Image: Travis Long and his friends caught and released several 40+ inch Rockfish in the Lower Bay. They were all caught on G-Eye Jigs!

Yellow Perch: The creeks off of the Choptank River, particularly Watts Creek, have been great for Yellow Perch. Use a bottom rig with live minnows or a heavier sizes jig with a small plastic. Outgoing and slack tide are the best time to catch them. Tuckahoe Creek has been decent, and it will improve as we get closer to the spring spawn. If you don’t mind driving down to the Pocomoke River, the fishing there has been excellent.

Pickerel and Bass: Tuckahoe Creek has been a pretty good spot for Pickerel and Bass. The Pocomoke would be worth the drive as well for these species. Smaller sized ratltraps will work well!

Trout: Trout stocking has taken place at many local ponds. Allen Pond was a great spot this week. Use Powerbait with small split shots, Trout Magnets, or a small Cast Master.

Rockfish: You will need to head south to catch and release large rockfish. The Lower Bay, in Maryland waters but heading in to Virginia has been the best place.

Catfish: If you prefer to stay in the upper bay, you will be able to catch Catfish on cut bait.