Fishing Reports

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, January 18, 2019 Update: Fishing reports from the coast has been few and far between – tough weather coupled with dangerously low temperatures and an overall slow bite kept anglers off the water this week. Inshore, the wrecks haven’t been seeing much action, as tog have been difficult to locate and oftentimes finding them requires vast amount of effort for little reward. Capt. Monty on the Morning Star did report some success when he was able to get off the… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Fishing Report, January 18, 2019 Update: Freshwater fisheries have been more active than most for the past week, particularly lakes in the southern parts of our region. That said, fewer anglers than usual have been venturing out and on the whole, reports were way down. Note: many of the lakes and ponds in our northern areas like southern PA and central to northern Maryland have skimmed with ice which is not thick enough to walk on, and were un-fishable as we compiled this report.… Read more from Freshwater...

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

Way north Chesapeake and Delaware fishing report, January 18, 2019 Update: Although fishing in the upper reaches of the Bay has been slow for the past few weeks, as cold weather has moved in over the past several days, water temperatures have dropped, seeming to have had a positive effect on some bites. Although pickerel, white perch, and crappie have been present (but not abundant), yellow perch have been playing a small role in the equation save for this week. This could be a result of the… Read more from Way North and DE...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 18, 2019 Update: Fishing in the Bay has been slow as we’ve moved into a new year, however even as angling effort dropped off this week, the bite began to pick up with a cold front moving in and setting the yellow perch into motion. The previously lackluster bite has been most active in the upper reaches of local tributaries, as well as their surrounding creeks and freshwater areas. Anglers in Annapolis reported that most fish have been caught in… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Seaworthy Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 18, 2019 Update: With fishing participation dropping off some bites have been picking up this week, both changes attributed to the shift in weather, as the cold snap seems to have triggered many anglers to stay at home but the yellow perch to bite. This week, those diehard enough to travel out onto the water in freezing temperatures have been finding perch in the upper reaches of local tributaries, creeks, and freshwaters. Chester River, the… Read more from Middle Bay...
Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 18, 2019 Update: Fishing the Lower Bay has been slower than as in previous weeks, with little action reported recently. Heavy snowfall prevented anglers from venturing out onto the water, and those who did came back with thin reports. Although catch-and-release striper fishing was slow (we did have one report of a few 40-inch-plus monsters being caught south of Point Lookout), we have reason to be optimistic due to an uptick in the number of yellow… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier Sound Fishing Report, January 18, 2019 Update: Due to the weather squelching fishing effort, we don’t have much info to bring you from this zone, this week. Fishing in the Sound has been slow following the general trend of this winter weather. We have a lack of reports this week partly because not many anglers ventured out due to poor weather conditions, and partly because those who did had a tough time finding good action. That said, the upper Nanticoke, Pocomoke, and Wicomico, as… Read more from Tangier Sound...
Way Southern Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Fishing Report, January 18, 2019 Update: The Southern waters of the Chesapeake have been providing some lackluster fishing this week, with few anglers reporting in, and even fewer catching. Naturally, the recent weather has seriously cut down on the number of people venturing out onto the water. As a result, the volume of recent reports is quite thin. And although fishing has been dismally slow for many, yellow perch did pick up for those willing to… Read more from Way South and VA...