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Folks, we have the reports set on a 2 week sticky for the time being.

The Drum have all but gone on their way in the surf zone. We are currently experiencing a lull in the action as we wait for the fall players to sling into action.

Water temps are getting in the zone in the surf for the critters with stripes to show up. Should be any day now as they are in the lower Chessie Bay up to 40".

Upper and middle Chessie:

Small spot are still being caught and being live-lined for the Stripers.

Only problem is the small Blues are teraing them up. The big Stripers aren't up in these regions yet.

Lower Chessie:

Stripers up to 40" are being taken on live and cut Spot, which can still be caught locally mind you...

The Middle Grounds and Cove Point are providing good pullage with larger Blues on trolled red or green eels and spoons.

From both shores, a mixture of smaller fish are being taken.

Tidal rivers: Small Blues are making themselves noticed.

Crabbing is generally good in the lower Chessie's tribs.

Should be a short wait for things to get better in the middle Chessie and the surf zone. The critters with stripes are coming up the stairs right to our front door!

Get out there and have a kick in the sand, let us know how your trip went.

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Me and pop fished the very top end...just fed the crabs.

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weird to see a report thread with a "Nov" in the title...

With the cold snap we should see fish in the next two weeks no doubt. If it stays cold we may just get an actual run instead of a fall trickle. The past few years has had gradual cooling and IMO the fish never had urgency. If it stays cold and in the 30's at night we may get a good slug of fish, hope we have wind and bait in our favor...

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Ben , I hope your right. Been pretty scarce the last couple years. If we could just do something about the darn crabs too. They are bad and are probably on top of the heads probably in minutes. I started tinkering around with floats just to try to keep the bait up.

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on the heads I think we're good, there is a great thread on SOL with pics of stomach content of stripers. I'm talking lobsters, bluecrabs, calicos, searobins, keeper flounder etc. They'll eat anything, a head covered up with a live bait isn't bad either, problem is the damn chunks.

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That is crazy, Ben! I have never seen much more than a few speckled crabs in the bellies I have inspected (every fish I catch). I wonder where that lobster came from? It looks pretty fresh.

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That is crazy, Ben! I have never seen much more than a few speckled crabs in the bellies I have inspected (every fish I catch). I wonder where that lobster came from? It looks pretty fresh.

from what I can tell lobsters are a pretty common find in their bellies. Most I ever found was some big bunker but I don't keep many stripers at all, bout one a year. In the spring they are usually lean anyhow but in the fall I bet you can find some wild stuff.

Most of the pics are from fish north of DE bay, it was pretty telling how oportunistic they are. I especially like the flatties and schoolie.

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went out last night to the 50 bridge and i got an 18in rock and my dad got an 18incher also saw some keepers rolling n the currentbut couldnt get them to bite. dnr came and talked to my dad because there was a call for a poacher on the on the bridge :angry4:which i assume was caught. Its unfortunate people have to do this to the fish we work so hard to catch. well all in all good day fishing.

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