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Fishfinder by Dennis Doyle

Fish-finder ~ by Dennis Doyle   

Alex Perez with a 40-inch rockfish taken in catch-and-release practicing for trophy rockfish season, which begins April 15.


Beau McLaughlin of Virginia Beach with a 17-3/4-inch, three-pound-two-ounce white perch: a Virginia record.


Mike Ebersberger caught this 24-inch pickerel on the Magothy January 22, 2017.


Mike Fiore with a big jimmy caught in early September.


John Doyle caught this 34-inch rockfish live-lining July 8 at the mouth of the Magothy River.


Jamie Avedon caught this 43-inch, 32-pound trophy rockfish off the mouth of the Choptank River at the start of the trophy rockfish season.


This 7.5" blue crab caught by Joe Cossentino and son Tony on the South River July 23 had been caught and tagged by Smithsonian Environmental Research Center only the day before.


Lucky Charms

Emma, 9, and Sydney, 10, hauled in the better part of two bushels of crabs in a morning outing in late July.


Drum Encounter

Marshall Cruickshank was jigging a half ounce Bass Assassin among the Bay Bridge pilings for rockfish on Joey DiPaola’s skiff Mikey D last week when a big fish hit his bait and took off running. After a considerable battle, Cruickshank landed a 50-plus-pound black drum, quite a feat for a 15-pound spin outfit.