April Catfish

Blue catfish are everywhere in the Patuxent and Potomac.

Mike Bowen Sr. and Jr. show some of nine catfish caught Sunday afternoon off Patuxent shoreline near Hollywood Shores.

Shore fishermen are doing well, from the piers in Bushwood to the museum in Compton in the Potomac. The public area in Leonardtown in Breton Bay behind Ryken high school is good. College boys have found catfish from Church Point in St. Mary's City. Now that the winds have calmed, boaters will find catfish from St. George Island to Washington D.C.

Jim Prinson with one of four blue catfish caught Sunday afternoon at the boat launch at Benedict Bridge.

The Patuxent has catfish all the way to Hog Point in the mouth of the River. Benedict, Greenwell State Park, Hollywood Shores, and the mouth of St. Leonard Creek have reported good catches. Just about any pier in the Patuxent and Potomac should have catfish. The fish feed better at night.

Mike Bowen with catfish from Patuxent shoreline.

The bay temperature is 56º. The warm sunny days this week should bring the perch into the creeks. Baited pots off piers will now find the first crabs of the season. Puppy drum, seatrout, and spot are due in a few weeks.

Spring is here; lets go fishing!

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