Fishing Reports

Weekly fishing reports for the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic and surrounding region. If you would like to be notified via e-mail when our weekly fishing reports are updated, click here to sign up.

Coastal Fishing Report, July 10 Update: Offshore guys from Indian River down to Virginia Beach have been alternately singing praises and singing blues, when it comes to the tuna bite. We had readers check in after trips to Poor Mans and Washington Canyons this week, with tilefish commonly saving the day but a couple reports of onsie-twosie yellowfin catches. In one interesting catch of note, the Gone Phishin came into Sunset with a fat snowy grouper in the boat – nice job, on that one guys!… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Fishing Report, July 10 Update: FishTalk Contributor Eric Packard was back at it again this week – does this guy ever take a day off from fishing?! – and found that the heavy rains had elevated water levels and lowered water temps a bit in some southern Maryland lakes and ponds. As a result, the bass were in rare form slurping up wacky worm rigs with abandon in flooded timber and grassy areas. Contributor Jim Gronaw also verified the recent willingness of bass to come out and play… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way North Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, July 10 Update: Attention Maryland Rockfish Anglers: We are getting multiple reports of numerous striped bass floaters drifting downstream from the fleets of boats fishing the Tolchester area. Unfortunately, no governmental or scientific agency seems to be investigating or documenting the issue. Please help us try to gain an understanding of just how significant this is, by performing a count of how many dead rockfish you see floating if you go fishing… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, July 10 Update: Attention Maryland Rockfish Anglers: We are getting multiple reports of numerous striped bass floaters drifting downstream from the fleets of boats fishing the Tolchester area. Unfortunately, no governmental or scientific agency seems to be investigating or documenting the issue. Please help us try to gain an understanding of just how significant this is, by performing a count of how many dead rockfish you see floating if you go fishing in… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Waterfront Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, July 10 Update: Attention Maryland Rockfish Anglers: We are getting multiple reports of numerous striped bass floaters drifting downstream from the fleets of boats fishing the Tolchester area. Unfortunately, no governmental or scientific agency seems to be investigating or documenting the issue. Please help us try to gain an understanding of just how significant this is, by performing a count of how many dead rockfish you see floating if you go fishing in… Read more from Middle Bay...

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by The Tackle Box

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, July 10 Update: The Tacklebox reports that cobia are now spread out from Hooper’s Island Light south, all the way down the Bay. Angler in Chief Lenny Rudow backs up that account, and notes that although he did better last week than this week while hunting cobia close to the State line, the fish can be found all down the channel edges and near the Target Ship. He also mentioned that last weekend they spotted notably more cobia out over deep water than they… Read more from Lower Bay...

Tangier and Lower Shore Fishing Reports presented by PYY Marine

Tangier, Pocomoke, and Lower Shore Fishing Report, July 10 Update: Both the Tackle Box and Sea Hawk are reporting that the speckled trout bite along the shallows of the lower Eastern Shore remains prime. Grassbeds are hot, and anglers casting four-inch white, pearl, pink, and chartreuse paddletails and Gulp! Jerk Shad on half-ounce heads are making strong catches including plenty of limits. A few (usually small) stripers are in the mix at times, but as the waters have become quite warm in the… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, July 10 Update: Contributor Chuck Harrison reports that a day at the CBBT this week produced a mix of small spadefish, a flounder, a small blue, and one very nice 47-inch redfish. Trolling for Spanish proved unproductive though Capt. Stan of Blind Date Charters did get into a mess of ribbonfish plus a kingfish while trolling similar waters. As we noted in the Coastal Reports, the numbers of ribbonfish and Spanish just outside the Bay have increased in… Read more from Way South...