Image: Left: Drew Vickers pulled two citation sized Yellow Perch in two days from a Harford County Farm Pond.
Right: Frank Garcia, our Z-Man Rep, was doing some catch and release fishing in open water on the Chesapeake. Frank will be in-house on Saturday and Sunday and All Z-Man Products will be Buy One Get One FREE!!
Yellow Perch: It is the official start of the Yellow Perch run! The headwaters of the Magothy are holding a lot of fish, as well as the Patuxent from Wayson’s Corner up to 214, where there is some shore access, and Allen’s Fresh. On the Eastern Shore, the Choptank from Denton up to Greensboro is still a good place to fish, as well as Hillsboro and Tuckahoe Creek. Use 1/16 or 1/32 oz jig heads or shad darts with grass shrimp, minnows or bloodworms.
Pickerel: Pickerel are still prevalent in most of the rivers and creeks! Use one of the bigger sized gold colored Mepps, or an X-Rap. Use a natural color like the yellow perch color.
Snakehead: As water temperatures warm up at Blackwater we are seeing more and more Snakehead being caught! Use a bobber rig with a minnow or chatterbait! The best spots have been the Key Wallace Bridge and Decoursy Bridge. Click here for info about our Monster Snakehead Hunt!!
Rockfish: You can catch and release rockfish until the end of the month. We are getting hit or miss reports from the Power Plant. The mouths of some of the southern rivers, like the Chop Tank, have been pretty productive. We have even gotten reports of some fish starting to move up the rivers! Use 6-10 inch plastics on 1 or 1.5 oz jig heads.