Fishing Reports

Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report, January 11, 2019 Update: Moving into the second week of January, fishing has continued to be slow overall, with even the traditional cold-water fisheries (namely tog) producing sporadically with some good trips followed by tough ones and at overall levels probably a bit below average. Finding the fish has been a bit of a struggle for those who braved the water earlier this week, with some of the better reports coming from Delaware’s reef sites where the… Read more from Coastal...
Freshwater Fishing Report, January 11, 2019 Update: With both the Bay and the coast relatively slow recently, the freshwater fishery has been providing the majority of action for anglers in our region and is continuing to provide steady action for those willing to travel to lakes and ponds. It’s still not ice fishing time, with a few reports of hard water from out west at Deep Creek and up north in Pennsylvania but most people indicating that the ice is still too thin to rely upon. Many areas… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North and DE Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way north Chesapeake and Delaware fishing report, January 11, 2019 Update: Keeping with the trend of the past few weeks, fishing has been slow in the northern reaches of the Chesapeake. Anglers have mostly been staying off the open waters of the Bay, instead traveling to ponds, lakes, and keeping to the tributaries. The focus has been on targeting crappie and perch, primarily in the upper North East and lower Susquehanna. Some anglers have been traveling south as well, hitting the mill ponds… Read more from Way North and DE...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 11, 2019 Update: Although the past few weeks of fishing have been lackluster at best, there are some panfish biting in the tribs and we’re hoping to see some more action pick up as this cold front moves through. Thanks to the warmer weather this December and in the beginning of January, in the northern Chesapeake fish have more or less failed to move into their typical winter patterns of behavior just yet. The yellows haven’t been hitting… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Fishing Reports presented by Seaworthy Marine

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 11, 2019 Update: Each day as I travel the bridge over the waters of the South, I notice that the river around me is devoid of the boats which speckle its waters during warmer seasons of the year. Although the recent lack of boats may be attributed to the blustery, chilly weather, I’m fairly certain if there were fish in the water there would be boats as well. Our sources this week confirmed my theory, noting that it isn’t just the waters of the… Read more from Middle Bay...
Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, January 11, 2019 Update: The lower reaches of the Chesapeake have continued to produce scattered reports of (catch and release) rockfish out of Solomons, Point Lookout, and the local warm water discharges. Most have been small but fat fish, though there are some bigger stripers mixed in here and there. Although this zone of the Bay is producing some of the only reliable reports featuring good catches of sizeable fish, we remind you that it’s not at all a… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier Sound Fishing Report, January 11, 2019 Update: Fishing the Tangier has been lively for those heading to its tributaries, focusing on the Pokomoke, upper Nanticoke, and Wicomicico. Cold water species have been particularly active in these regions, and reports of crappie, pickerel, and some perch and largemouth bass were not uncommon at Sea Hawk Sports Center this past week. Although high winds have kept most anglers off the water for the past few days, the beginning of the week saw a… Read more from Tangier Sound...
Way Southern Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Fishing Report, January 11, 2019 Update: Although there are still a few reports coming in of large catch-and-release striper being caught in the southern waters of the Chesapeake - and a very few of keepers outside the Bay but inside the three-mile limit - the large rock have been caught by a small number of boats. Jiggers up towards Smith Point have found some catch and release action on mostly smaller (but still very fat) fish, but many making the… Read more from Way South and VA...