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August 15th, 2018 - Something to Add to Your Bucket List

Schools of Big Bull Reds (Channel Bass) are crashing around from the Targets to Hooper's Island Light south to buoy 72.

The fish can be found by trolling around with big spoons or jigs, and then sight casting to the fish.  Hooking up with a Redfish in the 25 to 50-pound range on light tackle is one of life's thrilling moments and should be on everyone's bucket list.  There have been excellent catches all week on the Reds.

Spanish Mackerel are in the same area as the Big Bull Reds in the mid-Bay and are maybe a food source for the Channel Bass.  Trollers using flashy spoons are getting good numbers of these tasty fish.  There are Snappers Blues mixed in.

Cobia are still in the lower Bay, but they are on the edge of our fishing fleet range with the best action from Smith Point south to the mouth of the Rappahannock.  

Spot, Perch, and Croaker are all biting bloodworms, shrimp, squid, and crab baits in the Potomac and Patuxent.  White perch are carpeting the bottom out of the mouth of Herring Creek in the Potomac.

Stripers are hitting trolled or cast lures all up and down the Potomac and Patuxent at dusk and dawn.  Trollers in the Potomac from the 301 Bridge down to St. Clements Island are doing well of Stripers and the Catfish are hitting those same lures.

Leroy Grandby caught a bunch of Croaker like this 12 incher in the Patuxent near Town Creek
Another nice Croaker from the Patuxent
Dexter McClendon with a catch of White Perch from Horse Point in the Potomac
Michelle Chelednik scores again with a 25 inch Striper caught casting crank bait in the Patuxent

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