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WEATHER WOES

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The week saw small craft advisories every day for the big seas kicked up by Florence. It only got worse as the storm approached land and the weekend was a total blow out. Some tackle shops closed early or didn’t open at all. Charter and head boats ...

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MIXED BAG

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
Monday through Friday saw very good fishing conditions and a good number of fish were caught from the ocean and bay. Then everything went to heck in a handbasket. All of the following reports reflect the fishing during the week. There will be major changes once the nor’easter and ...

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OCEAN ACTION

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
Fishing was pretty good for flounder and black sea bass in the ocean with flounder, croaker, spot and triggerfish in the bay. All of this action has been centered on reef sites or rough bottom between B and A buoys. A fair number of dolphin have been taken from B ...

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$100K FLOUNDER

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The Flounder Pounder Tournament out of Paradise Grill is in the record books with Pete Hesson on Team Yahoos with Captain Luke Homey taking home the $100,000 check. The winning fish was reportedly caught off of Point Pleasant, NJ well over 100 miles from Indian River, Delaware. The best action ...

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TASTY VISITORS

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The Flounder Pounder Tournament out of Paradise Grill, with a top prize of $100,000, was the big news this week. At press time a 9.8-pounder was in first place. The bay holds panfish like croaker and kings plus a few flounder on the reef sites. On the Chesapeake, boaters ...

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SURF KINGS

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
Much better weather this week and boats were able to fish the bay and the ocean. We also saw improved surf fishing as more kings to over a pound were caught on bloodworms and strips of bunker or mullet. The Old Grounds and Site 11 will be the best bet ...

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SLOT ROCKS!

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
Once again, we lost several days to the weather, but when the boats can access the bay and ocean they do catch fish. In the bay the reef sites produce kings, flounder, croaker and bluefish. The Old Grounds gave up some flounder and Massey’s Canyon saw decent chumming for bluefin ...

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IMPROVING CONDITIONS

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
High winds from the southeast plagued fishermen until Friday when conditions finally improved. A few boats fished Delaware Bay on Thursday, but the ocean didn’t see much activity until the weekend. The reef sites in the bay have produced a mixed bag of croaker, kings, blues, flounder and ...

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MIXED BAG

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
We had good fishing just about everywhere until Saturday when a coastal low created copious amounts of rain with winds to 40 knots. The final week of July does not look very promising, but if you want to catch fish heading into August I believe the reef sites in ...

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REEF SITES 10 & 11

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The warm weather had a positive impact on fishing with improved catches in the bay and the ocean. The flounder action was decent at the Old Grounds, as well as reef sites 10 and 11. Limits are still rare, but catches average two keepers per person. Jigging with 6-inch ...

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