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WEEKLY "Gone Fishing" AT THE BEACH
compliments of: Sue Foster, proprietor of
OYSTER BAY TACKLE, Ocean City Maryland,
and Fenwick Tackle, Fenwick Island Delaware.
Sue provides us hopeful fish catchers with a timely
UP TO DATE FISHING REPORT
and other handy fishing advice.


Ocean City Maryland & Assateague Island - Delaware Beaches - Ocean n Bay Fishing Report
By Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle Shop, Ocean City MD - Fenwick Island DE
 Aug 25th 2014

Water Temp: 74.1

Fishing Report by Sue Foster

Fishing this week was still really good offshore on flounder. It's harder to catch keepers in the bay, but anglers are picking them up.
Anglers are seeing finger mullet, shiners, and peanut bunker in the bays, meaning fish are right behind them. Still some croaker around the Route 90 Bridge. Striper fishing picked up on the Route 50 Bridge at night.  Snapper blues in the surf along with sharks and still some small stuff like spot, kingfish, and croaker.


Oyster Bay Tackle is now open 6:30 AM to 9 PM. After Labor Day will will close at 8 PM. 410-524-3433. Fenwick Tackle is open 7-7. 
(302-539-7766). Our  online mall is open. E-mail Sue Foster at:  Oyster Bay Tackle if you have any questions.


2014 Tide Tables available in our stores and online.

Need a nice house to rent a few miles from the beach? Check it out!

We sell fishing licences! We do MD fishing licenses at our Oyster Bay store and DE licenses at our Fenwick Tackle location. If you get a DEL boat fishing sticker, you need your current boat registration and driver's license. Please bring cash. For more info call Fenwick Tackle at 302-539-7766.

2014 short sleeve White Marlin Open T-shirts in stock. Starting at 19.99.  2014 White Marlin Open T's are online.

Still got some OC Sharkers T-s priced $4 off! In both our stores.


We at Oyster Bay and Fenwick Tackle have decided not to rent rods and reels and clam rakes anymore. The reason being, is that a bay spinning outfit can be bought as inexpensively as 19.99 and an 8-foot all around spinning outfit that is also good for the surf can be bought as inexpensively as 29.99 complete with rod, reel and line. 3-piece clam rakes can be purchased for 34.99.  If you don't want to take them home, give them away to another angler or clammer before you leave!

Surf fishing continues to see an increase in snapper blues. There's still some kingfish, spot and croaker around. Sharks are biting. We did have some bad weather this week and it was hard to hold bottom.

Mike Stewart e-mailed in on the 18th: "Fished "H" area at Assateague from noon to 5. Caught 5 blues about 14 inches on mullet rigs and 6 blues about 5 inches on spoons.  Nothing on fish bites or squid or live
minnows.   One good hit on a sand flea but no hook up."

Saw some reports on Stripers Online where anglers were catching snapper blues from the surf.  Another angler posted on the 16th that he couldn't keep the kingfish and spot off his hooks.  Other anglers were skunked.
That's fishing!



Many anglers ask about reading the beach when surf fishing. "Poppy" a very good angler has posted another very good description with pictures on Stripers Online. Check it out:  Reading the Beach  He draws it out completely! If you're not catching fish in the surf, you need to study this!

Our online mall is open and we have: 
Trailhead Tire Deflators!  We now have the new JT Brooks Tire Deflators.

Oyster Bay only had a couple pictures this week:

"My wife caught this. 24" fish at the 611 bridge on a frozen shiner with skirt. Jan Lipensky from Ono, PA"

"Marcus and Ethan Beninghof from Verona, NJ caught a 20 inch and a 19 inch really nice Flounder, using Gulp and Shiners during the Incoming Tide along the East Channel."

These pictures are in our  Inshore Photo Gallery.

Capt Jeff Grimes e-mails in his fish report this week: "Finally got back out on the water this weekend after being off the water because of family heath issue keeping close to home for two weeks. I got to fish the MSSA Flounder on Saturday and we had a good day consider the weather made for interesting fishing conditions. We caught just about kind of fish in the bay including a dozen or more Flounder, Blue Fish, Sea Bass, Sea Robins, Croakers, Rays and even a Horse Shoe Crab! When the front rolled in late Saturday morning and the wind picked up the bite just turned off. Even though we caught some Flounder we had nothing to take to the scale. Sunday morning meet us with a very strong Northeast wind in the 20's with higher gusts. Since my guests had come into just to fish we decided to go ahead and give it a try. We made the best of the very windy conditions and fished down by the airport and in the commercial fishing harbor in the morning and out behind Harbor island in the afternoon. In all we did catch about dozen Flounder and four Blue Fish. The bite today was good considering the wind and dirty water. Gulp and live minnows were used both days with a slight edge to Gulp. I still have few slots open for Labor Day weekend so there is still time to get that trip you have beefing thinking about all summer. Give me a call at
717-574-4010 or email me helbentcharters@hotmail.com. See you on the water."

