Fishfinder by Dennis Doyle
Fishfinder ~ by Dennis Doyle
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December 5, 2013
There are lots of rockfish out there if you can stand the cold. The migratory giants are not yet here in great numbers, but some nice ones have been boated. A 47-incher was checked in at Angler’s by a fellow eeling just below the Bay Bridge. Others have been taken by anglers trolling off of Gum Thickets.
Schools of fat resident stripers are taking jigs and cut menhaden on the bottom at Podickey and Love Point, some in deeper water close to Dolly’s Lump and others in a big school off the mouth of the Severn. Shore-bound anglers continue to do well some nights at Kent Narrows, Matapeake and Sandy Point.
At Breezy Point, Mike Strandquist reports catching a 44-inch fish on a chartreuse parachute the day before Thanksgiving, right in front of the marina. More recently, several 40-plus fish have been taken just south. The charter boats in that area are also limiting out promptly on fish to 30 inches while bottom fishing in 45 feet of water off the mouth of the Choptank.
Get in on the action while you can. These are the last two weeks of the rockfish season.
Light Goose Conservation Order: Dec. 2 thru 14 (Hunters must have special light goose conservation stamp on license)
Whitetail and sika deer, firearms: thru Dec 14
Ruffed grouse: thru Jan. 31
Sea ducks: thru Jan. 31
Rabbit: thru Feb. 28
Squirrel: thru Feb. 28