Opening Day of Trophy Rockfish Season 2014

Opening Day of Trophy Rockfish Season 20...

Opening Day of trophy rockfish season opens tomorrow Saturday April 19th 2014.  I know many people are looking forward to getting out on the water and trolling hours upon hours in hopes of one of the giant 40 inch plus rockfish.  It’s been years since I have had the opportunity hook one of those big boys.  Each year when this time comes, I find myself wishing I was out on the water trolling for one of those giants. One of these days I will get back at it but until then I look forward to seeing what everyone else catches and my chance at them once they run back down...
Opening Day of Spring Turkey Season 2014

Opening Day of Spring Turkey Season 2014

Today marked the opening day of the 2014 Spring Turkey season in most parts of Maryland.   Last weekend featured the youth hunt, and today marked the first day all us old folks could go hit the woods after a turkey.  I was sadly away and could not hunt today, but I sure wished I could have been in the woods.  I was away earlier this week and was in southern Virginia and Maryland’s eastern shore and during my time driving I saw a number of turkeys out strutting around fields and 3 different times I saw big groups (some had 4 – 6 and one  group must have had 12...
Shed Hunting April 2014

Shed Hunting April 2014

Shed hunting has been slow this year and I have only found 1 shed earlier in the year. I went out last week and I was able to find a dead Spike buck that looks like he passed away sometime over the past 2 – 4 weeks based on what was left (Pictured Below).  He was in a pile of brush and was likely the result of either a car (most likely) or illness.  Otherwise I have seen lots and lots of dead fawns likely from the very cold weather and the snow this winter.  I think I have seen 9 dead fawns and a couple does so far this spring..  However, now that the weather is...

Trout Fishing Since Opening Day

I have been out several times since opening day of trout season back on March 29th.  As many remember the first few days after opening day produced flooding rains and had the streams way up, muddy and not fish-able for days. When the waters finally went down I was able to get out once and was able to catch 3 over the course of several hours.  In general the fishing seemed slow and it seems like many of the fish either had been washed out or maybe there were just less than I would have thought there would be. I headed back out the other day to the upper Gunpowder River...