Fishing Reports

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Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, September 29 Update: Fall is producing some steady bites along the Atlantic, but the forecast doesn’t look great for this coming weekend. The remnants of Hurricane Ian is expected to make its way up the coast and dump rain with steady winds for the next few days. We will have to wait and see if the fishing holds up after the weather, but this past week treated anglers well. The surf is producing a mix of kingfish, spot, and croaker on pieces of bloodworms.… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, September 29 Update: Seasonal changes are bringing some of our first cold fronts to the region and we will see a lot of freshwater patterns changing over the next few weeks. Many of the trout streams are running low but this weekend’s rain will revitalize those waters. Mossy Creek reports that tricos are still thick in the mornings and hoppers, crickets, and ants are still readily available for fish to feed on. They recommend using dry dropper rigs as… Read more from Freshwater...
Way North Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 29 Update: Action on the northern reaches of the Bay has been picking up but it looks like things are going to slow back down for a few days as the remnants of Hurricane Ian are expected to make their way up the coast this weekend, bringing heavy rain and persistent wind to our region. This will likely muddy the water and make fishing unfavorable as runoff from the Susquehanna flows into the Bay. Prior to the weather, Herb’s reports that… Read more from Way North...
Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 29 Update: Rocktober is almost here but it looks like it is going to be less than an ideal start. The remnants of Hurricane Ian are likely to make their way up the coast this weekend bringing heavy rain and persistent wind to our region. This may muddy the water and make fishing conditions unfavorable for a few days. Hopefully by next week, things will get back on schedule. Prior to the incoming weather, the rock fishing has been great in a… Read more from Upper Bay...
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 29 Update: A variety of fish are being caught in the Bay right now with fall temperatures putting fish into feeding mode. We had a total of four verified reports in the past week of bull redfish popping up in Eastern Bay and had second-hand intel of one caught near the Rhode River, plus a mystery runoff off the mouth of the west that nearly spooled the angler before the hook pulled. On the rockfish front two readers reported excellent topwater… Read more from Middle Bay...
Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 29 Update: There are a lot of great bites going on right now in the Lower Bay with water temperatures dropping due to cooler fall air coming into the region. Many fish are feeding hard and fattening up on the abundance of baitfish in the area. Bluefish are feeding on schools of peanut bunker and bay anchovies all over the Bay and Lower Potomac. Most of the schools are full of smaller bluefish but anglers are getting some bigger fish up to five… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier, Pocomoke, and Lower Shore Fishing Report, September 29 Update: The Sounds of the Chesapeake and areas of the ESVA can be a great place to fish this time of year but it is often weather dependent. The remnants of Hurricane Ian will likely make their way up the coast this weekend bringing heavy rain and persistent wind to our region, creating less than ideal water conditions for fishing in the next few days to come. Hopefully by the middle of next week conditions will return to normal… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 29 Update: It looks likely that the remnants from Hurricane Ian will make fishing tough over the next few days as heavy rain and persistent wind make their way into the region. Prior to the incoming weather, Oceans East reported that the Spanish mackerel bite is still decent though it is starting to taper off a bit. There hasn’t appeared to be one hotspot, so if you are trolling along channel ledges, you should be hooking up. Many fish are… Read more from Way South...