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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – August 4th, 2017

Fishing the Chesapeake Bay and Surrounding Area. August is here and we’re excited because fish are biting nearly everywhere and the forecast is looking perfect to get out this weekend! Rockfish Fishing for Rockfish this past week has been great nearly everywhere. We’ve had great reports coming out of the northern bay area including the Susquehanna Flats, Patapsco River and North Point State Park. In the flats, anglers are having success early morning before the sun rises fishing topwater plugs. Once the sun is up, switch to jigging the ledges or live-lining Spot. Live lining has been doing really well lately. In the Patapsco River, the evening bite has been great fishing submerged structure with jigs or 4″ swim baits. In the middle bay area we’ve caught fish in a variety of places this past week. The Bay Bridge has been good early morning topwater plugging the eastern rock piles before the sun rises. Once the sun rose, we were having success jigging/live-lining the pilings on both the eastern side and western side of the bridge. If you’re trolling the area, be patient! Chartreuse colored 4″-6″ tandem rigs have been catching fish in 25′-35′ of water but you have to find them! Zig-zag over the ledges and get your baits down as deep as you can. Chumming/Chunking the Love Point area has been doing well the past week. Look for a transitioning tide early in the am or later in the evening to increase your chances of finding fish. Mid-day

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – July 28th, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Crazy week this past week with the tragic EF-2 tornado that ripped through Kent Island early Monday morning. Many of us live, work and play on the Island so it definitely touched many of us. We hope the families that were affected by this storm are OK and are getting the help they deserve. The efforts of the emergency teams helping get the community put back together haven’t gone unnoticed and we applaud the work they have done so far. It really is a comforting feeling knowing how quickly this community rises up to help one another and we are proud to be a part of it. Now it’s time for your weekly fishing report! Rockfish The majority of the fish seemed to have moved to the western side of the bay this past week. We’ve heard great reports coming from the mouth of the Magothy River, Podickory Point and Baltimore Light all producing nice fish while chumming or chunking. The best bait to use this past week has definitely been Soft Crab on a bottom rig. We’ve heard of plenty of 20″-22″ fish and some nicer 25″-30″ fish being caught this past week in these areas. Jigging the bay bridge with 1/2oz-3/4oz jigs with Chartreuse BKD trailers has been doing well during the day. Live-Lining the bay bridge has also been doing really well this past week. Topwater fishing with the Heddon Chug’n Spook near the rock piles under the Bay Bridge has been great

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – July 21st, 2017

Ohhh baby it’s HOT outside! It sure has been super hot out this past week! With temps on the rise, both fish and humans try to find ways to cool off. Fish tend to move deeper in the water column and we humans tend to eat snowballs from our brand new delicious snowball stand! If you haven’t yet, swing in this weekend and try either the Bloodworm Bomb, Bunker Butter or one of our other many delicious flavors. Rockfish Fishing up in the northern section of the Bay we’re seeing a slowing trend on the topwater bite that has been really good over the last few weeks in the Susquehanna flats area. This is mostly due to the heat and the fish moving deeper in the water column to stay cool. The key to this bite is moving water from the dam and getting out earlier before the sun rises. If you have good cold water from the dam and it’s nice and early, that bite will most likely still be there. If you’re not having any luck with topwater, try jigging with 1oz. jigs and some paddle tails around the rocks. Another great method would be to use cut bait like Alewife and get a nice mixture of either Rockfish or Channel Cats in/around Port Deposit and the edges of the flats. Moving a little further south near the mouth of the Patapsco/Swan Point you’ll want to be fishing deeper water as well. Most people are having success in

