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Old 06-07-2018, 03:45 PM
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Where do you guys get your bunker in the Rock Hall area?
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Clark's but for the life of me I can't remember where it's at
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Originally Posted by SquidsDusky View Post
Clark's but for the life of me I can't remember where it's at
isn't it off fish hatchery road ?
Old 06-08-2018, 05:34 AM
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yeah that's it. north of Fairlee
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Clark’s is pretty much the only game in town
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Thanks. I’ll look them up.
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Chester River Seafood also carries bait now. 410-639-7018
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A lot of DE guys with fresh. Majority of bunker chunking here on the eastern shore guys are using flats of frozen.

Last sat two guys 20 keeper sized missed 10 more because rods going off while fighting fish. All on frozen
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Originally Posted by slickcav View Post
A lot of DE guys with fresh. Majority of bunker chunking here on the eastern shore guys are using flats of frozen.

Last sat two guys 20 keeper sized missed 10 more because rods going off while fighting fish. All on frozen
That's good to know. Been doing OK on jigs but not great. Looking to do some bait soaking with the kids.
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Originally Posted by slickcav View Post
A lot of DE guys with fresh. Majority of bunker chunking here on the eastern shore guys are using flats of frozen.

Last sat two guys 20 keeper sized missed 10 more because rods going off while fighting fish. All on frozen
How are you assured to not kill more than your limit when fishing this way? Seems a tad irresponsible to the resource. Just saying.
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Circle hooks
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Originally Posted by shoreboy6 View Post
Circle hooks
Come on. I dont chum but if you read any of the rockfish reports on facebook, dozens and dozens of guys are complaining about guthooking with circle hooks. You can't prevent a fish from swallowing a bait all the way if you are fighting another fish.

Perhaps, if the bite was as good as claimed, they should be using just one rod per angler? Bait fishing is not synonymous with Catch and release.
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Originally Posted by Shore Native View Post
Come on. I dont chum but if you read any of the rockfish reports on facebook, dozens and dozens of guys are complaining about guthooking with circle hooks. You can't prevent a fish from swallowing a bait all the way if you are fighting another fish.

Perhaps, if the bite was as good as claimed, they should be using just one rod per angler? Bait fishing is not synonymous with Catch and release.
Or what should be happening when using bait, live or cut, is once the limit is in the box get off the fish. Either go fish for perch, cats, etc. or switch to jigging or trolling where there is less of a chance of deep hooking the fish. Even with circles, some are still getting deep hooked. Why waste the resource for entertainment?
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I don't disagree with either of the above. Realistically how many fish are mortally injured when C & R fishing using artificials?
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Where is a good spot to launch from down near Rock Hall if I trailer down?
19' Center Console.

Usually launch up the Chester at Rolphs but want to trailer closer to Rock Hall/Bay Bridger area with out crossing the Bay Bridge.

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The best ramp in Kent County is right in Rock Hall next to Harbor Shack.
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Originally Posted by shoreboy6 View Post
The best ramp in Kent County is right in Rock Hall next to Harbor Shack.
Thank you, How is parking on the weekends?
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The parking can be tight but manageable if you get there early. Also you WILL need a county launch sticker on your trailer. Its not expensive ($30 a year) and there are several places that sell them. I usually get mine at Molly's sporing goods in Kennedyville which is right where you make a right hand swerve to go to RH. BTW, you will need your boat registration to get it.
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Originally Posted by Wingnutt View Post
The parking can be tight but manageable if you get there early. Also you WILL need a county launch sticker on your trailer. Its not expensive ($30 a year) and there are several places that sell them. I usually get mine at Molly's sporing goods in Kennedyville which is right where you make a right hand swerve to go to RH. BTW, you will need your boat registration to get it.
Perfect thanks again, Good info!
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Originally Posted by cdx View Post

Or what should be happening when using bait, live or cut, is once the limit is in the box get off the fish. Either go fish for perch, cats, etc. or switch to jigging or trolling where there is less of a chance of deep hooking the fish. Even with circles, some are still getting deep hooked. Why waste the resource for entertainment?








Because the 90 minutes of fishing with my father (which happens twice a year if I am lucky) catching and releasing fish was more important than the internet opinions on how I should be fishing and what I should be fishing for and when I should be doing it.

No fish harmed, all swam away healthy, I fish bait-runner reels, we had two rods per man, and it was a memorable day I will never forget fishing with my father.

If your concern is sustaining the fishery, then we can talk about the thousands and thousands of pounds of commercial quota, omega fleet destroying the menhaden population and starving the bay, etc in another thread? But my 30-50 rockfish I catch a year and the 15 I bring home for the table isnt touching the fishery I can assure you.

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