Fishing Reports and Fishing Hot spots

David Bolden August 21, 2020 0
Fishing Reports and Fishing Hot spots

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, August 13 Update: Readers report a very up-and-down bite for yellowfin while chunking at the Hot Dog. One day all the rods in sight are bent, and the very next everyone’s singing the blues and hoping for a hookup or two to break the monotony. Most of the more recent reports have been downs, not ups. The Ocean City Fishing Center stayed in line with that report, with mixed results for boats hitting the docks. Fewer boats came in flying tuna flags than in past weeks. They… Read more from Coastal
Freshwater Fishing Report, August 13 Update: Too little rain, too much rain… never just the right amount, it seems. Flyfishers have been battling waters running a bit high throughout much of our region, although fishing is still feasible. The trout bite in managed waters have been good during the opening weeks of August, with plenty of fish still available. Wooly buggers, nymphs, and caddis flies are top producers. The recent rains are likely to cause some localized issues with muddy waters… Read more from Freshwater

Way North Fishing Reports presented by Clyde’s Sports Shop 

Way North Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, August 13 Update: Hey, folks! Please remember that as of Sunday the 16th of August stripers are off-limits in Maryland waters. The season officially opens back up September 1, and we’ll be reporting on them again at that time. Rich encountered this F-A-T cat near Port Deposit. Welp, we never thought we’d be saying this… but with stripers shut down starting this Sunday the 16th, we’re crazy thankful that we’ve got plenty of catfish in the water! The… Read more from Way North

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, August 13 Update: Hey, folks! Please remember that as of Sunday the 16th of August stripers are off-limits in Maryland waters. The season officially opens back up September 1, and we’ll be reporting on them again at that time. If you can get out before the closure, Tochterman’s let us know that the storm last week seems to have mixed up where the stripers are, spreading them throughout the Upper Bay. With this in mind, they recommended trolling the channel… Read more from Upper Bay

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Waterfront Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay, August 13 Update: Hey, folks! Please remember that as of Sunday the 16th of August stripers are off-limits in Maryland waters. The season officially opens back up September 1, and we’ll be reporting on them again at that time. Meanwhile… the mackerel are back! The mackerel are back! With striper fishing getting ready to close up shop we’ve never been happier to see ‘em. Angler-in-Chief Lenny Rudow reports that a bird factory appears to have opened up for business… Read more from Middle Bay

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by The Tackle Box

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing report, August 13 Update: The Lower Bay is providing abundant opportunities for anglers fishing from shore and by water. The bite for bottom fish is great right now, with plenty of species available. Spot, perch, catfish, and croaker are all in good supply, with the dominant species depending on your specific location. Dropping a bottom rig with bloodworm, grass shrimp, or FishBites is bringing nothing but good news. The Honse family strikes again! The Honse… Read more from Lower Bay

Tangier and Lower Shore Fishing Reports presented by PYY Marine

Tangier, Pocomoke, and Lower Shore Fishing Report, August 13 Update: Hey, folks! Please remember that as of Sunday the 16th of August stripers are off-limits in Maryland waters. Fortunately, the Sounds in both MD and VA waters remain action-packed, and a hot destination for anglers from across the Chesapeake. Sea Hawk reports that the talk of the town is still speckled trout. They’ve holding steady along shorelines and in grassy beds, ready to take curly/twisty-tailed white, pearl, and pink… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore
Way South Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, August 13 Update: Spanish Mackerel numbers continue to climb throughout Virginia waters. Most anglers who are catching are sticking to traditional methods: pulling silver and gold Clark number-one spoons or Drones behind number-one to number-three planers. The fleet is still based a tad north of the CBBT, however, trollers sticking south of it and/or working shoals just south of the Tunnel continue to enjoy steady catching as well. A few reds and large… Read more from Way South
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WHERE TO: FISHING HOTSPOTS

Fishing hotspots in the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and nearby freshwater fishing spots are detailed in specific, so you know where to go fishing.

August 13, 2020
For many fishermen, cobia are the holy grail of Chesapeake Bay fishing. These fish grow larger and fight harder than virtually anything else around, and although their visitation to Bay waters only…
August 5, 2020
Casting to or jigging shoreline structure and fishing light tackle for stripers in the shallows is often, in a way, fishing history. Every structure has a story, sometimes known, sometimes not so…
July 16, 2020
Building marine structure with artificial reefs is an ongoing Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) initiative. Chapters in Virginia and Maryland have and continue to contribute to Bay restoration…
July 2, 2020
The Penn International’s drag was screaming, the angler’s rod doubled over. His friends were teasing and poking fun about him being out of shape, after 20 minutes into the battle. At the end of the…
June 21, 2020
At 17.6 miles long, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, known as the CBBT, is the largest artificial reef structure in our region. The entire structure is fishable, though some spots more so than…
June 3, 2020
What’s the biggest recent development in the world of fishing on the entire eastern seaboard? Quite possibly, the advent of the snakeheads. No, we aren’t happy that this invasive invader took root in…
May 18, 2020
There was a day and age when mid-summer was considered the best of the tuna trolling action off the Maryland coastline, but those days are long gone. In recent years spring and early summer have…
May 16, 2020
Every spring I make it a point to get up to the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County, to get a good solid helping of trout fishing in this beautiful region of north central Maryland. Much of the…
May 2, 2020
There has been research which suggests that a patch reef (one that is spread out across an area with many distinct small reefs), tends to be more biologically productive than a large single reef.…
March 31, 2020
“You can find a lot just by looking,” Yogi Berra, the master of understatement, once said. Such sentiment is often true – although not so much for York Spit Reef. A grid drawing on the Virginia…
March 23, 2020
Presented by Fish & Hunt Maryland Pop quiz: what single species represents the most reliable angling target in the entire state of Maryland, day after day after day, regardless of the season? It…
February 26, 2020
Presented by Fish & Hunt Maryland Goodbye snow, hello sunshine, spring is in the air – and in the state of Maryland, the month of March means that means that winter yellow perch fishing is…
February 20, 2020
Among all the artificial reef sites in the Chesapeake Bay, The Cell is unique. The reef site incorporates the remains of a former Navy degaussing station, features a range of reef materials, has…
January 31, 2020
Anyone who enjoys Chesapeake Bay fishing will want to know about the man-made fishing reefs in the Bay. Many have been built through the years, both in Maryland (often by the Maryland Artificial Reef…
January 29, 2020
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission’s (VMRC) artificial reef system provides substantial fishing structure throughout the southern half of the Chesapeake Bay. These man-made reefs often provide…
January 23, 2020
Your spouse took off for a long weekend in Bimini, the weatherman calls for sunny skies, and you have cabin fever so bad you could chew on a BKD? Sounds to us like it’s TIME TO FISH! And if you live…
January 9, 2020
Mobjack Bay Reef, an elongated site tucked away inside the Bay, is one of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) artificial reefs. Located about 2.75 miles southwest of New Point Comfort,…
December 30, 2019
In years past, no one who knew the truth would even admit that tarpon visit Virginia each summer. That has changed, as Virginia tarpon are the talk of veteran and hopeful anglers alike. While…

