My last sea bass trip of 2020 didn’t exactly go out with a bang.. Waren’t a whim…

2020-12-30 21:04:10
Monty Hawkins


My last sea bass trip of 2020 didn’t exactly go out with a bang.. Waren’t a whimper either. A gorgeous sunrise, dropped blocks at Nanna Daub’s, caught a bit of a saddleback dolphin show; some decent fishin too I expect.
Local man/myth/fishing legend – the Cornflower his dernself; David Confair bagged out with 15 keeper cbass at 11:10.. Finished the day with other clients at 12, 13, even a 14, but no one else could seal the deal.
Cornflower’s like that.
Too many scup? Not really. Lots of short cbass; even a few bluefish. Sure had a lot of nice scup/porgy for these parts though. A major Maryland coast fishery each spring from the late 1930s to the last of the 1960s; I’ve only caught em good a few times myself. Last December (2019) was the first time I actually targeted them..
Zig had the biggest scup today weighing 3lbs on the nose. Tony Mack of Wilmington DE had more scup than sea bass with 11 porgies in his cooler. He had the right cbass though – beat Zig by an ounce or two to pocket today’s pool money.
I’m thinking those scup may well be worth a dedicated trip.. With sea bass closing soon, I may just go try em..
Don’t look like fishing weather anytime soon. I’ll let my crew howl at the moon for New Years. Will post some sort of trip for when the weather breaks.
Regards,
Monty

Capt Monty Hawkins
Mhawkins@morningstarfishing.com








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