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, September 19, 2019 Update: Fall is here, people, and the stellar action that awaits those who watch for an offshore weather-window has arrived. True, the billfish still aren’t around in the numbers we’d hope for (we’d expect and hope for a significant boost in the next week or two), but trollers focused on whites the past week saw an average of a half-dozen or so pop up through the course of the day and a few blues have been reported as well. Tuna are scattered and… Read more from Coastal...

Freshwater Fishing Reports presented by District Angling

Freshwater Fishing Report, September 19, 2019 Update: Through the region, bass fishing has entered its fall stride in a big way thanks to the past couple chilly nights. If you enjoy casting for largemouth in any of the region’s reservoirs or large lakes, now’s the time to get out on the water – contributor Eric Packard hit St. Mary’s Lake yesterday and experienced magnificent action, catching a grand total of 49 bass. (His effort at hitting the 50 mark was stymied, when the last fish turned… Read more from Freshwater...

Way North Fishing Reports presented by Clyde's Sports Shop 

Way North Chesapeake Fishing Report, September 19, 2019 Update:  Clyde’s reported that most guys coming in are still recounting tales of non-stop schoolie action in the Conowingo Dam pool, as the sun breaks the horizon. Most anglers are sticking to topwater plugs and soft plastics thrown far into the Dam pool or near the generation unit. As usual, chartreuse and white BKD or Gulp! lures have been most anglers' first choice. The same is holding true on the Susquehanna Flats, where the bulk of… Read more from Way North...

Upper Bay Fishing Reports presented by Riverside Marine

Upper Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 19, 2019 Update: As fall comes upon us, the summer days of crazy-good striper fishing seem to be history. Now, it’s just excellent – but the bulk of fishing has shifted away from the hotspots from this summer, and moved to areas that were a bit slower in past months. Love Point, Podickory Point, and Swan Point have been rather barren recently, as the number of boats has been increasing at Pooles Island and Hodges Bar, where Tochterman’s let us… Read more from Upper Bay...

Middle Bay Reports presented by Deeper

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 19, 2019 Update: Anglers on the Middle Bay have been grateful that the Spanish are sticking around to provide them with continued mind-blowing mackerel action. The channel edges and the area around Buoys 83 to 84 have been buzzing with boats pulling small Clarks spoons and small Drones hoping to land a mackerel or 20. One difference noted from last week to this week – the most effective speed does seem to have dropped a bit, with seven or eight… Read more from Middle Bay...

Lower Bay Fishing Reports presented by The Tackle Box

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, September 19, 2019 Update: Spanish mackerel fishing in the Lower Bay remains stellar, and the waters are packed. The Tackle Box let us know that the shipping channels and the mouths of all the Western Shore rivers are doing especially well, and most guys throughout the area are pulling small Clarks spoons or small Drones behind number-one and number-two planers to target the mackerel. These same areas have also been home to a healthy population of stripers… Read more from Lower Bay...
Tangier and Lower Shore Fishing Report, September 19, 2019 Update: Speckled trout fishing in the Sounds remains good and on the bounce, getting better week by week especially in the shallows near marsh edges and in creeks. Casting pink or white soft plastics of four to six inches, or hitting the creeks with a drifted piece of soft or peeler crab, remains a great way to go after them. There are lots of stripers mixed in – outnumbering the specks significantly in most areas, actually – however,… Read more from Tangier and Lower Shore...
Way South Chesapeake Fishing Report, September 19, 2019 Update: The Spanish mackerel bite is staying steady, and anglers trolling the channel edges have been doing wonderfully. With that being said, it hasn’t mattered too much where you’ve been as long as lines are in the water. Ocean’s East assured us that pulling small Clark spoons, small Drones, and pink, orange, or yellow Hard Head Custom Baits Bombers behind number-one planers is still the best way to catch them. Many boats hitting the… Read more from Way South...