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  1. As Seabassplug showed you there are Pike/Chain Pickerel in an around Annapolis. I grew up one river north and used to catch them all the time. Last I tried and was successful was Dec 2017. I am sure they are still there. They used to be a popular target but it now seems that most people have started to target Snakeheads, and for good reason. So while not exactly a Pike, does Chain Pickerel count in your book? -Andrew
  2. After a pretty uneventful spring on both the tributaries of the Chesapeake as well as the Little Patuxent River. I ventured out to the Patapsco on Saturday morning. After the floods through Ellicott City last year the river just didn't seem to be the same. I knew it would take time for the fish to bounce back, but every time I've been since, it is running fast and much higher than usual. Not to mention, some of the old fish aggregating features have been washed away. Given that I had an entire morning to myself and the warmer temps, I figured it was time to start wet wading. Planning to explore a little further, I typically go down stream and wade up this time I just went further downstream. I found a huge rock on the far bank creating a nice eddy. The river is a bit narrow at this point so casting from shore to shore inst possible, but if you wade out you can get pretty close. I had a smaller spinnerbait, in a brown yellow and orange pattern, a crawfish I guess. Initially only catching some sunnies from the eddy, but happy to see signs of life. Just down river was a fallen log on the same shore that I was wading from. I took a few casts down stream and caught some average to small smallies. Then, i hooked a big one (for this river), i pulled like crazy to the point, I wasn't sure what I had one. After fighting it for a few minutes, I was able to land it, a roughly 9" smallmouth. I know this isn't huge, but definitely the biggest I have caught on this river. After spending a solid hour as this spot I headed back up river hitting a few spots, nothing too exciting. When I got back to about where I had parked I figured I had another 30 minutes left so I headed upstream even further to check out an old bridge abutment I had fished a couple years ago. Most of the notable features around it were gone, but there is a huge hole right at the base, so you can sometimes find something in there to grab your lure. At this point I switched to a small red and black crawfish pattern crankbait. After a few casts and no bites. I as reeling in and my lure as probably 5ft from my rod tip when a silver flash went after it. Figuring it was a smallie, I wasn't too shocked. It took one swipe and missed the hook, so I stopped reeling and it came back for a second shot. This time I got it, it turned out to be a 12" rainbow trout, my first ever. No pictures, as I was standing in waste deep water and they are slippery suckers. Below is a pic of the big smallmouth. Overall, a good day and nice to know there is still plenty of life in the river. It was an overcast morning, about 75 degrees, I forgot my thermometer so I have no idea what the water temp was. I was using a 6' UL St. Croix and a Shiamno Stradic 1000 with Berkley Vanish Transition 4lb test. The water was a bit cloudy from the storms on Thursday, but nothing I was worried about. The fish on this part of the Patapsco aren't big, but it is nice and quiet, I rarely see anyone else and it is easy to access. I will probably go back another half dozen times throughout the season. I will continue to update on this thread. -Andrew
  3. No problem, good luck with your search. -Andrew
  4. $150 with original box, reel bag and Quantum tool. I will be up there on Friday near Rossmoyne and Rt15. If you are good with that, let me know and I will get it packaged up. -Andrew
  5. I am in MD too and use a 1000 size reel and a 6' rod. I just jumped up from a 5'-6" rod and casting distance has improved. This is a great all around setup for smallmouth and trout in the Patapsco as well as perch and anything that will bite in the Magothy/Severn. Because i fish on the Patapsco I didn't want to go any longer on the rod to make hiking a little easier and to avoid catching branches when casting. Good Luck and PM me if you are looking for someone to fish with. -Andrew
  6. $100 shipped with the original box, manual and parts sheet. If that works for you, I accept paypal and can ship the next day after payment, via USPS. Let me know. -Andrew
  7. Still available. -Andrew
  8. Still available. -Andrew
  9. I often suffer from too many options. I usually take the night before to assemble a smaller tackle box from what I have in my garage. A few of my go to’s are as follows: Rebel Crickhopper Rebel crawfish strike King Bitsy Minnow 1/16oz spinner bait kastmaster Rebel teeny torpedo inline spinners Thats a long list that proves my point. Maybe this season I will try packing fewer options. -Andrew
  10. Severna Park, MD but I will ship, shouldn’t be too bad since it’s a 2-piece rod. -Andrew
  11. The offshore guys I go with are hardcore believers in this superstition and have "stories" to back it up. One of my freshwater buddies eats a banana every morning, sometimes when we are hiking to the spot and we have not had any issues. -Andrew
  12. i'll consider an offer for the reel only. I may have the original box and manual if I can track it down. -Andrew
  13. 5x114.3mm is the bolt pattern. -Andrew
  14. I have always used the regular Berkeley Vanish, but recently re-spooled with the new Transition. It takes on the color of the surrounding when wet. -Andrew
  15. I’m around Annapolis, MD but am willing to travel a bit. I am in Mt Laurel, NJ and Mechanicsburg, PA on a regular basis, if that helps at all. -Andrew