Wild Bill shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 4 months ago

Fished Eastern Shore Wednesday and Thursday and caught an 8# and 10# snakehead on hollow body frogs. Had a much bigger one leap in the air and throw... Show more

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Typically cannot even imagine fishing anywhere but the Flats this time of year, but conditions are really bad. Headed to the Blackwater area Wed and... Show more

mudpuppy Good luck with the snakes Bill. Agree, the flats have been really bad this year and I wasn't fortunate enough to have been out on those 2 good days. OH WELL...maybe next time. 4 months ago
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Wild Bill shared a photo. 8 months ago

Scheduled nine charters at Point Lookout from after Thanksgiving to this past Wednesday. Lost two trips because of strong winds and completed seven... Show more

mudpuppy Nice fish Bill, glad you had a good trip. 8 months ago
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Wild Bill Thanks Mike. Trying to think of something for this winter. Have not come up with anything short of getting on an airplane and not likely to do that anymore. Too much hassle at airports. 8 months ago
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fishing402 Nice, Way to go Wild Bill. Merry Christmas! 8 months ago
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Flyrob Smile says it all! 8 months ago
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Was PLO skunk an anomaly?

Fished Tues and Wed last week where the Potomac meets the bay. Tuesday was great fishing but we had to run south about an...
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Wild Bill shared a photo. 10 months ago

Fished Eastern Shore Tuesday and Wednesday with Frank. He caught his personal best snakehead with a "beautiful" 12 pounder. All snakes either on... Show more

Wild Bill Frank also landed a 7 pound LMB 10 months ago
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mike o Nice fish Wild Bill 10 months ago
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Wild Bill shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 11 months ago

Second trip to Blackwater was pretty good. Landed 12 snakeheads to 9 pounds. Had about four other blowups that did not hook. Nine pounder leaped in... Show more

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Wild Bill Thanks Rob. Now I need to break the double digit goal. It may take a while. You do not get the bigger fish every trip. I do think a variety of lures are important. Like smallmouth, snakeheads seem to vary day to day as to what they want. I had six... Show more 11 months ago
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Flyrob I hope you fine it! I’ll checkout each of these lures and give them a try. also see if I can match them with a fly pattern that might work. 11 months ago
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mike o Nice, thanks for the report, I'm hoping to catch my first one soon. 11 months ago
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Wild Bill They are a challenge Mike. I think that is one thing I like about them. A buddy of mine tried to objectively come up with a lifetime number of how many stripers he caught in the past 50 years. Like me he fished all through the "hey day" and fished... Show more 11 months ago
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Anyone provide a quick review of picture posting? I have done it before but could not get it to work today. Have the pics in a folder on desktop... Show more

Fished Highspire before the storm yesterday. Rain held off until 3 PM. Smallies were on a feeding frenzy between 1:30 and 3:00. Have experienced it... Show more

Wild Bill Fishing for Reds and Cobia out of Solomons is sort of a low percentage trip. We are not targeting stripers or other species. Fishing from noon til dark. We either find them or we do not. Only taking 5 guys on a 46' boat to have room to cast and... Show more 12 months ago
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Flyrob Hey bill just wondering what they troll with to find cobia ? 12 months ago
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Wild Bill Surgical hose on number 1, 2, and three planers to take it down. It is 1:15 Wednesday morning and I am winding down. Captain had 16 big Cobia on Monday and caught good for the past five days. We traveled 30 miles south of Solomons and got totally... Show more 12 months ago
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Flyrob Thanks for the pointers Bill. I was down in Cape Charles last week fishing the lower bay and was thinking of trying to target Cobia. I've only ever caught one while surf fishing the Outer Banks. 12 months ago
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Wild Bill shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 12 months ago

Wanted to try to catch a snakehead. Took jet to eastern shore and caught eight snakes and three good largemouth. Snakes were small but it is a... Show more

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Wild Bill There addictive Mike. There is a lot of pressure on them because they are good to eat and there is a commercial market for them. Hunting them with bow at night takes it toll too. Seems as more guys are releasing them. They cannot wipe them out but... Show more 12 months ago
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Flyrob Yes thanks for the info bill I too am active targeting them up in the Susky but no luck yet.... 12 months ago
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Wild Bill Hey Rob. Do not know if this will always be the case but on this one trip they liked white Whopper Plopper 90's the best. Too hot for me this week to sit for hours in a tin boat but I am surely going back soon. Snake in the pic hit a white... Show more 12 months ago
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Flyrob Good intel bill ...thank you! No snakes for me this week either. Got the jet drive apart and need to get it finished before Friday as my best fishing buddy and I will be heading to the lower bay for some croakers and specs hopefully a few reds on... Show more 12 months ago
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East side of Conowingo dam looked like the Atlantic during a hurricane today. Stripers were snapping again south of Rockhall. Started at 12 noon and... Show more

