backdoc shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 7 days ago

Headed southeast in the morning. Taking my dads original 1979 Jester Craft 18' Chincoteague scow down to a guy for a refurbish. Not sure I am making a... Show more

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mer47 Hope it all turns out great for you Mike without all those dollar signs you noted. 6 days ago
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mudpuppy Good luck with your project and keep your wallet open...LOL. Never heard of Jester Craft, looks like a real beaut. 5 days ago
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backdoc Thanks. Mudpuppy, there were several builders on the island in the 70-80's including Hancock, Reeves, Winbrough and a few other lesser know builders. Jester Crafts are considered to be the best of them. Pretty solid for almost 40 years old. 5 days ago
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mudpuppy Thanks backdoc for sharing some of Chinco's boat building history...had to do a quick internet search on that puppy...pretty interesting. 4 days ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 1 week ago

Since I failed so hard at my last fishing trip and had no pictures to post I figured I would post this. Nicole and my niece went kayaking at Mariner Point... Show more

mer47 Hey you have to be a good guide at time also and it looks like you were a good teacher 1 week ago
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mike o nice fish 1 week ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

I had been reading the favorable reports from early last week and was cursing my work schedule. My old friend Dave wanted to get on the river so we... Show more

mer47 It’s been a slow start for us also and having to put up with this dirty water. I hope to try it tomorrow, hope the water didn’t get any worse 1 week ago
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Flyrob Yes mike good seeing you and meeting Dave. Sorry to report the same result. Fished up to dark without a bite. Water was still very dirty. 1 week ago
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Rain forecast extended through Saturday. River should be fishable by mid June.....2019.

240 LTS Went across the dam to Tomes to pick up my boat this afternoon ... 2 gates open towards the Cecil County side emptying onto the rocks down below ... Riding alongside the river to Port Deposit, lots of debris floating down the river ... High and... Show more 1 month ago
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Danfly Truth! 1 month ago
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Flyrob I hope to take a peek at the river today after work and see if it's cleaned up at all 1 month ago
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backdoc has a new avatar. 1 month ago

Time to start targeting snakeheads on the Susky. It is true, they are here and I predict they are here to stay. Once the grass starts on the flats... Show more

backdoc They can be steaked or filleted. Guys I know also make them into nuggets. There is a chef in the area named Chad Wells who is also a fisherman. He was the head chef at the Alewife in Baltimore before he moved onto his new restaurant and he was the... Show more 1 month ago
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mer47 Thanks guys I guess I’ll have to try one if I get one 1 month ago
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Flyrob Thanks for the fly suggestions BD I'll hit the bench and give it a try! 1 month ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 2 months ago

Fished the river yesterday with my friend Jerry. We were in his jet boat so we fished from Lapidum to above Deer Creek. Nice overcast, great water... Show more

Flyrob Nice report Mike... I think your everything is a little late but I think it will blow up any day now! 2 months ago
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mer47 Mike Even though the perch were running small is just fun to get that thump, hope your right and the biggies start up soon 2 months ago
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mudpuppy is friends with backdoc

backdoc shared a photo. 3 months ago

After a long winter of going to appointment after appointment with my oldest daughter I finally got to get out and wet a line. It was so nice just... Show more

backdoc Thanks Ward, so far so good. As of now we are in the clear. 3 months ago
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Sparky1423 Beautiful Mike!! 3 months ago
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Egriger Wow!, Beautiful Fish! 3 months ago
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fishing402 WOW BD, beautiful fish. 3 months ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 4 months ago

High water
A little bit of flooding along the Susquehanna River in Columbia PA today. More water on the way to the Chesapeake Bay as we get a break...
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backdoc This was a post from Justin Berk, Meteorologist that he had on his FB page. I did not take the picture. It is from today. 4 months ago
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mer47 Thanks for that pic Mike I think they want the river at Harrisburg to crest 11.3 the last I heard, not good. 4 months ago
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Many of my fellow Zoo fisherman know that I didnt fish much last year due to a serious health condition that my oldest daughter was dealing with. I... Show more

