Rockfish: The rockfish are migrating this time of year, and trolling is a very effective way to catch them! The mouth of the Eastern Bay is the hottest spot, but the mouths of the all of the rivers from the Chester and the Patapsco on south have been very productive. Try trolling umbrella rigs with a 6 inch teaser and 6 inch baits. If you prefer to jig, try using a heavier, 1 oz size jig to get below breaking fish to the larger size striper. Look for ledges around the mouths of the rivers. The mouth of the Severn near the Naval Academy has been a great spot. In shallow water, mix it up and use a larger sized swim bait!
Perch: Perch are in deeper waters now, with the pilings of the bay bridge being a great spot. Use blood worms on bottom rigs, two shad darts rigged in tandem, or a Chesapeake Sabiki rig!
Pickerel: The pickerel bite has been on fire recently! Upper parts of the Magothy and the Severn have been producing nice sized pickerel, and creeks and lakes such as Tuckahoe are great spots. Use live minnows on a slip bobber with a small jig. If you prefer to use a lure, jerk baits and mepps spinners both work well. Try the #3 spinners with the paddletail!
Snakehead: We are still getting good reports from Blackwater, but the bite will be slowing down. The fish become more active as the day goes on and water temperatures rise, so later afternoon and evening will be the best time to go. Stop by for some Snakehead Destroyer Minnows on your way there- they are one of your best bets this time of year!