Wild Bill Not as right as the guy I know who caught two over 50 pounds in two successive casts. Now that was something. 1 year ago
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mer47 That is a terrific day 1 year ago
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mudpuppy 1 year ago
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fishing402 WOW, Great Day. 1 year ago
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Crossed Conowingo dam about 10 AM yesterday and there were no spill gates open and flow seemed normal but water was very brown. Fished (looked) from... Show more

fishing402 Thanks for the report Wild Bill! 1 year ago
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mudpuppy Thanks for the report Bill. Glad you found some quality fish. 1 year ago
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Flyrob Yes bill very encouraging report however with the torrent this morning I think we’re back to square one again on the Susquehanna
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Wild Bill Looks that way Rob. The creeks up here are bank full and mud. Right now I would rather catch some smallies than stripers. Going back to bay though either Wed or Thurs this week. Susky not an option. 1 year ago
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Fished above Conowingo dam yesterday for smallies. The water was pretty bad at about 6" vis most places. Surprised it was that bad. Caught 14 and... Show more

Flyrob I'm thinking 14 smallies is not a bad day of fishing especially considering the poor water clarity. Bill not sure what closure you talking about? 1 year ago
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backdoc I think they have a closure up there for the smallmouth spawn. Up by the J. 1 year ago
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Wild Bill The Susky is closed from May 1 to June 15 from Sunbury to Holtwood dam--even to C & R. They talked about ending that last year but did not get it done. We usually catch more fish and bigger fish further north. It is all C & R for smallies. That... Show more 1 year ago
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Flyrob Understood thanks for the clarification Bill! 1 year ago
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Wild Bill shared a photo. 1 year ago

Tired of mud in the flats. Fished south of Bay Bridge with lots of action and some good ones.

Wild Bill It will be south of the flats for me now until Christmas or a little later depending on weather. Smallie trips on Susky will be in between striper trips. All fish were released to be caught again by someone when fish are bigger. Fish seemed to be... Show more 1 year ago
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porknose How bout sending some of them north Bill, nice job 1 year ago
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Wild Bill They are moving north now but I doubt far enough for us to get them in the flats til maybe fall. 1 year ago
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fishing402 Nice one Bill! 1 year ago
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Conowingo hotline reported 441 American Shad caught yesterday in the lift and 778 overall this year. That does not seem like many but it is some... Show more

Fantastic weather on the flats today. Less wind than predicted. Water clean enough and water temps to 60 deg. When I heard at nine last night that... Show more

Flyrob Thanks for the update Bill, sorry for the skunk! I went out last evening and fished the Ock for hicks and were it not for a Mud Shad foul hook I too would have gotten skunked. The water was pretty dirty and think that was the problem. With this... Show more 1 year ago
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uncle phill I was out there too with Chris Sluder on Friday. Heard about the spawn later that day. We each managed 1 fish down near southern boundary. Will be trying again Wed 1 year ago
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Fished flats from 11:30 to 6:30 today. Saw a big cluster of boats at Rocky but did not go there. Fished away from the crowd and was rewarded with 16... Show more

Flyrob Major boat envy... pretty sure I've drooled over your boat on the flats before. I'll be sporting a 17' Xpress with a 60 Merc jet drive. I'll definitely say hello! 1 year ago
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240 LTS I am open to having "Fishing Friends" join me this Friday or the following week if someone is looking to fish together ... I have guest scheduled this Sat and Sun. . ... Just let me know ... Thanks ... 1 year ago
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mudpuppy Good report Bill... I got in on the tail end of the bite and caught maybe a dozen fish in the 16 - 18" range. Better than nuttin. 1 year ago
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mudpuppy Jeff...I may be giving you a call. But then again, I call you all the time Planning an overnighter sometime mid-week. See you guys on the water...sure hope the bigger fish show up in numbers real soon. 1 year ago
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Anyone going to brave the wind in the flats tomorrow? I am going in a big, heavy, deep Lund and should be fine. Hate the wind though. Afraid all the... Show more

mudpuppy Good luck Bill..."New Guy's" boat should handle the wind without issue. Don't forget your flyrod ...lol. If any good I will see you Wednesday. 1 year ago
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Wild Bill One 23" striper saved the skunk. Major accomplishment was not getting wet or beat up. Sporty on east side from Rocky south. Did not see another boat. Water quality fair to poor. Two spill gates open as we crossed dam. Cancelled tomorrow. 1 year ago
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mudpuppy Yep...I'm out for tomorrow as well. Thanks for the report. 1 year ago
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liquidaddicted Thanks for the report 1 year ago
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March so far making it hard to put it together. Trying to get a good day to fish the upper Potomac for walleyes, the Susky around Harrisburg for... Show more

liquidaddicted Yup, I’m right there with you. It’s been a frustrating month so far between wind and water clarity issues. Good news is the water in the susky looks great this week. Very fishable. I am trying to get out sometime between tomorrow and Sunday as well... Show more 1 year ago
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Wild Bill Thanks LA for the reply. Sunday looks like a pretty good day. Plan to fish for smallies in PA. Hopefully someone will catch a few stripers over the weekend. 1 year ago
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mudpuppy is friends with Wild Bill

Final day on the flats was sporty for sure but I was in a big, heavy, deep Lund and it did fine. Checked out the south end of the flats and the... Show more

porknose Nice meeting you Bill, the day actually turned out well. The end of the day brought a good finish 2 years ago
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Wild Bill Same for us. That last stop gave us our biggest fish and fast action. We tried some topwater but I think the dirty water hurt that. Should have taken my Amazon Rippers. Cannot take everything on someone else s boat. Hated to see that day end. 2 years ago
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Flyrob Agree Bill and it will be all different in 2 weeks when it opens back up again 2 years ago
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