Friday, March 22, 2019

Fish Report 3/22/19

Fish Report 3/22/19 
Just Sunday - Toggin!

Greetings All, 
Opening a short announcement tog trip for Sunday, March 24, 2019.. 
This will be a 'kicking around the back 40' trip at $110.00 a man from 7:00 to 3 - Sells out at 14..  
Will announce more trips, some longer, for later next week. 
See below if you'd care to reserve a spot. 
Our recreational catch estimates have become completely untenable. The more I dig, the worse it looks. Have a lot of work in a coming MRIP report.. 
Also busy with the Capt. WillBilly Memorial Reef project. Loading 25 truckloads of precast onto a barge in Salisbury requires a lot of effort -- have to find that miscast/broken material, and in yards that are motivated to get it loaded for truckers who are starting to get mighty busy.... 
More to follow! 
Capt Monty Hawkins
Partyboat Morning Star OCMD

Reservations Required at 410 520 2076 - Staffed 24/7 (Asking me for a reservation via FB or Email is a guaranteed way to miss a chance at a spot - I rarely check FB messenger - I do check email but USE The Reservation Line if you want a spot)
On My Rig You Can Reserve What Spot You're In. Please See For How The Rail's Laid Out.. 
I run Tog Trips light so anglers can move to the bite - or try too!

Weather Cancelations Happen - I Make Every Attempt To Let Clients
Sleep In If The Weather's Not Going Our Way..

Tog Trips Only: (No sea bass allowed. NOAA seems more & more clueless as to our actual recreational catch. Could very well flare-up in
coming regulations. That is to say, MRIP could, again, really worsen
sea bass regulation in 2019..

Yes - we've had several of my best trips in YEARS this winter. That DOES NOT MEAN IT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN AGAIN!! ("Ah, Capt., I thought we'd catch 20 pounders today?") Oh Mercy! 

I'm telling you here -  I've had many, many anglers skunked this winter.. 
Close To Home Tog Fishing Sunday, March 24, from 7 to 3 -- $110.00 -- 14 Sells Out..

Trips Also Announced on Facebook at Morning Star Fishing & my personal FB page..

Tog trips thus far were hardly world class affairs. Catch? Yes, Usually. But not great. Some double digit fish.. Two of my Best trips in years recently as well, but that was two days among many.. Otherwise very few guys have limited.
We've put lots of great tags in jumbos. This is a fishery for the passionate blackfisher, not the freezer-filler!

Bait is provided on all trips: green crabs for tog. (Whites MIGHT be
available from crew for a reasonable cost..) Our Tog Pool Is By Length: A Tog That's Been Released Counts The Same As One In The Boat.

Be a half hour early! We always leave early!
..except when someone shows up right on time.
Clients arriving late will see the west end of an east bound boat.
With a limited number of reserved spots, I do not refund because you
over-slept or had a flat..

No Live Tog Leave The Boat - Dead & Bled - Period. (I Believe The Live Tog Black Market Has Hurt This Fishery ..But Nowhere Near As Much As Bad Sea Bass Regulation)
Agreed With Or Not, All Regulations Observed – Maryland: 4 Tog @ 16 Inches

If You Won't Measure & Count Your Fish, The State Will Provide A Man With A Gun To Do It For You. We Measure & Count — ALWAYS — No Exceptions!

It's Simple To Prevent Motion Sickness, Difficult To Cure. Bonine
seems best because it's non-drowsy. Truly cheap & effective insurance.
Honestly - If you get to go on the ocean once month, once a year, or
even less; why risk chumming all day? Similarly, if you howl at the
moon all night, chances are good you'll howl into a bucket all day.

Bring A Cooler With Ice For Your Fish – A 48 Quart Cooler Is Fine For
A Few People. Do Not Bring A Very Large Cooler. We DO have a few
loaners - you'll still need ice.
No Galley! Bring Food & Beverages To Suit. A few beers in cans is fine for the ride home.

In winter waterproof boots are almost a necessity - sneakers can ruin
your day. While some rarely, or never, wear gloves for fishing, you'd
not likely see me fishing this time of year w/o at least the half-finger wool gloves. Tuck a "hot hands" warmer in the palm and life is good..
Layers are best because, believe it or not, sometimes it can be very
pleasant offshore--especially when the wind lays down. In winter it's
warmer offshore owing to warmer waters. In summer it's cooler..

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