Fishfinder by Dennis Doyle
Fish-finder ~ by Dennis Doyle
Lee Haile caught a new state record chain pickerel, weighing eight pounds, at an Eastern Shore lake on January 2.
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April 16, 2015
The white perch run is developing nicely, with bigger whities arriving as you read this. The yellow perch run, such as it was, has peaked. Commercial netters got their allotments, but the half of the harvest that was supposed to be earmarked for recreational anglers appears to be missing. Pickerel fishing is still excellent. The shad run has yet to begin. Early season catch-and-release rockfish anglers are reporting good results at the nuclear power plant at Calvert Cliffs. Closer to Annapolis, there are reports of nice stripers at the mouth of the Eastern Bay and just off Poplar Island.
The big action of the Rockfish Trophy Season starts April 18. One fish from 28 to 36 inches, or one over 40, is the daily limit this season. May 15 the minimum size drops to 20 inches with a limit two fish, of which only one may exceed 28 inches.