It’s a hot one out there today, eh? Yeah it is! Despite the heat, there has been great fishing all over the bay this past week. Lots of multi-species catches and limiting out in 2 hours or less! With Summer in full swing we’ve been thinking about how we can cool off and at the same time, stay as sweet as ever 🙂 well, we’ve figured that out! Anglers Snowball Shack will be opening sometime next week! We’ll have full details about opening times and the full menu and prices next week so stay tuned!


Most of the action lately has been north of the Bay Bridge. Lots of reports are coming in from just east of Belvidere Shoal, Love Point & the mouth of the Magothy River with limits being caught in 30 minutes, an hour or at most two hours for some boats. Chumming, Chunking, Trolling and even topwater plug fishing have all been working well. Up in the northern parts of the Bay near the Susquehanna flats, the topwater bite has been great early in the am up til about 10am. Some anglers are chumming around the drop-offs and have been doing well live-lining Spot or Perch. Further south it seems everything is working lately. Reports of big fish being caught just north of the Bay Bridge while trolling holographic green/chartreuse shad as well as metal spoons. Live-lining Spot near the Bay Bridge pilings early in the morning has been very successful lately as well.

Berts Perch Pounder Catfish Chesapeake Bay

Using the super productive “Electric Chicken” Bert’s Perch Pounder, Capt. James Avedon hooked up with a nice Catfish!

Bottom/Perch Fishing

The bite couldn’t be better than the last week. Seems like every cast has been catching fish. Whether you’re throwing inline spinners like the Bert’s Perch Pounders around shallow structure or throwing some razor clams/grass shrimp on a top & bottom rig, the bite has been on! Focusing on hard bottom or submerged structure has been the ticket lately. A good transitioning tide will also ensure good fishing conditions. Pair that with earlier in the am or later in the evening and you’re sure to have fun on the water! Sandy Point, Hacketts Bar and nearly every tidal river around has been producing nice Perch lately. Mr. Sedgwick caught this beauty in the Severn River near the Naval Academy seawall this week!


White Perch caught in the Severn River near the Naval Academy.

Congrats to Mr. Sedgwick for catching this beauty 14″ White Perch!!

Coastal Fishing

Lots of anglers have been stopping by on their way to the coast lately stocking up on Ballyhoo, Butterfish & Herring. We’ve heard good reports lately of Shark, bigger Rockfish, Flounder and Black Seabass lately. On incoming or outgoing tides, we’ve been throwing Gotcha Plus in silver color off the bridges or inlet area catching Bluefish & smaller size Rockfish.

Flounder fishing has been good off the bridges using 1oz jigs & 5″ Gulp Mullet. Neuclear Chicken or chartreuse colored trailers have been working well. Reports of keeper sized Flounder being caught around that area.

Surf fishing for Shark has been successful lately. Bigger chunks of cut fish with heavy leaders and bigger surf combos have been working well. Best times to go out are early in the morning before the sun comes up or evening just around sunset.

Tuna fishing around Washington Canyon was pretty good this past week. We heard reports of 35-50lb Yellowfin with some Mahi mixed in there. Be sure to book your trip soon or get your own boat out there!

Largemouth Bass

The Summer bite has been pretty good early in the am or later in the evening. Topwater fishing is best around this time. The 130 Whopper Plopper has been deadly lately. My personal favorite color is the Loon but we have lots of colors in stock. Another lure to try out is the Chatterbait. We carry a Z-man Chatterbait that is great to fish around grassy edges. One of the best colors to try is the all white version.

Some of the best fisheries around here have been Loch Raven or Liberty Reservoir. Focus on the dropoffs and deeper pockets as the water warms up. You’ll find better class of fish in the deeper areas.