Fishing Reports

8/18/2017 Coastal Fishing Report Update: The Ocean City Fishing Center reports slow fishing offshore this week, with tuna few and far between. Despite a lackluster tuna bite, the white marlin seem to be biting more - just after the White Marlin Open has ended. Washington Canyon has been the better bet for the billfish. Although the overall bite has been slow, the Fishing Center did have some interesting news to tell us in that a wahoo was brought in by one of their boats yesterday, although we… Read more from Coastal...
8/18/2017 Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Fishing Report Update: Rain this week has disrupted trout fishing in some local streams and rivers, high water levels making it nearly impossible for anglers to fishing topwater to catch the fish's attention below surface. In other areas, the rivers are running clear (see our 8/15 update, below). If you go to one area and find muddy water, don't be afraid to pull up stakes and drive somewhere else because just a few miles away it can be a completely different… Read more from Freshwater...
8/18/2017 Northern Maryland and Delaware Fishing Report Update: Herb’s Tackle Shop let us know that the early morning bite for striped bass plus some largemouth has remained steady for those casting topwater in the Conowingo Dam pool. Catfish have been active around the dam pool as well, providing some midday action when rockfish and largemouth bass may not be biting as much. Catfish are also thick in deeper waters near Turkey Point. In addition to the strong but early striped bass bite, many… Read more from Way North & DE...

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8/18/2017 Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Update: As in previous weeks, the Upper Bay continues to be full of life. Swan Point, Podickory Point, and Love Point have remained hotspots as the summer has moved along, providing reliable fishing for anglers up and down the bay. Light tackle jigging, chumming, and live lining spot have been the most common and dependable methods for targeting rockfish. Some anglers are still trolling red hoses and Tsunamis, however the trolling bite has seen a… Read more from Upper Bay...
8/18/2017 Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Update: Anglers fishing the Middle Bay have excellent opportunities to bring home dinner, with schools of fish located both north and south. Running north to Love Point, Swan Point, or Podickory Point has proven to be reliable for a good day of fishing (see the Upper Bay Report, for more on that option). Schools of fish have gathered around Hacketts, where most anglers are live lining spot or chumming. Alltackle in Annapolis reported that bluefish… Read more from Middle Bay...
8/18/2017 Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report Update: The Lower Bay has been full of life the past few weeks, with everything from cobia to croaker in its waters. Cobia and bluefish are around the target ships, however not in the same numbers that they were in previous weeks according to the Tackle Box. Most fish have been smaller in size and are primarily taking chunks of cut bait, although live eels have been working for those after the cobia. The trolling bite has dropped off, but some… Read more from Lower Bay...
8/18/2017 Tangier Sound Fishing Report Update: Sea Hawk Sports Center reports fair numbers of speckled trout are still in the Sound, and are close to shore around structure such as stumps and grass. Fishing has remained generally the same in the past few weeks, and what Guide Chris Karwacki told us back in late July is still holding true. Larger striped bass have been found in the Sound including some up on the banks of the islands, however they’re typically closer to channel ledges, where… Read more from Tangier Sound...
8/18/2017 Southern Chesapeake and Virginia Fishing Report Update: Oceans East reports a small remaining cobia bite offshore, from Sanbridge to Cape Henry. Most fish seem to have moved from the area, however fishing could simply be disrupted by changes in water salinity and temperature due to storms this week. Same goes for the schools of large drum that have been in the area; the bite has dropped off but it's impossible to know if this is due to weather, or the fish leaving the area and… Read more from Way South & VA...