Fishing Reports

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Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, June 7 Update: Offshore we didn’t hear much of yellowfin tuna this week but the first white marlin of the year was caught just east of the Baltimore Canyon, and boats deep dropping for tilefish are picking up more fish. Offshore fishing action is about to really pick up. The sea bass fishing is still on the slower side, but the experienced captains are good at finding fish. Fish In OC let us know that successful reports on black sea bass came in from both… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, June 7 Update: Sweet summer is right around the corner as we welcome warm weather, longer days, and bass have moved into the shallows after their spawn and are now into their summertime patterns. FishTalk correspondent David Rudow visited a lake in southern Maryland with our reports editor and the two had a spectacular day catching bass up to five pounds. The fish were eager to hit topwater frogs and soft plastic flukes fished throughout the day. A five-… Read more from Freshwater...
Way North Chesapeake Fishing Report, June 7 Update: Summer is knocking on our door as longer days and warm weather have been welcomed by the fishing community. Readers fishing the northerly Chesapeake rivers report a good bite on fish of the freshwater variety, with both bass and crappie still hitting well now that they’re in a post-spawn mode and moving into summer mode. White perch were reported in the mix this week, too. Aquatic vegetation has grown thick by now and fish like bass and… Read more from Way North...
Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, June 7 Update: Striped bass season is now underway in Maryland and many anglers got out this past week to chase after them. Resident FishTalk kayak sharpie Zach Ditmars reports that there are plenty of rockfish — and plenty of fishing boats — for kayak anglers in the Patapsco as well as boat anglers. Paddletails drew plenty of bites and while the bulk of the fish are dinks, he mentioned having one on that was blatantly above the slot and looked to be 30-… Read more from Upper Bay...
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, June 7 Update: Summer is knocking on our door as June has finally arrived. Striped bass have been a big target for anglers now that the entire Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in Maryland are open to targeting as of June 1st. Angler in Chief Lenny Rudow says the striper bite in the Middle Bay zone remains on and off, with hot trips followed by cool ones at spots including Thomas Point, Poplar, the mouth of the Choptank, the power plant, and in the South… Read more from Middle Bay...
Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, June 7 Update: The Tackle Box let us know that June fishing is starting off with a bang for many anglers. Striped bass have been the main draw for those fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac, Rappahannock, and various other lower Bay tributaries. A charter fishing out of tall Timbers has been catching limits for clients on most days and loading up on big spot, too. The Tackle Box did mention that although there are plenty of eater sized spot around, they… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier, Pocomoke, and Lower Eastern Shore Fishing Report, June 7 Update: Spring is all but over as summer is bringing us longer days and lots of fish to catch in our beautiful home waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Sea Hawk Sports Center let us know that water temperatures in the sounds are climbing fast as summer approaches, but that the grassy shallows are holding good numbers of speckled trout and rockfish. Puppy drum have also made the occasional showing in the shallows. All species are being… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, June 7 Update: Summer is knocking on our door as spring is all but over for the year. The fish have already transitioned to their summer patterns and most of our migratory fish have returned to our waters for our angling pleasure. The various tidal tributaries have been offering up a mix of species including striped bass, stocked trout, red drum, and flounder. Successful red drum reports were noted in the Elizabeth River and Lynnhaven Inlet. One boat… Read more from Way South...