April 7th, 2021 - The 2021 Fishing Season Has Started
We begin the 2021 season with catfish hitting cut bait (alewife and mud shad) with gusto in the Potomac River.
From Port Tobacco to the Wilson Bridge there are catfish of merit including some in the 50 pound range. There are catfish at Abel's Wharf in Breton Bay, and at the public fishing area behind Ryken High School. The fishing off Bushwood Pier has been very good. A nice catfish was taken from Solomon's Pier last week.
Gene Wright with an awesome string of Yellow Perch. Caught with some Tackle Box Live Minnows at Allen's Fresh Thursday. Nice fish Gene!
Garrett Norris with a huge 10.3 lb. Largemouth Bass from a farm pond in 7th District. Was quickly released after being caught.
There are rumors of white perch in the creeks, but May 1st is the traditional kickoff date for these tasty table fish.
Rockfish are off limits until May 1 when the season opens with one per day the creel limit and 35 inches the minimum length. All stripers are protected in the month of April and can not be targeted even for catch and release.
Donald Russell with a nice 43" 49.9 lb. Catfish out of the Mattawomen Creek from last week. Using cut bait.
Off Solomans Pier using cut bait.
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