MAY 5, 2018 - CAPTAIN MONTY HAWKINS: Got Mates? Check. Got Bait? Check. Going Toggin!

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MAY 5, 2018 - CAPTAIN MONTY HAWKINS: Got Mates? Check. Got Bait? Check. Going Toggin!

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Sat May 05, 2018 8:26 am

The latest from Captain Monty Hawkins, owner and operator of the fv MORNING STAR out of OCEAN CITY, MD.

Fish Report 5/3/18

Got Mates? Check. Got Bait? Check. Going Toggin!



Greetings All,

Just a small 10 man tog trip Saturday, May 5th. A training trip, have found a couple fellows who want to work my rail - time to get them started. We'll depart at 7:30 and return at 3 - Tix 100.00 by reservation only - 410 520 2076

REEF DINNER!! May 6th at Seacrets OC - $25 at the Door - Cash/Check best - Credit cards run through the website. (which is a pain in the neck but I'm trying!) Auction items are numerous and wonderful..

Doing a block trip Friday, May 4th at 9AM - Have moved 22 tons of block offshore in the last few weeks.. Royal Farms Chicken & Drinks Provided - Bring Gloves & Advil for your back! email mhawkins@morningstarfishing.com if interested.

Have posted several videos lately from Nick Caloyianis' recent dive at the Bass Grounds - - https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-City-Ree ... 039155904/ There's wonderful old-growth (for artificial reef) from the late 1970s plus blocks..

Has ANYONE heard back from ANYONE at NOAA?


Sheesh..

Yes, they all laughed at the estimates I quoted ..but No, they seem unwilling even now to do anything about how bad data affects recreational fishers. Seems....

In fact, last week I heard MD's top guy in fisheries say,
"MRIP's just like a presidential election poll with +-3%"


No - No it isn't.


If one state's Private Boats can be shown to outfish both the entire region's Commercial & Party/ Charter, it's way too far off to consider an accurate result suitable for regulatory purposes. It's like a political poll with +- 3,000%....

There's no REAL reason EVERYONE shouldn't have a decent sea bass season - It's only MRIP's false accusations of overfishing that prevent reasonable seasons/bag limits/size limits.

Get this Reef Foundation dinner done and I'll return to that work.

Taking sea bass reservations from May 15th to June 3rd.. Soon open June too.

Regards,
Monty

Capt. Monty Hawkins
Partyboat Morning Star
Ocean City, MD
mhawkins@morningstarfishing.com





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