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Offseason Report

Report from Tuesday, March 28.

| New York | Delaware/Maryland | North Carolina | Florida | Last Week's Report |
THIS IS THE YEAR’S FINAL OFFSEASON REPORT!

The report covers out-of-state saltwater fishing
from late fall through winter, New Jersey fishing’s off-season.

Delaware/Maryland
Striped bass, mostly throwbacks, were slid from the surf from Maryland to Delaware during the weekend, online reports said. That included at Assateague in Maryland and Fenwick Island and Indian Rive Inlet in Delaware. One report mentioned a couple of keepers that were banked south of the inlet. “It’s starting!” it said. Fishing the mackerel migration in this area was short-lived, another report said. One party boat from Maryland that tried for mackerel last week reported that the fishing “didn’t work out.” But the vessel will still fish for them “once in a while.” The crew guessed that the mackerel might’ve retreated south last week because of a dropping ocean temperature from rough weather last week. The boat reported about a captain sailing from Delaware for mackerel last weekend who “at least got to see what the fish look like.” The vessel from Maryland sailed for blackfish when not mackerel fishing. Many throwbacks bit, but there was lots of action. Anglers wondered whether the warm winter will affect tuna fishing that usually develops in June off Maryland. Maybe the fishing will begin early, or maybe the water will become all one temperature earlier than usual, eliminating fish-attracting temperature breaks. Should be interesting, a report said.