A commercial crabber I ran into earlier this week told me he found a “honey hole” on the Patuxent River this past Sunday and caught 13 bushels in record time. My own pots have had plenty of 7-plus inchers over the past few days.
Long-time readers of this column know that I often remark on the beauty and bounty of Southern Maryland. The forests, fields and shorelines and all they have to offer for hikers, hunters, fishermen and nature enthusiasts.
Two weeks ago in one of my columns, I mentioned that I hadn’t seen any hummingbirds at my feeders in a few days and figured they’d already begun their migration south. Since then, several readers have chimed in with sightings from their yards, or should I say lack of sightings.
This is the last Friday of September, and that means there’s just one more month of fishing reports and then the Reel Report will take a break until April 2020. It also means there’s some fine fall fishing still on the horizon.
These past few days have been a bit cooler, and while there will still be a couple more hot days in our future (which happen to nearly always coincide with when I’m schlepping five kids around at the county fair), some nice sweater weather is soon to come our way.
Last week as I was making my way to the checkout counter at my local Tractor Supply Company, my eyes caught sight of the orange and green cover of the 2020 Farmer’s Almanac displayed next to the counter.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met last month to hash out the details of Addendum VI, which addresses the current overfishing of striped bass and will implement new regulations taking effect in 2020.
Records are made to be broken, right? My best guess is Jeff Wright wasn’t hoping his record would be broken so soon, though. On Aug. 16, a Pasadena woman caught a new Maryland state record common dolphinfish (also called mahi mahi), effectively cutting short Wright’s three-week reign at the top.