Posted on April 24, 2015 | Permalink
Thurmont Pack 270 Trout Fishing and Litter Clean Up
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!
Posted on August 5, 2014 | Permalink
50 Diamond Jim Fish Tagged
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!
Posted on June 17, 2014 | Permalink
Youth Catching Large Rockfish
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.
“I 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.”