Fishing is good around Marylandís Chesapeake Bay and tributaries this week. An interesting catch this week occurred above the bay bridge when a cobia was caught in the Love Point area. Read about it on the Maryland fishing message board.
In the upper bay in and around the mouth of the Susquehanna River and into the flats white perch fishing has been good. The occasional striper is being caught, with most of the action in and around the shorelines in early morning and late evening.
Middle bay anglers are enjoying some success with striped bass in and around
the Rock Hall area chumming. A little further south around the Bay Bridge anglers are finding some fish around the pilings and a few trolling. The spot have not quite shown up in good numbers, but given the reports in Marylandís lower Chesapeake they should show up any day.
Pictured this week is Fishon81 with a nice striper. Check his full fishing report
A little further south in and around Eastern Bay the bite has been good at the Hill. Most all anglers on the Hill are chumming and managing their limits. Look for the bite here to change over the coming week or two as spot move into the region and anglers begin to live line at the mouth of Eastern Bay. A
At the tip of Marylandís Chesapeake, Buzzís Marina reports are that croaker fishing has been very good and worth the effort in and around the southern waters.
On the coast offshore out of Ocean City Sunset Marinaís fleet reported Tuesday that fishing out at Norfolk, the 'Sea Slammer' returned with 2 Big Eye's. The 'Marli' caught 8 Dolphin and 2 Yellowfin, and the 'Boss Hogg' returned with 5 Yellowfin and 14 Dolphin. Both Marli and Boss Hogg fished the Washington.
On Monday the The 'Reel Chaos' returned with 6 Yellowfin Tuna and 10 Dolphin, and the 'Marli' returned with 6 Yellowfin. Both boats reported to be in the Washington.
On the inshore coast Bob Foster from Oyster Bay Tackle in Ocean City reported that unfortunately, very windy weather during the week kept most folks off the water. The Route 50 bridge is producing some bluefish, short stripers with a few keepers mixed in, and a lot of shad. Pink or bubble gum colored Zoom Salty Flukes or Fin-S jerk baits rigged on a jig head are working well for the stripers. Try using speck rigs or Gotcha plugs to catch the shad. Bridge fishermen drifting spreader rigs under a float are picking up some keeper flounder. Schools of small bluefish are moving into the coastal bays. To spot the schools of bluefish look for gulls or terns picking up the leftovers from the feeding fish. Try casting bucktails or spoons to the feeding bluefish. The surf was rough for most of the week and made it difficult to hold bottom. Having said that, the surf is producing a few kingfish, bluefish, sharks and skates. We heard rumors of a decent flounder bite in the bay behind Assateague Island. Indian River inlet is still producing some bluefish during the day and a few stripers at night.