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Posted on October 7, 2015 | Permalink


Farm Pond Fishing in Thurmont

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Farm Pond

Ryley headed back out to his Auntís farm pond in Thurmont again and connected with two more largemouth bass. Unlike last time Ryley used a chartreuse Mr. Twister grubtail. We didnít measure any and released them back into the pond for another day. He also managed to reel in and release several bluegill.

Tags: largemouth bass, bluegill

Posted on October 5, 2015 | Permalink

Farm Pond Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Farm Pond in Thurmont

It was a hot and sunny day but Ryley still wanted to hit the farm ponds to see if we could reel in any fish. Dad managed to connect and lose a nice bass and Ryley saved the day and reeled in 2 largemouth, both on spinners.

Tags: largmouth bass

Posted on April 28, 2015 | Permalink

First Striper for the Boat

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD

Ryley set out aboard the Wound Tight for the third straight year this Sunday and managed to reel in the first striper for the boat. It measured 36.75 inches from nose to tail and fell just within the slot limit and was released after a brief picture. The rest of the boat landed another four stripers between 36 and 39.5 inches.

Tags: striped bass

Posted on April 24, 2015 | Permalink

Thurmont Pack 270 Trout Fishing and Litter Clean Up

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Frank Bentz Pond

Along with being an avid angler Ryley is also an avid outdoorsman and belongs to Cub Scout Pack 270 in Thurmont. What better way to introduce his friends to fishing than to have a Den meeting at our local pond! Ryley and his fellow scouts spent the evening fishing for rainbow trout and managed to land quite a few on salmon eggs. They also performed a service project and cleaned up litter left from fellow anglers during the trout opener. It was a win/win for the boys and wildlife!

Tags: rainbow trout

Posted on August 5, 2014 | Permalink

50 Diamond Jim Fish Tagged

Type: Chesapeake
Location: Chesapeake Bay

Ryley had the privilege of participating in the DNR Diamond Jim tagging program with other Maryland Youth Fishing Club members. They fished the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Never Enuff Charter Boat. Today they tagged their quota of 50 Striped Bass! They also caught many undersized fish amd even got to keep a few for home! It was a tough day as Bluefish continually stole bait but the kids managed to even the score by putting over 40 Bluefish in the boat. Ryley didn't catch the biggest today but he managed to catch the most unique, a "humpback" striped bass was successfully caught, tagged and released. They caught all those fish and were back to the dock by 1:00 pm! Thanks Department of Natural Resources!

Tags: Striped Bass, Diamond Jim Tagging

Posted on June 17, 2014 | Permalink

Youth Catching Large Rockfish

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Mid Bay
Location: Chesapeake Beach

Ryley McCardell, 7 yrs old went fishing in the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Wound Tight Charter Boat on May 10th 2014.

ďI caught this 37 and a half inch Striped Bass with my Dad and brother Jacob. It was bigger than a yard stick and almost as big as me! The picture is me with my fish and Scottie from the boat.Ē

Tags: Striped Bass

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