Fishing Reports

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, 11/9/18 update: Temperatures are dropping, but the bite has stayed pretty consistent for those on the coast. Headboats are still getting out, and are coming back with many a happy angler. Most charter vessels headed out to the wrecks and reefs are hauling back limits of black sea bass and still some flounder. Many of the flounder are close to hitting the five-pound range, and most are being caught on drifting live mullet or strip baits. Either way, the bite… Read more from Coastal...
Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Fishing Update, 11/9/2018: The winter is closing in, with temperatures dropping into the 40s at night now. The freshwater species around DelMarVa are starting to pick up on the notion that they’ll be hibernating soon. Crappie remain a top target and will continue feeding hard until water temperatures go down another 10 degrees or so. Stick with structure in 10 or more feet of water, with small tube jigs and twisters, and small minnow, the top baits. As the water… Read more from Freshwater...

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

Way North and Delaware Fishing Report, 11/9/2018 Update: The weather has not been working with us here, people. The recent temperatures and rainfall earlier in the week has made the waters up in the northern end of the Bay even more murky. This is going to lead anglers to mostly limited success with just a few methods. Trolling hasn’t exactly been the best way to catch fish up north, unlike the rest of the Bay. But, if you do find some clearer water, try skipping white bucktails off the… Read more from Way North and DE...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 11/9/2018 Update: We’ve got a bit of change in the fishing patterns this week, people. The fish have been feeling the change in weather just as much as we have, and it’ll call for some changes to your tackle set up for the upcoming week. Let’s hop right into it: Trolling has become one of the best ways to cover water and try some prospecting. Even when there is no discernable structure around, any spot with marks on the finder will probably get you a few… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Seaworthy Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 11/9/18 Update: We’ve been noticing a huge uptick in the number of boats primarily going after rockfish with trolling gear, but truth be told, the Middle Bay bite has been a bit disappointing for this time of year. With the water clarity rising and the temperatures dropping, the larger stripers seem to have taken to the deeper waters for the time being. Even the birds seem confused as to where the fish are, and it's common to see large numbers of them… Read more from Middle Bay...

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by We Buy Boats

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, 11/9/18 Update: The lower Potomac is still a great spot to set up a chum slick at this time of year, with many of the bass stocking up for the winter run. It won’t be long until the temps negate the effect the chum may have, but don’t rule out this potent option while it’s still here. Many legal striped bass will show up this way, so let those circle hooks/bunker strips relax on the bottom and work their magic. Lower sections of the Potomac including St.… Read more from Lower Bay...

Tangier Sound Fishing Reports presented by Siren Marine

Tangier Sound Fishing Report, 11/9/2018 Update: The sound has been lively this week, folks. The trolling bite has been dominating for anglers sporting the six-inch shad umbrella rig to entice many of the (mostly throwback to barely-legal) stripers to bite. However, the major tributaries are your best bet at dredging up the keepers. Skipping white bucktails off the bottom of channel edges outside of the Manokin and Pocomoke sound be excellent spots for trolling this week. Getting down deep is… Read more from Tangier Sound...
Way South and VA Fishing Report, 11/9/2018 Update: The folks down south are getting some relief and diversity, as compared to the woes of the northern anglers. For the time being, fishermen down south are feeling the better temperatures, clearer water, and flocks of birds that we surely are missing around the Maryland sections of the Bay. Keep those binoculars handy, since the flocks can come out of nowhere and will surely point you to the nearest school. Jigs thrown to the feeding fish then… Read more from Way South and VA...