2011

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April  20  - Richard reports a few skates, some tautog, and a few blowfish.  The shad should be biting soon!

April  26  - The Fishing Season has really started!  Teddy reports that on Sunday, 12 flounder were caught about 14-16 inches ... one was 20-inches. On Friday, 40 blowfish, 7 kingfish, a few keeper tautog and lots of skates were caught.  One 24 1/2" striper was caught on the pier on Saturday; and, a couple of nice stripers were caught in the Assateague surf ... including a 38 incher caught by Teddy (see our Memorable Catches page).

May  2  -  Teddy reports that anglers were catching flounder earlier in the week. Also, earlier in the week, tautog were biting, some of them up to 17 1/2 inches. Later in the week, the shad really started blitzing; hundreds of shad were caught on Sunday night!  And finally, the first  few bluefish were caught Saturday and Sunday.  As the water gets just a little warmer, the bluefish bite should really take off!

May  10  -   Teddy reports that the bluefish and the shad are both in heavy at the pier; just about everyone limited out on blues on Sunday night.  They are still catching a few flounder every day, but most are around 14 inches; one nice keeper was caught on Sunday.  Also on Sunday, 3 keeper  tautog were caught in the afternoon.

May  17  -  Teddy reports that flounder, tautog, bluefish, shad and skate continue to bite at  the pier.  A few keeper flounder were caught on Saturday and Sunday, along with several shorts.  Likewise, tautog also were biting well over the weekend with several keepers.  Blues and shad  continue biting at night with some days better than others. If the weather cooperates, the tides should be even better this week.

MAY  23  -  J.J. reports that anglers continue catching shad, bluefish, tautog, flounder, skates and rays.  There were several keeper flounder this week ... and lots of shorts.  The shad and the blues have been running about 14" to 18".  There has been quite a number of large sting rays this year, some running up to 50 pounds!

May  31  -  J.J. reports another good week for catching flounder, tautog, bluefish, and shad. Striper action on the pier this week was highlighted by a 44" 24 pound striper (see our Memorable Catches page).

June  13  -  Chris reports a very good week for flounder, with several nice keepers.  Tautog also continue to bite near the east end of the pier.  Bluefish, shad and an occasional striper continue to bite at night under the lights.  You can also tell that the water is getting warmer, as small sea bass are also starting to bite (the kids love to catch them!)

June  20  -  Bob reports that they are still catching flounder in the daytime, but many more shorts than keepers.  Also, some tautog and triggerfish have been caught during the day. Hickory shad  and some bluefish are the best bet at night; however, several large rays were also caught last week.  The croaker bite should be starting shortly!

June  27  -  Bob reports that anglers continue catching lots of flounder, with a few keepers, but lots of throwbacks. There's been a bigger selection of small fish on the pier this week, including spot , perch and seabass.  At night, it's still shad and blues, with some nights better than others.

July  4  -  Lots of flounder are being caught on the pier, but still many more throwbacks then  keepers. And, as predicted, croaker have also started biting at the pier --- during the daytime and at night.  Still plenty of small fish for the kids, including seabass and more spot.  At night, there continues to be shad and some blues.

July  11  -  Lots of flounder continue to be caught, but still many more throwbacks than keepers.  J.J. reports at least a couple of keeper flounder are caught every day, some days more than others.  The croaker bite has picked up this week, both by day and at night.  We had a pretty good run of shad at night under the lights with a few blues mixed in.  And, besides some small fish for the kids, there have been more keeper crabs on the pier this past week.

July  18  -  Still pretty normal summertime fishing.  Still lots of flounder, and there were quite a few more keepers this week than last.  Still some croakers in the daytime and under the lights at night.  Still some blues and shad at night.  And, still lots of small fish for the kids to catch including little sea bass, sea robins and spot. And, finally, still some crabs around.

July  25  -  The extra hot temperatures kept many anglers away this week.  However, those brave souls that were willing to endure the heat were rewarded with some nice keeper flounder.  Although there have been some croaker runs at the pier, they have been very unpredictable.  There have been more shad than blues at night; however, the blues were quite a bit larger this week.  Still small fish and some crabs to keep the kids happy!.

August  1  -  The weather was much nicer, but the fishing was about the same as last week.  Lots of flounder, but few keepers.  Still a couple of croaker runs every day ... some blues and shad at night ... and plenty of small fish for the kids.  There's still some crabs around also.

August  8  -  Again, there were lots of throwback flounder this week; but there were also a few really nice keepers up to 27 inches.  Croaker continue to bite during the daytime, but they are still very unpredictable.  Likewise, blues and shad continue to bite at night under the lights on Spec Rigs and  Got-cha Plugs. 

August  15  -  More of the same this week.  Pretty good summertime fishing with lots of flounder along with some croakers and some bluefish.  And, of course, plenty of small sea bass, sea robins and some spot for the kids.

August  22  -  Still lots of flounder with maybe one keeper for every 25 caught.  One night last week, a school of small sea trout blitzed the pier.  Although there were no keepers, anglers were glad to see a reappearance of sea trout.  Still some snapper blues, some croakers, some shad ... and always plenty of small fish for the kids.

August  30  -  Anglers are still catching lots of small flounder, bluefish, croaker, and some small sea trout.  Blues, trout and shad continue to bite at night under the lights.  As the air and water temperature drops, the fishing should even improve.

September  5  - Following the hurricane, the fishing picked up nicely.  Anglers resumed catching  lots of flounder, bluefish, shad and blowfish.  There were also some spot and small seabass caught during the week.  And the crabbing actually was very good this week; one family caught almost a bushel. 

September  16  -  Bob reports that we're still catching lots of throwback flounder with a few  nice keepers in the daytime. At night, under the lights, we're catching lots of small bluefish and shad, with a few small trout mixed in.  The pier is now closing at midnight.   

September  26  -  Flounder and bluefish continue to bite well, with the bluefish biting better at night under the lights.  Tautog fishing is also starting to pick up, and should continue to improve as the water temperature drops.

October  3  -  Still flounder being caught in the daytime, though mostly shorts.  Some snapper blues in the daytime, but lots more at night under the lights with plenty of shad mixed in.   Tautog action is still starting slow but should be picking up with the colder weather.

October  13  -  Bob reports that more good sized tautog were caught in the daytime at the end of the pier.  Again, lots of small flounder were caught with a few good-sized keepers.  And, lots of small blues and shad at night under the lights on Spec-Rigs.

October  19  -  Flounder and bluefish continue to bite in the daytime, along with an improved catch of keeper tautog.  Night fishing continues to provide small blues and a few trout.

October  28  -  The tautog action has picked up at the end of the pier, with some catches over 15 inches.  Anglers are still catching some flounder and bluefish in the daytime and snapper blues and some small trout at night. 

November  13  -  We had a few flounder and several keeper tautog on the pier this past week.  However, the weather is getting colder ... and the Pier season is coming to an end.  This is the last weekend that we will be open for this year.  We'll be reopening April 1.

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