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – July 14th, 2017

It’s a hot one out there today, eh? Yeah it is! Despite the heat, there has been great fishing all over the bay this past week. Lots of multi-species catches and limiting out in 2 hours or less! With Summer in full swing we’ve been thinking about how we can cool off and at the same time, stay as sweet as ever 🙂 well, we’ve figured that out! Anglers Snowball Shack will be opening sometime next week! We’ll have full details about opening times and the full menu and prices next week so stay tuned! Rockfish Most of the action lately has been north of the Bay Bridge. Lots of reports are coming in from just east of Belvidere Shoal, Love Point & the mouth of the Magothy River with limits being caught in 30 minutes, an hour or at most two hours for some boats. Chumming, Chunking, Trolling and even topwater plug fishing have all been working well. Up in the northern parts of the Bay near the Susquehanna flats, the topwater bite has been great early in the am up til about 10am. Some anglers are chumming around the drop-offs and have been doing well live-lining Spot or Perch. Further south it seems everything is working lately. Reports of big fish being caught just north of the Bay Bridge while trolling holographic green/chartreuse shad as well as metal spoons. Live-lining Spot near the Bay Bridge pilings early in the morning has been very successful lately as well. Bottom/Perch

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – July 7th, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Welcome to July folks! Fireworks, Fireflies and Fishing all month! Seems as if the 4th of July holiday weekend was a good one as many of our customers made their way out and caught a good amount of fish! The weather was perfect and the holiday weekend was a nice break from the norm. We’ve been busy here at the shop this week and with good fishing weather in the 10 day forecast we expect it to be another great week of fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and throughout Maryland! One bit of news for this week is that we now have live Spot in stock and that should make for a fun weekend of live-lining for Rockfish. Be sure to call in advance to confirm we have them in stock as all of our bait is first come, first serve! Rockfish Starting up north near the Susquehana River the topwater bite has picked up over the last week. Anglers fishing the Susquehana River near Deer Creek where it becomes tidal just north of Port Deposit have had good success with an early morning topwater bite. Shore fishing with longer surf gear popping plugs or Smack-its has worked out pretty well. Once you get down river from the islands (Robert, Spencer, Wood & Snake Islands), you can jig up some of the suspended fish in deeper water. Fishing the mouths of the Patapsco and Chester rivers this past week has been successful. We’ve found that good

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – June 30th, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Rockfish Fishing from the bank or shore this past week has been pretty good. Most of the good shore fishing is north of the Bay Bridge. We’ve seen plenty of pods of dolphin in the Bay this past week and they’ve been pushing bait and fish north of the bridge. Best times to go out are early morning and later in the evening especially with an incoming or outgoing tide. Best baits over the last week have been soft shell crab and cut bunker (alewife). If you’re fishing after midnight be sure to not keep any rockfish between midnight and 5am. Some good spots up north are Thomas Point Park w/ topwater lures such as Smack-Its and Smack-it Jrs. Thomas Point Park is permit only so be sure to get that before you go! Some other good spots to check out are Ft. Smallwood Park and Downs Park or the Key Bridge Harbor. Trolling the past week has been best around Love Point in deeper water. They’re trolling spoonbrella rigs with silver/green or silver/red spoons. 6″ holographic green sassy shads have also been working. Trolling has been best in much deeper water so if you have a lighter rig, you’ll need an inline sinker to get deeper. 2.5-4.5 knots is the recommended speed to troll so be sure you have enough weight to get those rigs down deep. We’re getting reports of a mix of decent sized Rockfish mixed with Bluefish and even some Puppy Drum.

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – June 23rd, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Welcome to Summer!! The Summer season is officially here and with that comes long days and short nights full of fishing opportunities. Summer vacations are in full swing and many people are choosing to go to the beach or camping or just taking time off to be with the family and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. This gives families ample opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors fishing or crabbing and the good news is, fishing has been great all over the state and we expect that to continue for a while. Rockfish In the upper bay area, many anglers have been having success over the last week fishing the Susquehanna dam pool early in the morning with topwater lures such as plugs or Whopper Ploppers. A hot color of Whopper Plopper is “Barney” for that early morning bite. Trolling in the upper bay has been good along the channel edges in 20′-30′ of water. We’ve seen good success trolling Mann’s Heavy Duty Stretch lures and surgical tubes in red or green color. Make sure you’re using a good quality swivel as the surgical tubes get twisted up pretty easy! In the middle bay area jigging, chumming and trolling have all been doing really well. Jigging has been hot around Love Point, the mouth of the Eastern Bay and also around the Bay Bridge later in the evening once all the boat traffic calms down. Depending on the depth of the water you’re in and where the

