Upper Bay Fishing Reports

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay 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. While it’s tough to keep away from the docks and shorelines, we encourage you all to abide by the regulations put in place by Governor Larry Hogan. If you’re a substance angler, remember to abide by social distancing requirements while keeping in mind that all the normal fishing and boating rules and regs are still in effect. With such stringent limits put in place regarding who can be on the water 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.

white perch anglers with fish
Doug and Matt found the white perch way up the Pax, just prior to the stay-at-home being issued. 

White perch have been hanging around the upper areas of the tribs just down-river from the spawning zones, and going after them with bloodworms on a bottom rig has been the best way to bring home dinner. Some anglers also reported success with grass shrimp; we heard from one reader who got a couple fishing off his private pier in the Magothy after netting his own shrimp.

March 6, 2020
Upper Chesapeake Bay 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… Read more...
February 7, 2020
Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, February 28 Update: Woohoo! We’re finally hearing steady reports that yellows are hanging out in the Tribs. Tochterman’s let us know that the Magothy has been a hotspot, with plenty of yellows coming out of the… Read more...
January 3, 2020
Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 30 Update: As far as fishing the Bay goes, we haven’t heard of too many fish coming off of the Bay Bridge pilings (though you know there are still some fish there) or anything very consistent and… Read more...