Ocean City, MD 21843
Did have 2 guys fish two days without catching a fish while adjacent anglers caught well. This fishery, more than any other my boat targets, is supremely unforgiving.
If you can't handle a skunk - and these guys certainly could – stay off the rail. No one wants to fish in the cold with a whiner.
Will Be Cheerfully Attending Previous Obligations Until Saturday, January 11th, When I'm Offering A Tog Trip From 6:00AM to 1:30PM for $100.00 - 14 Anglers Sells Out.. (supposed to breeze up heavy in the afternoon..)
Longer Tog Trips – Tuesday, January 14th & Wednesday, Jan 15th – 6:00AM to 5:00PM - $150.00 – 15 Anglers Sells Out..
We provide green crabs. You're welcome to bring any kind of crab you like – even lobster, even plastic.
If You Book — BE SURE TO LEAVE A GOOD CONTACT NUMBER & DON'T TURN YOUR PHONE OFF!
I often get calls & emails asking "when are the big tog trips?" Or, "Put me on the big tog trip list."
Incredibly fortunate to have caught clients 6 tog over 20 pounds, I can assure you none were planned for. Its also true several of those jumbos were caught in sight of the beach.
There are longer & shorter trips, but no "big tog" trips.
Believe me, I just want clients to get bit.
No one would call 2014 red hot.
At least not yet..
Because of "Catch Estimates Gone Wild" sea bass are closed Jan/Feb/March/April/& most of May with a longer fall closure expected as well in 2014. Every tightening of sea bass puts more pressure on tautog.. Books & papers abound on Ecosystem Based Fishery Management. We're presently writing whole chapters on what not to do. Perhaps future managers will learn from our mistakes: Or, It Could Happen Tomorrow..
(see section below for an opportunity to offer specific comment to the sea bass management plan — Repairing this mess sooner would be better.)
About that comment period..
"In theory there is no difference between Theory & Practice, but in practice there is." Yogi Berra
We really need managers to change their practice & reconsider their theory.
Asking Under-Secreatary of NOAA and the Secretary of Commerce to help fix sea bass is much more than making comment to ASMFC.