Small boat or shore fishing spots
Hello, I have a trailored 14ft aluminum v boat right near the South River, do not really enjoy the South as it is choppy, crowded, and lacks fish.
I am looking for spots to fish with the boat or spots I can fish from shore. I went to Liberty Reservoir this afternoon and fished from shore with a variety of lures and worms with no luck. Also tried Mattawoman creek one afternoon with no luck. Don't care what kind of fish, just would like to hook a few.
Any suggestions within 1 hours drive from Annapolis would be great. Obviously with a 14ft boat the water must be smooth and not crowded (during the week). Are there any fishing piers that actually hold fish in the area? Any reservoirs have good fishing?
Try Jug bay for some bass, pickeral and crappie. Your boat is fine for some of the small ramps over there
Go back to Liberty res. Google Bollinger Mill Rd. and walk down the path to the right to the first big point. There are foundations off this point from about three feet deep to twenty at full pool. Hows that for burning a spot?
There are also areas on the south side of Kent Island that are protected from wind and productive to fish. Launch out of Crab Alley or Shipping Creek.
Nice to know that the Jug Bay area has some fish, any particular lure you do best with over there?
C Sollers, thanks for the spot, would you mainly target LM from there? Have you tried Nicodemus bridge or the trail after the route 32 bridge?
Pkeating, I haven't been into the eastern bay for awhile, are crab alley and prospect bay usually smooth during the week? Do you know what the launch fees are?
They are part of Queen Annes County, so it would be $35 for the sticker that would cover all the ramps in QAC for the rest of the season... Not too bad a deal if you ask me.
Originally Posted by po
Go back to Mattowomen. Just because you dont catch the first time doesnt mean theres no fish there. It takes time to learn an area.
You could launch at Ferry Point Marina on the Magothy or Smith's Marina on the Severn and fish the upper parts of these rivers in the protected creeks for white perch in the summer and pickerel and stripers in the fall. It cost $20 to launch but you will probably save $20 in gas compared to driving down to Mattawoman Creek from Annapolis.
You could also try Rocky Gorge Reservoir, launch at the Scott's Cove ramp in Scaggsville, MD and fish for LM Bass and Crappie. There are also stripers and northern pike in the reservoir but I've never had luck catching them, just the LM Bass. You need to get a permit from the WSSC to fish in Rocky Gorge and it's electric motor only.
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Hate to disagree but. The South River does not lack fish. I fish a 14 ft tin boat myself. And I've fished the river for many, many years. Go talk to Jim over at Marty's he'll get you pointed in the right direction.
I know very well that because i do not catch anything does not mean there are not fish. I was just looking for some spots that people have had good luck with.
I think that if you get skunked more than once at the same place it makes sense to move on.
I wanted to get over to the Severn and Magothy sometime, nice to know there is good fishing there. There are places you guys have suggested that look good and I would not think of, so thanks.
As for the South, I've tried many times, usually end up with nothing or really small white perch. Is Jim the fellow with the long hair?