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 Raymarine

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, January 24 Update: Poor conditions over the past week made it difficult to venture into the ocean, but anglers making it out and hitting the inshore wrecks enjoyed some seriously good tog fishing. They’ve been quick to take green and peeler crab dropped down on the bottom. Alltackle in Ocean City let us know that while the waters haven’t been busy, some boats coming in have reported limiting out. Similar reports have come from boats departing to the north… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Fishing Report, January 24 update: With the Bay quiet, the freshwater front is getting plenty of attention. Inland lakes, reservoirs, ponds, and streams are all providing plenty of choices. Eastern shore spots which remain a bit warmer than those on the Western side, like the Blackwater, the Pocomoke, the Wicomico, and the mill ponds, were hot spots this week due to their crappie bites. Clyde’s and Tochtermans both let us know that these areas have taken a little bit of searching… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way North Chesapeake Fishing Report, January 24 Update: A bit of ice skim temporarily formed in some spots of the northern reaches of the Chesapeake, which might seem like a huge bummer, but let’s stay optimistic because if the weatherman’s forecast is close it’ll be gone in no time. You’re still safe regardless if you hit areas of moving water and though we didn’t hear first-hand from anyone fishing there this week, Perryville should remain a solid bet, or Clyde’s suggested heading to the… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

  Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 24 Update: Anglers in the Upper Bay have had to be willing to travel to get in on action throughout the Chesapeake this week, with Tochterman’s letting us know that there are currently plenty of great options available. If you aren’t looking to travel too far from home, they suggested going fresh and hitting up Loch Raven, Liberty Reservoir, and the tributaries where the crappie fishing has been hot. Pink, orange, yellow, and chartreuse shad… Read more from Upper Bay...
Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 24 Update: Across the Chesapeake, there have been a few key areas over the past week that have been producing while the rest of the Bay has been experiencing a fish-drought. Eastern shore rivers like the Tuckahoe remain wonderful opportunities for anglers to get in on the yellow perch bite. Angler’s reported that minnow suspended by a bobber and shad darts have been the best way to go after them, typically focusing on areas with deeper water and… Read more from Middle Bay...
Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 24 Update: Alltackle in Annapolis suggested fishing the Point Lookout/Smith Point zone, where scattered reports of stripers are still coming in. Most guys fishing the area have been sticking to half-ounce and heavier (mostly heavier) jig heads with BKD and Gulp! soft plastics, up to 10 inches, bouncing them off bottom. The fish have typically been deep, keeping along the channel edges. It’s taking some serious work to get into them, but may be… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier and Lower Shore Fishing Report, January 24 Update: The Wicomico and Pocomoke have been providing some of the best regional fishing available lately, with the upper trib waters full of pickerel, bass, yellow perch, and some crappie. Lower shore mill ponds have remained hot, too. Bass have been quick to hit Bass Assassins and spinnerbaits cast along edges and drop-offs during the morning, sometimes coming up in rapid succession. Anglers targeting pickerel have been finding them in along… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Fishing Report, January 24 Update: We expected that the last mention of trout we’d hear would’ve been at least a month ago, but they’re still popping up again in the inlets. Ocean’s East let us know that anglers are catching them sporadically on soft plastics, and although the bite is on and off with the weather, they’re sure exciting to find this time of year. They reported that the majority of Virginia anglers have shifted their attention to freshwater, however, with… Read more from Way South...