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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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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – May 24th, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Before we get into the fishing report we’d like to say thank you to all the active and retired military members across this beautiful nation. We are so grateful for your service and would like to say thanks today and every day. It’s because of you that we are blessed to be free in this great country. We hope all our friends and family have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend this weekend! We will be having some sales going on this weekend so check back for details soon! Rockfish The Rockfish bite has been hot over the last week. Many anglers are having great success with light tackle jigging, chumming and even some downsized trolling with 6″-9″ tandem tsunami shads. Most of the catches reported are just south of the Bay Bridge but reports have also come out with fish being caught off Sandy Point, just east of Love Point and Podickory Point. Water temps in the Annapolis area are hovering around 62º-65º and should most likely hold there through the week with mid to high 70º days and rain in the forecast. While the forecast for this holiday weekend may not be ideal for beach-goers, the fishing should be great. We just got a nice delivery of fresh bunker for those looking to stock up for the weekend. We recommend calling ahead to make sure we have what you need! Perch Perch fishing continues to be great in all the typical summer spots that Perch

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – May 16th, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Well folks, the trophy season was officially over yesterday and with the new season upon us, many have an optimistic outlook for the next few weeks. Size limits have changed from 1 fish over 35″ per person to 2 fish per person over 20″ with 1 keeper allowed over 28″. All the talk during trophy season was that the keepers were hard to come by but many anglers were catching rockfish in the 20″-32″ range. Looking at the 10 day forecast we have a string of beautiful days ahead with some hot weather over the next couple days and then rain mixed in towards the middle of next week. This weekend is looking perfect to get out of the house and spend some time with the family fishing many of the diverse fisheries we have around us or just take the dog for a walk around a new state park you haven’t visited yet. Rockfish With trophy season over and the new season upon us, many anglers are excited to be able to keep the fish they’ve been releasing for the last month. Chumming/Chunking has been good in some of the typical spots like Hacketts Point, Podickory Point, Sandy Point and around the Bay Bridge. Drifting with the current with a chum bucket and fishing fresh cut bunker off the bottom has produced decent fish. Light tackle jigging with 1-2oz. jigs and 6″-12″ bkd soft plastics in natural colors like alewife or opening night has been even better over

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – May 10th, 2017

Fishing Report for the Chesapeake Bay area Anglers Sport Center

Your fishing report for the Chesapeake Bay & surrounding area This weekend looks to be pretty messy weather wise as there is rain predicted Thursday, Friday and all day Saturday. The best opportunity to get outside looks to be on Mother’s day which would be a nice way to spend it with all those amazing moms out there. We were planning on having a fun crabbing event & seminar this Saturday but with rain in the forecast we unfortunately have to postpone it. We will be announcing a new date for this event later this week. Rockfish The past week was another slow week for Trophy Rockfish in the Upper to Mid Bay area. Some of the more popular spots for trolling for trophy rockfish in the upper bay have been north/east of Love Point shipping channel and just north of the Bay Bridge in the deeper shipping channel waters. Zig-zagging across the channel using large white umbrellas has produced a few keepers but not much to speak of. Some of the best fishing has been chumming/chunking on the steep channel ledges off Podickory point or on the deeper side of Hackett Point. Sandy Point has reports of decent Rockfish in the 20″-30″ range using cut bunker off the rock jetty. These will be keepers in 6 days! Matapeake Pier was also a pretty good spot later in the day using bloodworm or cut bunker. Trolling in the lower bay area was still productive with reports of nice keepers caught near buoy 72

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – May 5th, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Anglers Sport Center Annapolis Maryland

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report This past week has been a tough week on the bay due to weather. With small craft advisories and windy/rainy weather in the forecast, this weekend isn’t looking much better. If we look at the extended forecast, it looks a bit better into next week so keep your heads up! We’re nearing the end of trophy season and with the better weather coming, we’re thinking this week will be a decent one for those targeting trophy rockfish. Rockfish As of yesterday, the new regulations are in effect when it comes to Rockfish. Closed areas include the Susquehanna flats (from the mouth of the Bush River north), tidal rivers such as the Chester (from the north point of Love Point over to Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge), the Choptank, the Patuxent, the Nanticoke & the Wicomico. The catch and release area for the upper bay starts just north of Rock Hall on the eastern side of the bay and cuts across towards North Point and then south to Hickory Point. This area up to the Susquehanna flats which includes the Patapsco river is catch and release through May 15th. Other catch and release areas include the Magothy, Severn and South rivers and on the eastern side, Eastern Bay & the Narrows are C&R areas. To get the complete rundown on restricted zones go here. We expect the trolling bite to be the same in the upper bay area over the next week. The more popular spots have been just north of Love Point and

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