The Rt. 50 Bridge has been good on flounder and snapper blues by day. At night there's been good sized blues and a return of lots of short stripers. A couple keepers were caught this week as well. From what we're hearing, they are just legal.

Larry Jock of the  Coastal Fisherman didn't have many inshore reports.  Lots of white marlin releases, dolphin and some tuna.

On Tuesday he reported: "Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 flounder, up to 20-inches, while fishing in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. All caught on white Gulp! Swimming Mullets during the outgoing tide.

 Headboat, "Morning Star" had a great catch of flounder today on an  artificial reef at the Bass Grounds. Largest fish, caught by Shannon  Ryan, measured 27 3/4-inches and weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. Caught on squid.
 Several other fish were over 4 lbs. and 1 weighed 5 lbs. 4 oz."

J.J. from the  Oceanic Pier
(410-289-2602) reports that fishing was pretty much the same as last week. Lots of flounder both day and at night time.  Lots of throw backs.
Most of the keepers are caught during the day. There's been a good number croaker and at night the fare has been shad, blues, a very few trout, and short stripers.  At night, the fish are biting on lures. Use Gotcha Plugs, Spec Rigs, and Rattletraps.

The Ocean Pier reports some kingfish, spot, snapper bluefish, sharks, rays and skates.

I fished there a couple hours on Friday afternoon. Anglers were hooking sharks for sure!  I fished inside the pier with bloodworms and small hooks and caught some really nice big spot. The blues were tiny and I also caught a little blowfish.

Anglers are catching crabs in North Ocean City and areas. North side Park is open at 125th Street and anglers are catching crabs on the higher tide. There have also been some Norfolk spot and small croaker around for anglers using little hooks and bloodworms or Fishbite Bloodworms. You can also crab at the Isle of Wight off Route 90 or behind Convention Hall at 40th Street, Assateague, or the bulkhead along Jamestown Road. You don't need a license to crab in Ocean City. We sell chicken necks for crabbing at our stores!  And bunker! And all the crabbing supplies you will need.


Capt. Monty on the "
Morning Star reports this week:


Fish Report 8/19/14 Mostly Fluke Sun Shines On Habitat A Losing Week For Regulation Sorry Charlie

Taking Reservations for August & September "Whatever's Biting On The Reef Trips" - We're Catching Sea Bass & Flounder. There's No Possible Way To Know Which Species Will Bite Better. Both Delicious: If you only want cbass or only want flounder you can watch the swallop-barrel to see which day you wanted to go ..that won't mean the same species will bite better again next trip!!

Sailing Daily For Sea Bass & Flounder. Saturday's 6:00 to 3:30 - $125.00 – Otherwise 7 to 3 at $110.00.. Reservations Required at 410 520 2076 - LEAVE YOUR BEST POSSIBLE CONTACT NUMBER - Weather Cancelations Are Common - I Make Every Attempt To Let Clients Sleep In If The Weather's Not Going Our Way.. Be a half hour early! We always leave early!
..except when someone shows up right on time. Clients arriving late will see the west end of an east bound boat.

Sea Bass Are Closed For A Month This Fall, But Not Just October. They Close Sept. 22 & Re-Open October 18th. (Unless MRIP Catch-Estimates Again Claim Some Small Cluster Of Private Boats Caught More Sea Bass Than All Historical Recreational Landings Combined: Then, Despite Well-Understood Inaccuracies, Sea Bass Will Be Closed By "Accountability Measures" Until Our Children's Children Are In Charge..)

Dramamine Is Cheap Insurance! Crystalized Ginger Works Great Too. It's Simple To Prevent Motion Sickness, Difficult To Cure. If You Suffer Mal-de-Mer In A Car You Should Experiment On Shorter Half-Day Trips First!

Bring A Cooler With Ice For Your Fish – A 48 Quart Cooler Is Fine For A Few People. Bring Lunch & Your Refreshment – No Galley. Bring A Fish Towel Too..

The OC Reef Foundation Aims To Build Its Single Largest & Most Expensive Concrete Reef Deployment Ever This Fall. The Capt Bob Gowar Reef Will Become A Cornerstone Of Our Nearshore Reef Restoration Efforts.

