Friday, May 22, 2020

Fish Report 5/22/20

Fish Report 5/22/20
Catching's Great! 
Weather's Awful! 

Greetings All, 
Have fished 2 of 8 possible trips. GREAT SCOTT! 
Never seen so much windy weather in May. A dagone tropical system even. Sheesh. 
The good news is both of those trips resulted in boat limits - fifteen sea bass per-person.. 
I'm opening some of June now with the same No Refund/Reschedule Only policy as May. With Covid restrictions in place (I'm sold-out at less than half my normal fares!) my minimized cash flow cannot handle a string of refund days. It's virtually all regulars who are buying these trips anyway. If I cancel - You know I'm good for a trip another day. 
For June's opening I'm even saving 3 spots for 'reschedules only' until 3 days before a trip. If you have a reschedule on the book you're welcome to book any spot. If already sold out, however, the three "reschedule only" spots may still be open - a cushion for those who've lost a trip previously.. 
Weather Cancellations Happen - I Make Every Attempt To Let Clients Sleep In If The Weather's Not Going Our Way..
COVID Regs Trips Are NonRefundable! Reschedule in event of bad weather? Of Course! But no refunds.. If you can't abide a reschedule - don't book! 
Opening to June 21st for NonRefundable sea bass trips. Size limit 12.5 inches - 15 sea bass per person. 

We are doing a temperature check and requiring hand sanitizer at boarding. If in the passenger salon - Mask Required. If you refuse a mask, BYO life jacket! (but seriously, not only do I not want anyone taking ill -- if one partyboat anywhere sparks an outbreak we'll ALL get shut down again. Have to be carefull..) 

Sailing Daily (as rotten weather allows!) - NonRefundable Saturdays 6:30 to 3:30 at $155.00 — NonRefundable Weekdays & Sundays 7 to 3 at $135 - Boat sells out at fewer than 1/2 my normal (already way spaced out!) rail until the "All Clear" is given. (3 across the stern with 7 feet between them, then 10 feet between clients going up the rails port/stb..) 

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
overslept or had a flat..

Trips Also Announced on Facebook at Morning Star Fishing & my personal FB page along with after action (or lack thereof) reports..

Bait is provided on all trips.

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
Two 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.

Wishbone doesn't replace backbone.. Have to keep a shoulder into reef building to make it happen. 
Donations help too!  

Sponsor the Ocean City Reef Foundation!
We're Nowhere Near Reef Building's True Potential. 
29,323 Reef Blocks (oops typo last report) + 79 Reef Units (170lb Concrete Pyramids) have been deployed at numerous sites as of 4/28/20..  
Here are sites currently being targeted: Capt. Jack Kaeufer's Reef 1,287 Blocks (+41 Reef Units) - Doug Ake's Reef 3,956 blocks (+11 Reef Units) - St. Ann's 2,387 (+5 Reef Units) - Sue's Block Drop 1,422 (+16 Reef Units) - TwoTanks Reef 1,043 (+ 8 Reef Units) - Capt. Bob's Inshore Block Drop 900 - Benelli Reef 1,145 (+ 6 Pyramid Units) - Rudy's Reef 209 - Capt. Bob's Bass Grounds Reef 
2,476 (+38 reef units)  - Wolf & Daughters Reef 713 - Al Berger's Reef 373 (+1 Reef Unit) - Great Eastern Block Drop 513 (+6 Reef Units).. 


Capt. Monty Hawkins 
Partyboat Morning Star - OCMD 

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