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My $6900 fishing lure
It was a beautiful day for chasing birds on the Chesapeake but for some reason the fish were not schooling today. The birds were scattered with a single quick dive here and there and then back to flight searching for the next fish.

Since it was such a calm day, I figured a topwater lure was the best fish whistle I had, so I started throwing it. I started to get some strikes by dinks so I just drifted and casted. Finally I got a larger short right at the boat. I kept working and finally got this nice 21 inch fish with about 6 feet of line out. I then started getting more and more strikes at the boat.

So I was wrong, topwater was not my best fishing lure today. The best fishing lure I have is a little expensive, it's called a Grady White 192 lol
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 11/3/2017 5:01:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 11/03/2017 17:01 PM

Great Rocktober
It's been a great Rocktober so far! With the warm weather I'm looking forward to a great Rockember!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 10/27/2017 4:53:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/27/2017 16:53 PM

Lure/Bait: Pearl White Gulp 4 inch Swimming Mullet

Evening Catch
I'm finding some good fishing around structure as the sun goes down. The wind has really limited where to fish but I'm still landing some decent fish. On this trip we caught fish up to 20 inches.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 10/19/2017 5:02:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/19/2017 17:02 PM

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Oops no body bag
I had a great evening fishing for stripers including this nice fish. Lucky for him I forgot my body bag to transport him back home, so I left him swimming with the fishes.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 8/24/2017 5:53:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 08/24/2017 17:53 PM

Fish Length (in):22 inches

Lure/Bait: Sunfish Storm Storm Rockin Shad

Tide Tendency:Moderate Incoming

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TerryBBody bag?
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Jimmyaka fish cooler bag
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Wind Shutdown
I went out against this morning but the south wind with an outgoing tide really limited where I could fish with my small boat. I did mange a couple of stripers before calling it quits.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 8/4/2017 6:07:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 08/04/2017 6:07 AM

Fish Length (in):20 inches

Tide Tendency:Moderate Outgoing

Wind Direction:S

Wind Speed (mph):10 mph

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Rocks and Rips provided some early morning excitement. The serious bite was on around sunrise but only lasted about 1/2 hour.

I did manage to score my first keeper this season with a nice healthy 22 inch fish.

The photo shows one of those annoying shorts that make you lose your spot unhooking them.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 10/19/2016 6:44:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/19/2016 6:44 AM

Anyone who knows me knows I just like to catch fish of any size. I was skunked this year on a striper dinner guest so I decided to actively target larger fish with larger lures.

It worked! Here's my first keeper this year. To put things into perspective, he was caught on a 24 inch topwater lure. lol
fishing report photo of Fishing Humor photo taken on 10/7/2016 7:09:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/07/2016 7:09 AM

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Lipless Crankster Next weekends solunar calendar fishing is looking really good :) 4 stars
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Sam Caramelacrazy ass stripers..
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CanuckGive that little guy points for ambition! Great story!
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You know that old adage about a butterfly flapping its wings, well here's the fishy version.

When the state of Maryland raises its minimum striped bass size to 20 inches it's has a negative impact on the Newfoundland Salmon stock.

Here's one of 3 fish I caught that was greater than 18 but less than 20. Another Salmon dinner coming up! Lol
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 8/26/2016 8:37:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 08/26/2016 8:37 AM

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CanuckThe Newfoundland economy thanks the State of Maryland!
LikeReply 2 years
A very sad catch. I knew when I was reeling him he wasn't healthy by the way he fought. He had some lesions and was very skinny for his length.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 8/26/2016 9:42:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 08/26/2016 9:42 AM

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Shaka AntoineI don't see any lesions, and if the fish is skinny you feel like it's sick?
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JimmyYou know how good of a photographer I am, lol. This fish had lesions and the photo does not do justice to his proportions. His body mass was about 1/2 of what it should have been for the size of his head. #mycobacteriosis is an issue down here on the Chesapeake, and when a striper this size reels in with the fight of a hooked oyster, something is very wrong. It's sad to see.
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After learning the hard way that dead sticking a bottom rig was not a good idea, I switched up the dead stick to a #gulpswimmingmullet and landed this 19 striper.

