Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report
May 8th 2015
The Trophy season continues as the bulk of the Rockfish has finally started to move out of the rivers and back down the Bay. Reports of catches seem to be better and better every day since the opening. We expect another good week or two of fishing before these hogs will head out of the Bay.
Trolling has still been the “go-to” for most Anglers. Although our reports have fish being caught all over the Bay in varying depths of water, the best bites recently have been coming from the triple buoy off of Love Point. We expect the bite to be better in the Northern parts of the Bay for the next week as the fish have just started moving out of the rivers. White and Chartreuse Parachutes on Tandem Rigs, Umbrellas, and Daisy Chains still seem to be the best ticket although most Anglers are still having most of their success on white rigs.
Chumming bite has come on strong over the past week. The best bites have been reported between 25-30 ft. of water at Hackets, Love Point, Podicory Point, and Thomas Point.
Most Anglers are anchoring and fishing Fresh Alewife or Bloodworms on a fish finder rig with a 5/0-7/0 hook on the bottom.
Like a switch, the bite from Solomon’s Island to the mouth of the Bay has turned red hot over the past week. We also have reports of Hard Heads being caught as far north as the Bay Bridge in smaller numbers.
Your best bet for targeting these bottom feeders is a simple bottom rig with #2 or #4 hooks. Bait your rig with bloodworms, squid, clam, or crab and fish on hard bottom.
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