Friday October 23, 2009
PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Middle Bay Fishing Forecast - Oct 23, 2009
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October 23, 2009
ROCKFISH ONLY Fishing Forecast Podcast
Mid Atlantic Deck and Fence
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Welcome to’s Rockfish ONLY Middle Bay Fishing Forecast for Friday October 23, 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 by Dave Yost, AKA Striper Dave.  You can visit Dave at

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

This weeks report, starts off with Capt Mike Schenck and Striper Dave aboard the Lacey Summer at the mouth of the South River in Edgewater, MD.  They were light tackle trolling and casting rattle traps and swim shads at schools of stripers in 16-19 feet of water.  There were at least 50 boats spread out from the bay bridge south past the mouth of the South River, all doing the same thingMost of the fish ranged from 17-23 inches with a few bigger ones being boated. This has been happening all over the Bay west and east side from Annapolis to Point Lookout. 

Trollers have been out in full force searching this week at the usual places.  Thomas Point, Bloody Point, mouth of the Choptank, Eastern Bay, Hoopers Island and Stone Rock have been holding fish. 

The Patuxent River and most of the other rivers in the middle bay region have been holding some thick schools of stripers as well. 

The Cedar Point rips and surrounding areas are providing a lot of action for light tackle trolling and casting this week. 

Cove Pt and the Gas Docks are always a personal favorite. 

If you are searching for the bigger fish in the 30lb plus class, anglers have been having success trolling the edges of the shipping channels bouncing bottom with tandem bucktails, tandem rigs with bucktails and spoons, parachutes, and umbrella rigs.  Popular color choices are white and chartruese. 

However don’t be afraid to experiment.  Ruby lipped bucktails with pork rind or scented trailers are favored by a few very successful captains and have proved outstanding results. If something is not working, switch it up. 

Blue fish are heading out, but there are still a few around so watch your plastics!! 

After last weeks nor'easter fisherman are out in full force, be careful and courteous and leave plenty of room when trolling and casting. 

Water temperaturess are hovering around 58 degrees and a bit cooler in the rivers. 

If you have something to add, you can visit and leave comments, or you can call us at 410-231-3850 and leave a message – you might hear yourself featured in our report!

IT IS STRIPER TIME!!  this is an awesome time of year for fishing and will only get better.  Get out and enjoy and HOOK'EM UP AND CATCH'EM GOOD. 

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