Donate - Please Sponsor Reef Building At http://ocreefs.org Thank You!

Greetings All, Catching mostly flounder now, even after that surprise swell Wednesday after Tuesday's stormy weather. I thought for certain only cbass would bite in up to 9 foot swells; that flounder would not.
The trip was mostly about flounder. Still seeing some, just a few, sea bass everyday. Catching flounder. Mostly. It could change back to sea bass any time, any day & for any reason..

The flounder bite can be quirky. Two weeks ago I had a couple buddies, I'll call them "Donny & Terry" (to protect the innocent.) Fishing side by side "Donny" outfished "Terry" by 7 keepers. This week Terry outfished Donny by 11 ..and Donny had not one keeper.

That, even among good friends, is fishing. Sometimes flounder come easy, sometimes we have to work hard for a catch. I'm always trying everything I know to send folks home with a good fish fry."

Capt Monty brought me a couple flounder fillets on Saturday afternoon, meaning the fish were biting despite the wind! Thanks Monty!



Go to Morning Star Fishing Report to read Capt Monty's entire newsletter...
(http://morningstarfishing.com/report.htm) Join his newsletter if you want to get e-mails about upcoming trips.  He'll be doing some more tautog trips soon as the weather and water temps improve.

 E-mail Capt Monty at:  Capt  Monty about upcoming trips or to subscribe to his newsletter:
 mhawkins@siteone.net   You can also contact Capt Monty at:
 capt.monty@ocreefs.org

Capt. Monty Hawkins mhawkins@siteone.net Party Boat "Morning Star"
Reservation Line 410 520 2076 http://www.morningstarfishing.com/

Watch the  weather.

 Help and Donate to the Ocean City Reef Foundation!  http://www.ocreeffoundation.com It's a 501c3 tax deductable.org

Capt Chris Mizurak of the Angler party boat writes in on Aug 15th: "It has been a while since our last report. Fishing has been fairly consistent over the last few weeks. We have had some incredible flounder fishing when the conditions are "right". There were a couple days when we landed 50+ keepers and well over 100 throwbacks. There has also been some slow days. Seabass fishing has been mediocre at best. We have seen our largest seabass of the year, but not in the numbers that we would like. We are sailing daily from 730am to 2pm. The cost is $65, which includes rod, reel, and bait.  For more information and reservations please call 410-289-7424.  Thanks and hope to see you soon!"



Capt Chris Mizurak also runs the Reef Chief. For more information on chartering the Reef Chief you may call 410-458-8343.Thanks and hope to see you soon! Reef Chief  410-458-8343 For more information on chartering the Reef Chief you may call 410-458-8343. For info on the Reef Chief go to:
https://www.facebook.com/ocreefchief .

Victor Bunting just e-mailed in last week: "Capt. Victor Bunting on the Ocean Princess has had some good flounder and croaker fishing until that last blow on Tuesday.  That seemed to stop the croaker some, but they're back and he expects the good croaker bite to continue.  Our night trips are usually the best for croakers.  The Ocean Princess has seen some unusual catches with some Mahi-Mahi being brought on board with one weighting 16 pounds. Triggers and sea bass are also mixed in with daily catches.  The Ocean Princess takes 2 trips everyday 8am to noon and 1pm
to 5pm.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the night trips from
6pm to 10pm.  If you are looking for something different then consider our night trips but you have to hurry as they will end August 28th.  
All trips are $43 adults and $22 kids 12 and under.  We will begin our Fall Special September 1st.  We will fish a 5 hour trip daily for the same cost as our 4 hour trip.  Call 410-289-6226 for reservations. Check out our pics on Facebook. Hope to see you fishing with us."

