Tight Lines

ABC2 Managing Editor Jeff Herman shares insights, reflections and random thoughts on all things fishing.

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Learning from rookie hunting mistakes

The sun slowly climbed above the wooded hills and it quickly dawned on me I was in the wrong place. For nearly 20 minutes I tried and failed to find a clear path into the woods I wanted to hunt on the opening day of rifle season. Each time I encountered the same roadblock, undergrowth so thick with brambles, briars, and branches it made venturing further impossible.

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Finding the right balance

This past weekend proved to be as close to perfect as I could hope and that doesn't even take into account the weather although that was an added bonus.

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Smoots Bay project looking for volunteers

Got some free time on your hands this weekend? Want to get outside and help improve fishing in Maryland? The Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help build 80 artificial reef balls.

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Farewell to a fishing companion

It hurts. Everything hurts. My head hurts from choking back sobs. My eyes hurt from the burning tears that escaped. My heart hurts from losing a companion and family member who will not be replaced.

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One lure to catch them all

For the last few weeks, I’ve been taking one of the “hottest” lures out there for a test run. Most folks know about it by now and have been using it for at least a few months now. It’s called the “Whopper Plopper” from the folks at River2Sea.

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