Fishing Reports

10/12/2017 Coastal Mid Atlantic Fishing Report: Hook 'em and Cook 'em reported that although wind conditions have kept many anglers inshore, there has proven to be a pretty nice flounder bite the past week off the Delaware coastline. Many angers fishing inshore wrecks have had large flounder mixed in with their catch, as the flounder begin to migrate offshore. Flounder are hitting baits on bottom, as well as jigs bounced along bottom. Anglers targeting big flounder often do best by using live… Read more from Coastal...
October Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Fishing Report 10/12/2017: FishTalk Contributor Jim Gronaw checked in to let us know that the record high temperatures well into October in many areas of the readersip have seen summer patterns hang on, with topwaters taking largemouth bass in many lakes and impoundments. Buzz baits, chatterbaits, Whopper Plopper 110 and 130's along with the classic Jitterbug have remained top lure choices well into the fall. Look for topwater action to decrease as water… Read more from Freshwater...
October Northern Chesapeake and Delaware Fishing Report 10/12/2017: Windy weather and tough conditions have kept a lot of anglers off the water this week. That being said, Herb’s Tackle Shop reported that although not many anglers got out in the past few days, those who did were doing fairly well jigging and casting topwater on the Susquehanna Flats. Fish have been smaller, but the report was better than last week, when fewer fish were being caught. We are hopeful that as we continue to move… Read more from Way North & DE...

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October Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report 10/12/2017: The Upper Bay still has many active hotspots, unlike many other areas this week. Tochtermans reports that Podickory Point continues to hold fish, as well as Love Point and Belvidere Shoals. Tochtermans has continued to get reports of anglers catching fish in the upper 20-inch range, all the way to the mid-30s. Jigging and trolling have continued to be the most popular tactics out on the water, however many anglers struggled to get out due… Read more from Upper Bay...
October Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report 10/16/2017 Update: The rivers are on, people! In the past two days we've received reports of (and/or experienced first-hand) good striper bites at the mouths of virtually all the western shore tributaries in the Middle Bay area. Well, nope - make that all of them. There's been a mix of birds and no birds and hordes of bait all over the place, but however you cut it the folks fishing in the mouths of the Severn, South, and West seem to have done at… Read more from Middle Bay...
October Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report 10/13/2017: Unfortunately action in the Lower Bay for some of the more exotic Chesapeake species has dropped off this week, and J & W reports that fewer and fewer redfish are being caught in the Lower Bay. In fact reports of action for all species has experienced a significant drop off near the target ships, however, this could be attributed to foul weather this past week, as many anglers didn’t have the chance to get out on the water. On the… Read more from Lower Bay...
October Tangier Sound Fishing Report 10/13/2017: The rockfish bite in the Sound has slowed down this past week, and most being caught have been mixed in with the speckled trout bite. Specks and stripers alike are hitting topwater lures, and typically stripers are just mixed in with the catch. Sea Hawk Sports Center said they haven't heard much about jigging in the Sound, or anyone targeting rockfish in particular, as the week's weather was anything but ideal for fishing out in open waters. We… Read more from Tangier Sound...
October Way South and Virginia Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report 10/13/2017: Not much action has been occurring on the ocean front, according to Oceans East Tackle Shop. A few flounder are still being caught around the bridges, however most are drastically undersized, around the nine to 13 inch range - as seems to be the case throughout much of the Chesapeake region. Targeting flatfish on the inshore wrecks and reefs is a better option, if you want to find some keepers and if the weather allows.… Read more from Way South & VA...