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hey all I just checked out my schedule for next semester, and spring break is from march 12-21. I was wondering if itd be worth the 10 hour drive to the beach to try for some striped ones in the surf. thanks in advanced!

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View Posthey all I just checked out my schedule for next semester, and spring break is from march 12-21. I was wondering if itd be worth the 10 hour drive to the beach to try for some striped ones in the surf. thanks in advanced!

 

 

I just moved to MD from MA last year. I also have spring break at that week, and I am thinking to stay in MD for spring run or to go Erie for steelhead.

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I would say that March around here means running down to the eastern shore of VA for flounder... We caught several flounder down there the second week of march. I did not catch any Striper in the surf on AI until memorial day weekend in which i caught 4.

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Thats a little too early for the spring run of anything for DE/MD beaches. Flounder usually dont move in until the first week of april, drum around the same time and stripers are sporadic until late April/early May. I tried fishing for stripers in late March before off the ocean city jetty and only caught 3 shorts after putting in probably 20+ hours of casting small jigs. I'd try the chesapeake if I were you. Sandy point would be a good choice but I would check the regulations first (not sure when they close the season)

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View PostI was wondering if itd be worth the 10 hour drive to the beach to try for some striped ones in the surf. thanks in advanced!

 

 

I would say no. At that time most of the fish are either staging in the lower Chesapeake Bay or have begun their spawning migration up the Chesapeake into the spawning ground/tributaries.

 

There are a VERY few shore fishing spots in the Chessie but that early it's still likely to be tough. Especially coming from a distance and not having local knowledge. And with those places being so few the locals tend to keep info pretty close to the vest. In addition at that time the Chessie system in MD & VA is C&R only.

 

On the Delmarva ocean beaches you might get lucky and get into some pre-spawn fish. Probably ones on their way to the Delaware Bay estuaries to spawn. But most of the time that is a very thin pick and not one that I'd make a 10 hour trip for.

 

If you're intent on fishing that week I'd say you'd have just as good, if not better chance fishing the Raritan Bay in NJ/NY for pre-spawners going up the Hudson. I don't know a lot about it, but do know the Jersey boys catch some early fish there and you'll save yourself quite a bit of riding time.

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View Postsaw them caught with the stripers last year...

 

Yes I believe that was the case ... I read about them a lot, because I couldn't take off from work for any of that run, which was the best in 15+ years according to some reports frown.gif

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I have never caught one, the mrs didbiggrin.gif

It was memorial day weekend... so they definatly where later than usual, i think that was at the tail end, the larger ones where reported earlier.

come on Aprildrool.gif

 

View PostYes I believe that was the case ... I read about them a lot, because I couldn't take off from work for any of that run, which was the best in 15+ years according to some reports frown.gif

 

 

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