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DNR Extends Susquehanna Flats Catch & Release
Cool weather affords anglers an extra week
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service today announced that it will extend the Susquehanna Flats catch and release fishery for striped bass by one week. The fishery, originally scheduled to close on May 3, will remain open until midnight on Thursday, May 10.
Cold water coupled with the forecast of an extended cool weather period will keep water temperatures in an acceptable range for catch and release fishing for striped bass. Maryland anglers and visitors to the top of the bay will enjoy another week of catch and release fishing for stripers in the unique shallow water expanse that is the Susquehanna Flats
“Under optimal conditions, this is a world class fishery, with fly rod and light tackle anglers in past seasons reporting 100 fish days,” said Marty Gary, DNR Fisheries Service biologist. “With little to no rain in the forecast for the next several days, we could see some outstanding fishing in the days ahead".
May 1, 2007
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