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05-12-2007, 09:10 PM
I just bought a place in ocean city, bayside with a slip out back for my boat. I'm new to fishing these waters and was wondering if you guys could give me some pointers... I've read a tone of posts on this forum and have allready learned a lot.
I was looking to buy a few new rods and reels, do you guys have any recommendations? I'm looking for a good quality rod for a decent price...
What spots do you recommend fishing? I drive a Carolina Skiff so I can get into some skinny waters... I would just like to catch anything to start, but would like some flounder or tog. Thanks for your help and I hope to see some of your guys around.
05-13-2007, 05:53 AM
I am looking to buy a place on the water myself, we get down there a few times a year now and I generally fish from the inlet south. I will be down from June 8th till the 15th. Look me up on ch 68 or 71. I will prob be on the water more than land, but early morning for sure. I will show you my favorite spots.:thumbup:
05-17-2007, 11:30 AM
Mark, You never catch any fish !!!!!!!!!!
Better not show him our spots............ Just save some for me in August.
Check out Drifting Easy by Sue Foster - Oyster Bay Tackle, Fenwick Bait and Tackle (http://www.oysterbaytackle.com/drifting_archive.asp) It is nothing but "How To" and "Where to" tips and articles.
Get the Back Bay Map by ADC for familiarization with the area. It will help when reading the articles.
05-17-2007, 07:11 PM
just some spots, not THE spot;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) :yes: :thumbup:
P.S. Chris is right about the ADC Map, It is very helpful in lieu of a marine chart, and cheaper too!!
05-20-2007, 10:40 PM
First thing I think you should know is the sandbars. Be careful and stay in the marked channels. I know you said you have a carolina Skiff but at low tide you will still hit bottom if not in the channel in some spots. There are many places to fish for flounder in the bay. The main channels, Therofare, Harbor island, route 90 bridge. When you go out you will see the boats drifitng for flounder EVERYWHERE. If you want to you can even follow the Tortuga, or the Bay Bee around. They are 2 head boats that fish in the bay for flounder. I have a place on 24th street and also work at a tackle shop. Bahia Marina. Hope this helps a little to get ya started.
05-21-2007, 08:12 PM
i would go with okuma spinning reels, always a great reel for the the money, i like the stratus series sometimes on sale at boaters world for only 30 bucks but i don't buy shimano because of them, good luck with oc always alot of fun, as long as not stuck on a sandbar
06-07-2007, 08:04 PM
Greg, I'll be leaving tomorrow about noon. That should put me on the water by 6pm, south of the inlet. look me up on channel 68, I'll show you what I have learned about the bay over the last bunch of years. I'll be there till the 15th, on the water more than on land so call me up whenever you are around, south of the inlet. finally got the boat restored and plan to do some exploring of my own this year as well. Look forward to hearing from you.
RESKEWED is the boat name
06-08-2007, 01:04 PM
I found the best spot's to fish are where there is less boat traffic .I got alot of nice fish last year mostly fishing with no one around any where from 1 ft to 6 foot of water.
06-09-2007, 12:55 AM
i would go with okuma spinning reels, always a great reel for the the money, i like the stratus series sometimes on sale at boaters world for only 30 bucks but i don't buy shimano because of them, good luck with oc always alot of fun, as long as not stuck on a sandbar Enlighten me young man . I don't seem to get your drift about not buying Shimano . The reels you speak of are entry level at best . With proper care , a $ 59.00 Sedona with anti-rust bearnigs and an extra spool is a better value .:thumbup: