August 28, 2019 - Strange Weather for August

Strange weather for August has slowed the fishing activity as windy, overcast and cool days replaced blast furnace temperatures over the weekend.

The ship's channel has mackerel scattered from NO Point Light to Deale in little schools mixed with some 18 to 22 inch bluefish. Trollers with planers and small spoons are catching plenty. Good catches were made near the PR buoy this weekend.

Chasing the mackerel are bull redfish and cobia. Trollers and sight casters are having mixed success. The best catch I have heard of was seven redfish when they came up on a big break last Friday.

The spot are biting most everywhere.

White perch are big and eager in the creeks at daybreak on high tides.

Stripers are in the shallows hitting swimming plugs and top water lures and popping rigs at dusk and dawn. Trollers are finding rockfish in about 20 feet off the the Navy Rec Pier and in Kingston Hollow in the Patuxent.

Bass, pickerel, crappie, and bluegill are eager in all frdsh water. Big bass were caught in St. Mary's lake this week.

Bobby Thomas from Augusta Georgia with a catch of white perch in a Patuxent river creek. Daybreak is the time to go!

Capt. Bernie Shea's catch of spanish mackerel this week from the Target Ship.

Chris Maswerk with a big bass from St. Mary's Lake.

Jacob Tomasik with fine rockfish from the Patuxent.

Typical spanish from near Point No Point.