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Posted on October 9, 2012 | Permalink


Nothing's Better Than a Day Fishing

Region: Southern and Lower Bay
Location: Mallows Bay and Smith Island

Wow! Another great week of fishing in Southern Maryland.

On Monday, I caught the incoming tide at Mallows Bay and loaded up with those tasty blue catfish. To target the blue cats, use fish heads, body plugs, or cut bait, leave the shrimp for perch catching. That said, I did catch a few channel and white catfish. That's my third Catfish Trifecta in this lifetime. I'm having more fun than one man is entitled to.

On Wednesday, Mike Henderson, who helps his wife Christy run Buzz's Marina, asked me out to try out the Bay in his big boat. We had another great day! We caught a half dozen speckled sea trout off Smith Island and both caught a mess of channel bass and black sea bass below the Target Ship. Of course, we only kept our limit of legal red drum (one each) and only sea bass over 12 1/2 inches.

I really broke in my new 4' 9" Ugly Stick which proves a short rod can be just the ticket especially on a boat where the longer rods are difficult to stow away.

Mike has a very good recipe for smoked bluefish dip which made for a great breakfast and lunch on Ritz crackers. Dee by Gawd, life don't get no better. If you're not out fishing between now and November, you're missing the very best of the Maryland lifestyle. Get out from behind that computer screen. Get on the water and wet a line any way you can.

Tags: blue catfish, channel catfish, white catfish, speckled sea trout, channel bass, black sea bass, red drum