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  1. STRIPED BASS — Recreational Summer and Fall Fishery DNR is ready to scope possible options for the recreational summer and fall striped bass season. The information is posted on Changes to Fishing Regulations webpage. Everyone will have the opportunity to complete a Google comment form or send their comments to DNR via email. Forms and comments will need to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 18, 2020. The department is considering three different management options to reduce total removals of striped bass during the recreational summer and fall fishery. Details of each option is following. Option #1 is described in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Addendum VI to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Striped Bass. Option #2 is the conservation equivalency proposal approved by ASMFC. Option #3 has been added based on public comment so that you may identify an alternative to the closure period considered in Option #2. OMAR 08.02.15.09, .10, and .12 The department has implemented changes for the spring season and is currently seeking public comment regarding the possible options for the summer and fall striped bass season. Measures in the summer and fall are designed to reduce total mortality. The department is considering three different management options to reduce total removals of striped bass during the recreational summer and fall fishery. All options are presented in the Summary and Compliance Guide. Option #1 is described in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Addendum VI to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Striped Bass. Option #2 is the conservation equivalency proposal approved by ASMFC. Option #3 has been added, based on public comment, so that you may identify an alternative to the closure period considered in Option #2. View the Summary and Compliance Guide ASMFC Addendum VI to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Striped Bass Submit comments no later than 11:59 pm March 18, 2020 Complete this Comment Form - Striped Bass Summer/Fall Scoping or Send an email to fisheriespubliccomment.dnr@maryland.gov
  2. UPDATED REGS FOR STRIPED BASS FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY AND COASTAL BAYS 08.02.15 Striped Bass Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215, 4-2A-03, and 4-732, Annotated Code of Maryland .12 General Restrictions. A.—H. (proposed text unchanged) I. Seasonal Restrictions. (1) Except as provided in §I(2) of this regulation, a person may not catch, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, or attempt to catch striped bass or striped bass hybrids in the striped bass spawning rivers and areas listed in Regulation .03B of this chapter during the period March 1 through March 31. (2) During the period March 1 through March 31, inclusive, a person authorized in accordance with Natural Resources Article, §4-745, Annotated Code of Maryland, to recreationally angle for finfish may hook striped bass and shall immediately release the striped bass unharmed to the water from which the striped bass was taken in the following areas: (a) Susquehanna Flats, upstream of a line from a point at ornear Sandy Point, defined by Lat. 39°26.96' N and Long. 76°03.63' W; then running in an easterly direction to a point at or near Turkey Point, defined by Lat. 39°27.13' N and Long. 76°00.70' W and the Susquehanna River downstream from a line connecting a point at or near the Susquehanna State Park boat ramp in Lapidum, defined by Lat. 39°35.86' N and Long. 76°07.67' W; then running in a northeasterly direction to a point at or near Twin Rocks, defined by Lat. 39°36.17' N and Long. 76°07.56' W; then running in a northeasterly direction to a point at or near Tomes Wharf in Port Deposit, defined by Lat. 39°36.23' N and Long. 76°06.99' W; (b) Northeast River; and (c) The area of the Chester River on the north side of Kent Narrows and bounded on the southern side by the southernmost edge of the old Route 50 bridge and, on the northern side, by a line beginning at a point (east tip of Ferry Point) defined by Lat. 38°58.820'N and Long. 76°14.627'W; then running approximately 92° True to a point (northwest tip of Long Point) defined by Lat. 38°58.798'N and Long. 76°13.825'W. [[(1)]] (3) During the period [[March 1]] April 1 through April 30, a person may not catch, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, or attempt to catch striped bass or striped bass hybrids in the Chesapeake Bay or its tidal tributaries. [[(2)]] (4) During the period May 1 through May 31, except as provided in Regulations .08 and .09 of this chapter and [[§I(3)]] §I(5) of this regulation, a person may not catch, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, or attempt to catch striped bass or striped bass hybrids in the striped bass spawning rivers and areas listed in Regulation .03B of this chapter. [[(3)]] (5) During the period May 1 through May 31, a person authorized in accordance with Natural Resources Article, §4-745, Annotated Code of Maryland, to recreationally angle for finfish may hook striped bass and shall immediately release the striped bass unharmed to the water from which the striped bass was taken in that area of the Chester River on the north side of Kent Narrows and bounded on the southern side by the southernmost edge of the old Route 50 bridge and, on the northern side, by a line beginning at a FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS 311 MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 47, ISSUE 5, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 point (east tip of Ferry Point) defined by Lat. 38°58.820'N and Long. 76°14.627'W; then running approximately 92° True to a point ([[NW]] northwest tip of Long Point) defined by Lat. 38°58.798'N and Long. 76°13.825'W. 08.02.25 Gear Authority: Natural Resources Article, §§4-215 and 4-221, Annotated Code of Maryland .03 Recreational Gear — Tidal Waters. A. Recreational Gear. (1)—(3) (proposed text unchanged) (4) Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries — March 1 through April 30. A person recreationally angling in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries during the period March 1 through April 30: (a) When using fish, crabs, or worms as bait, or processed bait, shall only use a: (i) (proposed text unchanged) (ii) “J” hook with a gap of less than or equal to 1/2 inch between the point and the shank; and (b) May not use stinger hooks[[; and (c) May not attempt to catch fish by trolling]]. (5) Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries — March 1 through March 31. During the period March 1 through March 31: (a) A person recreationally angling shall only use barbless hooks while trolling; and (b) No more than six lines, regardless of the number of people on board a vessel, may be used for recreationally anglingfrom a boat when trolling. (6) Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries — April 1 through April 30. A person recreationally angling in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries during the period April 1 through April 30 may not attempt to catch fish by trolling. [[(5)]] (7) (proposed text unchanged) B.—G. (proposed text unchanged) JEANNIE HADDAWAY-RICCIO Secretary of Natural Resources
  3. The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces changes to the recreational striped bass size and catch limits for the Atlantic Ocean, its coastal bays and their tributaries. Effective 12:01 a.m. March 1, 2020: Recreational anglers may keep one striped bass per person per day. The striped bass must be a minimum of 28 inches and may not exceed 35 inches in length.
