Posted on December 27th, 2018
I can’t remember too many days in December over the past couple of years that were as beautiful as today was. We had very light winds, sunny skies and warmer than normal temperatures all day and it was a treat to be on the ocean. Throw in some awesome sea bass fishing and you had one heck of a day.
Maryland sea bass season will close on New Year’s Day and won’t open back up until May 16, 2019 so if you’re wanting to put some tasty fillets in the freezer time is getting short. It was such a beautiful sea today that Captain Chase Eberle of Chasin’ Tides Charters took his crew on a 60 mile run and mugged up on some big sea bass. Captain Chase had a five man limit in just over two hours and there were some stud knotheads mixed in there.
Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star took advantage of today’s beautiful weather as well and had some good fishing to go along with it.
Cleared the inlet this morning & found a perfect sea – awesome weather all day & a good bite.
Chuck Burnham was the first to limit out. He was using a Morning Star winter sea bass rig.
Ed Maxwell of Middletown, DE continues his Morning Star ‘counting curse’ (forever one fish shy a limit. This since 2005 or so!)
Cbass took the jig for a while, then abruptly ceased taking artificials. Bait, thankfully, continued to work just fine. Half my clients limited out.
Only had 4 dogfish all day, & had a fine saddleback dolphin show to boot.
Have plenty of room for Sunday’s 12 hour cbass trip. Though I often go toggin New Year’s Day, the weather make it look unlikely.
Chris Curlett of New Castle, DE took top honors in the sea bass pool – also pictured are Scott Green of Morris Point, NJ – Arrie Halstead of Glen Mills, PA – & Greg Szatkowski of Aston, PA.