Spanish Mackerel are spotty and should be here any day. Christy at Buzz's Marina reported a few in the Potomac River area and word of a couple off the mouth of the Patuxent River have been reported, but anglers are waiting and searching while trolling for blues and stripers.
Buzz's Marina also reported some monster red drum in the Potomac River area. Anglers are picking these fish up trolling, jigging and fishing live cut bait or peelers.
Breaking fish (both stripers and blues) have been reported and spotted all over the Middle Bay area - out front of Chesapeake Beach, Eastern Bay, and behind Poplar Island are a few spots that come to mind. Just about everywhere, early morning and evening is best for casting top water or shallow swimming plugs to this mixed bag of blues and stripers. Small spoons and kastmasters will work as well. Right off of Cove Point casting towards the shoreline has been awesome with light tackle with stripers to 30 inches being caught there. Cove Point is one of my favorite spots on the Bay and usually produces no matter what the tide is doing.
The right sized spot have finally been consistent for live lining and I heard of a strong bite off Parkers Creek with some large stripers over 32" being caught. The croaker bite remains good, just make sure to move around to find the bigger ones. Inside of the Patuxent River has been good for both jumbo spot and croakers with shrimp and squid are your best baits.
The heat has been miserable but the fishing is good. Be safe on the water as always and HOOK'EM UP!!
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About Buzz's Marina: They are situated on St. Jerome's Creek, just minutes to Point No Point on the Chesapeake Bay and are centrally located for the best fishing you'll find! They offer many services for fishermen and campers alike. Find out more on the web at: http://www.buzzsmarina.com/. Don't waste gas, drop your boat in the water close to the action!