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  1. Looking for a new or lightly used Penn Slammer III 3500 reel. Original box and paperwork not required. If it is a combo, I may consider depending on the rod. Would consider a 6'-7' Medium or Medium Heavy boat rod. Thank you. -Andrew
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  3. I've been loving the Strike King Bitsy Minnow in Chili Craw pattern. I have caught trout, smallmouth and tons of panfish. -Andrew
  4. Unfortunately, I will not be able to stretch my trip that far north. Thank you. -Andrew
  5. Its not "local" but I will be in Mt. Laurel next week, if that helps. Not sure if you make it down to that area at all. -Andrew
  6. If you decide to ship, please PM me. I am in MD, 21146. Thank you. -Andrew
  7. Looking for (2) reels: (1) Cabo 40 PTSD, do not need a rod. (1) Penn SSV 4500LL, if this is a paired to an appropriately sized boat rod, I may consider the rod as well. Let me know if you have either. If you have a matching pair of ML rods for 2500 reels, I might be interested in a trade. For reference, I am in MD if we can save on shipping that would be great. Thank you and I look forward to seeing what is out there. -Andrew
  8. I may have a rod I would be willing to trade. Where are you located? I will provide rod specs once I get home tonight. -Andrew
  9. I just bought a Sea Hunt. Not cheap, but not top tier either. Very good value for the price. I looked at a lot of their models and they all have nice features. They do hold their value so used doesn't always work out, but worth a look if you have a dealer near you. -Andrew
  10. I have not been that far down stream, but would love to try out shad fishing if it does bounce back. I am not to interested in LMB, so all of the other brackish fish, I usually target from my community beach. Very cool rover indeed. I picked up a boat last weekend so my time that was dedicated to the river may go towards bay fishing, so we will see how it plays out. -Andrew
  11. Update #1: I went out again last Saturday and caught three more trout, the largest being about 18" and it was caught on a crawfish patterned SPINNERBAIT. It surprised the heck out of me. The other two I caught on the crawdad pattern crankbait, before I snagged it. I also caught a couple sunnies and a smallmouth. Overall, a solid morning. Everytime I plan to head up there, i think about exploring other sections of the river, but the cool (and frustrating) thing about river fishing is it seems the river is always changing. Even without massive storms you'll notice next tree stumps or rocks in the middle of the river. Plus, section i go to has been producing this year. For true trout fisherman, is a spinnerbait normal "trout food"?
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. No problem, good luck with your search. -Andrew