Fishing Reports

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, 7/19/2018 Update: Reports from Delaware, Ocean City, and Virginia Beach indicate that the inshore fishery for flounder is now in full swing. Anglers drifting top-and-bottom Fluke Killers with Gulp! Swimming Mullet are catching excellent numbers of flatfish from virtually all of the reef locations, and plenty of people are hitting their limit. Anglers using squid strips are catching fewer flounder, but are adding some decent sea bass to the cooler.… Read more from Coastal...
Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Fishing Report, 7/19/2018 Update: This week, contributor Jim Gronaw had a lot of great information for you freshwater anglers. Stream fishing for smallmouth bass and various sunfish species has been good in many Potomac and Monocacy River tributaries, with small crankbaits like Rebel Teeny Crayfish and classic floating Rapalas getting a lot of action. With less rain the past several weeks water levels have settled to summer norms, and river fishing is good. Tailwater… Read more from Freshwater...

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

Way North and Delaware Fishing Report, 7/19/2018 Update: As for the North Report this week, Sarge’s Bait and Tackle tells us stripers moving north of Swan Point have been abundant and the best bite has been chumming, so many anglers have been running that way. They clued us in to the fact that that some anglers have been free-floating their bunker chunks in shallow waters in order to fill the box. Sarge’s also tells us that other anglers have switched to topwater in the shallows, particularly… Read more from Way North and DE...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 7/19/2018 Update: Fishbone’s told us that most of their customers have been running across to Tolchester, where anglers just looking to fill the box have been chumming in 17 to 21 feet of water inside of the crowd. Anglers fighting to catch a bigger class of fish were chumming on the outskirts of the hordes of boats and fishing in deeper waters from 28 to 32 feet. Fishers that stayed on the Western shore have been going just north of Bodkin, where they’re… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Seaworthy Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 7/19/2018 Update: Angler’s Sports Center says chumming is still the ticket to catching the most fish, and the best class of fish. Angler’s stresses that fishermen should use a bigger circle hooks (7/0 to 9/0 and above) in order to reduce the number of gut-hooks in fish you may be releasing. With high temperatures in the Chesapeake rockfish become more stressed and it’s important to handle them with care. (Read Dos and Don’ts of Catch and Release Fishing… Read more from Middle Bay...

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by We Buy Boats

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 7/19/2018 Update: The Tackle Box confirmed that in the Lower Bay zone the chumming bite is, as in other areas of the Bay, doing anglers the best for rockfish. Most are chumming at the rock piles just north of Point Lookout, and the steep channel edges along St. Clements and St. George islands. Best depths are reported to be 15 to 25 feet of water. Although they’re seeing lots of throwbacks coming from these areas, there is also a mix of decent sized… Read more from Lower Bay...

Tangier Sound Fishing Reports presented by Siren Marine

Tangier Sound Fishing Report, 7/19/2018 Update: Sea Hawk tells us that right now in the Tangier sound area, bottom fishing has begun producing a nice mixed bag. Croaker, spot, and white perch have been very good. There have been reports of small bluefish being caught as well, plus a few flounder. Bloodworms are a top pick for bottom fishing but to have a better shot at the flounder, try using larger peeler crab baits or drop another rig with live minnow. Stripers aren’t doing much in the Sound… Read more from Tangier Sound...
Way South and Virginia Fishing Report, 7/19/2018 Update: Capt. Stan from Blind Date Charters reports that in the Bay, cobia catches have slowed down a bit due to the spawn but should pick up again very soon. Reader reports confirm the current drop in cobia action, as they're spotting plenty of fish, but are also finding that many are simply unwilling to bite. Chummers seem to be doing a bit better on the cobia, with decent catches reported by readers (photo verified) off Windmill Point and… Read more from Way South and VA...