Friday October 16, 2009
PODCAST: Weekly Rockfish ONLY Fishing Report - October 16, 2009
Dave Yost

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Weekly Rockfish ONLY Fishing Report
October 16, 2009
804kb, Duration 3:25

Welcome to’s Rockfish ONLY Middle Bay Fishing Report for October 16, 2009.

This weekly podcast is your “go-to” resource for where the rockfish are for the coming weekend, compiled by my good fishing buddy Dave Yost, better known as Striper Dave. You can visit Dave at

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Every Friday on we’ll tell you what their biting and where their biting to help you succeed in your weekend fishing. Before you head out on Saturday, make sure you listen in on Friday so you can be certain to Catch’em Good.

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Trophy stripers are starting to move back in to the Bay. Stone Rock appears to be a hotspot right now trolling hoses and spoons for the striper bite. Fisherman trolling for stripers are also having good success from Breezy Point south to Cedar Point. Best depth seems to be the 40 foot range with the bigger stripers closer to bottom. Bucktails and spoons are good choices, and of course white and chartreuse are the top bucktail color choices. Umbrella rigs and tandems are very popular. Don’t be afraid to troll some larger baits, as some fisherman are hooking into the big boys with these. Cove Pt. and the area around the Gas Docks are producing some nice stripers. The weather and winds have played a role in the fishing, but those who stick it out have been rewarded. Farther south near Point Lookout, the fish seem to be in the 20-30 foot range. Birds and fish are breaking just about everywhere with a mixed bag of stripers and blues.

For those fisherman cruising across the bay to the eastern shore, Striper action has been hot at the Mouth of Choptank, Hooper Island Light, Eastern Bay, and Marker 76 just to name a few. Most anglers have switched to trolling Umbrella Rigs, Tandems, and Spoons, but a few are still live lining with the few spot left hanging around. Shallow water anglers in tidal creeks and rivers and those fishing from shore are having a blast on top water bite at dusk and dawn. Casting plugs which is a personal favorite, is working great, 1/8oz-1/4oz lead heads with Gulp, Bass Assassins, and swim shads are hooking up also. If you are bottom fishing, peelers and fresh cut bunker have been producing some nice Stripers.

Be careful and choose your days and time accordingly.

Visit or for up to date tide, weather, and water temps. This is my favorite time of year for fishing, so get fishing, be safe and HOOK’EM UP.


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