Wednesday July 21, 2010
Chesapeake Bay Tidal Fishing Report - July 21, 2010
Dave Yost,

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Dave just submitted this Chesapeake Bay Tidal Fishing report with the highlight being the report of a new pending IGFA 20lb Line Class World Record Cobia caught by Dr. Julie Ball in the lower Chesapeake. It was caught back in mid-June, but we are just getting word. What a great catch!

In recent news, Dr. Julie Ball has submitted a new IGFA 20lb Line Class World Record for a 74lb cobia caught in mid-June in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The fish is 3.5 lbs heavier than the current womens 20lb line class record. 

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Fishing in the middle bay area between Annapolis and Pt. Lookout has been scattered for stripers and blues.  Live lining has been the best bet for stripers with the right size spot being a little tricky to find.  The mouth of the Choptank River and the Chester River seem to be the best to catch your spot. 

Flounder fishing near and inside of St. Jeromes creek has been a hot bite lately. 

Croaker fishing remains good on oyster beds and the night time bite is best. 

I had a good report off of Cove Pt. last week of some nice size schoolie stripers to 30" being live lined and jigged up with Gulp Baits, BKD's, and bucktails. 

On another note is in the middle of his Chesapeake Bay tour and is passing through our area now.  Visit his site for an hour by hour spot page of his progress and location. 

And don't forget - a new facebook style site for Maryland fisherman to connect. Log on and check it out. 

Be safe on the water and know the rules before venturing out.  Always follow your buoys and wake zones!!

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