Fishing report: Cooling off Fast!!


Fishing report: Cooling off Fast!!

Water temperature will be in the mid 70s this week. Fish are buried in grass with an abundant food supply. Fishing hard cover, low tide grass edges and scattered grass away from grass edges will produce.

Fish will be on the move with clouds, but staying put on hard cover with sunny days! NBC 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, Showers on the way late Monday with high winds and rain on Tuesday. Highs slipping from around 80 early in the week to the low to mid 70s and back to the upper 70s for the weekend. Overnight lows around 60!

An overlooked technique this time of year is drop shotting drops or grass edges. Light line like GAMMA Copoly 8-pound test prevents finicky bass from feeling resistance. Soaking soft plastics in Jacks Juice garlic bait spray encourages fish to hold on. Use light wire hooks like Mustad Mega Lite wide gaps to Texas rig weedless. Slow presentations required.

Work crankbaits like Lucky Craft 1.5 RT in shad patterns on 10-pound GAMMA Copoly on shallow wood cover at lower tides, around riprap at higher tides and docks and bridge pilings.

Texas rig MIZMO Tubes on 30 Mustad Ultrapoint Tube hooks on 14-pound test GAMMA Edge Fluorocarbon line pitched to grass edges, docks and scattered wood. Texas rig weightless stick worms in all areas.

With high morning tides, clear water over grass beds, buzzbaits might work, but walking a loud Lucky Craft Gunfish could bring up a few good ones early or with clouds. As tides fall, throw chatterjigs with green pumpkin skirts and green pumpkin Manns HardNose Flippin Craw trailers. Vary speeds. Manns Baby 1-Minus will work too! In clear water, try shad patterns. Crawfish patterns have been working very well in all water clarities.

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Orioles get shut out by Astros, lose fifth straight game

Orioles get shut out by Astros, lose fifth straight game

HOUSTON -- Jake Marisnick and Carlos Beltran each homered to back a solid start by Joe Musgrove, and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday night.

Marisnick went deep with one out in the third inning, and Beltran's shot to the second deck in right field came with two outs in the sixth.

Musgrove (4-4) allowed four hits in seven innings before the bullpen closed it out to send the Orioles to their season-high fifth straight loss.

Musgrove bounced back after allowing eight hits and a season-high seven runs in a season-low three-plus innings in an 8-6 loss to Cleveland in his last start.

The Orioles weren't able to string any hits together until the eighth inning when a double by Hyun Soo Kim and singles by Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy loaded the bases with no outs. But Chris Devenski struck out Seth Smith before retiring Adam Jones and Manny Machado on fly balls to escape the jam.

Ken Giles struck out one in a perfect ninth for his 14th save.

Kevin Gausman (2-4) yielded eight hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings for the Orioles, who have dropped seven of their last nine.

Machado had two hits, but the other three batters at the top of Baltimore's order went 0 for 12 with seven strikeouts, including four by Smith.

Marisnick homered in his second straight at-bat after hitting the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of a 7-6 win over the Tigers on Thursday night. George Springer followed with a single and Josh Reddick reached on an error by Schoop. But the Astros were unable to add on after Gausman retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Marisnick has six home runs this season after hitting just five last year.


The Orioles have moved struggling right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen and will move reliever Alec Asher into the rotation to start on Sunday. Jimenez is 1-2 with a 7.17 ERA in nine appearances with eight starts this season. Asher has started two games this season but has worked mostly as a reliever and is 1-2 with a 2.17 ERA.

"I think he deserves the opportunity ... the challenge is that it takes a guy that's been pitching well out of our `pen," manager Buck Showalter said. "But we've been challenged to try and figure out a way to get a little deeper in some of the games, and it doesn't really matter who we've got in the bullpen if we don't."


Orioles: Wade Miley (1-2 2.59 ERA) is scheduled to start for Baltimore on Saturday. He allowed six hits and three runs in seven innings of a 3-1 loss to Toronto in his last start and hasn't gotten a win since April 14.

Astros: Ace Dallas Keuchel is expected to come off the disabled list to start on Saturday after missing just one start because of a pinched nerve in his neck. The 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner has brushed off a tough 2016 season by opening this year 7-0 with a 1.84 ERA. The left-hander has the second-lowest ERA in the majors and his wins are tied for most in the big leagues.

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Bryce Harper launches mammoth home run into third deck at National Park

Bryce Harper launches mammoth home run into third deck at National Park

Bryce Harper had been in a little bit of a slump heading into Friday's game against the Padres, but in the seventh inning, he got back to what he does best. 

With a full count and a runner aboard, Harper launched an absolute bomb that landed in the third deck down the right field line at Nationals Park. That means a new seat will be painted red where the ball landed. 

Check out the blast for yourself: 

It was the 15th homer of the year for Harper, which leads the National League. 

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