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 Report, November 14, 2019 Update: For those still willing to brave the chill in offshore waters, we have some very good news and some very bad news. First, the good: daytime-droppers continue to pick up swordfish up and down the line in the canyons, fishing squid baits about 100 feet off bottom in 1,000 to 1,400 feet of water. In the southern reaches of our area, Virginia Beach boats are also finding good numbers of wahoo (some hitting the 100-pound mark), excellent yellowfin… Read more from Coastal...

Freshwater Fishing Reports presented by District Angling

Freshwater Fishing Report, November 14, 2019 Update: Trout anglers throughout the region are still picking away at fall stockers, but coming by native fish is on the tougher side thanks to below average water levels in most areas. Intrepid angler David Rudow reports that action in the Gunpowder was slow last week if you didn’t watch your step, as the fish were easily spooked. In areas ranging from the Potomac creeks to the Baltimore reservoirs to Lake Anna, however, crappie are on a big-time… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way North Fishing Report, November 14, 2019 Update: Wintry weather is finally upon us, and while you may be a bit cold on the water, the fishing is still hot. The Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna Flats, and the lower river remain the best areas in the northernmost parts of the Bay, by far. Throughout the day, tossing soft plastics far into the dam pool is providing plenty of schoolie stripers. The best time to be fishing has been morning time at the dam and on the Flats. The topwater bite has been… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, November 14, 2019 Update: Cold weather isn’t keeping anglers off the Chesapeake for these the last weeks of striper season. Although the fishing isn’t quite as lively as last week, Fishbones reported that the bite along channel edges and near the Key Bridge has been strong. Anglers choosing to jig the channel edges are doing especially well, and have been landing stripers breaking the 20-inch mark. Bouncing six-inch white, chartreuse, and pearl Gulp! and… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Reports presented by Deeper

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, November 14, 2019 Update: Striper fishing in the Middle Bay hasn’t been stunted by the cold, with plenty of opportunities for anglers to embrace in the next few weeks. Alltackle in Annapolis reported that the best bite has been happening for jiggers hitting the channel edges. Bouncing six-inch white, chartreuse, and pearl Gulp! and BKD soft plastics off the bottom has been incredibly productive. Anglers choosing to jig are also getting into larger fish… Read more from Middle Bay...

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by The Tackle Box

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, November 14, 2019 Update: The Tackle Box let us know that it’s a great time to be on the hunt for rockfish. Stripers are in the lower Potomac, and throughout the Chesapeake’s channel edges in good numbers every day. Jiggers are doing well with six-inch white, chartreuse, and pearl Gulp! and BKD soft plastics, bounced off the bottom. However, most of the action in the Lower Bay is coming from trollers who are hitting the channel edges. The Tackle Box… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier and Lower Shore Fishing Report, November 14, 2019 Update: It's transition time, people. Speckled trout are still throughout the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds, but the cold snaps have hit and we did receive a report from a reader who found the specks unwilling to play the day after a very cold night. When they do bite, it seems that plenty are available to anglers hitting creek mouths, points with rips, grassy shorelines, submerged grass beds, and stumps. The specks have been taking swim… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, November 14, 2019 Update: The cold snap hasn’t scared off the speckled trout yet, with Ocean’s East reporting that they’re still showing up around HRBT and the inlets as well as on the eastern shore creeks. Nicer fish have shown up recently, too, with some 25-inch-plus trout in the mix. Although they’ve begun to thin out slightly, we’re hoping that they’ll stick around for a bit longer. Most boats have been bringing them aboard with four-inch soft… Read more from Way South...