Image: Left: Andrew Maynard and his friends stopped by for gear and pickerel fishing tips. Looks like it worked out well! Good job guys!
Right: Ben K. caught this black crappie in a tributary of the Potomac River. Thanks for sharing!
White Perch: We are getting reports of White Perch being caught out of Beachwood in the Magothy River! To target them use grass shrimp on a small, 1/16-1/32 ounce jig. White and black feather jigs have been working well, with about 2 feet of line from a bobber to the lure. Trout magnets work well too! Afternoon will be your best bet.
Pickerel: The lakes and ponds on the Eastern Shore, such Tuckahoe, Unicorn and Smithville, continue to be very good for pickerel. Use an in-line spinner with a paddletail, a Mepps spinner, or minnows.
Yellow Perch: Most reports of Yellow Perch are coming from up north in the Bush River and near the mouth of the Susqhanna, but you can find them in the Severn River as well. Tuckahoe has also been has been good for Yellow Perch. Try adding shrimp or bloodworm scented pro-cure to your feather jigs!
Rockfish: For catch and release rockfishing, the largest fish are now being caught in Virginia waters, with the mouth of the Potomac and Point Lookout also producing nice sized fish.
Trout: Pre-season trout stocking is taking place mostly in Western Maryland. The place closest to our middle bay area is going to be the Daniels Area of Patapsco State Park. Try jigging and reeling in micro spoons! A Tony Spoon, with a 1 foot leader to a small Clouser fly is a fun way to use a fly lure on spinning gear.