John Chacos, Recreational Angler
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Posted on October 10, 2013 | Permalink
Fish Population Changes in the Bay
Location: The Bay
Does the DNR believe the bay is going through some type of transition with fish species? The bay now has significant populations of mackerel, Bluefish, redfish which are showing up everywhere and some are very large. Speckled Trout, which have not been seen for years are being caught in the upper bay. I've caught some in the Severn River. Not to mention the rockfish population continues to be very strong.
DNR Response: Our coastal fish populations often go through various stages of abundance; if one looks at these variations in abundance of various fish species over time they tend to be more acceptable. Fishermen who have fished on the bay for 50 years or more have witnessed surges in populations in large Bluefish, Sea Trout, Cobia, large Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Northern Blowfish, flounder, croakers and the list could go on.