Monday July 27, 2009
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report - July 22, 2009

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish

Striper fishing remains good from Chesapeake Beach to Cove Point. Anglers have been successfully finding breaking fish and casting swim shads, bucktails, and spoons to catch them. Lots of breaking fish have been reported in Eastern Bay and south of Poplar Island. Anglers are telling me that if one school of fish is consistently producing small fish, you may want to leave and try your luck at other schools. Most of the schools have bluefish mixed in so anglers are deciding to use bucktails and spoons or be forced to change plastic baits often.

Steve Land of Odenton was live lining spot with his brother Jerry off of Breezy Point when he landed this healthy 34 inch striper (see above - photo courtesy MD DNR/Jerry Land).

Bottom fishing for spot, white perch and croaker was productive in the Severn river this past week on hard bottom bars using blood worms. An occasional flounder can be mixed in almost everywhere when bottom fishing for croaker, spot, or perch, but you’re more likely to hook up with flounder in Eastern Bay, especially off Claiborne.Crabbing has been productive in the Choptank River and tribs. 

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