Coastal Fishing Reports

Coastal Fishing Reports presented by Raymarine

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, April 3 Update:

Fellow FishTalkers: We know you’re all rearing to get out of the house and on the water like we are. We live and breathe fishing, and are quite bummed about the limits placed upon being on the water right now. With limits regarding who can be out and about right now, as well as reduced hours and customer contact in most tackle shops, we’d like to forewarn you that the reports are going to be a bit thin this week and probably will remain so until this blows over. We also know there’s been a lot of confusion over exactly what the current regulations are regarding who can and cannot fish. We can’t tell you the regs in this report because they differ by the area and are changing by the day, but visit our Social Distancing While Fishing page, and in the fourth paragraph you’ll find links to the different state and federal agency websites and announcements regarding the legalities.

flounder caught in ocean city
We weren't able to round up a pic of one of the flounder caught recently, so here's a blast-from-the-past shot of Angler in Chief Lenny Rudow holding up his PB. "It was eight pounds and 28 inches," he says. "The camera angle was just all wrong." Ummm, yeah.

Inshore, solid reports are still coming from anglers fishing for tog around the reefs and wrecks. Dropping green crab to them has been a great way to bring home dinner. Flounder are also starting to show up in the inlets and coastal bays from Ocean City south, and are primarily taking six-inch chartreuse, pearl, and pink soft plastics bounced off the bottom. We didn’t manage to find anyone who could give us solid intel on offshore, nor on the surf bite this week. That said, with the first of the drum having showed up last week we’re thinking that the surf should be a solid option for early season anglers willing to wait a while between bites for the prospect of picking up a fish or two.

March 6, 2020
Coastal Fishing Report, March 27 Update: Well anglers, we’ve been advised to stay home and keep at least six feet away from other people. Tough, right? We’re already feeling a little cramped up. But, we’ve got some groovy weekend plans that allow… Read more...
February 7, 2020
Coastal Fishing Report, February 28 Update: The tog are keeping the coastal fishery afloat right now, with fish being steadily pecked at in all the DelMarVa waters along the wrecks and reefs—Captain Monty Hawkins on the Morning Star reported… Read more...
January 3, 2020
Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, January 30 Update: We heard very little on the coastal front this week; the tog remain the primary catch off the coast recently, with Alltackle in Ocean City reporting that the bite isn’t letting up on crab… Read more...