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – June 15th, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Wow! What a week we’ve had fishing this past week! Fishing has been fantastic pretty much everywhere including the Bay, the tidal Rivers, Lakes, Ponds and Streams! This is the time of year where you can bring the whole family and enjoy some time on the water. This weekend is Father’s Day weekend and many Dads and kids will be on the water enjoying some quality time together. Whether you’re looking to hook into something huge or just have a ton of fun, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that this weekend. Rockfish In the upper bay area the bite has been good in the Deer Creek area especially early in the morning on topwater and bigger swimbaits. The area you want to target is near the islands in Deer Creek. The ideal time is during a moving tide and early in the day or later in the evening. Jigging has been working really well during the day using 1oz. heads and 6″-7″ BKD trailers. Not only can kayakers and boaters get to these fish but bank anglers can get to these fish when the tide is low. In the middle bay area the ticket has been chumming/chunking as of late. Some good numbers have been coming from Love Point, Podickory Point, Hacketts and the mouth of the Eastern Bay. Light tackle jigging has also been doing VERY well especially later in the evening during a moving tide. Some great reports have been coming

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – June 8th, 2017

Anglers Fishing Report Chesapeake Bay Maryland

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Overall the past week has been excellent for all types of fishing in the Chesapeake Bay area. We had decent enough weather to get out and enjoy some time on the water pretty much all week. Looking at the week ahead, we’re excited to see conditions continuing to improve! Whether you’re looking to hook into some Rockfish, Perch, Bluefish or Crappie, we have you covered on how/where to target each species. In the video below, Alex covers everything you need to know to have fun out there this week! Rockfish Light tackle jigging in middle/upper bay has been great this past week. Many anglers have reported catching plenty of fish in the 22″-35″ range in transition or drop-off areas. Some of the typical areas have had success such as Love Point, mouth of Eastern Bay, Thomas Point and Hacketts Point. This time of year anglers will have better success downsizing your light tackle presentation. If you’re on a drop-off in 20-40′ of water we’re recommending a  3/4oz.-1.5oz jig head with a 5″-7″ trailer. This size seems to catch the best combination of numbers and size. The hardest part of this technique is finding the best quality of fish which comes by working a school of fish looking for the bigger ones. Working different areas in the water column is a great way to work a school of fish, starting at the bottom of the water column and working your way up. As far as trolling goes this week, its

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – June 1st, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report The last couple weeks have felt like we were transported to the Pacific Northwest with all the rain and wind we had! Fortunately this weekend looks to be beautiful and will afford anglers ample opportunity to get out and catch lots of fish. This Saturday, June 3rd is a FREE fishing day in Maryland and is the first of three free fishing days for the year. This gives anyone the opportunity to go out and fish without having a license. There is a “Stop the Snakehead” fishing derby this Saturday at the C&O canal and details about this event are available here. Rockfish The biggest news for this week is that starting today the Chesapeake Bay, it’s tributaries and rivers are now wide open for catching and keeping Rockfish. Great news for all anglers whether you’re fishing from shore or a boat. Size limits stay the same (2 fish per person per day over 20″ only 1 of which can be over 28″) as when trophy season ended. Chumming for Rockfish has been good lately. Some of the typical spots in the Middle Bay have been doing well. Hacketts Point, Podickory Point, Love Point, Tolley’s and the Eastern Bay have all been doing really well. All of these spots have been marking plenty of fish. Using cut bait like Bunker (LY or Menhaden) and even Soft Crab in 25′-40′ of water has been doing well. The best time of day is early in the morning or later

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