To all our New and Seasoned Members of Hunting and Fishing Maryland……..AWESOME 2011, thank you! With the 2011-2012 Hunting season coming to a quick close I just wanted to say WOW what a year we had. With the great hunting season that just past I wanted to remind everyone that our 2011 fishing season was just as spectacular and we are really looking forward to ramping things up for you this year. January is typically “down” time in Maryland and that’s when the Shows start to get us through the transitions…LOL. If there is an event in your area, ie… hunting/fishing show, flea markets, and such, let us know.
Our fishing season last year kicked off with the Yellow and White Perch runs at several locations across Maryland mid February…there are many successful locations across the state so let’s keep each other in the loop, and we’ll keep you all updated as well. We’re going to be out at these locations with cameras in hand and don’t be surprised to see us, make sure you comb your hair…
Here is the Yellow perch Article from last year’s action http://www.huntingandfishingmaryland.com/panning-for-gold/
Right Now there is a crazy hot bite in Virginia for stripers and as we mention this week TUNA…
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It may seem a little confusing. Virginia Beach’s Dr. Julie Ball Writes….
Although the incredible rockfish bite over the last few weeks is better than it has been in several years, it is not unheard of. But the unreal phenomenon that materialized over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays has the attention of the fishing community everywhere. Local anglers are very aware of the growing number of boats surprised by stealthy bluefin tuna while trolling for rockfish within just a few miles of the beach.
Stripped reels and straightened hooks will quickly reveal the culprit, but bluefin tuna encounters close to shore are not unusual in Virginia Beach. Anglers occasionally experience the powerful strike of passing bluefin tuna as schools briefly stop in on their way south in December. Sometimes a few are even boated. But now after approaching a third week, and after dozens of boated tuna, and even more lost during the fight, we are dealing with a rare phenomenon. And these are not school-sized bluefin tuna either. They are big fish ranging from 150 to 300-pounds! And on some days, the tuna fishing is actually better than the striper fishing. Yes, right now you can catch striped bass and bluefin tuna on the same trip, in the same area-right off the beach!
Our Maryland Rockfish season kicks of April 21st this year
|Hook & Line||4/21/2012 – 5/15/20125:01am – 11:59pm||28″ or greater||1/person/day
Restricted to the mainstem Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Maryland/Virginia Line, Tangier & Pocomoke Sounds (no Tributaries)
Maximum two charter boat trips/day. View MapLast updated on 5/23/2011 2:10:34 PM.
The rest of the season see chart
We have some really cool Live Cam stuff coming to you this year and if you’re interested in the doing your own LIVE shows let us know…
Hunting and Fishing Maryland has become your one stop shop for fishing and hunting information because of you, your friends and family but we always need your help in passing around the website so others can stay informed to.
We also have spots available for sponsorships so if you have or know someone that has a business you want to be added to the side as a resource to our members, contact me for details…Pricing is located under the “Friends” section of the main menu bar under our logo photo. http://www.huntingandfishingmaryland.com/advertise-here/
As we’ve mention previously we have included Live chat, both private and general and private messaging too. We hope you enjoy these options; we’ve been getting positive feedback in reference to the additions. We’re also putting out some more LIVE cams for your enjoyment, and we’ll let you know when they come available. If you want your own live cam at your stand, boat, marina, business, etc…contact me for details, it’s come a long way and is really affordable. If you’re interested in becoming more involved with our website let us know, we may be looking for you too. http://www.huntingandfishingmaryland.com/cams/
We look forward to Growing with you All this year and thanks again for your participation