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 Reports presented by Intrinsic

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, October 22 Update: Offshore the tuna bite in the Washington has been sporadic on the days when the wind allows boats to get out, with some reporting incredible success and others just eeking out a fish or two. We heard from four that made it out in the past week and the catches were a single yellowfin in the 50-pound class for two of them, one boat with a yellowfin and two bigeye, and the fourth went five for eight on yellowfin. Chunking butterfish has been… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Fishing Report, October 22 Update: This week, the Maryland DNR continued their trout stocking efforts in four different counties, and a combined 2,300 rainbow, golden, and brown trout were stocked in five different lakes and ponds. They’ve been stocking since the beginning of October, and have put tens of thousands of trout in the water so far – see the trout stocking webpage for more specifics. Virginia also has fall stocking underway and their listings of stockings can be found at… Read more from Freshwater...
Way North Chesapeake Fishing Report, October 22 Update: There isn’t much better than a crisp, fall morning topwater bite. Right now, anglers reporting in from the Conowingo Dam Pool and Flats are enjoying exactly that. They’ve got a moderately steady bite going on in the mornings, and although anglers who visited Sarge’s Bait and Tackle throughout the week mentioned many fish aren’t hitting the 19-inch mark, the action is making for wonderful mornings. The evening bite hasn’t been bad either,… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, October 22 Update: Fall striper fishing is fully fledged, with some solid catches from anglers fishing the Bay Bridges to Pooles Island. The Bridges remain an especially popular area and a variety of methods are working. Plus, reports of rockfish success on stripers up to 32-inches came from the Bay Bridges in recent days — that sure does make heading there tempting. Livelining is still a good method to employ but spot are becoming tougher and tougher to… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Waterfront Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, October 22 Update: Several solid reports of rockfish success on stripers up to 32-inches came from the Bay Bridges in recent days. Livelining is still a good method to employ but spot are becoming tougher and tougher to come up with by the day and jiggers are doing well tossing white and chartreuse BKDs on skirted heads. We also had one report of a black sea bass caught at the bridges. The Angler in Chief also made it out one evening this week and says the… Read more from Middle Bay...

Coastal Fishing Reports presented by The Tackle Box

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, October 22 Update: Fishing in the Lower Bay is like the finale of a symphony right now; scores of fish are gathering to feed on baitfish as they travel out of rivers and south before Chesapeake waters become quiet for winter and multiple species are blending to add some harmony. Fishing the shorelines was popular this week and multiple anglers who stopped by the Tackle Box reported that they were consistently producing in the lower Potomac and St. Mary’s.… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier, Pocomoke, and Lower Shore fishing report, October 22 Update: The bite in the Sounds was good this week, and although winds made finding clean water difficult at times (lots of times) there's still a beautiful mix of stripers and specks. Stripers now are taking the pole position, though, as finding conditions appropriate for the species was tough this week. Anglers tossing soft plastics through weedy and protected areas or jigging the bottom were both able to locate fish. Both species… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, October 22 Update: Baitfish moving down the Chesapeake are bringing with them tons of activity, much of which is happening in Virginia waters near the mouth of the Bay—when the wind is calm enough to enjoy it. With this being the third weekend striped bass are open to catch, many anglers are seeking them out along shorelines and channel edges. The shorelines and river mouths are tending to hold good numbers — boats that cruised them this week frequently… Read more from Way South...