Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
June 30th 2015
It is that time of the year where it seems like White Perch are everywhere. Small creeks, inlets, jetties and any form of shallow water structure have been producing big black backs. Favorite lures have been small spinners such as 1/8 oz. Perch pounders in chartreuse, pink, and orange, as well as the clown coach dog rooster tail in 1/6 oz. Anglers have been reporting bait blood worms have been on fire, as well as freshly caught grass shrimp, or peeler/soft crab on a number 6 bait-holder hook or shad dart.
Spot have finally showed up! Though they are not here in huge numbers; they are being caught anywhere from 12 to 22 ft. of water preferably on hard bottom. Live lining size have been hard to come by but if you’re looking to have some fried spot many over 9 in. have been caught on bloodworms and soft crabs!
We are now in the heat of the summer, and folks Rockfish are here! Plenty of Stripers have been caught chumming off mud bottom, as well as in 36 to 44 ft. off Hackett and Tolly Points.
We’ve seen a great bite off Love Point in 24 to 32 ft. of water chunking alewives and fresh spot. The live lining bite has started to pick up if you can get enough spot. However, many folks have been doing well live- lining small white perch with a trimmed dorsal fin off Gum Thickets, and South, along the eastern edge, to Bloody Point in 20 to 30 ft. of water. The jig bite has been phenomenal down off Thomas Point and the Eastern side of the Bay Bridge, working key structure points on an incoming tide. Popular lures have been 5-in. bass assassins in electric shad, and opening night on a ½ Oz. to ¾ Oz. BKD Jig Head.
The croakers have not yet showed up in full force. Though the fish being caught have been of good size, around 14-15 in. using soft crab and blood worms in 15 to 20 ft. of water. Preferably on oyster and clam beds off of Greenbury, Thomas and Tolly Points.
Well folks, crabbing has finally started to pick up! It has been an extremely tough year and chicken necks just have not been yielding anything great. Trot-liners in both the Severn and South Rivers have been picking up bushels with razor clam bags in 6 to 12 ft. of water.
Best of luck over the weekend…The staff here at Angler’s would like to wish you all a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
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