Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report July 13, 2015
This mid-July the Perch run has been phenomenal, with many anglers finding big ole black backs in 2 to 7ft of water on prime structure such as sticks, logs, docks, jetties, and clam beds throughout the Severn and Magothy Rivers. Favorite baits have been live soft crab and bloodworms. On the artificial side of things, with as much rain as we have been getting, anglers have been doing really well with Bert’s Perch Pounders in Halloween and hot pink in 3/16 to a ¼ oz.
The Spot are here! Both Greenbury and Podickory Point have been producing pan sized spot! However, for every 4 spot to be caught it seems only one is the right size for live lining, but if you’re looking for a fried spot sandwich plenty of “biggins” in 10 to 15ft of water are hanging around!
The Croakers are here in good numbers! Bait shrimp, squid, bloodworms, and razor clams have all been producing solid croakers off Hackett’s, Dolly’s, and Tolly Point in 15ft of water preferably on hard bottom (ex: clam beds, oyster reefs, etc.).
It seems as though we are experiencing some of the best Rockfishing of the year between Love Point and the Pipeline in 15 to 35ft of water. Live-lining has been yielding great results on bigger fish in excess of 37 inches! Obviously, Spot have been the better bait but many people are starting to use small Perch with a trimmed dorsal fin. On the trolling side of things, candy apple red surgical tubes have been still producing fish all over the place in 20 to 45ft of water with bait depth varying. Jigging has been producing solid amounts of schoolies off both Thomas and Hackett’s Point. Success has been reported off the mouths of most major rivers/points throughout the Bay. Anglers are claiming good jigging/casting in the rivers next to key drop-offs, as well as pilings on the Bay Bridge. Prime baits have been ½ oz. Mission Jig Heads with 5 inch Bass Assassins in white, chartreuse, ripper, and electric shad colors.
Well, nothing new here folks…few crabs are continuing to be caught in the Severn, South River, Eastern Bay and Rhodes River. We are recommending trot lining or trapping with razor clams, salted eel, and chicken necks in 4 to 8 ft of water.
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