Joe at  Lewes Harbour Marina (302-645-6227) reports on Aug 22nd: 
  • "Most anglers seeking flounder have chosen to work Ocean structure the past couple weeks because of strong currents in Delaware Bay. However, since the passing of this month's full moon, conditions have improved, and crews trying Bay Reef Sites were pleased to find flounder action coming back to life. Captain Carey on the Grizzly had good fluking at the Brown Shoal Reefs this week. Captain Brent's fishermen on Katydid also returned with limit catches of flatties after working Sites 6 and 7 recently. In addition to flounder, Bay bottom bouncers found plenty of croakers on the Star Site and at Site 5 in Broadkill Slough. Kingfish, trout, puffers and snapper blues were mixed in. Bluefish were also found in the rip on the shoal just outside the Outer Wall. During moving tides they chased silversides to the surface, and diving gulls and terns gave away the feeding activity. A bucktail jig or spoon cast among the fish would usually generate a strike in short order. The scrappy snappers are a blast on light tackle, and lots of fun for young anglers. Captain Pete Haines took son Rainer to the bluefish rip for his first fishing trip the other day aboard Top Fin. Rainer reeled on blue after blue, and was definitely hooked by the fast snapper action. Jumbo spot continue to inhabit Lewes Canal. Many are over 10 inches. They're suckers for a piece of bloodworm or Fishbites. Good sized croakers swam the Canal too, and bank fishermen near the Railroad Bridge hooked into some of the largest specimens. Slot striper season runs through August 31st, and rockfish within that size range were found by folks drifting pencil eels around the drawbridge, or those bottom fishing with clams or peeler crabs. Speckled trout aren't too common in our area, but they're around if you know where to look. Brian Smith was casting an Electric Chicken Bass Assassin to the marsh bank on Broadkill River and connected with a beautiful pair of specks weighing 3.5 and 5.4 pounds. Ocean flounder fishing remained real good. Inshore sites 9 and 10 were productive, as well as Site 11 outside the shipping lane. Live bottom and structure changes of the Old Grounds between DB and DA Buoys also gave up plenty of fluke. Chris Vann works as a mate on the Katydid, but recently he invited his buddies on board to fish with him in a birthday celebration. The crew took a limit of 40 quality Ocean flounder, and was back at the dock early. Total weight of only the five heaviest tallied 27.5 pounds. Ron Mistretta decked the largest, a 7.33 pound doormat. Geoff Klopp and Mason Newsham had flatties of 5.1, 5.95, and 5.96 pounds as part of their limit from Site 10. Bert Long landed a 6.1 pounder aboard Miss Kirstin. Chris Ragni checked in a 6 pounder he caught on the Quintessa at the Old Grounds. Dave Walker wound in a near citation 6.77 pounder. Ocean water quality has been very good, and many flounder fishermen have encountered dolphin while drifting Site 11 and the Old Grounds. Marc Levinrad landed an 11.5 pound mahi to add to his limit of flatfish to 4.5 pounds while bucktailing aboard the Thelma Dale IV. Jack Henriksen had a 12.5 pound dolphin grab a flounder rig he was reeling up from the bottom of the Old Grounds. " For more info check out Joe's entire report. Anglers need a DE Fishing License to fish, crab, and clam in DEL: Individual Delaware Fishing Licenses are now available online You can also renew your boat registration here! Check out the link on our web site to the local chapter of the MSSA. They are keeping us abreast on all the Fishing Issues. From our Oyster Bay Website, go to "More Fishing Info" on the left hand side, and click on "MSSA Atlantic Anglers". Check the weather before driving hours to go offshore or fish the surf. Go to Coastal Marine Forecast to get an idea of the weather and height of the waves. Capt. Rick Yakimowicz of the "Thelma Dale V" fishes out of Fisherman's Wharf. Here's his report from the 15th: "The month of August and into September is typically one of our best times of the year for landing the Flounders and this year so far we are right on par with that thinking. Each and every week now since the middle of July it seems as though I have been raising the bar for what I would have to call a good or a bad trip. Yes we have had some tough days but even on the worst of days we have been doing what I was calling a good day early on in June when our Flounder season was just starting to roll. I still believe that as these fish begin to move around and bunch up and stage to fatten up for their offshore migration in the fall that we may even see better still; we generally do at that time of year . Up in the Delaware Bay the Half-Day and the inshore charters have had continued success with the pan sized Croakers, Flounders and some snapper sized Blues. Capt. Mike reports good action with Croakers that will average about a foot or more long for the bigger ones. He has also reported a mix with Blues, some Spike Trout and the occasional Triggerfish or Flounder on his half day adventures. This has been pretty decent fishing for the Jr. half day anglers and those boats that are bound to fishing up in the Delaware Bay. This