
    Nice going on the keeper. Your persistence paid off.
    10 replies | 411 view(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, 02:55 PM
    A few years ago I used an inexpensive wooden yard stick. After a few trips, the saltwater dissolved some of the ink marking the lines and numbers. ...
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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...
    10 replies | 411 view(s)
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