Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Fish Report 11/16/21

Fish Report 11/16/21 

Opening a few days, plus 

Reef Report 11/15/21 

Opening Wednesday (tomorrow!) 11/17/21, Plus Saturday, Sunday, & Monday 11/ 20-21 & 22/2021.. (Really? Will we honestly get to fish three days in a row?!?) Sunday & Monday look a bit calmer than Saturday. 

Have to run a fair piece to get on sea bass. Result has been excellent fishing—all "Boat Limits" of late. 

All cbass trips now from 6:30am to 3:30pm at $155.00 & sell out at a nicely spaced 18 Anglers...

Reservations Required  For All Trips - Call Anna (and sometimes daughter Hanna!) Reservation Line is Open 8am to 8pm at 443-235-5577 It always jams when I first open. Sorry!

As ever, 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. No Refund or Reschedule for a missed trip! 

Ticket Sales Limited To Four. (Let your friends take care of their own reservations!) Will sometimes sell all spots to one company on a weekday—as in a charter. Has to go through me and not terribly likely. I've built a livelihood carrying individual anglers and enjoy their company. 

Trips Also Sometimes Announced (but later - email is always first) on Facebook. 


My personal and Morning Star FB pages get daily 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. This is 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.

As of 11/16/21 we will have 35,208 Reef Blocks & 412 Concrete Pyramids (170lb ea) deployed at numerous ACE permitted ocean reef sites - and, also as of 11/16/21, we have 312 pyramids at Chesapeake Bay oyster sites working to restore blue ocean water…

Currently being targeted oceanside: Virginia Lee Hawkins Memorial Reef 99 Reef Blocks (+53 Reef Pyramids begun 8/18/20) - Capt. Jack Kaeufer's/Lucas Alexander's Reefs 1,856 Blocks (+44 Reef Pyramids) - Doug Ake's Reef 4,174 blocks (+16 Pyramid Reef Pyramids) - St. Ann's 2,777 (+8 Reef Pyramids) - Sue's Block Drop 1,582 (+20 Reef Pyramids) - TwoTanks Reef 1,223 (+ 11 Reef Pyramids) - Capt. Bob's Inshore Block Drop 912 - Benelli Reef 1,491 (+ 15 Pyramids) - Rudy's Reef 465 - Capt. Bob's Bass Grounds Reef 3,603 (+60 reef pyramids) - Wolf & Daughters Reef 734 - Al Berger's Reef 1,029 (+11 Reef Pyramids) - Great Eastern Block Drop 1,134 (+10 Reef Pyramids).. And a soon-to-be-named reef at Russell's Reef 30 Blocks & 49 Pyramids - We've also begun work at Capt Greg Hall's Memorial Reef with 92 Tog Monster Blocks & 2 Pyramids… 

Reef Report 11/15/21 

Great Weekly Raffle Prizes Pyramid Reef Run 11/16/21.. 

Next week! On November 21st we'll pull a name in the weekly raffle to win a cork gunning decoy I made in 1991—a preening hen mallard donated by Maggie McConnell (who hunted over the bird many a day..) 

On Tuesday Nov 16 at 9am we meet at my boat (Morning Star) at the Ocean City Fishing Center (first slip in marina) and begin loading approx fifty (52) 165lb cement reef 

Currently wind is 16kts & I'm waiting for it to die down completely. 

We'll get underway and head for the Queen Reef approx twelve miles SSE OC MD as soon as conditions permit. 

Until then I'm forcing my crew and volunteers to fish for tog. No complaints so far, they're getting bites. 

The reef we'll be working on is the Nancy Dawson Arnold Memorial Reef. Her husband, Dick Arnold, has been a major reef sponsor from the very earliest days of the Reef Foundation. 

Time is not our friend here. Need to get this reef begun. 

(I wish I could have given more notice but it's a fisherman's life writ real. I donate my services for these trips. There's a special set of weather circumstances that fit - like today - when I can make it happen..) 

After this deployment of pyramids — most of which were built by Bear Concrete and a few by Gillis Gilkerson of Salisbury, plus a couple by Atlantic Concrete in Dagsboro — up next are two 120ft barges which we'll deploy at Jackspot 19 miles out: "Capt Big Dad's Reef" after Capt Darrell Notingham who fished here 60+ years; & the other barge in honor of Tyler Long, an angler who was among everyone's favorite fishing companions…

Any donation always welcome; for now we've especially got our Benelli Reef Raffle. We'll continue to have prizes every Sunday up until January 1st. Some of our best weekly raffle items are coming, followed by two sweet Benelli 12 gauge grand prize winners on New Year's Day - A Model 2 from the Benelli Performance Shop & a stunning over & under 828U. . . 

Recent weekly winners were Vernon K who won a pair of British Topaz earrings brought back from Afganistan by a Vet, and Gerry D who won for the second time with a California legal automatic SOG pocket knife (Gerry won a sweet fishing rod a while back too..) Warren F won SeaBass Bob's St Croix rod donation and I hope to see it bowed up soon. Mark K won the last porthole of the raffle and donated it back to be live auctioned at our next dinner.. 

Holy Moly - Next week! - on November 21st we'll pull a name to win a cork gunning decoy I made in 1991—a preening hen mallard donated by Maggie McConnell (who hunted over the bird many a day..) 

On Nov 28 the weekly prize is a custom rod by Brian Mullhausen. It's a sweet stick perfect for sea bass/tog.. Dec 5th's prize is a Lamiglass spinning rod donated by Lighthouse Guns & Gear; Dec 12 is a perfect Avet reel donated by AllTackle in West O; on the 19th we'll draw a winner for a signed print of a thresher shark leaping by George Kalwa, and on the 26th George's 2019 "Sea Bass on a Reef" framed print (both of these were framed & mated by "The Framing Corner" {Thanks Coleen!} & Morning Star Boat Raffle..)

Weekly winner's tickets go right back in the fishbowl for all the rest of the drawings!

We can chose to reverse history: where generation after generation have left our region's estuaries and marine environment worse than before - we shall change that. Already have.

We build coral reef substrates in the ocean and will assist our estuarine counterparts where possible in oyster restoration. 

No one's on salary, no rent, no steak dinners - we build reef. 

Appreciate your help. 



Pres OCRF 

Lots of great weekly prizes yet & the grand prizes too! 

Go to ocreefs.org or visit Lighthouse Guns & Gear or Raceway Citgo (next to Crabs to Go at corner of 589/Rt 50)

One Ticket $10 - Six for $50 - Fourteen (not 13!) for $100! (add one for every hundred. eg: $300 = 16x3 tickets!) 

Capt Monty Hawkins 



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