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, September 13, 2019 Update: Fortunately for all of us along the Mid-Atlantic region, the hurricane’s impact was limited and the farther north you went, the less of an impact it made. Offshore there are decent numbers of marlin being caught at all the canyons but the fall run of insane catching really hasn’t kicked in just yet. Tuna, meanwhile, have been rather difficult to locate in any good numbers since the storm passed through. Mahi have been a target of meat-… Read more from Coastal...

Freshwater Fishing Reports presented by District Angling

Freshwater Fishing Report, September 13, 2019 Update: The freshwater fishing scene remains active, starting with area rivers which are now running at normal or below normal flows in most areas. Terrestrials will take trout, but those areas with low waters means spooky fish so stay in stealth mode. In larger streams and rivers smallmouth should be in prime form right about now and if history is any indication crayfish-imitating crankbaits will be a top producer; check out this Smallmouth Bass… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way North Chesapeake Fishing Report, September 13, 2019 Update:  Although the same areas in the Bay’s northernmost reaches have remained productive, their consistency has fluctuated recently. Now summer days are waning, but those of good fishing have extended yet again. This week was marked by trips to the Conowingo Dam pool and Susquehanna Flats that provided anglers with more than relaxation - the bite remained on the up-swing, this week. Taylored Tackle let us know that stripers are… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 13, 2019 Update: Throughout the Upper Bay, fishing the hotspots has been quite a lot easier recently as the fleets have dispersed a bit, and boats no longer need to be on high alert for casts and lines being trolled from other boats in close quarters. Tochterman’s let us know that the newfound ease of navigation anglers are finding in these areas is a symptom of the bite’s decline. This has been true for most of the hotspots, with the bite at Love… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Reports presented by Deeper

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 13, 2019 Update: With several other areas of Bay experiencing a drop in the quantity and quality of fish being caught, the Middle Bay is getting attention from anglers up and down the Bay’s shorelines. Make sure to get out early, in part to secure a sound position to fish, but also because the bite has been best just after the sun breaks the horizon. Much of the action has been centered around Thomas Point, where Alltackle reports that the live-… Read more from Middle Bay...

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by The Tackle Box

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 13, 2019 Update: Most trollers have continued to take advantage of the killer Spanish mackerel bite, and landing them has been no struggle with so many in the area. The Tackle Box suggested pulling small Clarks spoons, small Drones, or Hard Head Custom Baits. They also reminded us that a good rule of thumb for trolling speed when you’re going after Spanish mackerel is about double striper-speed. Typically this has meant cruising between eight and… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier and Lower Shore Fishing Report, September 13, 2019 Update: Fishing in the Sounds and along the lower Shore has continued to pick up with an ever-increasing speckled trout bite. Sea Hawk reported that the marsh edges are home to a good number of them, and anglers fishing the edges are seeing great results. They suggested casting pink or white soft plastics or hitting the creeks with a drifted piece of soft or peeler crab. The Tangier and Pocomoke have also continued to see an uptick in… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Fishing Report, September 13, 2019 Update: Keeping with the trend of recent weeks, a great variety of fishing opportunities are being presented in the southernmost parts of the Chesapeake. Perhaps most notably, the Spanish mackerel bite has persisted and is continuing to provide absolutely stellar fishing. Ocean’s East let us know that the method of going after them hasn’t changed much: small Clark spoons, small Drones, and pink, orange, or yellow Hard Head Custom Baits… Read more from Way South...