Busy Holiday Weekend

By Scott Lenox

Busy Holiday Weekend

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  Saturday was opening day of firearms season for whitetail deer in Maryland so a lot of fishermen that I know were in the woods looking to harvest a nice deer for the freezer.  It was pretty windy over the weekend, but the fishing has been so good that there were still some anglers on the bay and at the Oceanic Pier taking advantage of the good bite for rockfish, puppy drum and trout.  The wind laid out nicely yesterday and today the party boat fleet was back on the ocean to get on the awesome sea bass fishing that has been going on.  Overall, it was a busy holiday weekend.

Captain Chris Mizurak of the party boat Angler out of the Talbot Street Pier had some awesome fishing today.  Captain Chris put the Angler on a boat limit of sea bass today and some really nice bluefish.  Not only did they catch everyone on board their 15 fish sea bass limit, they did it before 1 o’clock and headed back to the barn.

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Captain Monty Hawkins of the party boat Morning Star had some awesome sea bassin’ today as well.  Captain Monty reported that it was “drop and reel fishing with some pretty fish”and referred to it as “old timey”.  This is super news considering the tautog season is closed until January 1.


I got an email from my buddy John Wooldridge who made a quick stop at the route 90 bridge yesterday on his way home and put his son Grayson on his 14th rockfish of the season.  John reported that the water temp was a cool 46 degrees and was super clean.


Big Bird Cropper was out on the bay today and had a good day with the rockfish.  Bird reported catching over 20 fish and had one nice keeper….and of course it was on a Roy Rig.

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Over the weekend Erik Sexton braved the windy conditions for some fishing and was rewarded with a keeper puppy drum.


There are more and more keeper rockfish being caught as the water temperatures cool down.  Bear at the Oceanic Pier submitted this photo of a keeper rock that was caught from the pier this morning by John from Baltimore.


A bunch of my good friends and Fish in OC captains were in the woods for opening day of Maryland firearms season.  None of them faired any better than Captain Mark Hoos of the Marli.  Captain Mark harvested this beautiful 14 point Maryland whitetail that scored just under 165 points.

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John Wittmyer of Crabs to Go had a good hunt on Saturday morning as well.  John harvested a doe to start the morning and as he was packing up to dress her he was greeted by this nice 8 point buck who he promptly added to the butcher’s list.


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