Fishing Reports

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, 5/25/2018: The surf is still producing fish, and this week we're happy to be able to include (finally!) some good news about offshore, as well. In Delaware's waters Old Inlet is reporting that anglers working the suds have encountered a few stripers and some blues on cut bait fished on Doodlebugs, plus a few black drum caught on clam and sand fleas. There were also striper caught - including keepers - at Indian River, by anglers fishing from the rocks. Shad… Read more from Coastal...
Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Fishing Report, 5/25/2018: It’s been a great spring run for freshwater anglers up until now, even as many folks plying the Bay and coast were flummoxed, but the Great Deluge of 2018 has brought this phenomenon to an end for the time being as far as fishing in rivers go. Reports up and down the region are of flooded-out, muddy waters and poor fishing. Bottom line: right now freshwater anglers are best off sticking with bodies of water that have very low or zero flow.… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North and DE Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way North and Delaware Fishing Report, 5/25/2018: Checking the weather today we were disappointed to see rain in the forecast, especially since runoff from last weeks’ storms created reduced water clarity in many of the areas' waterways, and produced large amounts of floating debris. With that being said, use caution while cruising this weekend because little could be worse than starting off the fishing season with your boat out of commission. Despite the rain, however, fishing this week has… Read more from Way North and DE...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 5/25/2018: Coming home with dinner has been no problem this week, as the Upper Bay has been absolutely alive and action-packed. Trolling still seems to be the most productive means of catching fish on the Eastern side, particularly around Love Point and from the LP buoy down to the bridge. Fishbones recommends trolling light tackle, such as small tandems, spoons, and two to three ounce bucktails. The median size fish has been somewhere between 28 and 32… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Seaworthy Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 5/25/2018: We really hope you're reading this from the cockpit of your boat, because with how hot the bite is right now you ought to be out on the water. Fishing the Middle Bay has produced nonstop action for many anglers, and the fish are packed in tight. The primary mode for many anglers has shifted from trolling to jigging — Anglers recommends hitting Bloody Point and the Bay Bridge, where half ounce GI jigheads with six inch pink, purple, and… Read more from Middle Bay...

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by Off The Hook Yacht Sales

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 5/25/2018: One of the best reports we heard this week was from reader Eric Packard, who apparently retired so he could go fishing every day. We mean, EVERY DAY! (Yes we did ask Eric if he would trade jobs and no he did not bite). The good news is that stripers, many keeper sized, have moved into the Western Shore rivers of the Lower Bay zone. Casting around near Solomons has produced hordes of stripers (one day’s report included 35 stripers with four… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier Sound Fishing Report, 5/25/2018: The Tangier has been full of life with the season beginning to really kick in, and the islands and tributary mouths of the Sound are producing an excellent bite for light tackle anglers casting to  stripers up into the low 30 inch range (though many are smalls). Soft plastics and topwater (at daybreak and also in the rain, with low-light conditions) have been effective at rips and holes near points, along grass bed edges, and at the stump fields. Unlike… Read more from Tangier Sound...
Way South Chesapeake and Virginia Fishing Report, 5/25/2018: This week we're excited to report that flounder have started becoming more active bayside, and have been concentrated around the CBBT as well as in the Virginia Beach area inlets. Most have continued to take chartreuse and white soft plastics and GULPs jigged near bottom. With each passing day, the bite has continued to pick up and we expect it to further improve, says Oceans East. Note the four-inch chartreuse GULP jerk shad.… Read more from Way South and VA...