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Fishfinder by Dennis Doyle

Fish-finder ~ by Dennis Doyle   

Ten-year-old Dean Charlson, of
Marshall, N.C., shows a big perch he caught on the Rhode River with his grandfather July 24.

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August 28, 2014
    Low temperatures have spiked rockfish appetites, with the stripers taking live spot, trolled bucktails and soft plastics as well as responding to chumming. Some schools of medium-sized bluefish have complicated rickfishing, especially around the Bay Bridge and to the south, with blues chopping off the tails of the spot and the trolled soft plastics. Try spoons and rubber hose when they are around, or move to a different location. Love Point, Podickery, the Bay Bridge, Gum Thickets and Hackett’s have all been holding nice schools of rockfish.
    Croaker up to 17 inches are taking bloodworms and bait shrimp. Big spot are abundant, while the little guys good for bait remain hard to find. White perch remain small.
    Crabbing has been improving, depending on the location. Eastern Shore crabbers are smiling more than those on the western side, but crabbing is still hit and miss.