|November 27, 2009
ROCKFISH ONLY Fishing Forecast Podcast
Sponsor(s): Mid Atlantic Deck and Fence
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Welcome to SouthernMarylandFishing.com’s Rockfish ONLY Middle Bay Fishing Forecast for Friday November 27, 2009
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This weekly podcast is your “go-to” resource for where the rockfish are for the coming weekend, compiled for Southern Maryland Fishing as always by Dave Yost who everyone knows as Striper Dave. You can visit Dave at www.striperdave.com.
Before you head out on Saturday, make sure you listen in on Friday so you will be certain to Catch’em Good.
Solomons Island water temperatures are showing around 56 degrees, while up the Bay to Baltimore temperatures are showing at 54 degrees. Reports have been a bit scattered this week and anglers are finding the fish mostly holding over deeper water up to 100 feet. A lot of the fish seem to be hanging in the water column at about 25 to 35 feet down over the deeper water, however some are holding on or near the bottom.
Reports this week have been in the southern end of the middle Bay area, however a few anglers are boating fish near Thomas Point and Bloody Point.
The western shipping channel is still the target of most fisherman this week, from Buoy 83 down to Point Lookout with traditional rigs still mostly being deployed. These rigs include modified umbrellas with hooks on the wings, or outside arms, instead of a single center hooked shad, tandem rig bucktails, tandem rigs with spoons and chutes. Chartreuse and white are still the popular colors, as well as natural swim shad colors and pearl. We heard a tip from an angler who has been using tandem bucktail with a plug as a trailer that has been hot for him. The consistent action this week has seemed to be from Chesapeake Beach south to the Targets.
Some anglers light tackle jigging have found working birds this week despite the fog and rain. They have been rewarded with some 30 inch plus fish under them. The best baits include stingsilvers, crocodiles, BKD’s and bass assassins which are all great on light tackle. Big Gannets were spotted this week also giving away fish locations with fish over 30” being jigged up.
However you are fishing: trolling, light tackle jigging, shore bound, big boat, little boat, or self-proprelled, get out there and hook’em up and catch’em good. Weather reports are looking great for this weekend.
Some quick information for surf fisherman headed to the beach...
Harbor Tackle in Ocean City Maryland had a striper tournament this past weekend and some decent stripers were caught. Results are as follows:
Largest Striper - 45 3/4 inches - Dan Davis
2nd Largest - 45 1/2 inches - Randy Sisco
Most Stripers - 4 fish - Scott Cooper
The Ocean City Route 50 bridge is still producing best bite at night with gotcha plugs, swim shads, and bass assassins and BKD’s. Bigger bodies are working the best.
Fish are biting in the surf but the winds have been making it hard to hold bottom. Despite the wind persistent anglers are putting stripers on the beach. Fresh cut bait is the ticket and casting lures will work also.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving to all. Remember to give thanks to God for all of your blessings, share with others, do for others and spend some good time with friends and family.
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