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 Raymarine

Coastal Fishing Report, February 28 Update: The tog are keeping the coastal fishery afloat right now, with fish being steadily pecked at in all the DelMarVa waters along the wrecks and reefs—Captain Monty Hawkins on the Morning Star reported another stellar weekend of toggin. He dropped blocks and a pyramid at multiple artificial reefs this week, before pressing on to the tog, and was not disappointed by the bite. He reported easily catching over 20 double-digit tog during one trip. Green crab… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Fishing Report, February 28 Update: The freshwater bite is pretty darn stellar, whether you’re hitting a reservoir or heading for an eastern shore pond or river. Loch Raven and Liberty have been getting tons of traffic, hosting a solid crappie and bass bite. Crappie have been quick to take pink, orange, yellow, and chartreuse shad darts, pairing well with small jigs with twister tails, Panfish Assassins, Bobby Garlands, and similar plastics. Clyde’s suggested tossing out a minnow… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way North Chesapeake Fishing Report, February 28 Update: Lately, floating through the tribs and creeks has been giving anglers far more than just pretty sights. February is wrapping up, and yellow perch are still biting but seem ready to turn on for the “real” run and offer solid fishing to anglers willing to look for them. Fishbone’s let us know that while the great bite we’re seeing has been in flux, plenty of boats are ending their days with cooler bags and live wells heavy. But with fish… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, February 28 Update: Woohoo! We’re finally hearing steady reports that yellows are hanging out in the Tribs. Tochterman’s let us know that the Magothy has been a hotspot, with plenty of yellows coming out of the deeper waters. They commented that many anglers are spending a good chunk of time on the water without getting any bites, but after searching, stumbling upon a pocket of fish means you’ll be busy until your limit. The Cypress Creek bite is carrying… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Waterfront Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, February 28 Update: Alltackle in Annapolis reported that the yellow perch bite is finally picking up on the western shore, so anglers can quit running to the eastern shore if they don’t feel up for the driving. The Magothy, West, and Patuxent are all sporting healthy populations in the creeks and far up the tribs. Yellows have been very on and off, however, taking quite a bit of searching to locate, but once you’re into them they’ll appreciate a minnow on… Read more from Middle Bay...
Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, February 21 Update: We have a winter time savior: catfish. The Tackle Box let us know that with the waters barren and yellow perch sometimes playing hard to get, blue cats have been satiating anglers throughout the region for the past week. The St. Mary’s has been a hotspot for them. They’re slowly cruising around bottom, and lazing until something drifts within their reach. As always the Potomac from Indian Head up is a solid bet, as is the upper… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier and Lower Shore Fishing Report, February 21 Update: The Pocomoke is still pulling anglers from around the dial, with a killer bite and a variety of species. Its waters are easily accessible to both shoreline and boating anglers, keeping it on the radar as a hotspot for all within commuting distance. Pickerel, bass, crappie, and yellow perch remain abundant. Sea Hawk Sport’s Center reported that the crappie bite is particularly off the hook. Anglers hitting near-shore structure haven’t… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South and Virginia Chesapeake Fishing Report, February 21 Update: A few specks and reds were caught this week in the inlets and the Elizabeth, by anglers casting small soft plastics. You can bet there are still some fish around but unfortunately, the recent weather isn’t likely to help things much and the forecast for the next week isn’t exactly encouraging. While that bite has dropped off a bit recently, Ocean’s East did mention that these were scattered reports this week of tog taking… Read more from Way South...