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« on: February 08, 2018, 08:37:07 PM »

The last year I had a good catch of croakers was in 2013. I caught a few in 2014 but nothing like the year before. I am hoping they show up this year. Thinking of taking my kayak or renting a boat next year to take down to southern MD. How has everyone else been doing catching croaker. I know its been slow for a lot of people the last few years. They seem to come in waves. Come in for a few years then nothing for a few years. Just wondering if anyone has been doing well down south. Just getting the itch to fish and crab.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 09:38:49 PM »

I have heard it was bad down south from a few people. But from the responses on this post I can tell everyone is killing them and keeping it under rap.  laugh
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 08:17:24 AM »

HH fishing has been going down hill since Hurricane Sandy.  Last year we didn't even catch 1.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:29:46 AM »

HH fishing has been going down hill since Hurricane Sandy.  Last year we didn't even catch 1.  Undecided

never showed up in numbers up our way either and especially the really nice ones we had a few years ago.  It was nothing to catch 18-20 croakers years ago.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 09:44:20 AM »

The guys fishing seaside were catching a few nice ones but not in a numbers.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 06:20:00 PM »

I caught 1 or 2 keeprs at Sandy point but just making the 9inch mark. That was all of last year. Did catch a few shorts but not many.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 09:53:25 PM »

I caught 1 or 2 keeprs at Sandy point but just making the 9inch mark. That was all of last year. Did catch a few shorts but not many.
My boat limit for a keeper was over 14" before Sandy. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 10:07:29 PM »

I saw thousands of juvenile HH mid-bay this past summer.  Very few in the 14-18" range.  15 to 19' on oyster rock in Eastern Bay used to be full of them.  Same thing around the bay bridge.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 10:47:19 PM »

Hopefully those small croaker will get big and we will get a good run in a year or 2. But hoping this year will be a good year for them.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 07:14:51 PM »

The last year I've done good on croaker was '15. The last few years the gator Bluefish have made a return in the spring, part of the reason the spot and croaker population have declined.
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2018, 09:50:00 PM »

I am hoping to make it down to the beach for a day trip in late April early May. I was thinking of taking my kayak. I was going to try for tog at Martha landing and maybe cast a rod out deeper with cut bait for a big blue or rock. I have seen a lot of reports of the big blues in the bay behind OC but haven't had the chance to fish for them the last few years. So hoping to make it down this year if I hear any good reports.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 10:43:25 AM »

I am hoping to make it down to the beach for a day trip in late April early May. I was thinking of taking my kayak. I was going to try for tog at Martha landing and maybe cast a rod out deeper with cut bait for a big blue or rock. I have seen a lot of reports of the big blues in the bay behind OC but haven't had the chance to fish for them the last few years. So hoping to make it down this year if I hear any good reports.
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