Image: Snakehead fishing is on! On the left is pro-staff employee Josh with Snakehead that he caught in a tributary of Blackwater Refuge. On the right is Tim Kirschner with Snakehead that he caught using a minnow under a bobber and a mepps spinner. Be sure to register for our Monster Snakehead Hunt! Click here for details!
Yellow Perch: Unfortunately the Yellow Perch run is coming to an end, but you may still be able to find them! Look for water temperatures in the upper 40s or lower 50s. The Lower Susquhanna near Perryville has been a good spot along with the Magothy River near Beachwood, the Upper Choptank and Tuckahoe Rivers, the Upper Patuxent, Jug Bay and Allens Fresh. Use Shad darts with grass shrimp or minnows under a bobber.
White Perch: White Perch are moving in! You’ll find them in deeper water right now, with the Choptank River being a great spot. Use a bottom rig with grass shrimp or bloodworms.
Snakehead: The snakehead bite in Dorchester County is really heating up as water temperatures rise! Using a bobber or a popping cork with a minnow works very well, as do spinners or swimbaits. White, black and blue are our favorite colors! On the Western Shore, the tributaries of the Potomac River have been good.
Rockfish: Catch and release fishing continues until April 1st, with the largest fish being caught near the Power Plant, the Tangier Sound and Point Lookout. Use 1-1.5 oz jig heads and fish deeper water. The Patapsco at night around structure has also been producing some nice fish. You can catch fish in the mid 20s near the Bay Bridge pilings and we are hearing reports of some anglers catching fish by trolling larger spoons near Bloody Point, Tolly Point and Sandy Point.