  4. 2018 OCEAN CITY SURF ANGLERS TOURNAMENT RESULTS SESSION WINNERS 1st Session - Fish Hoggs - 30 points 2nd Session - Fish Hoggs - 22 points 3rd Session - Fish Hoggs - 32 points 4th Session - Fish Hoggs - 8 points TOP SCORING TEAMS 1st Place Fish Hoggs 92 points 2nd Place Lewis Harbor Marina Live Action 39 points 3rd Place Happy Hookers 38 points LARGEST FISH Male - Tom Harte - 16 7/8 inch bluefish Female - Michele Trotter - 14 1/2 inch bluefish LARGEST EACH SPECIES Tom Harte - 16 7/8 inch bluefish TOTAL FISH CAUGHT TOTAL POINTS AWARDED 177 Fish 415 Points * Winner decided by coin toss
  5. So looking forward to seeing you both. Be safe and see you soon.
  6. The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 4-6, 2018.
  7. Drummerbeedude, sorry about your feelings. I will agree if the weather is nice, it is hard to drive around the beachgoers and watch for kids when you need to change your stations. Friday and the Saturday am fishing sessions are fairly easy to get around. Most beachgoers start settling in by midmorning Saturday. Saturday afternoon can be difficult to get around. This tournament is 39 years old and still going strong. In my opinion it is a fun time seeing all our old friends and the sportsmanship between the fishing teams. Maybe you should get a team together and try the tournament. Eoxhunter, nice to hear from you. Terry and I miss seeing you and all our old friends. I keep hoping that Terry and I will get to the beach to visit with everyone, however, he is having more health issues not related to the liver transplant. The good news is that Terry's new liver is doing great. Our daughter, his live liver donor, has fully recovered and is back to normal. Good fall fishing to you all! Beverly & Terry Fleming
  8. Anyone interested in fishing the above mentioned tourney Plenty of openings. Contact me at btf25@aol.com
  9. Sorry but we must cancel the Red Drum Tournament. Terry is not well enough to devote the time needed to judge the tourney and there was not enough interest by entrants. Terry had a heart stent placed and he slowly recovering.
  10. The insurance policy has always been required by the park service. Before AMSA began sponsoring the tournament, there were 50-70 participants depending on the year
  11. Wanted to give everyone an update on this year's Red Drum Tournament. AMSA is not sponsoring the Tourney this year. Terry and I are planning to hold the tournament on September 20 thru 23, 2018. We must have at least 40 participants to hold the Tournament and increase the fees to $125. in order for us to break even. The NPS will require us to purchase a $1,000,000. liability insurance policy that will cost us approximately $1500. Please let us know who is interested in participating. Thanks, Beverly & Terry Fleming
  12. Maybe have 7 people today that want to fish the tournament.
  13. Still time to register for the Striped Bass Tournament.. There must be 10 people registered by Nov. 11th. I have 5 people entered. If anyone wants to fish please send me an email so I can include you in my list.
  14. OFFICIAL 2017 HARBOR TACKLE RED DRUM TOURAMENT SPONSORED BY AMSA - UPDATED RESULTS 46 " - Dave Moore -Longest red of tournament, Longest on 3rd day 45 1/4" - Eric Eskildsen - 2nd longest red of tournament, Longest on 1st day, Longest for senior citizen. Most drum caught for tourney (1st fish caught) 42 1/4" - Chris Johnson - Longest red 2nd day 24" - Fred Parkhurst -2nd Longest 1st day 58" shark - Bill Greenwood - Largest trash fish Free entry for 2018 - Heather Cornwall