is a really good time to get out on the water and try and catch some fish, the outlook is very promising for continued good fishing in the days and the weeks ahead for just about any targeted species in our region right now be it inshore or off so get out there and give them a shot. If you would like any more information about trips sailing out of the Wharf or you would like to book a private charter or reserve space on one of the upcoming special trips please give us a call at (302) 645-TUNA. Don't forget to check us out on facebook for the most recent updates as well as all of the pictures from recent trips." His full report and boat info is here. Capt. Rick Yakimowicz Thelma Dale V catchfish@verizon.net" Old Inlet (302-227-7974) reported on Aug 21st: "Plenty of croaker in the Inlet during the day. even a few spot mixed in. Bloodworms and squid strips.The flounder bite in the Inlet has slowed down as the fish have migrated to cooler water offshore. So the bite on the Old Grounds (southeast of B Buoy) and at B Buoy (89 degrees 8 miles east of Inlet) has picked up. Scattered reports of bluefish on the daytime incoming tide. Best striped bass bite is at night but its mostly short fish) Reports of Spanish Mackerel and Cobia on the Fenwick Shoals. Mixed bag of kingfish, spot small blues and croaker on the beach. Tog, sheepshead, and triggerfish in the Inlet. Black drum should start any day." Bill's Sport Shop (302-645-7654) in Lewes, DE reports" "My 5 grand kids caught 25 croaker at Site 7 on Saturday, and grandson saw a whale out there near a pod of dolphin on Wednesday. Cliff Neal is at South Bethany with fresh finger mullet catching blue, after blue, after blue....with a whole bunch of kings thrown into the mix. Paul P and his son, Paul Michael, were at Site 10 today and caught a smorgasbord of fish. Croakers, blues and keeper flounder were boated using squid and Gulp.Tyler Freeman, Lewes, DE, drifted B Buoy and managed a 21”, 2.7# flounder on cut bait, then trolled up a skipjack the De. Lightship.Brian Smith, Dover, DE, fishing in the Broadkill River, caught speckled trout. They were 21 and 24” weighing in at 3.55 and 5.35#.A customer stopped in and let us know he lost a blue marlin at the boat, had a white spit the hook while tail walking, had a 'hoo (wahoo) bite off and boated 3 dolphin while trolling the Baltimore. Joe "The Postman" Lofink, Rehoboth, delivered a 24”, 5.35# flounder from the “Thelma Dale” on cut bait. Matt Schuler with a limit, 23", 4.12# and a 20" 4# and Rick Roberts with his limit along with two sea bass, 19.5", 18", 17.5", 16.5" all out at DE Bay, Site 10, caught on cut bait. Jim Smith, Lewes, picked up an 18” flounder in Flounder Alley, then moved to IRI and picked up a 17 ” flounder, both on Gulp! Ron Capone, (AKA Fish Man), Milford, caught a 25”, 5.70# flounder on the “Thelma Dale” using Gulp! Aarron Saldivar and Abby Carolan, Lewes, caught a mess of croaker, sea bass, and oyster crackers while kayak fishing around the docks on the Lewes Canal." Check out his report. "Pretty cool web site... Lots of pics, reports and descriptions and directions to get to some of those fishing places in DEL everyone talks about but you might wonder where they are! The site is DSF Delware Surf Fishing. (http://delaware-surf-fishing.com) Capt.Dan Stauffer (866-623-4746) of the Fin Chaser does wreck, inlet and trolling trips. Here's some of his fish reports from this past week: 08/21/14 Today found me running east with a crew of five looking for a reported weedline. Since this crew really wants tuna I shared a rumor that I heard on the radio and they immediately told me to turn the boat and head toward that area. Even though I didn’t want to, the charter is always right so off we went hoping the story is true. With three miles to go I realized it wasn’t, not a boat in sight. Worked the area but all we could get were turkey bites. Now we’re in a pickle since my original plan is out of the question so I push east and start looking. After two hours of trolling I see a couple boats working an area and then I see the weeds. These mats and lines looked awesome but they must had been hit hard prior to our arrival. Worked extra hard the rest of the day but all we could manage was six gaffer mahi. 08/20/14 Ran south with a crew of three from Erie PA for a day of inshore trolling. Yesterdays bite was epic but today’s bite is truly unbelievable. I would no longer put the boat in gear and we’d have another fish on. After a couple hours the bite shut down so we decided to see if the flounder wanted to play. It took a couple drifts to zero in on the flatties but once we did it was game-on! With less than 10 minutes left in the day we hit the magic number and limited out. Wilson Cropp Charters and Guide Service. Cape Charles, VA- 1-434-531-6376) (Looking for a 21 ft boat trailer. Needs to be double axle along with a clear title and be MD State inspected. Contact Justin at 301-275-1454.) (Just a note to say to my readers that many of my fishing reports are from other anglers and party boats that come over my e-mail. When I "copy/paste" their reports I try to leave them intact. It keeps the fishing reports lively and interesting. But any comments/politics within the