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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

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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

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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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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – April 28th, 2017

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Here comes the sun! After a string of cool, rainy days it seems as if the weather is going to cooperate for some good fishing this next week. Water temps have cooled a bit due to the rain but with a stretch of warmer, sunnier days we should start to see the bite pick up nicely. This week we will cover whats going on with Trophy Rockfish in the bay, Shad and Perch fishing, coastal fishing for Blues, Flounder and short Rockfish as well as what’s going on with freshwater fishing in the area. Trophy Rockfish Season Trolling has been slow going so far this year but we’re seeing signs that it’s picking up. The early trophy season was tough fishing with poor water clarity in the upper bay area but the bite is heating up. North of the Bay Bridge has seen a good Chumming/Chunking bite with reports of many fish being caught in the 27″-35″ range. Fishing off Sandy Point, Matapeake or the Narrows at night on an incoming tide using cut bunker has been productive as well. Trolling in this area has been gummed up with jellies but they’re moving further south every day. Anglers in the area will find paddle boat races going on between the two spans of the bridge on Saturday from 8:30-noon so be aware of that. In the middle bay area trophy Rockfishing is heating up! More and more of the trophy Rockfish are moving out of the spawning areas and using the shipping channels to

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – April 18th, 2017

Fishing Report for the Chesapeake Bay & Surrounding Area Spring is officially here! Warmer temps and sunnier days have many taking advantage of spring break with a little time on the water. Fishing of late has been great for a variety of species and will continue to get better over the next few weeks. Now is one of the best times of the year to get out there with friends or family to go fishing. With so many species available right now combined with decent weather and the start of the Trophy Striped Bass season, it can be hard to decide what to target when you head out. Trophy Striped Bass Trophy Striped Bass season opened April 15th and was relatively slow going for trolling anglers. Boats down in the lower bay seemed to have the most success just outside of the spawning rivers, The Patuxent and The Potomac. This may be due to the water clarity being relatively poor in the upper bay region due to cold stained water released from Conowingo Dam last week. Trolling chartreuse daisy chained or tandem rigs seemed to produce the best in the 35′-65′ depth range in these areas. Focusing on the shipping channel ledges between Cedar Point and Smith Point will be popular trolling areas. Chumming and cut bait seemed to produce the most fish especially in the middle bay regions near Podickory Point. Surf casters off Sandy Point and Matapeake Pier reported good success with either bloodworms or cut bunker and fish finder rigs while

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – April 7th, 2017

Trophy Rockfish Season is Nearly Here! Howdy folks! This week we’ll cover the upcoming trophy rockfish season starting next Saturday, April 15th. We’ll also cover the remaining White Perch run as well as the Shad run going on in the area. We’ve had quite a few warm days over the last few weeks, which is quite nice. That has water temps creeping into the mid to upper 50s and has the fish in active feeding moods. With decent weather predicted over the next week or so, we expect the fishing to only get better once the wind dies down. Trolling for Trophy Rockfish Trophy season starts Saturday, April 15th this year and many people are gearing up for it. We’ve got all the gear you need from Planer Boards to Rod Combos to Rigs. Many of you that attended our Trolling Seminar have a jump on the other guys out there but if you’re looking to gear up for it, we are here to help! Trolling so far in the early season has been pretty productive in the deeper channels down south as well as channel ledges as far north as Baltimore Light. The trick with this method is to spread it out first and then narrow down to what’s hitting. We’ve had good reports on white tandem rigs as well as mylar parachute rigs. Bigger fish are being located near the bottom of the water column but with an early start and warmer water temps, you’ll start to find them

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – March 24th, 2017

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Spring is here! Let’s go fishing! The season has changed and we’re all pretty anxious for trophy rockfish season to get here! Trophy season starts April 15th this year and we’re gearing up for it! We’re hosting a planer board trolling seminar tomorrow as well as a huge PENN sales event on April 1st & 2nd. We’re stocking all the best bait right now including fresh LY, bloodworms, grass shrimp and minnows. Over the past week we’ve seen a transition from the Yellow Perch spawn ending to the White Perch running hard as well as some nice catch & release Striper fishing going on! Yellow/White Perch The Yellow Perch spawn is over but the White Perch spawn is happening right now. You’ll catch a nice stringer full of White Perch in nearly all of the tidal rivers in the area, moving back into the backs of the rivers and creeks. Fishing with shad darts or small mylar jigs tipped with either live bait (minnows, grass shrimp or bloodworms) or artificial bait like Gulp! Alive will do the trick. Light tackle is all you’ll need, using 2-4lb fluorocarbon or monofilament and a light tackle rod/reel. Shad/Herring We’ve seen an increase in the Shad and Herring being caught over the last week and this will continue for the next couple weeks while their spawn run continues. You’ll target these fish in pretty much the same places as you’d target Perch which is in the backs of the creeks/rivers anywhere around here. Some popular

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – March 15th 2017

Last Week of “Winter” Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay area! We’ve almost made it through this very mild winter and Mother Nature decided to drop some last minute cold/snow/wet nastiness. Thanks so much Momma Nature! For those of us who are braving the elements, there are plenty of fish to be caught in the Chesapeake Bay. In the last couple weeks we’ve seen the Yellow Perch spawn come and go as well as the White Perch start to make their run at it. We’ve also seen plenty of catch and release Rockfish being caught in various spots throughout the area. Yellow Perch If you’re fishing in the creeks and rivers around the area you may notice long gelatinous strands in the shallows near or on vegetation structure. What you’re seeing is the egg mass that the females have laid. The egg mass is semi buoyant and can reach up to 2 meters in length. The females will lay the egg mass and nearly simultaneously two to five males will follow behind and release their milt over the eggs. The average clutch size is around 20,000 eggs but can range from 10,000-90,000 eggs! Once the eggs have been laid, the females leave immediately but the males will hang out for a little while (a few days to a week). The eggs will generally hatch in 8-10 days but can take up to 21 days to hatch. Yellow Perch do not travel far in their life time. They will move in and out

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