Monday, September 26, 2022

Fish Report 9/26/22

Fish Report 9/26/22 

Opening tomorrow(!) Tuesday 9/27/22 

A Great Day of Reef Maintenance 


Anna might be slammed when I hit send.  Maybe! Mighty short notice on this one! If she cannot pick up, Leave her a message. She has a method to her madness.. Reservations at 443-235-5577 - She's a one person operation & has other jobs too. The line closes at 8pm and reopens at 8am. 

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

Nearshore mahi over, I suspect. Returning to my roots! 

Looks as though we can sneak trips Tuesday (New) & Wednesday (Wednesday was previously announced & already sold out) Sept 27 & 28 - 6:30* to 4:30 - $200.00  - 18 Sells Out - Targeting Sea Bass & Fluke/Summer Flounder..  

*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. Seriously, with a limited number of reserved spots, I do not refund because you overslept or had a flat.. If you're reserved and the last person we're waiting on - you'll need to answer your phone. I will not make on time clients wait past scheduled departure because of a misfortune on your part. 

Try to always leave a half hour early (and never an hour early!) I rarely get in on time either. If you have a worrier at home, please advise them I often come home late. It's what I do. 

Trips Also Sometimes Announced on Facebook at Morning Star Fishing 

I post after action reports (or lack thereof) (and sometimes detailed thoughts on fisheries issues) for every trip on my personal FB page and Morning Star page..

Bait is provided on all trips. 

No Galley. Bring Your Own Food & Beverage. 

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 a 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 have a few loaners - you'll still need ice. Should you catch some monstrous fish, we'll be able to ice it. 

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!

As of 9/26/22 we have 38,100 Reef Blocks & 543 Reef Pyramids (170lb ea or an equivalent) deployed at numerous ACE permitted ocean reef sites - we also have 786 pyramids deployed by MD CCA at Chesapeake Bay oyster sites working to restore blue ocean water…

Currently being targeted oceanside: at the Brand New Rambler Reef 220 Reef Blocks & 10 Pyramids - Tyler Long's Memorial Reef 448 (+16 Reef Pyramids) Virginia Lee Hawkins Memorial Reef 406 Reef Blocks (+71 Reef Pyramids) - Capt. Jack Kaeufer's/Lucas Alexander's Reefs 1,928 Blocks (+46 Reef Pyramids) - Doug Ake's Reef 4,174 blocks (+16 Reef Pyramids) - St. Ann's 2,847 (+14 Reef Pyramids) - Sue's Block Drop 1,622 (+24 Reef Pyramids) - TwoTanks Reef 1,303 (+ 15 Reef Pyramids) - Capt. Bob's Inshore Block Drop 912 - Benelli Reef 1,552 (+ 118 Pyramids) - Capt. Bob's Bass Grounds Reef 4,051 (+88 reef pyramids) - Wolf & Daughters Reef 734 - Al Berger's Reef 1,445 (+33 Reef Pyramids) - Great Eastern Block Drop 1,528 (+25 Reef Pyramids) - Two more brand New Drops Begun at Cristina's Blast 60 Reef Blocks & 2 Pyramids - Unnamed Site South Side GEBD 40 Reef Blocks & 2 Pyramids - Capt Greg Hall's Memorial Reef 222 Blocks & 2 Pyramids — And 325 Castle & Terracotta Tog Blocks & 10 Pyramids 81 feet Bass Grounds Unnamed ..

Greetings All

Well Rats! I sure called that one wrong. Left the dock Saturday thinking we'd encounter a 13 second period or better hurricane swell. Instead it was maybe 5 seconds? 6? A cross heave at that. And 'diminishing' NW winds were N and increasing as the sun came up. 

So, yeah, No. 

Turned around. Refunded all fares and the pool. 


I try hard to spare clients that mess. Didn't work that time..

In reef news..

Many Thanks to John, Mike & Scott who showed up Friday, 9/23/22 to help straighten up the block yard after a busy summer. In 2 runs using three trucks and a trailer we moved just over 100 pallets that had been full of reef blocks to Gunsmoke Shooting Range in Willards.  The range uses em to staple targets to. They don't last terribly long. Have splintered many pallets to pieces myself there. After they're blown out they make a splendid bonfire. 

We also began cutting up concrete fence posts to make boat deployable units. Shew.. Lot of cutting! But after that? A different 'pyramid unit' - stick built - smaller - that we can build on our block ramp, a great piece of small boat deployable structure. 

We also collected 9 pyramid molds and assembled them at a job site in Ocean Pines for excess cement..

General cleanup, lots of pallets gone—all of em, molds assembled, & prepped for a new way of building stick pyramids with concrete & cable.. 

Great Day!  

Now for some great, (calm please!) fall weather.. (and isn't that a wish…)



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