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Opening Day

Apr 19, 2008

Maryland kicked off opening day of Striper season today. It could not have been a better weather day. Mid 80's, sunshine any plenty of fish being caught. Although it was tight with the boat traffic most had enough action to keep them busy with early limits.

The reports are still coming in but from the info we have most of the fish are being taken off the planer boards. Anglers were trolling the usual chartruese and white tandems and umbrellas. For some reason it seems the white out did the chartruese today.

A few tips...
** Troll in an east to west slow "S" pattern crossing the main shipping channel
** Most of the fish are in the top 15'-25'ft of water in the channel. You will be crossing water up to 100 ft deep but the fish will be higher.
** It never hurts to sneak a couple lines deep
** Use BIG baits....these fish are not small, they are running up to 50 plus inches,,,9" shad or 11" twisters get the job done with 8/0 and 9/0 stinger hooks.
** Personally, I like heavy leaders. 80# minimum. Its easier to control the fish and will not dig in.

Get out there and get em folks, the fishing is HOT right now. If you can't get out on your own boat, consider booking one of the charters on our FISHING CHARTER page. These guys know the local waters and will put you on the fish...

Be safe and tight lines and screaming drags!!