Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
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Posted on November 25, 2013 | Permalink
Black Sea Bass Fishing Still Good
Location: Ocean City
The Black Sea Bass fishing off the coast of Ocean City Maryland is still good though Chopper Bluefish like to steal your catch. The trip out to the the fishing spot was a little rough going against an east wind. The mate of the boat handed out chewable Dramamine tablets and that helped. After about a 2 and 1/2 hour ride we arrived at our spot. Action was consistent though Dogfish Sharks kept taking our baits often taking both hooks. Captain decided to switch spots and thankfully the Dogfish were less of problem only to be replaced by Chopper Bluefish that would bite off half of the body of a Black Sea Bass. It was impossible to reel the sea bass in fast enough to avoid the big blues. There would be the normal fight of the sea bass until about 1/2 of the way up and then a series of strong pulls followed by dead wait. I probably lost at least 5 keepers to the Bluefish. Eventually I hooked a Big Bluefish that took the entire sea bass I was reeling in and put up a tough battle but spit out the hook just soon as the mate was to hit it with the gaff. The largest Bluefish of 15 lbs was caught by the captain of the boat. Sea bass action continued with a steady take of keepers and I wound up with 14 by day's end. The big Bluefish are fun and fight hard though they are not very good to eat. Tight lines all.