Flyrob That's great news Mike... I miss fishing with you and chucking you beers from the boat to your Kayak : ) 4 months ago
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Sparky1423 Great news Mike! Last years’ fishing was non existent for me also, looking forward to meet up 4 months ago
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liquidaddicted Thats awesome Mike. Look forward to fishing with you this spring! 4 months ago
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mudpuppy Great news for sure. Never underestimate the power of prayer. 4 months ago
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backdoc shared 3 photos in the Stream Photos album 7 months ago

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mike o Those are some beauties 7 months ago
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mer47 Nice steelie and laker glad to hear you got into them, they are pretty fish 7 months ago
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mudpuppy Beautiful fish backdoc...glad you had a successful adventure. 7 months ago
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Flyrob Nice fish pics Mike... thanks for sharing!!! 7 months ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 8 months ago

I need to stop complaining about my current situation. Things could be worse. Saw this at Mariner Point Park in Joppatowne on Monday around noon.

Flyrob wow that really stinks did yo take this shot Mike? 8 months ago
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backdoc I did not. One of my patients is the park manager and Mariner Point and he took the photos. I agree that it looks photo shopped but it is not. Younger kid who fishes a lot owns the truck. I heard about it and then he brought the pictures in that he... Show more 8 months ago
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backdoc 8 months ago
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mudpuppy Poor guy...I hope he has good insurance. 7 months ago
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backdoc shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 8 months ago

I havent fished since Easter. I have been dealing with some rather serious health issues with my oldest daughter and it has kept me on land. I had a... Show more

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mer47 Ditto on all the comments and I'm sure just being able to be out there for awhile was just nice 8 months ago
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Flyrob The comments say it all mike. Glad you got out, you totally deserve it. Hang in there bro thoughts and prayers for your daughter! I could not believe the susky was still above 70 degrease last week. I’m hoping this bodes well for a GREAT November! 8 months ago
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backdoc Thank you all for the prayers. I am hoping we are turning a corner. I also hope November is better. Felt like bath water on Sunday. No thermometer but had to be around 70 degrees. 8 months ago
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fishing402 Glad you got out on the water. I will keep your daughter in my prayers. 8 months ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 10 months ago

"I will always fish, no matter what happens". I used to say that. I was handed something that caused me to change my tune about that statement. I... Show more

liquidaddicted Hey Mike, Sorry for what you guys are dealing with. You have our prayers and best wishes. Man if you can make it out mid Sept you know there's always a spot for you on my boat...As long as it's still running by then LOL 10 months ago
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Dr. Unk Just a lurker here, but hope all is well with your daughter. 10 months ago
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backdoc Thanks for the prayers and support. Thanks Tyler, not sure I remember how to cast at this point. 10 months ago
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mer47 We all send our prayers to your family for your daughters speedy recovery 10 months ago
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More rain coming. I am having withdrawal.

ward3342 I know the feeling. I was planning on being off and going after rock. 1 year ago
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Flyrob Well if its any consolation I drover the dam at about 4 pm and they had ZERO spill gates open and the river was still stained but fishable... 1 year ago
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mer47 Well let's hope the heavier rain stays south so we don't have to go through this again 1 year ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 1 year ago

It is all fun and games until you close the rear sliding window of the Tundra on your brother in laws Loomis IMX rod.

Flyrob Ouch!!! 1 year ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 1 year ago

Here is a picture of one of the many hickories that we landed. Seem to want white twisters. Tried my go to shad jigs and used shad darts in... Show more

mike o There were a lot of small white perch in Deer creek last Thursday 1 year ago
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Flyrob Weird that they wanted white with all the dirty water??? 1 year ago
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backdoc It was 2-3 feet of visibility. It was stained but nice and fishy looking. 1 year ago
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backdoc shared a photo. 1 year ago

My brother in law came down for Easter and he wanted to try kayak fishing for the first time. Bob is an accomplished angler so it was easy... Show more

mudpuppy Golden Striper .... 1 year ago
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Flyrob haha yep we got one on the troll last year! 1 year ago
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125K CFS. 3 spills. Getting better.

mudpuppy 80K and 0 spills would be better... But we gotta take it as it comes. 1 year ago
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2017 "FISHZOO ULTIMATE ANGLER" WINNER MIKE O

2017 Most Notable Catch Winner

 

 

Mike o takes the Steve Fogle Custom Catfish Rod and Bass Pro Snaggin Special Reel with his impressive 40 inch Northern Pike!