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Fishing Bay

Postby shoreboys » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:57 am

i was wondering how many of you maryland hunters hunt at fishing bay? i have been hunting there and only have a kayak i killed my first ducks there. there is a fair amount of ducks there but only put out mallard decoys.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby gr8white » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:33 pm

Never made it down there yet to hunt. I've always wanted to just for a change of scenery though. My Dad used to hunt down that way 30 some years ago and said it was incredible back then. From what I hear the hunting is dismal now compared to years ago.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby shoreboys » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:56 pm

you should go its not incredible but its very good hunting. it is very dangearus the mud is really thick and unforgiving I have been stuck for long periods of time too. killed my first duck there. it holds every speicy of duck you want pretty much if you want a trophy duck go there its very fun
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Seagull » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:53 pm

i also killed my first duck there. i used to hunt it a good bit but havnt hunted it in a few years. ive shot just about every type of puddle duck we have in md at fishing bay.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby shoreboys » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:40 am

yeah and not many people hunt it mostly deer hutners
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Ruination » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:31 am

I was in the area looking for houses, so decided to stop at one of the parking locations. It was really hard to walk and I never found any ponds in the woods I was looking. Is this really a boat only zone for ducks? My idea was find a nice little pond throw out some deeks and hide in the brush, but I fell on my ass a few times just trying to walk through the woods, can't imagine the marsh.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Cajun1085 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:40 pm

It looks great on the map. I have never been down there. It would be a two hour drive for me soI think I will have to stay at a relatives in Easton or a hotel to get a few days out of it. It will def be on my list of place for next season once I get my big boat.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby akdiesel » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:41 pm

Walk in hunting is almost next to impossible for waterfowling. You don't need a big boat just something to get you around. There is a few different put in spots, one is basically designated canoe put in or small boat. Back in the day when I/we were younger and in shape, we ran around in a 14ft jon with a 10hp so we could get out and carry the boat and all with us to small pot holes that there was no other way to access. Those days are long past but we always limited out and seen so many more birds than we see now.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby shoreboys » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:47 am

all of the hunting I did this season there was walk ins. killed some too. you have to scout a lot. I will have a boat for next season but still the marsh is really bad ive been stuck on more then one occasion. i live near Easton its kinda a far drive to go hunting since my goose and deer spot is only 10 mins away but i love duck hunting so a 45min drive in the morning does not bother me.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Ruination » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:25 pm

Work in Easton, live on KI, you get used to driving after awhile. New hunting locations are always fun though.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby shoreboys » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:09 pm

yeah hopefully next year I can get a offshore blind in kl been wanting one for 2 seasons
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Ruination » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:07 pm

I didn't know they could build more offshore blind sites on KI (Unless you OWN the land, there isn't a lottery like Talbot). The leases are also exceptionally long, 99 years long. I do know that occasional these blinds get leased for a season for really high prices. You live in Talbot, might as well just go ahead and try the lottery for a boat site, same ducks.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby shoreboys » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:44 am

yeah well thats what i heard. i will prob try for the lottery for a boat site. thats crazy 99 years!!!!! i wonder why its so long
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Ruination » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:37 pm

There is not much public land, that's the only leases. You can boat hunt off KI but only 800 yards on the bay side. They dont raffle like Talbot unfortunately. You can only hunt/build a blind with permission from the owner of the shoreline.

On a side note if you wait the 99 years the hunting from those blinds is nice.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby shoreboys » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:56 am

yeah in the sea duck zone. its to much trouble
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Cajun1085 » Sun May 12, 2013 4:10 pm

So my new boat will be here in July. I am going to get out to Fish bay to scout over the summer, but I have a question about the color of the marsh grass. Is it bright green during early season and start to die and brown out during Nov-Jan?
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby ohioboy » Mon May 13, 2013 11:45 am

Cajun1085 wrote:So my new boat will be here in July. I am going to get out to Fish bay to scout over the summer, but I have a question about the color of the marsh grass. Is it bright green during early season and start to die and brown out during Nov-Jan?


Brown late for sure. Not sure when it turns.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Cajun1085 » Mon May 13, 2013 6:28 pm

Thank Ohio,

You ready to make a few runs this summer to Fishing Bay this summer with me? You off school right?
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby mdfowlman » Wed May 15, 2013 8:30 pm

Grass there will usually be turned brown by the first split
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Cajun1085 » Thu May 16, 2013 7:47 am

Thanks Fowlman.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Cajun1085 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:04 pm

Looking on Google for places to stay around Fishing Bay. It seems Cambridge is the closest hotels. I saw a few campgrounds, Quantico MD and Nanticoke MD, but it looks like to big of water for me to cross in the dark with my boat, besides if I camp on that side I would go to Ellis Bay WMA. Does anyone sleep in there truck or boat? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby ohioboy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:06 pm

Cajun1085 wrote:Looking on Google for places to stay around Fishing Bay. It seems Cambridge is the closest hotels. I saw a few campgrounds, Quantico MD and Nanticoke MD, but it looks like to big of water for me to cross in the dark with my boat, besides if I camp on that side I would go to Ellis Bay WMA. Does anyone sleep in there truck or boat? Any suggestions would be appreciated.


I slept in my layout boat one time. Still had a-holes set up next to me.

Cambridge is the way to go. http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=528. 55 bucks a night I think.
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Re: Fishing Bay

Postby Cajun1085 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:30 pm

Anyone hitting up fishing bay for early goose this year. I am going scout around this weekend for teal, but I will bring my goose stuff just incase I find some. Hate to be 2 1/2 hrs away from the house wishing I would have brought my stuff.
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