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A youthful view of Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day

Mark Fike’s Note: This week your Outdoor Page is brought to you courtesy of Miss Kendall Rhodes. Kendall is an 8th grade student at KGMS.

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Smelled, tested, busted and run over, but no shots taken

With a title like that you have to wonder what in the world is going on with your outdoor columnist. 

My Saturday morning was incredibly busy in the woods. I was exhausted but got out of bed anyway and headed to the eastern side of the county to hunt and try to put some meat in the freezer. I was concerned about the clothing I was wearing since I had not recently washed it with my Scent-A-Way detergent by Hunters Specialties. 

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Outdoors Report - October 24, 2012

Fishing continues to be quite good. It is too bad we are all so busy we are not able to enjoy it as we would like. Hunting continues to be slow for deer from reports we have heard. There are still a LOT of acorns in the woods and deer don’t have to move much to feed. However, scrapes and rubs are appearing and I received a few reports of bucks chasing does. It is early but…

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Outdoors Report - October 17, 2012

 

Fishing continues to be quite good. Hunting has been slow for deer from reports we have heard. There are a LOT of acorns in the woods and deer don’t have to move much to feed. 

Potomac River

Aqualand (301-259-0572) did not have a lot of interaction with anglers this week but they did hear that croaker were still around and hitting squid. Puppy drum were also hitting. Catfish of great size were biting well and perch were hitting minnows and small baits. Ken’s Tackle (898-1011) reported that crappie were still taking jigs and grubs in Aquia Creek. Minnows are also working well. Colonial Beach was a good spot for puppy drum, and stripers if you used spot or squid for bait. 

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Outdoors Report - October 10, 2012

Fishing continues to really be worth a trip out to the waterways in our areas.

Potomac River
Aqualand (301-259-0572) had reports of lots of catfish being caught on just about everything.  Anglers have also been catching nice size perch.  An angler yesterday caught a really nice size puppy drum.  
Ken’s Tackle (898-1011) reported that crappie were taking jigs and grubs in Aquia Creek. Minnows are also working well. Colonial Beach crabbers are seeing some jumbo sized crabs too.
Rollins Seafood (663-3597) reported some beautiful crabs this week. Give them a call if you want crabs. Mark Rollins also noted that puppy drum, many of them legal size, are in the creeks and river. A few croaker are still around. Catfish are after cutbait.

 

Read more: Outdoors Report - October 10, 2012

Outdoors Report - October 3, 2012

Fishing was quite good until the rain upriver on the Rapp muddied the water. The Potomac continues to produce very good fishing.  

Potomac River

Aqualand (301-259-0572) had reports of lots of fish being caught. Catfish are hitting all the time. There are reportedly small but keeper black drum and red drum hitting. Breezy conditions are making it tough on smaller boats to get out though. Some rockfish are hitting but most are throwbacks. White perch are hitting quite well. Squid seems to be the bait of choice for all species now. 

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