A few minutes later I had a small cat on the dead stick all the while maintaining a solid skunk on my stick. Dead stick 2 @jimmy 0, just one of those days lol

Edit: Sorry wrong fish. This guy was caught on my first cast this morning.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 7/7/2016 6:27:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/07/2016 6:27 AM

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Jimmytest
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This is what happens when you dead stick a bottom rig with #fish-bites and try to jig for stripers while on a drift. To add insult to injury, while I was unhooking this beast my jig rig was almost pulled overboard by another fish.
fishing report photo of Catfish photo taken on 7/7/2016 8:24:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/07/2016 8:24 AM

I went out before dawn to beat the crowd and even though the tide charts said I should have been fishing an outgoing tide, I was surprised to find the Chesapeake a big swimming pull with no visible current.

The tide finally started to move on the incoming tide and the bite started to improve I started picking up some fish up to 18 but lucky them I was out of time.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 11/5/2015 10:08:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 11/05/2015 10:08 AM

I went out again this morning to work on my striper game since I've been a little off. I managed to land a dozen or so fish with the largest being the 22 incher shown.

I spoke to a couple of guys and at least one had the same concerns as me over the new 20 inch minimum. He said his "throw back" percentage is way up this year. I would have limited out twice today under the old regulations.

Let's hope most of the 18-20 inch catch and releasers are viable and will come back as 20+ fish next year.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 10/16/2015 8:32:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/16/2015 8:32 AM


Let's hope most of the 18-20 inch catch and releasers are viable and will come back as 20+ fish next year." >
I went out fishing this morning with my buddy who is in town for a couple days. It was a tough bite but Clint did manage to land his first Striper.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 10/8/2015 9:31:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/08/2015 9:31 AM

Out with the King of Stack Fish. Caught this catfish and one small Stripped Bass while playing the currents in the Upper Chesapeake
fishing report photo of Catfish photo taken on 10/8/2015 8:50:00 AM contributed by jetFisher

Catch Date: 10/08/2015 8:50 AM

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I had a good day Striper fishing around structure, catching numerous fish up to 19 inches.

Fall light tackle striper season has begun!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 9/24/2015 7:49:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 09/24/2015 7:49 AM

One of several big cats I caught this morning.
fishing report photo of Catfish photo taken on 9/11/2015 6:45:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 09/11/2015 6:45 AM

I managed to get out and fish my normal haunts this morning. I found some small stripers up to 14 inches schooling up around structure. Hopefully the larger ones will come in soon once the water temperature starts to drop.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 9/11/2015 7:43:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 09/11/2015 7:43 AM

I went looking for some larger white perch today for my smoker. I was thinking the larger fish would be deeper, so I broke out some heavy blade baits and started working 7 to 14 feet of water.

I was getting a lot of hits on my blade, but it's pretty large and nothing was sticking. I started wishing for bigger fish. Do you know that old adage, about being careful about what you wish for?

I'm perch fishing with 7' ML rod , 2500 series reel, 15 pound braid and a 10' Flouro leader; I should be good even with those 15lb cats that like messing with me.

I thought I had snagged a log, and then it started spooling me. I've been here before, it's a big ray but I want my lure back. I play it, let it tire and start working it close to the boat.

When it got it in close, I realized something wasn't right. Where's it's tail? Time to grab the net. When I finally got visual, I was looking at a large black drum that was way too large for my net.

While trying to think of plan B, I brought the fish to close to the surface and as soon as he broke water, my leader snapped. I wish I had a photo because I know locals are going to doubt this fish story :)
fishing report photo of Skunked photo taken on 7/31/2015 8:22:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/31/2015 8:22 AM

This would have been a nice white perch! I found myself this morning hoping good tugs were white perch rather than my usual target of stripers.

I was targeting white perch since we recently bought a pellet grill and I've been interested in smoking pan fish for sometime.

I knew Man-O-War shoal at the mouth of the Patapsco river was a good place to fish for white perch but I had forgotten that I needed to get a Grapnel anchor to set a hook on the oyster bar.

When I first arrived I got lucky and my Dansforth anchor stuck right on the edge of the shoal. After try several options, I started getting hits on my Silver Buddy lure. The first fish was far from huge but large enough for me to try and smoke.

The fish where few, far between and small, so I decided to make a move which was a mistake. I couldn't get the anchor to stick again and since I knew the the fish were hanging on the steep slopes at the edge of the shoal, I realized I needed a plan B.

I headed back to my usual fishing grounds hoping to get a couple more perch for my smoker. No such luck, I ended the day with one medium white perch to smoke.

I'll post the details of my first attempt at smoking on "The Dock" under Community->The Galley later this week.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 7/23/2015 9:07:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/23/2015 9:07 AM

The Galley later this week." >
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