Snakehead Season is here! Left: Zach Ditmars caught this 28″ 6 lb Snakehead using a pearl white gambler paddletail on a 4/0 gamakatsu weighted hook. Right: Keith DuPuis caught several snakehead using Snakehead Destroyer Minnows! Make sure that you check out our Snakehead Kickoff Event this weekend! Click here for details
Reminder: Rockfish season is closed until Trophy Season starts on 5/1. Refer to DNR for full Striped Bass fishing regulations.
Snakehead: The recent warm weather means that the Snakehead bite has really picked up! In spite of a couple of cold days, temperatures are forecasted to increase again over the next few days, so we expect that the bite will remain strong, especially in those shallow water mudflats in and around Black Water refuge. If fishing from shore, throw one rod in with a minnow on a bobber and let it sit while you cast and slowly retrieve a paddletail or spinnerbait. Check out some of our favorite spinnerbaits from Daryl at Addiction Baits. They will be 10% off during our event this weekend. Snakehead Destroyer Minnows will be 20% off, and Damion and Daryl will both be here along with additional special guests!
Catfish: There are some BIG catfish being caught up in the Susquehanna flats, but there are opportunities to catch them all over the bay, and it’s a great fish to target from shore without needing a boat! Several nice ones have been caught at Sandy Point, and the bite only gets better as you move north to the Patapsco. Cut bait such alewife works well, as do bloodworms and PowerBait catfish bait.
Perch: The white perch spawn is still in full swing! Great numbers were reported from Tuckahoe Creek this week, and there are still plenty in the upper Choptank as well. Grass shrimp on a shad dart or bloodworms on a bottom rig will be your best bet. There may still be a few yellow perch in the mix, but that bite has slowed down significantly.
Shad: The shad run is picking up in the upper Potomac and Eastern Shore Rivers. Large numbers of Hickory Shad are being caught with a few American Shad mixed in. These are a very fun fish to target this time of year! Use a shad dart or a Nungesser spoon!