Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
June 12th 2015
Rockfish – Chumming bite is on fire! All over the channel edges in the Upper Bay fish are being caught in 20-30’ of water. Good reports of fish ranging from 20-35” have been coming in off of Dolly’s Lump, Tolly’s, Thomas Pt., and Love Pt. Best reports have come from Anglers chunking fresh alewife instead of (or with) frozen chum over the side.
Trolling remains solid around the same area’s listed above. For those looking to land larger Rock we are still getting reports of fish ranging from 30-45” in 35-45’ of water off of the West River headed South fishing smaller baits deep. Best rigs have been bucktail tandem rigs w/sassy shads, Storm/Tsunami tandems & umbrellas, and smaller spoons. Hot rig has been a CJ Spreader with two Tony Spoons trailing.
Jigging and casting has been great around the Bay Bridge, over schools of fish in the bay, and now in the rivers. Most Anglers have been jigging Pink & Chartreuse BKD’s/Bass Assassins on jig heads or casting rattle traps and smaller plugs in the shallows.
White Perch are now running in almost all the rivers, creeks, and in the Bay. For light tackle Capt Bert’s Spinners and small rattle traps have been working in the shallows. Bait fishing on the bottom use bloodworms, soft crab, or razor clams off of a top and bottom rig.
Spot have now shown up in the Lower Bay. Look for them to make their way up over the next week or two!
Croaker are being caught on hard bottom all over the upper bay. Best rig is a flat laying bottom rig with #2 or #4 hooks, fished with bloodworm, soft crab, squid, or shrimp.
Crabs are finally running. Break out the Trotline, Traps, or Headlines! For best success in the early season try using fresh razor clams.
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