Left: EJ caught a few Snakehead on his Kayak in Blackwater using a white paddletail! Right: Eric caught 15 bluefish jigging in the area between the Target Ship and the gas docks in Calvert!

Rockfish: “Rocktober” is in full swing, and Rockfish are being caught quite far up the rivers and in the creeks in shallow water. You can catch them by fishing topwater, jigging, plugging or using shallow water rattle trap lures! Target them around structure and points in the early morning or late evening. In the bay, live lining spot and trolling are both working well. Try trolling spoons in size 14-17.

Mackerel: Spanish Mackerel are STILL in the area! Troll smaller sizes spoons on number on planers the whole way from the Baltimore Harbor Light down south.

Bluefish: Bluefish are also still running south of the bridge, and are being caught by jigging or casting metals, as well as trolling smaller sized spoons. You can also fish for them with bunker.

Snakehead: It’s the time of year when Snakehead fishing starts to heat back up too! Live minnows have been very effective as well as paddletails! Blackwater is a great spot, but you can also have success in the shallow waters and creeks off of the rivers on the western shore!

Perch: You can still catch perch in the creeks on spinners, but they are starting to move more towards the mouths of the rivers. Start looking for them in deeper water over hard bottom or near structure.

Redfish: Redfish are running all over in the southern parts of the bay, with great reports from the area near James Island. You can catch them by casting live eels or jigging, and even by trolling surgical hoses or large spoons at 4-5 knots.