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 Report, June 5 Update: The sea bass fishery remains alive and well, with the Ocean City Fishing Center, Captain Cook on First Light Charters out of Indian River, and Capt. Monty on the Morning Star all reporting hefty catches on the inshore wrecks during days when the weather was fair enough to get out (which were rare this past week). Anglers hitting the docks have often been returning early in the day with catch limits, bringing home extra crab and squid baits. Captain Cook… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Fishing Report, June 5 Update: Correspondent Eric Packard reported that he hit a number of farm ponds this week, raking in the bass. He was catching on a shaky head jig with a six-inch green and white wacky worm, as well as Mepps Spinners. Bass have been thick in most local reservoirs and lakes. Packard also reported catching crappie and bluegill in the farm ponds on Beetle Spins. Trips to Mallows and Mattawoman have resulted in bass as well, but the snakeheads were difficult to… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way north Chesapeake Fishing Report, June 5 Update: Anglers fishing the northernmost regions of the Chesapeake this week reported that the bite has been good, and fish are coming in steadily from the Flats, the lower river, and the Conowingo Dam pool. The striper bite has picked up quite a bit in the last week, lending itself to some great days spent on the water with plenty of action. Although many fish haven’t been keeper size, the schoolies are providing tons of action and can make for a… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, June 5 update: Anglers who hit the water this week enjoyed a steady striped bass fishery from dusk to dawn throughout the Upper Bay. Although most of the stripers coming aboard right now haven’t been huge, they’re putting dinner on the table and providing plenty of action. Tailored Tackle heard from multiple anglers this week who were able to get into pockets of fish primarily consisting of undersized schoolies, making for an energetic bite. Tailored Tackle… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Waterfront Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, June 5 Update: Well, anglers, the action is on in the Middle Bay. Striper fishing has been hot in the area, drawing the fleet from up and down the Chesapeake. Anglers jigging, chumming, and trolling are all having success. One angler who trolled this weekend reported success pulling six-inch chartreuse and white tandems and umbrellas from the mouth of West River down to North Beach, where they had lots of action. They caught plenty of throwbacks, plus fish… Read more from Middle Bay...

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by The Tackle Box

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, June 5 Update: The big news this week has been the influx of specked trout not only on the Eastern side, but also with catches on the Western side of the Bay as well - plus the first reports of cobia trickling in. The Tackle Box let us know that trout continue to be caught as far north as in the Potomac, early in the season for this time of year and in better numbers than expected. We've also had reader reports from Fleets Bay of mixed results, with some… Read more from Lower Bay...

Tangier and Lower Shore Fishing Reports presented by PYY Marine

Tangier, Pocomoke, and Lower Shore Fishing Report, June 5 Update: Sea Hawk Sports Center reported that this week continued the great speckled trout in the shallows fishery in the Pocomoke and Tangier Sounds. The specks are popping up all throughout grassy shoals, points, and coves, hitting MirrOlures, ZMan’s, and five-inch white Gulp!s. Most specks haven’t been outstanding in size, though there are a few outliers, but they are hanging around in good numbers. Anglers haven’t had to be stingy… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Fishing Report, June 5 Update: It's busting loose, people - with plenty of options throughout Virginia’s waters, angler’s heading out have been difficult to disappoint. Right now, anglers are enjoying the black and red drum fisheries, which are producing plentiful and sizeable fish. We had a reader this week report catching some very nice reds while jigging plastics around the drop-offs on the eastern side; three of their fish broke the 30-pound mark. Fishing bait around… Read more from Way South...