WHERE TO: FISHING HOTSPOTS

Fishing hotspots in the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and nearby freshwater fishing spots are detailed in specific, so you know where to go fishing.

December 12, 2019
Anyone who loves Chesapeake Bay fishing should know about Cherrystone Reef, which is charted between depth contour lines and where bottom variations are prominent, even though it’s not as famous as…
November 19, 2019
It’s a common occurrence in online fishing communities: someone pops in, likely new, and asks “Where is a good place to catch (insert fish species here)?” Let me be the first to say that there’s…
November 17, 2019
Our summer of Chesapeake Bay fishing has been like most – some good news, some bad. I fish from a small boat which limits my range, adding to the challenge. I have not had a good summer with flounder…
November 7, 2019
Each and every year, over 25 million cars and trucks pass right over one of the hottest fishing spots around for Chesapeake Bay fishing. And while the people in those cars may be thinking about which…
November 3, 2019
Rugged bottom structure providing fishing opportunities exists throughout the Chesapeake Bay. It may be charted as shoals, marked by aids to navigation, or inferred by sounding data and depth contour…
October 7, 2019
Inspired by a fishing trip to the Northern Neck Fish Haven (detailed in Pipe Dream: Reef Building with Nested Pipes), a popular chumming destination where we succeeded in pulling a school of stripers…
October 3, 2019
If you could envision the perfect Chesapeake Bay fishing hotspot, it might be an underwater hill with a hard-shell bottom that comes up to 20’ yet is surrounded by much deeper water. Say, about 40’…
September 13, 2019
Sentinel of the Coast: The Log of a Lighthouse Engineer, is an engaging first-hand account of coastal surveys and over two decades of Lighthouse Service history. The author, George Putnam, was the…
August 11, 2019
Don’t you just love the social aspect of joining the massive fleets at the Bay Bridge pilings, Swan Point, Love Point, or Podickory? Isn’t it fun to jockey between five other boats to get in a cast,…
August 3, 2019
Concrete pipes make an excellent reef building material, and smaller pipes can be “nested” inside larger pipes and boxes to create multiple passages through each module. This has the added benefit of…
June 9, 2019
Drifting behind the stern of American Mariner during a charter, we watched a school of bay anchovies chased by Spanish mackerel scatter along the surface. Off to our left below the surface were the…
June 7, 2019
Whether you live in Maryland or Virginia, you’ve probably noticed that fishing in the Potomac River comes up in our fishing reports all the time. It feels like a “home” river to many of us, and since…
May 23, 2019
The Magothy River watershed is like a mini Chesapeake Bay, and fishing here is a microcosm of Chesapeake Bay fishing. The river has a main body fed by tributaries with tidal influx and some fringe…
May 2, 2019
Last month we looked at Southern Maryland fishing reefs, resulting from the Maryland DNR Artificial Reefs Program. Virginia also has many reefs anglers should know about. Located southeast of the San…
April 23, 2019
Presented by Fish & Hunt Maryland Recreational crabbing is right around the corner. Be sure you’re ready to load up the bushel basket with one of these three techniques, or by taking a crabbing…
April 9, 2019
Fishing for snakeheads has become quite popular, and in many areas the impact of their arrival seems to be more or less harmless to the aquatic ecosystem. In fact, in the Potomac River – ground-zero…
March 19, 2019
Presented by Fish & Hunt Maryland We fish for fun, we fish for relaxation, and we fish to spend time with family and friends. But for many of us anglers, as much as anything else we fish for…

South Dakota has a New State Record Largemouth Bass

   05.06.20

South Dakota has a New State Record Largemouth BassWe recently reported on a new 14.6-pound state record largemouth bass in Kentucky, and now it looks like another state record has been broken in 2020, this time in South Dakota.

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Facebook page recently posted about the big bass caught by Matthew Dunham in Indian Scout Lake on April 27, 2020. It weighed 9 pounds 5 ounces, was 23″ long, and had a girth of 19-7/8 inches.

SD’s previous record was set in 1999 by Richard Vierick when he caught a bass weighing two ounces less than Dunham’s new record. Vierick’s fish came out of Hudson Gravel Pit on November 14, 1999.

Article from Alloutdoor.com

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