Friday, December 27, 2019

Fish Report 12/27/19 - Going Toggin

Tog Trips!
Yes - last winter we had several of my best blackfish trips in YEARS. That DOES NOT MEAN IT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN AGAIN!! ("Ah, Capt., I thought we'd catch 20 pounders today?") Oh Mercy! I'm just glad if clients get bit! 
I'm telling you here - I had many, many anglers get skunked last winter too.. 
This fishery is tough!
I run Tog Trips light so anglers can move to the bite - or try too!

Compared to recent sea bass trips this will be Near-Shore Toggin - Just Kicking Around On The Back 40.. Sunday & Tuesday Tog Trips Here Sell Out At 14 (to get my crew dialed in!)

Reservations Required at 410-520-2076 
Tog (Blackfish) Trips - anticipate zero sea bass. 
Sunday 12/29/19 
Tuesday 12/31/19 
Both days 7:30 to 3:30 at $110.00 - Limit 14 anglers. 

Tog Only - Sea Bass Close on Jan 1 - Tog Trips: Thursday 1/2/20 & Saturday 1/4/20 - 6:30 to 3:30 - 16 sells out.

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

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..

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

Bait is provided on all trips: green crabs for tog. (Whites Are 
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.

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.

Except in high-summer, waterproof boots are almost a necessity unless fishing the bow - sneakers will ruin
your day when the water is cold! 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..

Sponsor the Ocean City Reef Foundation!
We're Nowhere Near Reef Building's True Potential. 

Just about out of range on a long sea bass trip.. 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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