Left: Sean Duffy took the lead in our Monster Snakehead Hunt tournament earlier this week by weighing in a 12.1 and 8.1 lb snakehead. His 3 fish total is now at 32.1! Right: There was a great Crappie bite at Annapolis Waterworks Park during our first Combos for Kids fishing camp on Sunday! The kids caught several using live minnows!
Catfish: The catfish bite is still excellent! The mouths of the rivers, such as the Magothy, Severn and Patapsco have been really productive, especially on an outgoing tide. A great place to fish for them from shore is Bill Burton Fishing Pier on the Choptank. The Choptank is a consistently productive river for catfish! Use fresh alewife or catfish bait that you can keep in your tackle box! Both gulp and powerbait will be 20% OFF at our Penn Sales Event this weekend so come stock up! You’ll want to use a fish finder rig, with a 1-2 oz sinker, depending on how fast the current is moving.
Snakehead: Snakehead fishing has been tough with the dramatic change in weather, but we have still seen several nice fish caught in and around Blackwater Refuge. With temperatures rising in the coming weeks, we expect that the bite will pick up in our Western Shore rivers such as the upper Patuxent as well. You’ll also want to start fishing more aggressive lures like chatterbaits with soft plastic trailers. If you are headed out this weekend before the temperatures rise, definitely take live minnows!
Shad: There are still plenty of American Shad and Hickory Shad to be found in the upper parts of the river and creeks. Fletchers Cove in the Potomac and the Upper Patuxent continue to be good spots, and the Eastern Shore rivers and creek, like the little Choptank and Tuckahoe creek have picked up too. Small spoons are our favorite way to fish for them, and having a weighted spoon will help in deeper waters!
Perch: The perch spawn has come to an end, so perch are a bit harder to find right now. They are in the rivers, but are scattered around now that they are done spawning, so you may have to cover some ground to find them!