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We were Social distancing...How did we Catch Crabs?

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Maryland has been in a state of lockdown and that only sustenance fishing was allowed while using the necessary social distancing guidelines. After this trip the stated allowed recreational fishing and this Friday will open up more things like barber shops, stores, some restaurants, etc..

Anyway back during the full lockdown we took out a few of my wife's crab traps, brandishing our face masks, armed with hand sanitizer, and went to a spot that we have had good luck in the past. Usually Livie and I usually fish while my wife tends the traps. No different on this trip. We were bottom fishing with bloodworms on high/low rigs hoping for some white or silver perch that we could take home for dinner. We caught quite a few silver perch last fall, but I suspect that in late summer through fall that there is a higher salinity in this creek than in the spring and that there may not be too many silver perch around. White perch seem to be common enough to suspect that we might catch a meal's worth. BUT that was not the case. We have had one of the coldest springs from April through the first part of May. So I blame the poor water temp on us not being able to secure any legal fish for dinner.  We did catch some sublegal stripers, which was nice after not being able to fish for over 4 weeks :angry:.

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Though we both caught three stripers, but missed out on any keeper fish. I did land a keeper blue crab and my wife scored on five others.

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So can't complain too much. The crabs were delicious!

We did get in a little microfishing the next day. Livie caught her first breeding male sheepshead minnow. Photo doesn't do its coloration much justice.

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3 hours ago, JestersHK said:

Awesome my friend. Tell Liv nice job.

Will do buddy. I know that she is waiting to see your daughter with a deer or turkey.

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6 hours ago, Johnsfolly said:

Will do buddy. I know that she is waiting to see your daughter with a deer or turkey.

Deer should happen this year for sure if we can get out...

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