WGMD Fishing Report 12-27-18

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Thursday was a beautiful day to go fishing, so I did.

I was invited by Scott Newell to go out tog fishing on the Karen Sue with Captain John Nedelka and mate Glen Myers.  This was not your usual tog trip.  This was part of a research project being conducted in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland to tag tog and black sea bass and monitor their movements as well as determine the catch per unit effort or how long it takes an angler to catch a tog. 

We stayed in the area of Fenwick Shoal and caught short tog with the largest going 15.5 inches.  Scott and Glen had steady catching most of the day.  I finally caught a couple just before we quit. 

Other boats had better luck.  Captain Cary Evans on the Grizzly ran further out and caught a boat limit to 14.5 pounds.  On Wednesday he had 23 tog to 8.5 pounds.

The Double Ds ran 60 miles for a boat limit of big sea bass.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report