Image: Pro-Staffer Employee Alex shows us the variety of species that can be caught in the Pocomoke River!
Yellow Perch: Your greatest chance of catching Yellow Perch right now will be up near the mouth of the Susquehanna River. You will find them suspended in the deep holes between the 95 Bridge and the Route 40 Bridge. The Bush River has also been good. The Upper Magothy at Beachwood, and the Upper Severn have been producing some fish, but are hit or miss. To target Yellow Perch, try using a “Hot Skirt” jig on its own or with a minnow on it! On the Eastern Shore, the fish are still mostly south of Hillsboro in deeper water. You may have success using a bottom rig at Martinak State Park.
Catfish: We are also seeing Blue and Channel Catfish being caught in the rivers and at the mouth of the Susquehanna. Pick up some frozen alewife and give it a try!
Rockfish: Catch and release Rockfishing has slowed down some, but we have been seeing fish up to 50 inches being caught near the Power Plant in Calvert County. In our Mid-Bay area, the pilings are still holding some Rockfish in the mid 20 inch range. Use 1 oz jigs with 6-7 in baits.
Trout: Tuckahoe Creek was just stocked this week! Fish the spillway area using a small mepps gold spinner or power bait. The garlic flavor has been hot! Savage Mills in Laurel is another good spot that was stocked recently. Check out DNR’s website for a full list https://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/trout/stocking.aspx