Fishing Reports

Weekly fishing reports for the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic and surrounding region. If you would like to be notified via e-mail when our weekly fishing reports are updated, click here to sign up.

Coastal Fishing Reports presented by Legendary Trailers

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, January 15 Update: We continue to get non-site-specific reports of very large stripers being caught off the coast between Delaware and Maryland. However, we have no reports of of fish inside the three-mile limit for federal waters, where striper fishing isn't prohibited. North of the mouth of the Bay we have zero reports of fish within the legal zone, and this week we didn't get any reports of success on slot fish from VA coastal waters, either. The Big… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Fishing Report, January 15 Update: A big shout out to the MD DNR for making sure that anglers across Maryland have great fishing all winter — they’ve doubled down on their trout stocking efforts, providing Marylanders with 8,900 trout recently. All of the trout stocked were rainbows, and can be found in the following counties: Calvert, Garrett, Carroll, Howard, and Price Georges. The largest stocking occurred at Deep Creek, where 5,000 (!!!) rainbow trout were stocked. Note: as of… Read more from Freshwater...
Way North Chesapeake Fishing Report, January 15 Update: Whew! After a chilly week, anglers who hit the water were able to secure some yellow perch. While the yellows are biting, they’ve been a little finicky. Finding them in deeper water and dropping shad darts, twisty tails, or little jigs is working for them. As expected for this time of year, all reports point to Perryville. Yellow perch nuggets! Yellow perch nuggets! Way North Chesapeake Fishing Report, January 7 Update: Yellow perch… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 15 Update: Well folks, pickerel are still dominating the reports right now. With excellent pickerel fishing in the Magothy and Severn, we’re not surprised. The bite remains hot, with fish ranging from 16 to 24 inches common. Minnow under a bobber are doing the trick for ‘em, slow trolled or left to soak. Anglers are also casting Angler’s pickerel spinners, and we hear that even Mike managed to hook into a nice one last week. Many anglers are… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Waterfront Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 15 Update: Pickerel. Pickerel pickerel pickerel. Pickerel! We’ve gone pickerel crazy. The pickerel fishing is so off the hook right now, anglers who previously weren’t into fishing for the bony guys are finding themselves hunting for them. The Magothy and Severn bites are absolutely off the hook right now — Alltackle mentioned that guys fishing these areas are doing well. They’ve both popped up steady in the reports for the past few weeks, and show… Read more from Middle Bay...
Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 15 Update: There are stripers being caught (and released, of course) in the main stem of the Bay outside Point Lookout. Anglers jigging these areas for catch and release fish have been scoring a few, and while some have been big they’re mostly on the smaller side. White and yellow perch fishing is dominating the cooler-filling fishery right now — in coves, creeks, deep holes, and pockets there are plenty of perch to be found. Dropping a bottom rig… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier, Pocomoke, and Lower Shore Fishing Report, January 15 Update: Sea Hawk reported that some areas of the sound tributaries were busy during the end of this week, when frigid temps weren’t deterring anglers from hitting the water. Pickerel, yellow perch, bass, and crappie can be found far up the tribs. The Pocomoke is holding especially impressive numbers of crappie and yellow perch — anglers targeting them with minnows are enjoying steady bites, and pickerel are occasionally in the mix.… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 15 Update: Ocean’s East let us know that striper fishing has slowed, with only a few reported by their community this week. The frigid weather we had during the early part of this week was certainly a deterrent for anglers who normally would’ve been quicker to head out. Striper fishing in Virginia closed for the Bay on January 1st, so with all of the fishing happening farther afield right now, reports will naturally be a little more weather-… Read more from Way South...