quotes are their comments and views, and not necessarily mine.) Need info on where, how, when to fish, crab, and clam? Go to Drifting Easy Archives and READ UP! It's all in there and it's FREE!!!!!! Need to tie a knot? Click Here. This is really cool! You can also click Here! A friend of ours has a new business! Clean Brothers Power Washing, Commercial, Residential Roofs, Decks, Docks, Boats, Walkways 215 868 5211 Ask for Ed or Phil! Their web site is: www.cleanbrotherspowerwashing.com Maryland Fishing License Anglers fishing in Ocean City will need to purchase a saltwater fishing license. This license will cover both the Chesapeake Bay and the coastal waters and surf of Ocean City and Assateague Island. Yes, this includes surf fishing. If you already have a Chesapeake Bay Saltwater license you are good to go! Anglers will be able to purchase the license online or come to Oyster Bay Tackle to purchase one. Please bring cash to buy your fishing license in our store. If you go online, Logon if you have ever had a MD fishing or hunting license in the past or Enroll if you never had. Fill in all the information and click on "Purchase License" The license you want to choose is "Bay and Coastal Sport" You can either choose a year-round or 7-day. If you know you are coming to Ocean City,and you want to get it done ahead of time you can also call a toll free number (1-855-855-3906) or print and mail in an application. Boat Licenses: $50 and everyone on your boat can go fishing without a license. You will get a personal license along with your boat license, so you can go shore fishing as well. They will send you your sticker for your boat in the mail. If you come to Oyster Bay Tackle, we have the 2014 stickers for sale. Mail the application to their main office: Maryland Dept. of Natural resources Annapolis Service Center P.O. Box 1869 1804 West Street, Suite 300 Annapolis, MD 21401 If you are going to be fishing on a private boat with someone who has a Boat License, you don't have to buy a license, but you do have to register online. This is free and is done on the same site that you would buy a license. Logon if you have ever had a MD fishing or hunting license or Enroll if you never had. Fill in all the information and click on "Obtain Registration" to print your free registration. Print out your number and keep an id with you when you go fishing. You can also call 1-855-855-3906 during daytime hours. Be sure to write down the number they give you. That will be your temporary license. (You also need to get a free registration if you fish one of the free fishing areas in Ocean City.) Another interesting note about the license is that if you buy a VA license, it is good in MD, and vice versa. If you are fishing in MD with a VA licence you do need to register with MD online. Again, this is free. This is so each state can "try" to figure out "how many" fish are being caught in their own individual states. (VA Free Registry) If you want to go fishing in Ocean City without a license, your choices will be the "Oceanic Pier," the "Ocean Pier" or to go fishing on a party or charter boat. You can now go fishing in one of the "free zones." 2nd through 4th Street Bulkhead or Northside Park. (You need the free MD registry to fish in these two areas.) Come to Oyster Bay Tackle and we can do that for you. You can also go crabbing and clamming in Ocean City without a license. Or you can fish off your own private dock. Ocean City has two free fishing zones. The bulkhead from 2nd to 4th Street (Chicago Ave.) and the Northside Park at 125th Street. You do not need a license in these two places but you do need a "free registry." Go here to register online. This is free and can also be done over the phone during daytime hours of 7-7 at 1-855-855-3906. Senior citizens 65 and older. Cost is $5 if you have a MD driver's license and are a resident of MD, but if you are a non-resident there is no break. No break for boat licenses either. $50 resident or non-resident. Contact Info If you have any questions regarding Maryland's sport fishing license requirements, you may contact Fisheries Service via e mail: customerservice@dnr.state.md.us or by calling (410-656-9526). Following is the fee schedule for 2012 & 2013: Senior License (year round) - $5.00 Resident License (year round) - $15.00 Resident License (7-day) - $6.00 Non-resident (year round) - $22.50 Non- resident (7-day) - $12.00 Pleasure Boat Decal (covers everyone on boat - year round) - $50.00 No license is required for: Boat decal passengers Those fishing in "free fishing" areas Those fishing from their waterfront properties Anglers under 16 years old Anglers fishing on a licensed charter, party or guide boat Anglers fishing commercially under a valid license For more information, log onto www.dnr.state.md.us If you have any fish reports please e-mail Sue Foster at: Oyster Bay Tackle. E-mail me your name and where you are from so we can put you in our weekly fish reports! Need a gift card? Give us a call at 410-524-3433 You can also buy them online. (Instore Only- Good at both of our locations.) Flounder and Surf, Rig and Lure Packages, Selection of Swimming Shads or Gotcha Plugs! 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